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New walking, cycling and bus service improvements on Queen Anne Drive, Merley complete. Next phase of sustainable travel improvements begin on Magna Road.
New walking, cycling and bus service improvements on Queen Anne Drive, Merley complete. Next phase of sustainable travel improvements between Gravel Hill and Bear Cross Roundabout to begin on Magna Road.
Bournemouth awarded the renewal of Purple Flag status for 2021/2022
Bournemouth is officially celebrating once more after receiving the news that the town has again been awarded the prestigious Purple Flag accreditation for its evening and night-time economy for 2021/2022. The town first received the award in 2010.
BCP Council launches new phone app for local recycling centres
Residents across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole will now be able to check how busy their local recycling centre is prior to their visit by downloading BCP Tip Check: a brand new phone app.
Delight as Poole Museum awarded £2.24 million National Lottery funding for major development project
Thanks to a £2.24 million grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Poole Museum will be transformed into an outstanding cultural centre and community hub by the Spring of 2024. This award, made possible by National Lottery players, represents a significant part of the total project budget of £4.37million.
Four new electric refuse vehicles supercharge BCP Council’s climate emergency pledge
Residents across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are benefitting from cleaner air, as four new electric refuse vehicles are now collecting waste across the conurbation.
Dorset Community Foundation distributes £112,000 BCP Council cash to feed vulnerable people this winter
Dorset Community Foundation has awarded £112,000 of grants in partnership with BCP Council to feed vulnerable people living in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole this winter.
Have your say on Home to School Transport Policy changes
Local residents are urged to have their say as BCP Council’s Home to School Transport Policy consultation is launched.
Bournemouth’s Christmas Tree Wonderland 2021 hailed a success!
Bournemouth’s popular Christmas Tree Wonderland has been hailed a resounding success for 2021, with hundreds of thousands of visitors coming to marvel at the illuminating displays lighting up the night sky from 19 November 2021 – 2 January 2022.
Works start on reopening Tatnam Road following review
Following a decision by BCP Council Cabinet, work will start this week on removing the trial road closure at Tatnam Road in Poole.
Electric beach BBQs available over the Christmas period
Following requests from local open water swimming groups and residents, we are pleased to confirm that our electric beach BBQs will be turned on over the Christmas period for festive BBQs and feasts.
Ducking Stool Walk reopens in Christchurch
Residents and visitors to Christchurch are once again able to use Ducking Stool Walk in Christchurch, following the complete replacement of the boardwalk.
Relatives play a valued role in helping loved ones to leave hospital as the NHS and social care enters a difficult Winter, say local clinicians
Local clinicians are appealing to relatives who can play a key part in helping loved ones to leave hospital, as the NHS and social care enters an extremely difficult Winter
Continued planning service improvements- Clearance Week success
Residents and developers will see continued improvements from BCP Council’s planning service, following a very successful Clearance Week earlier this month.
Whitelegg Way works – traffic management update
Two-way traffic lights on the southern end of Whitelegg Way and a southbound road closure from Wimborne Road slip road onto Whitelegg Way will be in place from 4 January to 11 March 2022 to support the sustainable travel improvement works underway near Whitelegg Way.
Work begins in earnest on Upton Country Park’s Discovery Project
The next stage of work on The Discovery Project at Poole’s Upton Country Park will get underway in early 2022 with three important projects contributing to the main thrust of the £1.9 million Parks for People programme awarded, jointly by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.
BCP Council to reopen Tatnam Road following public consultation
Following an extensive consultation process, BCP Council Cabinet has listened to the views of local residents and decided to remove the experimental low traffic neighbourhood at Tatnam Road in Poole.
Bournemouth attractions join landmarks across the country by glowing green for the NSPCC
Bournemouth Pier and a 60ft Christmas tree will join landmarks across the country by glowing green in support of the NSPCC.
Bournemouth school pupil gets Royal seal of approval to ‘Plant The World Green’
Bournemouth school pupil encourages others to plant more trees.
Update from BCP Council - Westbourne Court Fire
BCP Council's response to the fire at Westbourne Court, Bournemouth
Funding awarded to provide extra emergency accommodation for people sleeping rough this winter
Additional emergency accommodation places will be provided this winter for people who are sleeping rough in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole thanks to £148,000 of funding.
Tops Day Nursery children get a special display from Transforming Cities Fund construction team working outside their school
Children from Tops Day Nurseries Wimborne, on Leigh Road, got a special visit to see all the sustainable travel improvement works going on outside their school building.
New 23 bus route to link Burton, Christchurch and Somerford
Morebus has launched a new bus route linking Burton with Christchurch Town Centre, Somerford Estate and Sainsburys. The new bus service is supported by grants from central government facilitated by BCP Council.
The winners of the Proud to Care Awards 2021 announced today
The winners of the Proud to Care Awards 2021, in association with the Bournemouth Echo have been announced today.
Iron Age roundhouse project aims to bring archaeology to life at Hengistbury Head
Staff and volunteers at Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre have been working hard to bring to life a new visitor experience that will demonstrate how our ancestors lived on the headland up to 12,000 years ago.
