Page 1

Autumn 2018

Festival fun and seasonal highlights page 16


WW1 commemorations


Children and education news

bournemouth.gov.uk The Council’s official magazine produced for Bournemouth residents BH LIFE


Bringing people together, safeguarding our future Bournemouth has a really diverse mix of communities. People with different backgrounds, faiths, nationalities and political views for example. This diversity is one of the things that makes Bournemouth vibrant, why our local economy continues to grow, why businesses want to invest here and why students come to study. The Council strives to make Bournemouth a tolerant, safe and welcoming place for all. In many ways, these are similar themes to creating a new council for the conurbation. Despite some differences, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are working together by recognising and valuing that we are stronger and more co-ordinated as one council. We will be better placed to deal with the ongoing issue of less money being available, whilst protecting local services in the future. The Shadow Authority, made up of all existing councillors, is overseeing plans to create the new council. Detailed work is underway to disaggregate the Christchurch budgets from Dorset County Council and combine with those of Bournemouth and Poole. Behind the scenes, staff and councillors are concentrating on a smooth transfer of services to the new council. Whilst this is a huge task, residents’ services will continue to operate as before.


Town developments


Home library service


Children and education


Read more about preparations for the new council on page 7.


Roads and travel


First World War Centenary


Parks and nature


Councillor John Beesley Leader of Bournemouth Council Front cover image: Arts Festival, Shademakers UK BH Life magazine is delivered free to homes in Bournemouth. 90,000 copies are printed for each issue. BH Life is entirely funded by its advertisers. Bournemouth Council and Community Information Services do not accept responsibility for or endorse any products or services offered by advertisers. Free, impartial advice is available from the Citizens Advice consumer helpline T: 03454 040506. All information correct at time of going to print. Printed on environmentally friendly paper from renewable sources. When you have finished with this magazine, please recycle it.

Council meetings and contact numbers

What’s on?

Published by: Bournemouth Council, Town Hall, Bournemouth. BH2 6DY. W: bournemouth.gov.uk Edited by: Jo Evans, Corporate Communications & Marketing T: 01202 451616 E: bhlife@bournemouth.gov.uk Advertising: Community Information Services T: 01253 885777 E: contact@cispress.com Distribution: Smart Distribution Services Ltd T: 01202 451435 E: bhlife@bournemouth.gov.uk F: bournemouthbc


T: @bournemouthbc



News in brief

Lansdowne’s changing landscape A major long-term transformation is starting to take shape at the Lansdowne, which will make the area a unique place to live, work, study and enjoy.

The Lansdowne is a key location. It’s an important area for the local economy and for education. Councillor John Beesley, Leader of the Council, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this additional government funding to invest in the Lansdowne. Our long-term vision is to secure changes to make the Lansdowne a more vibrant, enterprising and dynamic place that continues to be attractive to future generations.”

£150 million of external investment is already underway. With additional government funding secured through the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (DLEP), major changes are being proposed to roads, pavements and infrastructure. Parts of the Lansdowne could be completely transformed in what will be the biggest major change in the town since the pedestrianisation of Bournemouth Square.

We’re working closely with landowners, institutions and businesses as our plans develop. Sign up to our email news service to keep up to date with the latest Lansdowne news. W: bournemouth.gov.uk/emailnews

Multi-million-pound development completed

Bournemouth Development Company, the Council’s publicprivate partnership with Morgan Sindall Investments.

Following a two-year build programme, the £27 million Berry Court development has officially been handed over. The development features 113 high-quality new apartments and a multi-storey car park with public spaces, replacing the former surface car park. Berry Court is on St Peter’s Road, close to the town centre and less than a 10-minute walk to Pier Approach and the seafront. It was built for housing provider Radian by the

Councillor John Beesley, Leader of the Council, said: “It is great to see this high-quality development being delivered at Berry Court. The Council is committed to delivering much needed private rented new homes in Bournemouth which will make an important contribution to regeneration and securing long-term economic growth.” The apartments are all exclusively available to rent through Radian’s private lettings service SMART, offering flexible tenancies and the security of a registered landlord. The public car park uses card payment machines only or the Pay by Phone service. Find out more W: livebetter-rentsmart.co.uk W: bournemouth.gov.uk/parking


News in brief


Electoral register – have you confirmed your household’s details? The annual canvass is taking place to make sure we have your correct details on the electoral register. Household forms were sent to each property in the summer and those who didn’t respond initially, are being sent reminder letters. Have you completed your household form?

Please confirm your details as soon as possible if you haven’t already done so. We are required by law to send reminder letters and pay visits to households that haven’t responded. Last year this cost us £55,000, money that could be better spent on essential services in Bournemouth and Poole. The next local council elections take place in May 2019. Visit our website for more information. W: bournemouth.gov.uk/voting

A new wave of Bournemouth Beach Lodges Work starts this autumn to build a further nine beach lodges, ready to welcome their first guests for Easter 2019.

They sleep up to six people and feature a stylish kitchenette, shower room, living space, TV and WIFI.

Wider improvements across Manor Steps site will include a ramp to improve access for all, a new office for the beach lodges team and raised deck to lessen the impact of an obscured view for existing tenants. Some beach huts in the area will relocate under the scheme and we will work closely with affected beach hut tenants.

This is the second phase of beach lodges located at Manor Steps. It follows the successful opening of 15 beach lodges in Easter 2017. Beach lodges are for overnight stays and have proved incredibly popular.

Find out more online. W: bournemouth.gov.uk/manorsteps2 W: bournemouthbeachlodges.co.uk

Southbourne groyne works to continue Work to install a further six new groynes along the Soutbourne-end of the seafront get underway this October. The essential works are part of our ongoing beach management scheme, which is a long-term investment programme to provide coastal protection in Poole Bay. The construction of the new groynes, from west of St Catherine’s Path to the end of the promenade toward Hengistbury Head, will complete a four-year programme to replace 30 worn out timber groynes. Surplus tropical hardwood timber that can’t be re-used, will be recycled and used on other projects elsewhere in the country. Any site safety messages and promenade access restrictions will be clearly displayed, please take note of these if you are visiting this section of the beach.

