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"Keep left" to stay safe

Description
As more shops prepare to reopen on 15 June, those visiting town centres, high streets and shopping areas are being asked to "keep left" as well as "keep your distance", in a bid to control Covid-19 and support social distancing.
Release Date
55 minutes ago

Dorset calls on people to 'respect our communities'

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Organisations across Dorset are yet again urging people who are visiting Dorset and those that live here to think carefully about where they are going and if it is safe to do so.
Release Date
1 day ago

Community efforts see food provision expanded

Description
Whilst the coronavirus pandemic may have forced many projects providing community meals to temporarily close, work is continuing to ensure a range of vulnerable residents receive food.
Release Date
2 days ago

Hot meals provided to Christchurch residents in need

Description
Christchurch community groups and organisations are going the extra mile to support residents through the coronavirus pandemic and ensuring no one has to go hungry.
Release Date
2 days ago

BCP Council Leader urgently calls for stricter travel rules after the weekend's chaotic beach scenes

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The Leader of BCP Council Councillor Vikki Slade has formally written to the area's MPs and the Chief Constable of Dorset Police after widespread scenes of irresponsible behaviour witnessed across the area's beaches.
Release Date
4 days ago

Local Discretionary Grant Scheme for small businesses opens to applications

Description
BCP Council has launched its local discretionary grant scheme after being allocated £4.3 million of additional funding by the Government to support small businesses.
Release Date
6 days ago

Christchurch and Boscombe markets can reopen from 1 June

Description
Following the latest government guidance on the partial lifting of lockdown restrictions, some of BCP Council's outdoor markets are able to reopen from Monday 1 June.
Release Date
7 days ago

Schools opening for selected year groups from June 1

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All schools in the BCP Council area have been open for keyworker and vulnerable children throughout the Covid-19 lockdown. From Monday 1 June they will be welcoming back children in reception and years 1 and 6.
Release Date
7 days ago

Community projects help to feed Townsend residents

Description
Volunteers, groups and charities have come together to support vulnerable people in their neighbourhood to access food
Release Date
7 days ago

Home library service reintroduced across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole thanks to local volunteer effort

Description
Local residents who are signed up to the Home Library Service will soon benefit from the reintroduction of delivery of books to their doorsteps.
Release Date
10 days ago

Package of measures underway to support bus travel across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Description
As residents prepare to travel to work again BCP Council is implementing a series of measures to support bus passengers across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
Release Date
2 weeks ago

Thank you to volunteers across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole during coronavirus crisis

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Since the launch of BCP Council's Together We Can Volunteer Hub in March, more than 2,500 volunteers have registered to offer vital help and support to local vulnerable residents.
Release Date
2 weeks ago

BCP Council issues £70 million in Grant Support to local businesses during lockdown

Description
To date (Friday 15 May), BCP Council has processed over 5447 Business Support Grants to support businesses in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole affected by coronavirus pandemic. The current value of these Grants stands at £69m and this will exceed the £70m mark following payments being made this weekend.
Release Date
3 weeks ago

Think twice before travelling this weekend

Description
Following the Government's announcements, public services in Dorset are appealing to visitors not to flout the new guidance by travelling unnecessarily to the county.
Release Date
3 weeks ago

More than 20,000 calls made to and from BCP Council's emergency helpline to support vulnerable residents

Description
A dedicated hotline to support vulnerable residents during the coronavirus crisis has made and received more than 20,000 calls since its launch.
Release Date
3 weeks ago
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