3,2,1 Go! Demolition of Fernheath Pavilion underway
Residents and visitors to Fernheath playing fields are going to be noticing a big change in the coming days, with the demolition of the existing changing rooms taking place today (Friday 3 December).
Bournemouth set to host the 2022 British BMX Championships
The popular south coast resort of Bournemouth will see the top BMX riders from around the UK descend on it shores over the August Bank Holiday weekend next year, as it hosts the prestigious finale to the 2022 British BMX Series.
School Streets initiative to trial safer streets outside the gates during the school run
Working in partnership with local schools, BCP Council is planning to operate a series of School Street pilot schemes outside four suitable locations early next year.
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole named a global force in tackling climate change
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have been listed in this year’s highly acclaimed CDP A List of Cities, with BCP Council named as a leading international authority for environmental transparency and action against climate change.
Planning service committed to improving performance
Residents will receive an improved and better service from our planning department, due to the ongoing Planning Improvement Journey, which was reviewed and fully supported, at BCP Council’s Cabinet meeting last week.
Reduce, reuse and recycle this Christmas
The festive season is one of excitement, enjoyment and especially excess – with an estimated 3 million tonnes of extra waste created at this time of year. Planning ahead and making small changes such as reducing the amount of waste created, reusing and recycling can make a big difference.
Have your say on better bus services for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
You can now have your say in our Bus Back Better survey, which opened today. This is a chance for bus users and local residents to give their views to help improve bus provision across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
Wheels in motion at Poole Park Railway
Residents and visitors to Poole Park will see some positive changes from next month, as works to reopen Poole Park Railway commence.
Essential updates to the BCP Council Civic Centre approved
A modern civic centre in which residents can easily attend public meetings and functions in person or online, is now a step closer. This follows improvements to the civic space within the newly remodelled BCP Council Civic Centre, formerly the Bournemouth Town Hall, being agreed at Cabinet.
Household Support Fund boost to support vulnerable residents in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole this winter
Vulnerable residents who are struggling to afford food and keep warm this winter are encouraged to access help through the council’s Household Support Fund scheme.
Turning the tide – reducing single-use plastic on Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Seafront
Ambitious plans for the Council to reduce single-use plastic on our beaches
Festive travel offers across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Late night Christmas shoppers, residents and visitors to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are set to benefit from a whole range of festive travel offers over the next few weeks including free parking on selected days, discounted bus tickets and free bike rides.
Christchurch underpass undergoes colourful transformation to improve safety
Residents walking through Christchurch will now benefit from improvements to the local area after a well-used underpass received a full makeover.
Partners join together as West Cliff Mansions tops out
Partners from joint venture, Bournemouth Development Company, joined together recently (Wednesday 17 November) to celebrate the ‘topping out’ of West Cliff Mansions – a £14 million high-quality collection of 44 one, two and three-bedroom apartments in Bournemouth town centre.
Investigation underway after Avian Influenza outbreak in Southbourne
An outbreak of Avian Influenza has been confirmed at a premises in Southbourne. The area is currently undergoing testing to find out more information about the strain.
Christmas comes to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole!
Kids of all ages (even the big ones!) can officially indulge their love of Christmas as the festive season kicks off across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole from today.
BCP Council response to the Judgement handed down by the High Court regarding the case surrounding Keyhole Bridge experimental road traffic order
Response from Councillor Mike Greene following the High Court Judgement against the council regarding Keyhole Bridge
Schools Across Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Receive £212,000 to Support Active Travel
21 schools across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole now have brand new ‘trip-end’ facilities to help pupils and staff travel to school in a more sustainable and active way, thanks to their receiving a share of nearly £212,000 through the south east Dorset Transforming Cities Fund programme.
Over £5million investment approved to install core gigabit fibre network
Last week on 9 November, full council approved a £5.87million investment in a 70.5km gigabit fibre network to enable and empower residents to interact with future digital council services as part of the BCP Smart Place programme.
New Home Insulation Grants Scheme
BCP Council has announced a brand new scheme to help residents reduce their energy consumption.
First festival for local carers to be held on Carers Rights Day
BCP Council is teaming up with Dorset Council and a host of organisations for the Carers Dorset Festival on Thursday 25 November, which is also Carers Rights Day.
Whitelegg Way approaches end of first phase of works
With two brand new cycle lanes nearing completion on Whitelegg Way as part of the Transforming Cities Fund sustainable travel programme, work is set to start on a new controlled crossing, walking and cycle paths and a raised table crossing close to Redhill roundabout.
£440,000 awarded to community projects in Bournemouth and Poole
Community projects across Bournemouth and Poole have been awarded over £440,000 via the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Neighbourhood Portion Fund. The funding, which has been generated from new housing developments, is awarded to local projects to improve local community facilities.
Successful projects for BCP Youth Fund announced: A fund for young people, managed by young people
Children and young people aged up to 18 (aged up to 25 for those with SEND or care leavers) living in the BCP area are set to benefit from five new projects which are being funded by the BCP Youth Fund.
New senior appointments announced at BCP Council
BCP Council is delighted to announce two new senior appointments to help drive forward the council’s ambition to be a world class region
Students across Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch to embrace the theme of ‘kindness’ as part of national Anti-Bullying Week
Schools, early years settings and Bournemouth and Poole College in the BCP Council area will be marking Anti-Bullying Week (15-19 November 2021) with a focus on kindness. The Anti-Bullying Alliance theme for this year’s event is ‘One Kind Word’, a topic designed to help children recognise the power of positive interactions to change others’ lives.