Councillor David Smith, Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment, said: “These vital works are taking place not only to protect the coastline from future coastal erosion but also to maintain the award-winning beaches enjoyed by millions of visitors and residents each year.” W: bournemouth.gov.uk/beachmanagement


Your local Bupa care homes in Poole and Bournemouth Whether you need to find a care home now, or are just starting to look into the options, you can consider us for a range of care needs from residential, nursing to dementia care. We offer short stays, whether it’s a week to experience living here, a month while recovering from an operation or a more long-term move. You’re welcome to visit us and ask for further advice.

The Lindsay 47A Lindsay Road, Poole BH13 6AP D Nursing D Palliative D Residential D Respite D Dementia care D Day Care D Convalescence

The Links 1 Golf Links Road, Broadstone, Poole BH18 8BE D Nursing D Respite D Residential D Day Care D Dementia care D Convalescence D Palliative

Re refu cently rbish ed

Queensmount 18 Queens Park West Drive, Bournemouth BH8 9DA D Nursing D Palliative D Residential D Respite D Convalescence D Parkinson’s

Call us for advice or to arrange a visit

01202 070 501 Lines are open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. Calls are charged at no more than the local rate and count towards any inclusive minutes from mobiles. We may record or monitor our calls Q118519 2525/16744/AUG18 BPR 03813

New council


New ward boundaries set to be announced Elections for the councillors that will serve the 400,000 residents of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole will take place on 2 May next year.

What changes were proposed? For Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, the electoral review proposed 76 councillors across 33 wards. 23 wards would have two councillors and ten wards would have three councillors – meaning an average ratio of 3,963 residents for each council seat. Currently, all Bournemouth wards have three councillors each. The final recommendations of the Boundary Commission will be made on 23 October and will then need to be approved by Parliament.

In readiness for this, a consultation over the summer was undertaken by the Local Government Boundary Commission. It gave residents a say in an electoral review that will set the number of councillors that should be elected to the authority, as well as the names and boundaries of council wards.

Has your ward changed under the proposals? Will you be represented by two or three councillors? See what the electoral review means for where you live. You can take a look at the Boundary Commission’s website to find out more. The Boundary Commission’s original proposals are largely based on recommendations from the former Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Joint Committee, which was made up of councillors from the existing local authorities.


The aim of the electoral review is to recommend ward boundaries that mean each councillor represents approximately the same number of voters, and that ward boundaries reflect the interests and identities of local communities.

Find out more about the Boundary Commission’s electoral review. W: lgbce.org.uk

Setting a budget for the new council Detailed work has been undertaken to set the budgets for service departments and the council as a whole for 2019/20. The main aim is to ensure sufficient budgets for services to continue as normal in April next year. The first draft of the 2019/20 budget will be discussed at the Shadow Executive Committee on 17 October. The meeting is open to the public and all papers are available online at the BCP Shadow Authority website.


Visit the BCP Shadow Authority’s website for committee meeting papers. W: bcpshadowauthority.wordpress.com BH LIFE


Roads and travel

A338/Blackwater improvements continue As part of Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership’s Bournemouth International Growth (BIG) Programme, major works on the A338 are underway and speed limit restrictions in place.

A temporary 40mph speed limit is in place between Blackwater Junction and Cooper Dean roundabout to ensure work can be carried out safely. There is a permanent 50mph limit on sections of the A338 northbound and southbound to make it safer and easier to enter and exit the A338 at Blackwater Junction.

Programmed works will include: • creating an extra southbound lane on the section of the A338 between Blackwater Junction towards the Cooper Dean roundabout • improving the southbound ‘on slip’ to the A338 from the B3073 at Blackwater East Junction • B3073 bridge works and widening.

Plan ahead, think about your route and allow extra time for your journey. Subscribe to our blog. W: A338.info

DID YOU KNOW? Government funding has been secured through Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership. These works, as part of the BIG Programme, will facilitate better access into and around Bournemouth Airport, unlock employment land and stimulate economic growth.

Wallisdown Road: scheme update We are in the early stages of developing plans to improve Wallisdown Road, specifically at Boundary Roundabout and Wallisdown Crossroads. Recently, nearly 3,000 people took part in a survey to help shape our plans. Wallisdown Road is a key commuter route, serving two universities. The road scheme will: • improve access to public transport, walking and cycling facilities • reduce road collisions and casualties • create a higher quality public space • improve journeys for motorists.

Partnership (DLEP) via the government’s Local Growth Fund for Boundary Roundabout. Construction is likely to start in 2020.


To receive regular updates on the improvements and how the designs are progressing, sign up to our regular roads and travel email news service. W: bournemouth.gov.uk/emailnews


Funding for the scheme comes from a £2 million government grant to develop the road network at Wallisdown Crossroads, and an additional £1.3 million secured by Dorset Local Enterprise

Wallisdown Crossroads and Boundary Roundabout are used by around 35,000 vehicles a day.




Get Active

Lose Weight

Stop Smoking

Drink less

Do you want to become more active?

Finding it hard to lose weight?

Thinking about quitting smoking?

Need help to curb your drinking?

Get in touch today to access your free advice and coaching.

01305 233 105


Thinking of fostering? He did Are you single, married or in a same sex relationship? If you have room in your life and could provide a secure and caring home for a Bournemouth child we would like to hear from you. In return, you will have the help of a strong, supportive fostering team who are here to help you every step of the way, as well as fees and allowances. It also takes a lot less time than you think! Interested? Call 0800 009 3084 or visit bournemouth.gov.uk/fostering








n o o

Artists Impression

Introducing Clarendon House, Branksome Park Clarendon House is the latest McCarthy & Stone Retirement Living development for the over 60s, which will feature, stylish two bedroom apartments less than a mile from the charming village of Westbourne. Our new development is under construction with apartments available to reserve off-plan in autumn 2018.

