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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.
Unauthorised Encampment Christopher Crescent, Poole
Unauthorised Encampment Christopher Crescent, Poole
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.
Operatation 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.
Construction of new sustainable travel route on Wimborne Road, Poole to begin on 16 May 2022
Construction on the first section of new sustainable travel improvements along Wimborne Road in Poole town centre, will start on 16 May 2022. Funded through the south east Dorset Transforming Cities Fund (TCF), it marks the start of work on the 7km green travel route that will eventually link Poole town centre with Merley.
BCP Council congratulates AFC Bournemouth on promotion to the Premier League
BCP Council congratulates AFC Bournemouth on promotion to the Premier League
Pupils across the UK travel the equivalent of 110 times around the world during Sustrans’ Big Walk and Wheel competition
Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel, the UK’s largest walking, wheeling, cycling and scooting to school challenge, saw school communities across the UK complete over 2.2 million active journeys and physical activities between Monday 21 March and Friday 1 April 2022. During the competition, over 7,700 school children from Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole (BCP) were walking, cycling, wheeling and scooting, contributing over 35,000 journeys and physical activities to the total.
Welcome booklet for Ukrainians and sponsor book for hosts launches
A welcome booklet for Ukrainian guests coming to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and an information booklet for their sponsors, have been launched.
Unauthorised Encampment - Private land off Stony Lane Christchurch
Unauthorised Encampment - Private land off Stony Lane Christchurch
Canford Heath Rangers and volunteers continue to go above and beyond after devastating fire destroys much-loved heathland
Following fires which charred almost seventeen hectares of Canford Heath, BCP Council, community partners and volunteers have been working together to rescue wildlife and protect the heath for the future. On Saturday 23 April Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) responded to a large fire at Canford Heath. They managed to completely extinguish the blaze by 10pm.
So much to do beside the seaside this spring and summer in Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole
Families, foodies, and fitness lovers will all find something to be excited about this Spring, with the arrival of six alfresco beach restaurants, a beach-based gym, and some spectacular public art.
Emily Cherry, Chief Executive of the Bikeability Trust visits Winton Primary School
Children at Winton Primary School today received a special visitor during their Bikeability Balance course. Emily Cherry, the Chief Executive of the Bikeability Trust1, visited the school to see one of BCP Council’s Bikeability courses in action.
Statement regarding BCP full Council meeting on 26 April 2022
Please find below a statement from Graham Farrant, BCP Chief Executive, regarding BCP’s full Council meeting on 26 April:
Community Projects in Bournemouth and Poole receive over £227,000
Community projects across Bournemouth and Poole have been awarded over £227,000 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.
Response to Canford Heath fires over the weekend
A statement from BCP Council in response to the fire at Canford Heath, Poole
Dorset's longest serving Lollipop lady is hanging up her hat after 47 years
To celebrate Jean’s retirement, the pupils and staff at Merley First School held a special assembly and presented Jean with flowers and cards to thank her for her years of service. Jean’s manager from BCP Council was also in attendance.
A bumper Easter weekend across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Fantastic weather brought thousands of visitors to the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole’s beaches, town centres, open spaces and attractions this Easter.
Targeted Action against Anti-Social Behaviour in Boscombe
BCP Council joined forces with the East Bournemouth Neighbourhood Policing Team joined forces to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) concerns in Boscombe.
Work to begin on new sustainable travel route along Wimborne Road, Poole in May
Work is set to begin in May on the construction of new sustainable travel facilities along Wimborne Road in Poole between Denmark Lane and the New Inn junction.
Football pitches across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole chosen as part of a pilot initiative that focuses on improvements
The Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation has announced that BCP Council is among a number of local authorities to be selected as part of its new grass pitch pilot programme. This exciting pilot initiative aims to support the improvement of grass pitches across the conurbation over the next ten years.
More affordable homes for local people across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole as council development strategy gathers pace
Local people can look forward to more housing in the future, as BCP Council’s plan for thousands of new homes in the area gains momentum.
Community support from Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole’s Access to Food partnership recognised with National Lottery funding and national award
Following the range of community food support which BCP Council has offered throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, BCP’s Access to Food partnership has been awarded £194,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund, which will allow its essential work to continue over the next three years.
‘Bold’ strategy for future of much-loved seafront gets go-ahead
A blueprint for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole’s 40 miles of award-winning coastline to give it the renown it deserves, has been rubber stamped.
Last week to apply for Platinum Jubilee Street Party road closure
If you are planning on organising a street party to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, a temporary road closure may be necessary.
Welcome to the Festival Coast in 2022, FCL! returns
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole is aspiring to be the Festival Coast, and that will be solidified further in 2022 with the return of the packed variety of events, festivals and activities that together form Festival Coast Live!