Christmas Tree Wonderland - final details unveiled
From 19 November - 2 January 2022. Visitors to this year’s Christmas Tree Wonderland will be treated to a range of entertainment, dazzling light displays, sweet treats, ice-skating and more as organisers unveil the final plans for 2021.
Planning Service improvements continue at pace
Later this month, BCP Council’s Cabinet will review the positive and transformational improvements it proposes to make over the next six months.
FUTUREPLACES: Innovative placemaking company launched to drive forward major regeneration across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
A pioneering new placemaking company is driving forward a multi-billion-pound regeneration programme to make the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole city region world class – one of the best coastal places in which to live, work, invest and play.
Remembrance Day Services taking place across the BCP Council area
Details for this year's remembrance Sunday services
Funding boost to support vulnerable renters in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole this winter
A grant of £381,000 has been awarded to BCP Council to support residents who are privately renting and are struggling to meet their payments due to the negative impact of COVID-19.
Next Phase of Construction on Sustainable Travel Route Across Kings Park to Begin on 15 November.
Construction of the new safe cycling and walking route across Kings Park is to begin on 15 November and will be running until September 2022.
New Drinking Fountain at Fisherman’s Walk
A new drinking fountain for both people and pooches has been installed by The Parks Foundation at Fisherman’s Walk in Southbourne.
Public Consultation Launched for Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP)
Public consultation on BCP Council’s Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) was launched on 1 November and will run until 10 December 2021. The LCWIP sets out the council’s long-term vision and proposals for investment in a network of walking and cycling routes and infrastructure across the region.
Five year plan to improve inclusion for all children and young people in schools and colleges across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Supporting all children and young people to be included in education with an agreed approach to inclusion practice across all schools and colleges in the BCP Council area is set out in the council’s Appreciative Inquiry report.
Vulnerable households across Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole to be supported through £2.6m grant
Households who are struggling to afford food, energy and water bills this winter are to receive support through the Household Support Fund scheme delivered through BCP Council and its partners.
Sign up to receive garden waste collections for 2022
If you’re passionate about pruning or wild about weeding, then why not sign up to BCP Council’s garden waste collection service for 2022.
Two Riversmeet shortlisted in National Fitness Awards
Two Riversmeet Leisure Complex in Christchurch has been shortlisted in the highly prestigious National Fitness Awards in the category of Local Authority Leisure Centre of the Year.
COP26- Tackling Climate Change Together 26 positive changes towards a greener Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
As the UK prepares to host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, BCP Council reflects on 26 examples of positive steps it has made during 2021 to tackle climate change locally.
Work to begin on new cycle and walking route on Ringwood Road, Ferndown
Work will begin on new sustainable travel facilities along Ringwood Road in Ferndown on 1 November 2021. The project will take place in three phases and will involve the construction of a new 3.2km cycle and walking route and bus improvements along Ringwood Road between Longham mini roundabouts and Tricketts Cross roundabout.
Poole Park Railway is back on track
BCP Council is pleased to confirm that following a successful tender process, Track Systems based in Shropshire have been awarded the contract to construct a new railway track and engine shed at Poole Park Railway.
Winter and Festive Joy by the Seaside
The Bournemouth Beach Lodges make for a perfect UK coastal break all year round, including at Christmas and New Year.
Brand new primary school in Poole is complete
Waterloo Estate in Poole is now home to a brand new modern primary school building and preschool.
Christmas Tree Wonderland returns with confirmed sponsors
Bournemouth is set to be lit up by more than 100 festive-themed illuminations this winter as Christmas Tree Wonderland returns to the town.
Boscombe future skills and employment week to engage talent across the region
Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole Council is hosting the Future Skills and Employment Week at Boscombe’s iconic Royal Arcade across the week of 18 October 2021 – 22 October 2021.
23 Green Flag Awards for outstanding parks and open spaces
Today, Green Flags will be raised across the BCP area with pride. 23 of BCP Council’s outstanding parks and open spaces have been awarded a Green Flag Award, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.
Progress on the Local Heritage List Campaign
Dorset Council and BCP Council have appointed Land Use Consultants (LUC) to manage the Local Heritage List Campaign, which will enable communities of all ages and backgrounds across Dorset to nominate locally important buildings, sites, monuments and features to be included on new Local Heritage Lists.
Innovative school resource launched to support young people across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole with mental health
Packs of Postivity (POP) cards, a dedicated resource for schools to help support young people’s mental health are being launched in time for World Mental Health Day (10 Oct), thanks to the work of members of BCP Youth Parliament.
BCP Council considers new approach to Local Plan housing numbers
BCP Council will soon be releasing its Local Plan Issues and Options document for public consultation.
Make your voice heard on SEND services
After the recent Ofsted SEND inspection we want to work with parents and carers to improve services and support for children and young people with SEND in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
Highway improvement works taking place across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
A number of improvement works are taking place on roads across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole over the next few weeks as part of the annual Highways Structural Maintenance Programme.