Features and Benefits of Clarendon House:

Join us for our Discovery Day where you can find out more about Clarendon House. Call us today to confirm your attendance.

Venue: Branksome Dene Room, Promenade, Poole BH13 6JT Date: Wednesday 3rd October 2018 Time: 11am - 3pm

■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

House Manager Club lounge Landscaped gardens Camera entry system 24 hour security Guest suite#◊ Car parking on-site#◊ Close to local amenities

Clarendon House, 46-48 Tower Road, Branksome Park, Poole BH13 6FE

For more information or to reserve your place call us on 0800 882 1923 or visit mccarthyandstone.co.uk/clarendon-house #Subject to availability. ◊Additional charge applies.



Health and care

Are you an unpaid carer?


Helping someone you care about with day-to-day tasks can be very rewarding, but it can also be draining, physically, emotionally and financially. In recognition of this, hundreds of businesses across Dorset are offering discounts to local unpaid carers. Discounts are available to those with a carers’ card, which could be used for: • trips to the gym to help you maintain your health • discounts at the hospital canteen, where you could be a regular visitor • a complimentary therapy to give you some precious ‘me time’ for your wellbeing. If you want to get a free carers’ card, just sign up for the Carers’ Information Service (W: CRISPweb.org or T: 01202 458204). In addition to receiving the card you will be sent some information about other ways you can be supported and seek advice. There are more offers and discounts being added to the scheme all the time. W: mycarerscard.co.uk

Professional care work recognised Do you receive professional care and support or know someone who does? Nominations for our Proud to Care Awards are now open, giving you an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ by nominating an outstanding carer or care worker for an award. Councillor Blair Crawford, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, said: “Our Proud to Care initiative and award event raises the profile of the hard work, dedication and contribution that professional care workers make to residents’ lives each and every day.” The awards ceremony will take place in November. Nominations can be made via the Daily Echo by 15 October and further information is available on our website.


W: bournemouth.gov.uk/proudtocare

Have you heard of Flex 2 Learn? Our Skills & Learning service is introducing a new flexible learning project for carers and people working or looking for work in care. Would you like to improve your skills but find it hard to commit to a class at the same time every week? If the answer is yes, our ‘Flex 2 Learn’ project could be for you. There are flexible learning opportunities in English (including English for speakers of other languages), maths, computing and some care related qualifications. BH LIFE


Find out more online. W: skillsandlearningbdp.co.uk/flex2learn



Funding boost to help address rough sleeping Rough sleeping - the most severe form of homelessness - has increased recently across England. Unfortunately, Bournemouth is no exception. Councillor John Beesley, Leader of the Council, said: “On top of existing funding, the Council recently bid for and was awarded, £387,500 to help further tackle rough sleeping this year. Our action plan for this funding was highlighted as a good practice example in the government’s national Rough Sleeping Strategy.”

There is already a huge amount of work underway to reduce rough sleeping in Bournemouth, including yearround support to help people move off the streets and into accommodation. Councillor Robert Lawton, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “There are many specialist services working together to deliver support and accommodation to help people. Many individuals have support issues in addition to the need for accommodation, so the network and range of services provided is complex but essential.” On average, Bournemouth Council helps 15 rough sleepers each month to access suitable accommodation.


Concerned about someone rough sleeping? W: streetlink.org.uk or T: 0300 5000 914


A free local service for the whole community where you can get advice, information and support on alcohol. Call the BEAT on 01202 55 88 55 | Online referral: https://pds.drugreferrals.com Central Office: 6 Trinity House, 161 Old Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth, BH1 1JU Other Locations: Winton | Kinson | Littledown

www.addaction.org.uk The Bournemouth, Engagement & Assessment Team (BEAT) BH LIFE


ARE YOU LOOKING AFTER SOMEBODY ELSE’S CHILD? This could be Private Fostering. Did you know that Private Fostering is when a child under the age of 16 (under 18 if disabled) is cared for by someone who is not their parent or a close relative for 28 days or more? The Council has a duty to safeguard all children in the area and so it’s important that they are notified of a private fostering arrangement as soon as it is made. More info: www.bournemouth.gov.uk/privatefostering

Family run Butcher, General Stores and Post Office located in the heart of The New Forest. Proud stockists of many locally sourced New Forest Marque products, fresh produce, wines, beers and spirits.



+ gas bottle





We look forward to welcoming you in store Ringwood Road | Burley | BH24 4AB 8am - 7pm Mon to Sat | 9am - 4pm Sun 01425 402205 | heyyou@shappenstores.co.uk

k Talbot Par Nursery • • • • • •

Do yo un an exc eed ell Nurse ent ry your c for hild?

Family run sessional /full day care for children 2 - 4 years+ Government funding for 2, 3 & 4 year olds 15 & 30 hours Qualified experienced staff plus an Early Years Professional Well-resourced indoor and outdoor facilities Excellent Parent recommendations Healthy Early Years and Bournemouth Quality Standards Accredited

 01202 872 823  www.gas-express.co.uk 

01202 528512 | mdtalbotparknursery@googlemail.com Visit our Website talbotparknursery.co.uk or find us on Facebook & Twitter

32 Talbot Road, Winton, Bournemouth, BH9 2JF



Community services

Do you need help maintaining your home? Are you aged over 60, living in Bournemouth and would like help maintaining your home? See if you qualify for the Handy Man Repair Service.

behalf of the Council, provides practical help and will carry out this work for you. Labour is free. All you pay for are the materials used. If you own or rent your home in Bournemouth, are aged over 60, receive Pension Credit, Disability Living Allowance or other qualifying benefits, then you can apply.

Maintaining a home can be hard work and there may come a time when you need a bit of help. Someone to undertake household jobs for you, such as rehanging/repairing doors, kitchen repairs, installing a key safe, moving heavy furniture or just undertaking household repairs from renewing door handles to minor plumbing or any other job that will take under two hours. East Boro’s highly acclaimed Handy Man Repair Service, run on


Our Handy Man Repair Service is here to help. T: 01202 883503 E: handyvan@ebht.org.uk

Calling all book lovers Our popular home library service, run by Royal Voluntary Service, is looking to grow its service for housebound readers in Bournemouth.

