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Towns Fund

The Towns Fund is a funding scheme launched by the Government for towns to improve their economy. Bournemouth has secured almost £22million as part of the ‘Town Deal’ to turbo charge ambitious regeneration plans for Boscombe, creating opportunities for residents and businesses alike, whilst protecting the town's unique heritage and character. 

This work is being facilitated by the council, with overall direction provided by the Strategic Towns Fund Board, a cross section of private and public sector partners as well as community representatives who are keen to see Boscombe grow and thrive. This is regeneration led by the community, for the community and the next steps in the project are influenced by what you tell us is important.

Have your say on our next steps

A key part of our next steps is to deliver phase one of the masterplan for Boscombe town centre, where we propose to put in place a new green space, wider walkway to the precinct, a new community centre and new homes. 

The projects associated with phase one of the Masterplan include:

  • A new community centre, to include a cafe and a roof top garden.
  • Around 84 new homes of varying types and sizes with a large proportion of family homes, including affordable homes. 
  • Hawkwood Gardens - a new park in the heart of Boscombe with a new play area and gardens for all visitors and residents to use, relax and socialise.
  • A new walkway between Christchurch Road and Hawkwood Road, and we envisage that this will open up space for retail kiosks and outside seating, enhancing a thriving cafe culture.
  • A medical centre.

Part of the Hawkwood Road main car park will be retained and we intend to make minor changes to Hawkwood Road to accommodate a new pedestrian crossing, loading bay for the community centre and a bus stop for a new bus route planned between Pokesdown Station and Boscombe Pier.

The proposals also include six transport schemes to improve connectivity between the revitalised town centre, Pokesdown railway station and the seafront, creating a connected and vibrant area.

We have completed our four week consultation where we asked for your views on the phase one masterplan proposals and our local transport projects to help shape the plans that we take forward. Thank you to everyone who completed the survey. We are now evaluating the results.