Christchurch ballot confirms formation of Business Improvement District
The formation of a Business Improvement District to support trading throughout Christchurch has been confirmed after a ballot of local businesses.
Thirty brand new children’s scooters awarded to help encourage an active school run
The winners of a recent competition to encourage more children to walk, cycle or scoot back to school have been announced.
Nominations are now open for the fourth annual Proud to Care awards to celebrate local carers
Carers who go out of their way to improve the lives of others will be celebrated in this year’s Proud to Care Awards in association with the Daily Echo.
Work starts on new ‘Skills and Learning’ campus within Poole’s Dolphin Centre
A brand-new dedicated Adult Skills and Learning Campus in Poole is a step closer to reality as work is due to begin in the next few days on the new facility.
Health and social care services at risk of disruption due to fuel panic buying
The public are being warned there is significant risk of disruption to health and social care services across Dorset due to the continued panic buying which has left critical workers struggling to get fuel.
Please don’t #PanicBuy fuel: Dorset communities are being reminded that there is no fuel shortage in Dorset and no need to panic buy.
Concerns about a shortage of fuel has led to an increase in the number of motorists visiting filling stations across the county.
Creekmoor Park and Ride to continue as testing facility throughout winter.
The Park and Ride site at Creekmoor in Poole will continue as a COVID-19 testing facility until March 2022.
Ballot for proposed Christchurch BID aims to strengthen local economy
BUSINESSES across Christchurch are being asked to take part in a vote to help secure the future of the town’s trading following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Civic leaders asked for views on city status
The three Mayors of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are being contacted to formally consider whether an application for city status is desirable for their town.
BCP Council Bikeability Team Wins Extra Funding for More Bikeability courses.
BCP Council has been successful in securing extra funding from the Bikeability Trust in order to run further cycling training courses at schools and training centres across the region.
Highcliffe Castle and Russell-Cotes Museum Wins 2021 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award
Highcliffe Castle and the Russell-Cotes Arts Gallery and Museum in Bournemouth have been recognised as 2021 Travellers’ Choice award winners in the Things to Do/Historic Sites category.
Timber groyne renewal programme continues between Middle Chine and West Cliff zig-zag
Construction works to complete the timber groyne renewal programme, part of the Poole Bay beach management scheme, continues this autumn.
Poole MP celebrates the town's heritage
MP Sir Robert Syms was welcomed to a celebration of Poole’s ceramics heritage as part of the town’s High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ).
Response to the Home Office decision to temporarily accommodate a number of Afghan families in the BCP Council area
A number of Afghan families have been transferred by the Home Office to a temporary hotel in the BCP Council area as part of the South West’s response to the resettlement programme.
A crack down on flytipping across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
A crack down on flytipping is taking place across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, with an external company tasked with reducing incidents of flytipping alongside enhanced prevention measures through engagement with local communities.
Arrival of Environmental Innovation Hub Frame Imminent
Working towards the reduction of waste and elimination of single-use plastics
Centre of Excellence to deliver flood and coastal erosion risk management
On 1 September, BCP Council’s Cabinet unanimously approved the establishment of a Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) Centre of Excellence. It will provide an effective and coordinated approach to help prepare and protect residents and communities across the BCP area from the significant challenges created by the climate crisis.
Plans to be agreed for the delivery of new homes for residents in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
A five-year plan for the delivery of new homes on BCP Council owned land will be discussed at the next Cabinet meeting.
BCP Council launches new proposals to drive forward major investment across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Affordable new homes in vibrant neighbourhoods where local families have good livelihoods and where businesses thrive, are at the centre of a new approach to regeneration being driven forward by BCP Council.
New Chair and Board appointed to drive forward Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole’s new dynamic cultural vision
The BCP Cultural Compact, supported by BCP Council and Arts Council England, has appointed a Chair to lead its newly established Board, set up to support and drive investment into cultural activity and engagement across the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole region.
Council’s commitment to a cleaner, greener and safer BCP area
At its next meeting, Cabinet is planning to strengthen its investment in BCP Council’s Cleaner, Greener, Safer programme.
Bournemouth Air Festival - officially landed for 2021!
Regarded as the greatest land, air and sea event in the UK, it’s with much anticipation and excitement that the UK’s leading resort will be welcoming in excess of a million people*, aviation enthusiasts, friends and family, to the free Bournemouth Air Festival starts today and finishes Sunday.
First Phase of Kings Park Transforming Cities Fund Work Completed on Time
Phase one of the Kings Park Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) project has been completed on schedule. The work on Harewood Avenue near Avonbourne Academy to create a new crossing has been completed on target before the end of the school holidays and the closed section of the avenue has been re-opened.
Southbourne Beach rejuvenation plans go on show
Ambitious plans to rejuvenate Southbourne Beach and provide residents and visitors with a much-improved experience are a step closer, with a new proposal for dining, socialising and accommodation.
Publication of the SEND local area inspection Letter
Response from BCP Council and the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group on the back of the Letter published by Ofsted following the recent local area inspection into Special Educational Needs and Disability provision in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Po
Appeal for local landlords to support the relocation of Afghan families
BCP Council is appealing to landlords, and second-home owners, who are able to offer a home to Afghan families arriving in the UK.