The service brings books to people who can no longer get to a library. Volunteers deliver books and share their love of reading with the people they visit. They are a friendly face and a regular visitor to those whose mobility and social interactions are limited, and they provide a useful check on the safety and wellbeing of their readers too. Councillor Pat Oakley, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Tourism and the Arts, said: “The Home Library Service offers a vital link to the local library and enables people to carry on doing something they’ve always enjoyed. It also helps alleviate feelings of isolation and loneliness.” The Home Library Service is not only for older people, but for anybody who finds getting to the library difficult, including carers.


To find out more and to request a visit please contact the Royal Voluntary Service: T: 01305 236666 E: maria.jacobson@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

Alternatively, you can speak to staff at your local library. W: bournemouth.gov.uk/libraries BH LIFE

Commemoration events


Battle’s Over: reflection and remembrance Bournemouth’s commemoration events for the centenary of the end of World War One (WW1), provide an opportunity to find out about some of our local heroes and remember the sacrifices made. Armistice Day Bournemouth will take part in ‘Battle’s Over’, a national daylong commemoration on 11 November. The day begins at 6am at Bournemouth’s War Memorial with a lone piper playing Battle’s O’er, a traditional tune played after a battle. Readings from 1918 will include the Armistice telegram and the Mayor of Bournemouth’s announcement from that day 100 years ago.

Other events • On 1 October at 10:30am, a service takes place at special Bournemouth War Memorial for Sergeant Frederick Charles He was a Bournemouth Riggs. born soldier, killed in battle on 1 October 1918. He was later awarded the Victoria Cross, which is the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy.

The annual Remembrance Day Service at the War Memorial starts from 10:57am with a two-minute silence at 11am. Veterans, serving members of the Armed Forces and civic and community representatives will be in attendance. An evening commemoration outside the Town Hall includes music, readings and commemorative poppies plus beautiful cascading poppies projected onto the Town Hall. A trumpet will sound the Last Post followed by Reveille, and then the lighting of a Beacon at 7pm to signify peace. Local churches will be invited to join with others across the country in ‘Ringing Out for Peace’. Events are open to all. Please check details before attending. Councillor David Kelsey, Member Champion for the Armed Forces, said: “Our events are a fitting tribute to the heroic men and women who sacrificed so much for the freedoms we enjoy today.”

• The Russell-Cotes’ WW1 exhibition from 11 September to 18 November, contains a selection of military memorabilia, artwork and artefacts. • During November, Bournemouth Library will host an exhibition telling the stories of local men who died in 1918. • You can also see the information board and display in Lower Gardens commemorating those who served the in the Hampshire Regiment. DID YOU KNOW? A four-year programme of events to commemorate the centenary of WW1 started in 2014.



Find out more about commemoration events on our websites. W: bournemouth.gov.uk/remembrance W: bournemouth.gov.uk/libraries W: russellcotes.com


Arts Festival

Bournemouth’s annual celebration of art, culture, people and place This autumn, Arts by the Sea brings you another visual feast of inspirational and exciting experiences over eight days from 29 September to 6 October. The 2018 theme is ‘New Frontiers’ with a strand of events highlighting everything from technological innovation through to dystopian futures, amongst a broader programme. Councillor Pat Oakley, Cabinet Member for Tourism, Leisure and the Arts, said: “The Arts by the Sea Festival is a wonderful showcase for the arts in Bournemouth. You may not have experienced an ‘arts festival’ before, but don’t exclude yourself and miss out on the fun. There are interactive performances plus a truly amazing and exciting mix of events. Bring all the family and enjoy the free entertainment on offer.”

Festival highlights The opening weekend promises a whole host of fun with curious characters, intriguing performances and amazing artworks. Throughout the week there will be many fringe events, leading up to our closing nighttime procession on Saturday 6 October. The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band, various times and town centre locations Saturday 29 September and Sunday 30 September Hailing from Jaipur, this rousing new ensemble provide an exciting and hypnotic mix of music and dance. DisOrgan by Circus Kinetica, Central Gardens Saturday 29 September, 5pm to 11pm The DisOrgan is a reimagining of a seven-metre high musical instrument, once used to convey sacred music to gathered communities. It’s now an unusual, interactive musical machine. Silicon Shores by The Colour Project, Town Hall Saturday 29 September – 8pm, 9pm and 10pm Sunday 30 September – 8pm, 8.40pm, 9.30pm The Town Hall will become a grand display surface in a visual story featuring animated fish, an octopus and other sea creatures. See how the art of 3D projection mapping brings architecture to life. Herbert’s Dream by Compagnie des Quidams, Library to Pier Approach Saturday 29 September - 9.20pm Watch out for larger than life illuminated characters that manoeuver around on stilts in this unique procession. Titan the Robot – The Square Sunday 30 September – 3.45pm and 6pm Circus Folly: a Night Carnival by Shademakers UK Saturday 6 October – Old Christchurch Road at 7pm The creatures of Circus Folly break out of captivity to form a night carnival. Witness a spectacle and join in the fun. Dance to thumping percussion as tigers, horses, undersea beings and creatures of the sky reclaim the streets. BH LIFE

Arts Festival and events

Other autumn events Don’t hibernate this autumn, see what else is taking place in the coming weeks and months.

Sunset at the Museum, 4 October, until 8pm There is a rare chance to enjoy sunset over the best view in Bournemouth. As part of the Arts by the Sea Fringe, the Russell-Cotes’ protective blinds will be raised for one evening only, with live music and drinks available from our bar. Standard admission applies. W: russellcotes.com Russell-Cotes exhibition, from 2 November From princes to foundlings, Manchu brides to street gamblers. Come and see stunning images of China in the 186070s taken by legendary photographer, John Thomson. W: russellcotes.com

Essential Information The festival is mainly free to attend. Festival programmes (pictured aboved) can be found in local venues including libraries and the Town Hall. A limited number of brochures are also available. Times can and do change – always check details before attending.

