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Changes to seafront parking costs used to reinvest in parking services across BCP
An increase to parking charges across BCP Council-owned seafront car parks and adjacent on-street areas – mainly used by visitors – has been approved to help tackle rising inflation, fuel costs and essential car park maintenance costs.
Unauthorised Encampment - Sandbanks Carpark
Unauthorised Encampment - Sandbanks Carpark
Popular LV= KidZone scheme makes a welcome return to beaches ahead of the summer holidays
The popular LV= KidZone scheme that helps to prevent and reunite lost children and vulnerable adults on the seafront is making a welcome return once again.
Major Conservation and Restoration Work Begins at Poole Museum
Poole Museum is preserving its long and rich past by investing in conservation and restoration work on two of the historically significant buildings on the site .
Local residents invited to have their say on plans for seven parks across the conurbation
As part of the Nature Recovery project which aims to connect people with nature, The Parks Foundation is asking local residents to share their thoughts on draft plans for seven parks across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
City Cruises backs Poole Quay Summer Spectacular fireworks 2022!
‘City Cruises Summer Spectacular’ is set to go off with a bang this July with City Cruises stepping in as the main sponsor for the popular fireworks night at Poole Quay in 2022.
£2.6 million boost to Household Support Fund to help residents across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
The Household Support Fund scheme has been extended as the government has allocated BCP Council a further £2.6 million in funding for the scheme to run until 30 September 2022.
Changes made to BCP Council’s Cabinet
The Leader of BCP Council has announced changes to his Cabinet which will expand cross party working, alongside changes to some portfolios which will give added focus to the council’s priorities.
Local residents and businesses invited to have their say on regeneration plans for a new neighbourhood and transport links in and around Boscombe
A four week consultation is being launched today by the Towns Fund to ask residents and businesses their views on regeneration plans for Boscombe.
Grow your own, eat your own, sell your own: Boscombe community wellbeing project set to open
A much-anticipated community building in Churchill Gardens that will be the focal point for a food and wellbeing project will soon be open for business.
FuturePlaces focuses on revitalisation of Westover Road
FuturePlaces, BCP Council’s urban regeneration company, is hosting a Westover Road technical workshop this week to shape plans for the revitalisation of Bournemouth’s cultural and retail district.
Eyes to the skies
Away from council meetings and strategy decisions our Chief Executive Graham Farrant is an avid birdwatcher. Here, he reveals a momentous week for some of the region’s rarest avian residents.
“We’re like sisters’, says Poole host of Ukraine mum
A mum of two who sponsored a Ukrainian mother and her son fleeing war has described the experience as ‘like having a new extended family’.
Beach gym gets thumbs up
Proposals for a free outdoor fitness park on Bournemouth’s award-winning beach have been rubber-stamped.
BCP Council there for carers during Carers Week 2022
We are here for you’ is the message from BCP Council to residents who care for others, ahead of Carers Week 2022.
Take part in Cycling UK’s Bike Week 6-12 June 2022
This year, Cycling UK’s Bike Week is all about cycling in the local community, and thanks to the work of south east Dorset’s Transforming Cities Fund programme, there are now plans for even more safe cycling routes around the region.
Find out what’s happening over the Jubilee weekend and half term
The bunting is up, the cakes are baked and the drinks are on ice, but if you’re at a loose end this half term and Jubilee bank holiday here’s our guide to some of the best events and activities taking place in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
Boost to high streets as footfall figures climb
High streets in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have shown an increase in footfall during April, as residents came out in force to support the local economy.
Stakeholder list registration to boost engagement with local community groups
BCP Council are asking community groups and local associations to register their details with them to improve the connection with and understanding of our local communities.
Drop-in to find out more on your Coastal Strategy
BCP Council and New Forest District Council are inviting local people and coastal businesses to find out more about the development of a new coastal strategy.
Support from BCP Council and Dorset Community Foundation helped to sustain community food providers over winter months
Following the launch of the Household Support Fund scheme in late 2021, the community food provider funding portion of this programme was delivered by Dorset Community Foundation’s Living Legacy Fund on behalf of BCP Council.
It’s electrifying!!! Council announces plans for over 130 new publicly accessible Electric Vehicle chargers to be installed across Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole starting this summer
BCP Council has announced the roll out of over 130 new publicly accessible Electric Vehicle (EV) charger bays, to be installed at multiple locations across Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole over the next year. This huge expansion of Council-provided chargers, coupled with those offered by supermarkets and hotels in the conurbation will make the area one of the best places in the country to visit with or own an Electric Vehicle
BCP Smart Place programme launches new local Boscombe community app
A new local app for the Boscombe community has been launched to deliver valuable information to local residents, businesses and visitors to the area.
Bournemouth International Centre gets a digital makeover
A welcome refurbishment within the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) will get under way in June – including an upgrade to digital services.
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole set to be awash with parties for the Platinum Jubilee weekend
Over 310 street parties will be taking place across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole over the Platinum Jubilee weekend (2 June – 5 June) to celebrate the Queen’s remarkable 70 years of service.
Work continues on new sustainable travel route in Hamworthy.
Work on the next phase of the new sustainable travel route linking Poole town centre with Wareham Road is set to start in Hamworthy, later this month.
Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole – keeping the Blue Flag flying!
Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy has today announced the winners of the prestigious Blue Flag and Seaside Awards for summer 2022. The awards recognise and celebrate the country’s best beaches as international Blue Flag celebrates its 35th anniversary.
Important notice for customers who paid BCP Council between 30/04/22 and 03/05/22
We are aware of a technical issue with some Credit and Debit Card transactions over the period of 30 April to the 3 May, where the monies have not left the customer’s account. Our payment provider is investigating and working hard to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Bournemouth and Poole
The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will visit our iconic coastal towns during its journey through England this summer as the full route is revealed.
Residents in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole begin receiving energy bill rebate
Council Taxpayers in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have started receiving the £150 government energy bill rebate from this week.
Operation Heathlands campaign returns
BCP is supporting this campaign led by Urban Heath Partnerships
New ‘BCP Homes’ service approved to manage council housing across Bournemouth and Poole
Councillors at the adjourned Full Council meeting last night (10 May 2022) have approved the formation of a single council housing service delivered inhouse by BCP Council and governed by an advisory board to provide oversight, expertise and advice.
Squawks of excitement as Bournemouth’s brand-new aviary opens
The morning chirp of bird song will be getting louder in Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens with the new Cooper-Thompson Rescue Aviary officially opening on Tuesday 17 May.
BCP Council and partners crack down on anti-social behaviour
BCP Council, Dorset Police and partner agencies took part in a targeted day of action on April 28 in the West Hill and Bournemouth area to target anti-social behaviour (ASB) hotspots in the town.
Dying Matters Awareness Week 2 - 6 May 2022
Talking about death can be tough for most of us, but it is important to talk about death, dying and grief to prepare ourselves, and those who we love, for dying well.