BCP Council has made traffic management a key priority ahead of Bank Holiday Weekend
Ahead of the bank holiday weekend, BCP Council is sharing the enhanced measures that its traffic and transport teams have been taking to improve travel across the conurbation.
Bournemouth Air Festival – celebrating brilliant business support
Leaving these recent unprecedented times behind us, more than 20 local, regional, national and international companies have recognised the award-winning platform the air festival offers and will be supporting and sponsoring this summer’s much anticipated event in a number of unique and innovative ways.
Managing waste sustainably across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
A contract to process household, commercial and litter bin waste more sustainably has been awarded to New Earth Solutions (Canford) based in Poole.
Family favourite aviary attraction to be rebuilt
Residents and visitors to Bournemouth will soon be able to hear the squawks, chirps and chatter of almost 200 birds enjoying the new aviary that’s being built following a campaign to raise funds by The Parks Foundation and BCP Council.
BH Coastal Lottery: A Grand Way to support your community today!
Sign up and support the BH Coastal Lottery and be in with the chance of winning weekly cash prizes
Major housing and regeneration opportunity at Carters Quay Poole to be considered
Aiming to kick start the rejuvenation of Holes Bay and wider Poole area, BCP Council’s Cabinet will consider investing in a major housing and regeneration scheme at Carters Quay at its next meeting (1 September 2021).
Additional CSAS officers recruited to help tackle anti-social behaviour across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Residents and visitors will soon benefit from an increase in the number of Community Safety Accredited Scheme officers patrolling the streets of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole following a recent recruitment drive.
BCP Council shortlisted for two prestigious local government awards
Demonstrating innovation, best practice and the creative use of technology, BCP Council has been shortlisted for the Local Government Chronicle Awards (LGC) in the Economic Support and Future Place categories.
Organisers urge Festival Goers to consider a sustainable travel option to the Bournemouth Air Festival
Be the one in three. That is the message from this year’s Bournemouth Air Festival organisers as they urge visitors to think about sustainable travelling options when planning their journey.
Residents urged to have their say on proposal for combined council housing management service in the BCP area
Local residents are being encouraged to have their say as a public consultation gets underway to gain feedback on a proposed combined service that manages all council housing stock across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
More local residents supported to live independently with proposed new Disabled Facilities Grant policy
Local residents in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are set to benefit from a new policy which sets out how BCP Council will support people to live independently in their own home with the help of Disabled Facilities Grants.
BCP Council Secures Further Central Government Funding for Encouraging Cycling and Walking.
BCP Council has been successful in securing an extra £247,000 grant from Central Government to help encourage cycling and walking in the conurbation. The money has been awarded from the Department for Transport’s Capability Fund and is ringfenced specifically for activities that promote active travel.
Work on new sustainable travel route to begin on Rigler Way, Hamworthy on 16th August 2021
Work on the construction of a new sustainable travel route linking Poole Town Centre with Wareham Road, Holton Heath will begin on Rigler Road on Monday 16th August 2021.
GCSE students in the BCP Council area awarded their grades on National Results Day
GCSE students who have attended the schools and colleges in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole will receive their results today, on Thursday 12 August.
Construction of sustainable travel route linking Poole with Holton Heath starts mid- August
Work on the next sustainable travel route aimed at transforming local travel is due to start construction at Rigler Road, Poole later this month. It marks the start of new walking and cycling improvements creating a healthy and eco- friendly way of travelling to and from locations between Poole town centre and Holton Heath.
A-Level Students in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole awarded their grades on National Results Day
A-Level, BTec and Level 3 Apprenticeship students who have attended the schools and colleges in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole will receive their results today. 
Have your say on proposals to improve the Victoria Park Road low traffic neighbourhood trial
Following previous consultation and feedback from the local community, BCP Council is now presenting a range of alternative options to improve the trial Victoria Park Road low traffic neighbourhood scheme. It now wants both residents and businesses to share their views on the proposed options before any changes are implemented.
A cleaner welcome to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole with overnight maintenance works planned
Residents and visitors to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole will be benefitting from a cleaner journey along the Wessex Way with overnight maintenance works due to take place on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 August from the Cooper Dean flyover to the County Gates.
Launch of the BCP Youth Fund – a fund for young people, managed by young people
Local organisations providing services for children and young people aged up to 18 (up to 25 for those with SEND or care leavers) can apply for funding of up to £10,000 for projects which will make a positive difference to young people’s lives.
Construction works team at BCP Council lead on sustainable PassivHaus construction in the South West
Four members of BCP Council’s in-house construction works team, which trades through the Seascape South Limited company, have recently become qualified as PassivHaus (PH) Tradesperson Qualified by the PassivHaus Institutevia.
Revised plans for a new Nature Park at Throop to be considered at next Planning Committee
Revised proposals for a Nature Park at Throop will be presented at the next Planning Committee meeting later this month.
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole plans to leap out of lockdown with summer staycation celebration
BCP Council is taking the initiative with an ambitious programme of free outdoor activities and events to re-energise its three towns and boost business this summer.