Book your short break and explore the beautiful coastal destinations of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
With the Easter school holidays upon us and the temperatures set to rise in time for the Easter Bank Holiday, there’s never been a better time to explore all that Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole has to offer!
Vital resurfacing work to Mannings Heath roundabout takes place later this month
The final week of April will see a major roundabout and route in Poole receive a much-needed upgrade. Five days of essential resurfacing works to the Mannings Heath roundabout begins at 5am on Monday 25 April.
Triumph for Highcliffe Castle at the South West Tourism Awards
Staff at Highcliffe Castle are celebrating after taking home silver for the Business, Events and Wedding Venue of the Year in the South West Tourism Awards – the second award win in two months for the outstanding team.
Help for Ukrainians steps up as businesses, community and council show support
Businesses are encouraged to come forward with offers of employment for Ukrainian refugees as humanitarian donations from the community and BCP Council continue
Striking new artworks celebrating Bournemouth’s coast to greet seafront visitors
Two striking new pieces of art celebrating Bournemouth’s famous coastline will greet residents and seafront visitors this summer.
Bournemouth Coastal BID elected for third term after ballot
Bournemouth Coastal BID will operate for a third five-year term.
Bournemouth Town Centre BID elected for third term after ballot
Bournemouth Town Centre BID will operate for a third five-year term.
Public Consultation for Sustainable Travel Improvements around Benellen Avenue, Bournemouth
Public consultation on sustainable travel improvements proposed around the Benellen Avenue area has now been launched and will be running until 6 May 2022. Members of the public can review and feedback their thoughts on our on-line engagement platform.
£3.1 million investment in a Cleaner, Greener and Safer community for all
BCP Council will invest £3.1 million into enhanced street cleaning, additional CCTV, Community Support Officers, and pothole repairs this year as part of its Cleaner, Greener, Safer initiative.
Overnight resurfacing along A35 Commercial Road to begin next week
From next week the A35 Commercial Road, a main route for people travelling between Bournemouth and Poole, will receive the first part of a major upgrade.
Gateway sculpture celebrating Poole’s maritime and shipbuilding heritage has been unveiled at Hunger Hill in Poole
Enhancing the area for local people, businesses and visitors, installation of Poole’s new Bottle Knot sculpture has been completed.
Red Arrows and Typhoon announced at Bournemouth’s landmark festival
The incredible Red Arrows and RAF Typhoon will be making a roaring return to Britain’s biggest free air festival this year.
Plans in place for Kinson, Highcliffe and Broadstone as part of a pilot to revitalise high streets
As part of BCP Council’s High Street and District Centre Strategy to revitalise high streets and district centres across the conurbation, three pilot districts will now start to deliver on an agreed list of projects to help support the vitality and viability of the local high street.
Community food pilot schemes to help residents in hardship across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
As the council’s Household Support Fund continues to help those struggling to afford food and energy bills, BCP’s Access to Food partnership has launched two pilot schemes in late February with local foodbanks and businesses to improve access to fresh food and meals.
Ambitious programme of affordable rented homes for residents begins building in Bournemouth
Renters in Bournemouth can look forward to more fantastic homes in the future, with an exciting programme of three modern developments by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council underway this spring.
Illegal vapes sold to underage teenagers
A crackdown on under-age sales of e-cigarettes in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, has revealed that a more than half of the shops visited by trading standards are illegally selling vaping products to children.
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole selected as an early adopter and pioneer in preventing homelessness
Rough sleeping should be prevented whenever possible, it must be a rare occurrence, be brief and non-recurring.
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum awarded over half a million pounds to help safeguard its cultural heritage
The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum has been awarded a grant of £518,000 from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports, delivered by Arts Council England.
Update on appeal for Homes for Ukraine
Now the national Homes for Ukraine campaign is live, residents are being asked to register with the national scheme via the website rather than the local scheme.
March marks start of dogs on lead season and owners reminded to pick up after their pooches
Responsible dog owners across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are reminded about some important rules which come into effect at this time of year to help protect the area’s outstanding natural environment. From 1 March 1 to 31 July, dogs on lead season begins and dog owners must take steps to limit any disturbance to protected wildlife in heathland areas and nature reserves across the BCP area.
Plans for the summer heat up with funding boost for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole’s seafront and town centres
Last year’s multi-agency seasonal response plan was a great success in managing the resort’s beaches, town centres, and parks and open space. An investment of £1.7 million has now been approved at Full Council to build upon this seasonal response plan for the coming year.
Council committed to continuation of adult social care services with Tricuro