Christmas Tree Wonderland, town centre from 16 November Our Christmas celebrations will feature a trail of dazzling trees inspired by countries from around the world. The town’s alpine market, santa’s grotto and ice rink will return too and the big wheel will be back at Pier Approach. Enjoy live seasonal music, entertainment and magical illuminations. W: bournemouth.co.uk/ christmas

W: artsbythesea.co.uk Do your bit to make the festival greener We’re encouraging sustainable travel, recycling and refilling your bottle or coffee cup whilst at the festival. Our official festival travel partner, Yellow Buses, are offering exclusive offers for festival customers. W: yellowbuses.co.uk


Bournemouth is fast-becoming a hotspot for digital innovation. Arts by the Sea is part of ‘BOMO’ a season of arts, culture and ideas including conferences in technology and creativity alongside a mix of film, theatre, visual arts, literature and music events. W: bomofestival.com

For October half-term activities, see page 23.




Waste and recycling

Are you planning a trip to the tip? If you’re having a clear out, please be aware that Millhams Community Recycling Centre is closed from 24 September to 21 October for essential drainage improvement works. As an alternative during this time, you can take your waste to: • Nuffield Household Recycling Centre, Nuffield Road, Poole, BH17 0RS from 8am to 8pm. • Christchurch Household Recycling Centre, Wilverley Road, BH23 3RU, from 9am to 6pm (car users only).

These centres will be busier than usual. You may wish to postpone your visit until after 22 October, when Millhams has reopened. You could donate unwanted items still in good order at a Give or Take Day. These are like jumble sales but everything is free. Or get your broken items repaired whilst enjoying tea and cake at a ‘Repair Café’. • Give or Take - Henry Brown Youth Centre on 29 September, 27 October and 24 November or The Cotton Exchange, 507 Christchurch Road on 3 November. • Repair Café – Bournemouth Library on 6 October.


For more details about Millhams and our recycling events, visit our website: W: bournemouth.gov.uk/millhams W: bournemouth.gov.uk/recycling

Help at the touch of a button




quote ref. BHL18

A tailor-made service using a wide range of telecare equipment to help your loved ones maintain their independence.

Our equipment helps you with: • • • •

Dementia Falls management Medication management Safety and security

Covering all BH Postcodes

FREE demonstration:

01202 452795 careline@bournemouth.gov.uk

bournemouth.gov.uk/careline BH LIFE


Stable Structures

Beautiful and practical outdoor living with high quality garden buildings

www.stablestructures.co.uk Hurn: 01202 476 912 - Hurn Bridge - Christchurch - Dorset - BH23 6AE Cadnam: 02380 812 293 - Cadnam Garden Centre - Cadnam - Totton - SO40 2NB John Browns: 01202 825 293 - John Browns Garden Centre - Ringwood Rd - Wimborne - BH21 6RD

WE HAVE MOVED Problems with your PC or laptop?

Let us make I•T• Local, knowledgeable and affordable. All backed up with fantastic service!

Come and see us at our new shop between Iceland & Motobitz. EZ Computers has moved but don’t worry we have moved just up the road between Iceland and Motobitz. Pop in and see the new shop with internet cafe and gaming centre. EZ Computers Repair Centre have been operating in the Winton area since the early 1990’s. Initially started as a retail store, EZ Computers swiftly branched out into offering repair services to the local community on a NO FIX NO FEE basis.



national union of students


Monday - Friday 9:00am - 7:00pm Saturday 9:30am - 5:00pm Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

EZ Computer Repair Centre 469 Wimborne Road • Winton • Bournemouth • BH9 2AN

Tel: 01202 267267 & 01202 268268 Email: info@ezcomputers.co.uk www.facebook.com/EzComputersRepairCentre/



Start Your Adoption Journey Here

We are looking for adopters for children of all ages but particularly for children over the age of 3, those who need to be placed with brothers or sisters, and those with additional emotional or physical needs. Aspire is a Regional Adoption Agency providing adoption services for Bournemouth Borough Council, Dorset County Council and the Borough of Poole. T: 0300 123 9868 E: enquiries@aspireadoption.co.uk W: aspireadoption.co.uk

24/7 live-in care & companionship in the comfort of your own home Our round the clock live-in companionship & care packages start from ÂŁ695 per week Remain in the home you love Short and long term care available Affordable person centred care Stay close to loved ones and pets Advanced care needs supported Choice of qualified care workers Care can be quickly provided

Please call Mark on 01202 618 400 or 07500 763 584 or visit www.promedica24.co.uk/dorset


21 Trustee Recruitment Age UK Bournemouth is a registered charity which meets the requirements for public benefit by working with older people, especially those in need. We work to promote the wellbeing of all older people to make later life fulfilling and an enjoyable experience, and we do this in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and East Dorset. We are looking for committed individuals to expand the range of our Trustee skills set. As a trustee you will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to the aims of Age UK Bournemouth and to be responsible collectively with other trustees and the Chief Executive for setting the strategic aims of the charity

and for the wellbeing, development and governance of the charity. We would like to have a wide range of people on the Board, and seek to be representative of the diverse population. There is no need to have trustee experience to apply.

We are a hardworking and professional team of cleaning specialists, offering high quality window cleaning and other external cleaning services in Dorset and Hampshire. Dedicated to providing the best external cleaning services.

How to apply: A Trustee Recruitment pack is available by contacting Sarah Lloyd via email. sarah.lloyd@ ageukbournemouth.org.uk

Registered charity number 1113294

We clean residential properties as well as commercial buildings. We guarantee a reliable, regular, high quality service at an affordable price.






We agree!



0800 2404555 | 07951 858504 quote@dorsetwindowcleaning.co.uk www.dorsetwindowcleaning.co.uk

Contact CIS to advertise your business here 01253 885777

LOCKSMITH 01202 805996 Call Phil from Goldi Locks Locksmith, we have been recognised as best locksmith by Build News

Everything to do with PVC doors, hard to operate, can't lock, can't open, lost keys. Garage doors. Key safes. Anything to do with your locks and keys!! OAP DISCOUNT, NO VAT & FREE CALL OUT.