Transforming travel improvements set to start at Queen Anne Drive
Construction of the first phase of sustainable travel improvements between Gravel Hill and Bear Cross Roundabout is set to start along Queen Anne Drive on 9 August. The work is due to complete in December 2021
Construction on green travel route in north Poole due to start in August
Construction on south east Dorset’s latest sustainable travel route is due to get underway in August in north Poole between Gravel Hill and Bear Cross Roundabout.
The Parks Foundation and BCP Council receive £224,000 from the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund
The Parks Foundation and BCP Council’s project ‘Nature Recovery in Urban Parks’ has been awarded a grant from the Government’s £40 million second round of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, a multi-million pound boost for green jobs and nature recovery.
Coach Friendly Status bid for Christchurch
PLANS are underway to achieve Coach Friendly Status for the Saxon town of Christchurch.
New ‘Park & Cycle’ scheme launches at Kings Park - Bike to the beach on a Beryl for free!
A new ‘Park & Cycle’ scheme has been launched at Kings Park by BCP Council and local bike share provider Beryl, giving people another way of getting to the beach this summer.
Cleaner, Greener, Safer across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Over the last few months, local residents have benefitted from enhancements across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole as part of BCP Council’s Cleaner, Greener, Safer campaign, that aims to bring back a sense of pride across the area.
New Living Legacy Fund will help grass roots groups support their communities
A new fund to help grass roots groups tackling poverty and isolation to improve health and wellbeing is being launched by Dorset Community Foundation and BCP Council.
Innovative donation points in Bournemouth and Poole to support local people off the streets
Supporting local people off the streets has just got easier with the launch of the first contactless donation ‘giving’ points installed across Bournemouth and Poole.
Holdenhurst Road reopens following initial Lansdowne transformation phase
Holdenhurst Road has now reopened following initial works to transform the Lansdowne area and deliver major improvements to the public realm.
Public reminded where to find safe spaces in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch
Dorset Police and BCP Council have teamed up to remind the public where they can find immediate help, emergency assistance and support if they are concerned about their own and others safety this summer.
Garden waste collections across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole suspended
Due to the levels of waste collection staff having to self-isolate and lack of agency workers available nationally, BCP Council has been forced to suspend garden waste collection for the next week.
New electric BBQs begin installation on Bournemouth and Poole seafront
Residents and visitors will be able to enjoy a safe, fun and sustainable summer on the beach thanks to new communal electric BBQs being installed along Bournemouth and Poole’s seafront.
Help shape priorities across the coastline as consultation opens
Seafront Strategy sets out ambitions for a world-class seafront and asks for opinions on priorities
First section of Leigh Road – Wimborne Road West - completed and ready for use
Improvements to enable more sustainable travel have now been completed on the first section of Wimborne Road West in Colehill. This includes the building of new cycle lanes, separate pedestrian pavements and a complete re-surfacing of the road.
Extra support in place to protect people sleeping rough during extreme heat
Additional welfare checks, supplies of bottled water, sun cream and health advice and guidance are being offered to individuals who are sleeping rough across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
Multi-agency plans hailed a success during record-breaking weekend
A dedicated multi-agency summer response plan, put in place to welcome visitors to our coastline, stood up to inspection during the busiest and hottest weekend of the year so far.
Work to begin on the first phase of Kings Park sustainable transport and safety improvements on 26th July.
Work to begin on the first phase of Kings Park sustainable transport and safety improvements on 26th July.
A summer of sport ahead with Kings Park Athletics Centre refurbishment complete
A summer of sport is beckoning for athletics enthusiasts and park runners of all ages following improvements to Kings Park Athletics Centre, which has seen a £452,000 investment by BCP Council.
Free Taxicabs to Grab your Jab in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole!
People in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are being urged to get free taxicabs to help them grab their life-saving COVID-19 jab.
New dates announced for CityFibre Poole Quay Summer Fireworks
New dates have been announced for this year’s CityFibre Poole Quay Summer Fireworks.
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council team up with CityFibre to bring Full Fibre to local tenants
Tenants in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are set to benefit from next generation digital connectivity thanks to a partnership between CityFibre.
Next stage of public consultation on a new Local Plan for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
The blueprint for land use across the whole of the BCP area begins its development, as BCP Council is set to agree the next stage of preparing the first Local Plan for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
Proposed combined service to manage council housing across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Tenants and leaseholders living in council housing across the area could benefit from a new combined service that manages all council housing stock.
20 New Wayfinding Totems Installed in Poole.
20 new wayfinding totems have been installed across Poole Town Centre providing information about the town as well as easy to read maps and directions to local places of interest.
An increase in biodiversity across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Green spaces across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are benefitting from an increase in biodiversity due to BCP Council’s change in grass management. Areas of grass have been cut less frequently this year allowing an abundance of wildflowers to thrive across the conurbation.
Have your say on protecting Christchurch Bay and Harbour from future flood and erosion risk
BCP Council and New Forest District Council are asking local people to get involved in the development of a new strategy. The strategy will guide how the risk of flooding and erosion along the frontage of Christchurch Bay, from Hengistbury Head Long Groyne to Hurst Spit, encompassing Christchurch Harbour, will be sustainably managed for the next 100 years.
Transforming Cities Fund’s plans to improve green travel set to kick-off at Kings Park
Improved greener travel options linking Bournemouth and Christchurch with the installation of new and upgraded cycle paths and footpaths though Kings Park is set to get underway.
Popular Kidzone scheme extended to prevent missing children
A campaign aimed at preventing children from going missing at busy beaches has been re-launched following a surge in demand on emergency resources.
Overnight Closures on Wimborne Road West in Colehill for 5 nights from 12th July 2021
Wimborne Road West in Colehill will be closed overnight each evening from the 12th July to the morning of 16th July 2021.
Play your part to make it a super Saturday
As the England team prepare for their quarter final match against Ukraine in Euro 2020, the public is being asked to play their part in making it a safe, fun, and memorable event.
New family homes ready to welcome council tenants in Bournemouth
Three new modern family homes have been developed by BCP Council's housing delivery team, and will be completed on 29 June.
This Saturday sees the Festival Coast Live! outdoor pop up entertainment and activity programme kick off
Building over the next few weekends and culminating into an expansive programme during the summer holidays, FCL! has been designed to celebrate live music, dance, performance and culture, across the area.
New Joint Chair of the local Safeguarding Adults Board highlights the importance of safeguarding
This safeguarding week (21-25 June), BCP Council is working with partners to highlight the importance the role of safeguarding plays.
New Bike It Officer to inspire young people and promote cycling across the conurbation
A new Bike It Plus Officer has been appointed by BCP Council to help make the school run active and fun for families across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
Rt Hon Secretary of State Robert Jenrick MP visits Boscombe to learn of multi-million regeneration plans
Future regeneration plans for Boscombe took centre stage in a visit today by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick MP.
Ground-breaking litter campaign launches in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Ground breaking litter campaign launches in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole using intelligence from drone technology and AI.
Heritage Stained Glass Studio opens at Highcliffe Castle
Highcliffe Castle is opening an exciting new addition for visitors to experience this summer. A new stained glass studio has been installed and a Conservator has been appointed to undertake conservation work on an internationally important collection at the Castle.
Overnight and weekend surfacing works required as part of Wallisdown corridor improvement scheme
The latest in a series of major infrastructure improvements in the Wallisdown area will soon be complete following upcoming overnight and weekend surfacing works.
Cycle, Skating and Scooter Awareness Day to be held at Bournemouth Pier Approach on 26th June.
Games, prizes, training and bike servicing will all be on offer at the BCP Seafront Rangers Cycle Awareness Day on Saturday 26 June at the Pier Approach, Bournemouth.
New senior management appointments at transformed BCP Council
Four senior appointments have been announced which will become official on 1 July 2021
A smooth ride on the iconic Poole Park Railway with improvement works out to tender
As part of the Big Plan to rejuvenate Poole and bring vibrant and attractive green spaces to the heart of the town, children, families and the young-at-heart will once again be able to enjoy a ride on the iconic Poole Park Railway following improvements to the track and engine shed being made later this year.
Multi partner summer response plan supports hottest weekend of 2021 across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
A dedicated multi-agency summer response plan put in place to welcome people back safely across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole remains in place as temperatures continue to soar.
Shore Road ‘gateway’ offers a fresh welcome to visitors
Completion of public realm works at Shore Road were marked today.
Local schools given special recognition for anti-bullying work
Thirty schools and colleges across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have achieved a gold, silver or bronze 'All Together' against bullying award.
£53M Potential deficit turned into £5M surplus
The impact of recent events on council income and the proposed financial strategy into 2023
Poole Museum to host display of hidden heritage of Gypsies and Travellers
New display opens in June and runs to September
Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Residents to Take Part in National Highways & Transport Public Satisfaction Survey.
Around 3500 Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole residents will soon be receiving a questionnaire for the National Highways & Transport Public Satisfaction Survey.
Shape the future digital solutions that could be used to improve how we live, work, and connect
Local people are invited to share their views on the council’s Smart Place objectives to help inform a strategy for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
Reduction in number of local young people entering the youth justice system
Councillors will be asked to endorse the Youth Justice Plan for the Dorset Combined Youth Justice Service at the next cabinet meeting on 23 June.
A cleaner, greener fleet through BCP Council’s first Sustainable Fleet Management Strategy
The residents of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are set to benefit from cleaner air in the future.
Join the ‘jabs army’ in the BCP area – sign up through CAN
The local CAN Volunteers urge people to join them in a big push to maximise vaccinations – to boost hopes we can unlock soon.
£3 million in funding is being provided for innovative local business projects
Local businesses will be able to bounce back and thrive, thanks to £3 million in funding for innovative long-term economic development and future growth projects.
Public Space Protection Order to tackle alcohol related anti-social behaviour
A consistent enforcement approach to improve public safety in communities across the majority of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole is being proposed.
Review of housing companies enables services to transform and grow
An annual review of BCP Council’s four housing companies is to be considered by Councillors at Cabinet on 23 June 2021.
It’s a jungle adventure at the new play area in Poole Park
With rope bridges and tunnel slides, zip wires and monkey bars, children, young people and families have plenty to smile about at the new Jungle Adventure playground that’s opened in Poole Park.
Plans for new affordable housing in Poole submitted
More than 100 affordable homes are planned for the site around the new Hillbourne Primary School.