Karting for any occasion Stags/Hens • Corporate Entertainment • Birthdays

or Just a great day out with friends! Gift vouchers now available for the ideal Christmas gift. Based adjacent to Bournemouth International Airport

T: 01202 577733

www.southcoastkarting.co.uk BH LIFE

22 The best in Surfacing Contractors for commercial, industrial and domestic clients. Established in 1996, The Surfacing Company Ltd are proud to provide a range of industrial, commercial and domestic surfacing solutions. With comprehensive prices and experienced trained operatives you can rest assured you are dealing with the professionals. Based in Dorset we can travel across the South including Southampton, Reading, Oxford, Guildford and further, including London.

Phone: 01202 240375 Mobile: 07801 531504 or 07831 610614 info@thesurfacingcompany.co.uk www.thesurfacingcompany.co.uk









chamber music



41-43 Poole Hill, Bournemouth, BH2 5PW Tel. 01202 557 583 Southbourne Ales - Now Brewing in Bournemouth


Unit 2, 106 Cobham Road, Ferndown industrial Estate, Ferndown, Dorset, BH21 7PQ

Natalie Clein Sunday 21 October at 3pm £20 Kimmeridge House Bournemouth University BH12 5BB

Free entry for 8-25-year-olds


MOT & Service The ONE STOP shop for all vehicle servicing and repairs

fitnfixauto.com or call 01202 522 888




You’re looking after someone? But who’s looking after you?

Call us on 01202 698325

Children and education


Halloween half-term fun A range of spooky and seasonal activities are taking place this October half-term. From 20 to 28 October, join the Russell-Cotes for spooktacular crafts, workshops, trails, and a ghoulish treasure-hunt. Visit our website for more details. W: russellcotes.com/halloween Over at Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre, the ever-popular Halloween Trail is on 26 and 27 October, 10:30am to 3pm. No need to book, cost is £3 per child. T: 01202 451618 for more information.

New mums - low mood? Being a new mum is amazing but it can also cause all sorts of strange things like feeling really low and anxious and not quite right in yourself. These feelings are probably due to the sudden hormonal and chemical changes that take place in your body after childbirth. These feelings are normal and usually only last for a few days. Councillor Nicola Greene, Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services, said: “Bournemouth Children’s Centres provide a wealth

of advice for local families with children under five years old. This includes health visitor run services for new mums experiencing low mood and a family support service, which provides intensive help to families at times of need.” Low mood is common in new mums. Please remember that you are not alone and advice is available from your local children’s centre, health visitor or GP. Find out more online. W: nhs.uk/lowmood

W: bournemouthchildrenscentres.org.uk

Hands up if you want to save money Did you know you may be able to open a Tax-Free Childcare account? For every £8 you pay, the government adds £2. You can get up to £2,000 per child, per year or up to £4,000 if your child is disabled.

registered childminders and school based care such as breakfast, after-school and holiday clubs.

Tax-Free Childcare is being rolled-out to parents with children under the age of 12, or 17 if the child is disabled.

W: childcarechoices.gov.uk

The money can be used to pay for day nurseries, pre-schools,

If you are a working parent, find out more and apply online.

Childcare advice and support is available from the Children’s Information Service. W: bournemouth.gov.uk/cis BH LIFE


Legacies and Gifts in Memory COMMUNITY CARE OPTICIANS

Home visiting opticians from


dH Fre


“Our reptiles and amphibians are rare, beautiful, fascinating and precious. Sadly, most are also vulnerable and in need of conservation, today more than ever, so please join me in supporting Amphibian and Reptile Conservation in any way you can.”

mm on




Community Care Opticians


Providing FREE NHS Eye Tests at home for clients who cannot get to the High Street on their own. We specialise in providing a reliable and efficient service providing eye care to you in the comfort of your own home.

Chris Packham Patron, ARC

To learn more about our domiciliary care, including our eye tests at home and hearing tests at home please feel free to contacts us.

Legacies in your will

Gifts in Memory

The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust (ARC) is a Registered Charity: England & Wales number: 1130188. Scotland number: SC044097.

Many families decide to honour the life of a lost loved one by suggesting donations in lieu of giving flowers. These gifts are a special gesture that help further a cause close to the family or loved one.

Remembering ARC in your Will is a special way to support the future of these wonderful species.

Tel: 01202 889472 Email: solent@ccchealth.co.uk

For more information, please contact ARC: T: 01202 391319 E: enquiries@arc-trust.org

6 Heath Close | Wimborne | Bournemouth | BH21 2LP

Choose the best for you


Links to Work is a voluntary programme that offers a unique service in which you can choose your own tailored support package to help you get back into the world of work. To find out how we can help you pop in for a chat, we’ll be at the following venues between 9.30am and 12.30pm on: Monday 1 October – Fairview House, BH1 2EE Tuesday 2 October – Henry Brown Centre, BH11 8DU Thursday 4 October – Abilities Poole, BH15 2NN Friday 5 October – Somerford Arc, BH23 3EH Get in touch if you’re unable to attend any of the above dates and we can arrange to meet you in a place which is convenient to you.

• Personal Care such as assistance with toileting,

0800 917 9262 www.linkstowork.co.uk @linkstowork


In partnership with

For further details about how to leave a legacy, or how to set up gifts in memory, please visit: www.arc-trust.org/legacies

washing, dressing, bathing and feeding

• Support with medication needs

This programme is co-financed by the European Social Fund

• Support to develop independent living skills • Domestic Support

Sunday 28 October 2018

• Support with shopping, meal preparation,


benefits, correspondence and budgeting

Specialists in adult care from ages 18+

Call: 01202 247270 www.you-cas.com manager@you-cas.com


We believe YOU are the centre of our service




A must attend event!


Parks and nature


Green spaces to visit this autumn The days may be cooling and the night’s drawing in, but autumn is a wonderful opportunity to explore our award-winning parks and gardens.