Making carers in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole visible and valued this Carers Week
Residents from Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole who look after or support a relative, friend or neighbour and are unpaid will be celebrated during Carers Week
24 hour beach patrol team take action against campers at Southbourne beach
A group of campers setting up at Fisherman’s Walk beach were given their marching orders over the bank holiday weekend as BCP Council and Dorset Police acted as part of a multi-agency summer response plan.
BCP Council welcomes the introduction of Go-Slow and No-Go Zones for Beryl e-scooters.
BCP Council have welcomed the introduction of upgraded GPS technology on Beryl’s fleet of e-Scooters, which has enabled the introduction of ‘Go-Slow’ and ‘No-Go’ Zones.
Multi partner summer response plan supports more than 300,000 visitors choosing Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
A dedicated multi-agency summer response plan put in place to welcome people back safely across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole has stood the test and remains in place as visitors and residents continue to enjoy soaring temperatures.
New Mayor elected for Bournemouth
We introduce the new Mayor to you for 2021-2022
Bournemouth Air Festival – Land, Air, Sea and Stem
confirmation of a new STEM area, as part of the festival
Parking made easier in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Information on the range of parking apps across the BCP area
Funding opportunity to support local holiday activities for children
BCP Council has been awarded funding of £1 million by the Department for Education (DfE) to deliver a programme of activities to children
Changes to BCP Council area community testing sites
Over the past few months, Public Health Dorset and BCP Council have worked hard to set up community testing across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
COVID-19 Summer support scheme to help vulnerable residents across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
A community support scheme is being extended into the summer months to help local residents and families who are facing financial hardship due to the pandemic.
Change in approach to grass management to be trialled across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
A change in approach to grass management is being trialled across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole to reduce the council’s carbon footprint and increase biodiversity.
Health and social support funding for those who are homeless or rough sleeping
Government funding has been awarded to offer health and social support to homeless or vulnerably housed residents who have been discharged from emergency care.
Partner agencies working together to keep people safe in Dorset this spring and summer
Dorset’s partner agencies are continuing to work together to keep people safe during what is expected to be one of the busiest springs and summers on record.
Innovative local business projects to receive latest round of discretionary funding
BCP Council is issuing its latest round of ARG Stream 3 discretionary grant funding, which will be used to turbo charge innovative business projects across the region and drive long term economic growth.
New Mayor elected for Poole
Councillor Julie Bagwell elected as Poole’s 773rd Mayor at this year’s annual meeting of the Charter Trustees.
Support for business secured as Poole BID secures second term
Levy payers voted yes to support the BID’s ongoing work.
Funding boost of £2.4M to end rough sleeping in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Efforts to support people off the streets and to help prevent rough sleeping is set to continue with a funding boost of £2,463
£1.2 million available for local community projects across Bournemouth and Poole
The first round of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Neighbourhood Portion Funding is open to bids for residents, businesses and community groups in the Bournemouth and Poole area.
Overnight clean-up operation planned for Wessex Way
Litter picking, grass cutting and essential highway maintenance works are planned to take place on the Wessex Way next week (24-25 May) ahead of welcoming visitors over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Recipients for TCF End of Trip Schools Grants Announced
Grants are being awarded to 21 schools in the BCP Council area to help pay for the installation of new or improved ‘end-of-trip’ facilities, which encourage healthy and eco-friendly journeys to school.
Poole High Street set to benefit from £80,000 cultural programme grant
Grant awarded from Historic England as part of the Poole High Streets Heritage Action Zone
BH Coastal Lottery offering grants to small good causes to continue their valuable work in the community
Local small voluntary sector organisations who provide services across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are being encouraged to apply for the BH Coastal Lottery small grants before the deadline of Monday 31 May.
Brand new primary school takes shape in Poole
Work is progressing well to develop a new fit-for-purpose modern school building for Hillbourne Primary in Poole.
A shared vision for green spaces across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Residents are being encouraged to share their ideas for the future of parks and green spaces across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole to help shape the Green Infrastructure Strategy that is being developed.
The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum reopens showcasing newly displayed rooms and an exciting programme of events for the summer season
Bournemouth’s Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum is delighted to be reopening on Tuesday 18 May after remaining closed since December 2020 due to the national lockdowns.
BCP Council to launch beach Park and Ride services for the summer
Gearing up in anticipation for visitors returning to enjoy local beaches, two new Park and Ride services will be operated in Bournemouth and Poole this summer.
Museums and other local attractions get ready to welcome back visitors as more BCP Council services reopen
Information on venues and services from 17 May responding to government guidance.
Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole – keeping the Blue Flags flying!
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole beaches have been awarded more blue flags than any other UK authority in this year’s awards.
Plans underway to make Poole Quay and (Lower) High St enhanced walking and cycling measures seasonal
Following a six-month public consultation and extensive discussions with the local business community, BCP Council will progress with plans keep the Poole Quay enhanced walking and cycling measures in place over the summer and remove them during winter.
Work to Start on New Walking and Cycling Paths Through Upper Gardens, Bournemouth.
Improvements to cycling and walking routes to help transform travel through Bournemouth’s Upper Gardens are set to get underway.
Annual Council meeting for BCP Council held successfully face to face with social distancing
Information from last night's full council meeting
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