Here we give you five seasonal ideas of where to visit this autumn.


Marvel at the changing colours of the trees in Bournemouth’s Upper and Central Gardens (from the War Memorial towards Coy Pond).

It’s the perfect time of year to grab some fresh air and enjoy nature’s seasonal changes. We are spoilt for choice when it comes to somewhere to visit, with 19 Green Flag sites across Bournemouth. A Green Flag is the mark of a quality park or green space.

2. 3. 4. 5.

Take the dogs for a walk then warm up with a hot drink or bite to eat at Woodpecker Café in Queen’s Park.

Hengistbury Head lets you enjoy the coast, countryside and amazing views all in one trip. Explore the River Stour at Tuckton and watch the world go by with a stop off at Tuckton Tea Gardens.

Go fungus spotting in the woods at Stour Valley Nature Reserve or join in with a nature activity at Kingfisher Barn.

i Visit our website for more ideas. W: bournemouth.gov.uk/parks

New park volunteer groups to improve health and wellbeing A new Parks in Mind ecotherapy project is creating volunteering opportunities in local parks to help improve people’s mental and physical health and reduce social isolation. Through participation and using the therapeutic power of being outdoors, people will be able to meet up, talk and support each other. Ultimately, people will maintain and improve their own health whilst helping to create better local parks.


We have worked with Public Health Dorset and Bournemouth Parks Foundation to develop the Parks in Mind project.

Parks in Mind will meet three days a week at: • Churchill Gardens • Knyveton Gardens • Shelley Park • Horseshoe Common. The project is open to everyone. So whether you want to maintain your current good health, improve your wellbeing, are suffering with poor mental health or recovering from addiction, we’d love you to join in. BH LIFE

i Visit the Parks Foundation website to find out more. W: bournemouthparksfoundation.org.uk


Level 1 & Level 2 (10 to 15 year olds) Level 3 (11+ up to further & higher education)

Pop along for a FREE independent check Littledown Centre Chaseside, Bournemouth BH7 7DX

For children who live or go to school in Bournemouth. Sessions take place at King’s Park Cycle Centre with our fully qualified instructors. T: 01202 454636 E: road.safety@bournemouth.gov.uk Dates and booking details: bournemouth.gov.uk/bikeability


Three Bikeability levels:

! ecks EEeat Ch FRCar S

Saturday and School Holiday Cycling Courses

car seat safe?

ild Ch



Is your child’s

OW? N K of all car seats are not fitted correctly

10am - 3pm

11 December bournemouth.gov.uk/childcarseat Bournemouth Road Safety Team in partnership with Child Seat Safety Ltd

Our LifeDrive course, for drivers aged 17-25 who have passed their test in the last four years, provides confidence, knowledge and the experience needed to reduce accidents.

For details about the next course email: helen@lifedriveuk.org or visit the website: www.lifedriveuk.org





16 Seat Minibus Travel

Special Escorted Tours London | Oxford | Bath

We remove condensation, misting and steaming from inside double glazing. Covering Bournemouth, Poole and surrounding areas. To have your double glazing repaired rather than replaced can be up to 50% cheaper!

Feeling at home wherever you go Events • Transfers • Tours Corporate/Business Functions • School Contracts Days Out • Airport • Sporting Events • Theatre Trips • Race Days Out • Hen & Stag Events • Southampton/Portland Cruise Liners Group & Social Activities • Wedding Functions

Mr DeMister also offers a 10 year guarantee.

We also undertake all aspects of window repairs including: Hinges • Locks • Handles • Gaskets • Windows with draught

01202 960154 07423 066891

Book your trip today

07751 442 321

E: info@arrowmakertravel.co.uk

We can offer help with domestic chores, cleaning and shopping, helping you manage your life with dignity and independence. Every care plan at Prama is carefully tailored to making sure each individual maintains their independence for as long as possible, at home. It’s easy to get in touch with Prama, whether you are looking for help for yourself, for a family member or even or a patient or client. All enquiries are treated sensitively, and in strict confidence. (Poole area) (Bournemouth, Ferndown, Verwood & West Moors) Tel: 01202 207300 E: info@pramacare.co.uk

(Blandford, Weymouth, Wimborne & Wareham)



Contact your council

Contact your council A: Town Hall, Bourne Avenue, Bournemouth. BH2 6DY W: bournemouth.gov.uk E: enquiries@bournemouth.gov.uk T: 01202 451451

Council Tax and benefits

Council meetings

Council Tax - 24hr payment line............ 0330 0887966 Council Tax - enquiries........................... 01202 451597 Council Tax reduction............................ 01202 451592 Benefits - housing.................................. 01202 451592 Business rates ....................................... 01202 454833 01202 451571

A selection of upcoming council meetings. • Cabinet on 10 October, 7 November and 12 December at 10:30am, Town Hall • Full Council on 18 September, 30 October and 4 December at 7pm, Town Hall • Planning Board on 17 September, 15 October and 19 November at 2:30pm, Town Hall • Licensing Board on 27 September, 2, 16, 25 October and 6, 13, 22 November at 9:45am, Town Hall


Housing - council tenants...................... 0800 0281870 Housing defects (private tenants).......... 01202 451083 Housing grants ...................................... 01202 454979 Housing register..................................... 01202 451467


Leisure activities

Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre........... 01202 451618 Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre................ 01202 451548 Parks...................................................... 01202 451629 Queen’s Park Golf Course..................... 01202 451675 Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum.... 01202 451858 Seafront office / beach huts................... 01202 451781

Please check and confirm details before attending any meeting. W: bournemouth.gov.uk/councilmeetings T: 01202 454713

Area Forums

Parking and travel

Blue badges........................................... 01202 458744 Bus passes............................................. 01202 451584 Parking .................................................. 01202 454721

A selection of upcoming community meetings held in different areas. • North Bournemouth Area Forum: 15 September at Howe Croft Community Centre and 17 November at Kingsleigh School, 10am • Bournemouth Older People’s Forum: 21 September, 19 October, 16 November, and 7 December, 10:30am at The Bridge, Littledown Centre site. • Wallisdown, Winton West and Ensbury Park: 27 October, 10:30am at Ensbury Park Community Centre

Street services

Graffiti reporting..................................... 01202 451199 Roads and pavements........................... 01202 451199 Rubbish and recycling .......................... 01202 451199 Street cleaning ...................................... 01202 451199 Street lighting ........................................ 01202 451199


Other council services

Births, deaths and weddings ................ 01202 454945 Children’s Information Service............... 01202 456222 Planning................................................. 01202 451323 Noise issues (day/out of hours) ............ 01202 451296/ 0800 0281870 Social care - adults................................ 01202 454979 Social care - children............................. 01202 458101 The Kinson Hub: Housing enquiries ...... 01202 451915 Library enquiries ......... 01202 452788 Tourist information................................. 01202 451734 Trading standards ................................. 03454 040506

Please visit our website for the contact details of each area forum in Bournemouth, further meeting dates may be coming up. W: bournemouth.gov.uk/areaforums T: 01202 451165

Local councillors Find out who your local councillors are by visiting our website. Search by name, ward and political party. You can also print and keep your own copy of ‘The Council List’, which contains contact details of all 54 councillors.

This magazine is available in audio and large print T: 01202 451435. Read or listen to the magazine online W: bournemouth.gov.uk/bhlife

W: bournemouth.gov.uk/councillors BH LIFE



UNITED TAXIS Book through the App Book and Track your taxi on our Mobile App RAffordable RSafe RPay by cash RPay by card



Events listing

What’s on in Bournemouth? September 14-22 Inside Out Dorset with performances in ‘extraordinary places’. W: insideoutdorset.co.uk

Board Game Fridays Rediscover the pleasure of playing board games in the Russell-Cotes Café Gallery. Vintage and modern games for you to try, while you enjoy some tea and cake. Cafe Gallery admission is free. 21 September, 19 October and 16 November. W: russellcotes.com 26

Dorset Humanists: ‘Evolution and Ethics’ with retired professor Greg Atkins. Green House Hotel, 7:30pm. Free entry. W: dorsethumanists.co.uk


The Careers and Apprenticeship Show, 4:30pm to 8pm, BIC. W: careersandapprenticeshipshow.co.uk


Roundabout Festival at the Pavilion Dance Terraces. ‘Pop-up, plug in and play’ theatre and comedy for children and grown-ups, various performances. Tickets and info T: 01202 280000 W: lighthousepoole.co.uk


Metropole Street Market with a Steampunk science fiction and fantasy theme. An eccentric ensemble of all things creative and delicious. Holdenhurst Road, Lansdowne. W: metropolemarket.co.uk

26-27 Halloween Trail at Hengistbury Head, 10:30am to 3pm. Starts at the Visitor Centre and costs £3 per child. No need to book. For information T: 01202 451618 27

Ghostly Whispers… an eerie audio tour at RussellCotes, 7pm. Gothic tales and ghostly sightings washed down with drinks from Annie’s Unearthly Apothecary. Tickets £9. W: russellcotes.com/terror


Metropole Market with Day of the Dead theme Holdenhurst Road, Lansdowne. W: metropolemarket.co.uk

November 1-4 The Shelley Frankenstein Festival celebrates the life and works of the Shelley family and this year’s 200th anniversary of Frankenstein. Various events. W: shelleyfrankfest.org 3

Westbourne Farmers’ Market, Landseer Road. W: bournemouth.co.uk


Remembrance Sunday and WW1 Commemorations, see page 15

Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland Opening from 16 November, come and visit our unique festive trail with spectacular Christmas trees from around the world. Open until 2 January 2019. W: bournemouth.co.uk/christmas

29-30 Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival on until 6 October. W: artsbythesea.co.uk

October 1-6

Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival. W: artsbythesea.co.uk


Westbourne Farmers’ Market, Landseer Road. W: bournemouth.co.uk


Bournemouth Marathon Festival, Pier Approach. W: bournemouthmarathon.com


One World by the Sea is a showcase of cultural diversity and includes local cinema, music, dance, food and education with fringe events across Bournemouth and Poole. W: oneworldbythesea.co.uk


Reindeer Making at the Outdoor Education Centre (Hengistbury Head), 12pm to 3pm. Five half-hour sessions available. £7 per reindeer. Booking essential on T: 01202 451618

December 1

Westbourne Farmers’ Market, Landseer Road. W: bournemouth.co.uk


Reindeer Making at the Outdoor Education Centre (Hengistbury Head), 12pm to 3pm. Five half-hour sessions available. £7 per reindeer. Booking essential on T: 01202 451618


Sign up to our What’s On email news service for regular event updates. W: bournemouth.gov.uk/emailnews

22-26 Half-term – see page 23 BH LIFE


01202 904 101 07775 317 943 E: info@bournemouthtreecare.co.uk




Stump Grinding

Hedge Work

All aspects of tree work undertaken by our highly experienced team of Arboriculturists.

Bournemouth Tree Care specialise in stumps that are difficult to get to and can remove the stump completely.

Bournemouth Tree Care offer the whole range of hedge work from trimming, height reduction, to complete hedge removal.




Bournemouth Tree Care can supply and fit all types and styles of fencing using either wooden or concrete materials.

Our skilled landscape team can create a beautiful patio that will enhance the appearance of your home.

Bournemouth Tree Care can design and construct timber decking to complement your garden, creating a fabulous outdoor living space.

Bournemouth Tree Care Ltd | 77 New Road | West Parley | Ferndown | BH22 8EA

adventure golf restaurant & bar bh2 leisure complex exeter road bournemouth

book now www.mrmulligan.com

Profile for Bournemouth Borough Council

BH Life Autumn 2018  

BH Life, the official magazine of Bournemouth Borough Council. Autumn 2018 edition.

BH Life Autumn 2018  

BH Life, the official magazine of Bournemouth Borough Council. Autumn 2018 edition.


Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded