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A new chapter for local government in Dorset Work towards local government reorganisation has reached a significant landmark. The parliamentary process to dissolve Dorset’s existing nine councils and create two brand new unitary authorities is complete.


Tackling litter

The Council continues to work hard to ensure people receive a great experience in Bournemouth, whilst also maintaining the town’s quality environment. Read more on page 14 about our ‘Leave Only Footprints’ message to tackle beach litter.

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Councillors across the conurbation are busy working together as part of the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Shadow Authority. Now is the time for us to embrace this change as we work to implement simplified structures and a more efficient set up for local government in Dorset. Find out more about how we are preparing for the new council on page 7. Summer is also a busy season for the town as Bournemouth plays host to an influx of visitors. The Council continues to support the local economy in a variety of ways, including providing free events which benefit residents as well as visitors. See pages 16 to 17 for details of the Bournemouth Air Festival and other summer activities.




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Wishing you all an enjoyable summer.


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News in brief

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Pier Approach improvements showcased The Big Wheel is back at Pier Approach and residents and visitors have been making the most of the improved surroundings. Granite paving has been installed with new street furniture and semi-submerged bins. Raised planting and the materials used, link in with earlier landscaping on the eastern side of Pier Approach. Coastal Communities Minister, Jake Berry MP recently visited to see the major transformation; made possible as part of a

grant of £5.6 million from government’s Coastal Communities Fund for the Dorset Coastal Connections portfolio, co-ordinated by Dorset Coast Forum. The portfolio comprises 18 projects to support and boost the economies of Dorset’s coastal areas, including £1.9 million for the Pier Approach project, match-funded and led by Bournemouth Council. Councillor John Beesley, Leader of the Council, said: “Thanks to government funding, our world class seafront continues to be a top destination for a huge number of visitors all year round.” W: bournemouth.gov.uk/pierapproach

Homes for rent at Berry Court Prospective tenants have been registering their interest in homes at Berry Court, a £27 million high-quality housing development on St Peter’s Road in the town centre. Built in partnership by housing provider Radian and The Bournemouth Development Company, the 113 properties feature one, two and three bedroom apartments, including penthouses and duplexes.

“Berry Court is playing an important role in our Town Centre Vision by bringing forward much needed homes for rent in the centre of the town.” 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 Bournemouth Development Company is our partnership with Morgan Sindall Investments. W: livebetter-rentsmart.co.uk

Attending the launch of a show home with partners involved in the scheme, Councillor John Beesley, Leader of the Council, said:

Slades Farm new building Our parks team is working with Active Dorset to bring improved facilities to Slades Farm. A replacement building for the old pavilion will open in the autumn. The new building will provide a community space, public toilets and café facility. Active Dorset will have a presence onsite, creating opportunities for people to get more involved in physical activity and community initiatives. W: bournemouth.gov.uk/SFPav


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Tackling enviro crime Not picking up your dog’s waste or dropping litter risks an £80 fine. Did you know that dropping a cigarette end, spitting and repairing or selling a vehicle on the road are also offences? One of the ways we’re tackling these nuisance problems is by working with a private enforcement company who issue fines to those they witness committing an offence. These fines are known as ‘fixed penalty notices’ or FPNs for short. In the last year 1,660 FPNs have been issued, including 1,607 just for littering. Councillor David Smith, Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment, said: “If people took more care when disposing of their litter then this penalty would not be necessary. Bournemouth prides itself on its clean and green environment and we are really disappointed that a small minority continue to drop litter.”

You can report environmental issues online. W: bournemouth.gov.uk/report

Bournemouth’s new Mayor Councillor Derek Borthwick became the Mayor of Bournemouth earlier this year. Derek has been a councillor since 2007 serving the residents of Throop and Muscliff. He was born in Chiswick but was evacuated to Bournemouth during the war when he lived with his grandmother and attended school at Hill View and Moordown St John’s. Derek is married to Dorothy and the couple retired to Bournemouth in 1999. The Mayor celebrates our achievements, attends civic and

community events, and raises funds for charity. This year, the Mayor’s Charity Appeal Fund will be supporting Bournemouth Leukaemia Fund. Councillor Borthwick said: “I’m very honoured and privileged to be representing the town as the Mayor this year. I am looking forward to working hard on the behalf of our local residents and my chosen charity in what I’m expecting to be a very challenging but fantastic year.” W: bournemouth.gov.uk/mayor

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Saturday and School Holiday Cycling Courses Three Bikeability levels: Level 1 & Level 2 (10 to 15 year olds) Level 3 (11+ up to further & higher education)

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Local government


Historic day for local government in Dorset Legislation has now been passed in both Houses of Parliament meaning that Dorset residents will be served by two brand new unitary councils from April 2019 - Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, and Dorset Council. The county’s nine current councils will cease to exist on 31 March 2019. Each of the new councils (see area map above) will serve around 400,000 residents, putting them within the 20 largest local authorities in the country. Councillor John Beesley, Leader of Bournemouth Council, said: “These two new councils will have a stronger, co-ordinated voice when bidding for government funding and investment, and residents will benefit from having councils with less overheads that are better able to protect local services in the future.” Now that the parliamentary process is complete, the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Joint Committee has been replaced by the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Shadow Authority. The Shadow Authority is made up of 125 seats, filled by all existing 120 councillors from the current councils (and five councillors who are both Borough and County Councillors for Christchurch). The first meeting took place in June at Bournemouth University and the Shadow Authority appointed Jane Portman to the interim statutory ‘head of paid service’ role.

A permanent Chief Executive for the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council will be recruited later this year. Councillors have now been appointed to relevant committees including the Shadow Executive Committee, which is similar to ‘Cabinet’ and oversees the plans for the new council. Bournemouth Council continues to deliver all your local council services between now and March 2019. Our primary focus is to make sure there’s a smooth transfer of services to the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council.

Key dates • Now to 31 March 2019 - Bournemouth Council continues to run Bournemouth’s services • February 2019 - The Shadow Authority will set the first budget for the new council • 1 April 2019 - ‘Vesting Day’ for the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council • 2 May 2019 - Local Elections - the number of seats will be 76 as the new council will be served by fewer councillors than at present.

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Roads and travel

Autumn works scheduled: A338 between Blackwater Junction and Cooper Dean roundabout Works to improve journey times and reduce delays for those travelling on the A338 will soon be underway. As part of the Bournemouth International Growth programme, major works are programmed to start in the autumn to widen the A338 and create extra lane capacity between Blackwater Junction and Cooper Dean roundabout. The improvements are likely to take around ten months to complete and will include: • creating an extra southbound lane on the section of the A338 between Blackwater Junction and Cooper Dean roundabout • improvements to the ‘on slip’ onto the A338 Southbound from the B3073 at Blackwater East Junction. During the works the speed limit on this stretch of the A338 between Blackwater Junction and Cooper Dean Roundabout will be reduced to 40mph. Traffic will also be reduced to one lane on the southbound A338 and lane restrictions are also likely to be implemented on the A338 northbound to enable safe working in the central reserve.

Motorists are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys or take alternative routes whilst the works are taking place. Sign up to the blog at A338.info to receive regular updates. Earlier this year works finished at Blackwater East Junction, which has created extra capacity at this junction. Blackwater West Junction will also be improved once the works on the A338 are substantially completed. The full benefit of these improvements will not be felt until the West Junction is also completed in spring 2020.


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Foster carers come from all walks of life

Could you be a foster carer like Dave and Pat? Dave and Pat “Being foster carers started for us when our own four children had left home and we realised there was a gap in our lives. We’d had a few years on our own, taken some good holidays, then I suppose the empty nest syndrome set in.

Dave and Pat have opened up their home and their hearts, for 27 babies and children over the last six years. It’s a journey that has made a massive impact on them as well as those they’ve cared for. Dave tells us his story.

So far, 27 children have come into our lives - and we can’t wait for the next one to come through our front door!

“We both thought it was the right time for us and this came from a combination of factors. We felt we’d been okay parents… why couldn’t we do the same for other children too? We wanted to give something back and we had something to offer. I only had experience of my own children but Pat had always worked in nurseries and with young children, and she said she’d like to look into it.

“We applied, completed the assessment and that was six years ago. Some of the children have stayed for just a couple of days as an emergency placement while others have been with us for much longer.

“So far, 27 children have come into our lives - and we can’t wait for the next one to come through our front door!”

In Bournemouth, there is a need for 25 more local carers for children. Councillor Nicola Greene, Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services, said: “Great carers come from all walks of life. Age, gender, ethnic background, what sort of house you live in, whether or not you are married, single or in a relationship, and how much you earn. None of these are barriers. The ideal foster carer is someone who can provide a child with a stable, supportive home for as long as it is needed.”


W: bournemouth.gov.uk/fostering - apply online T: 0800 009 3084 - speak to a member of our team.




Have you signed up for garden waste collections? So far, over 18,500 of you have joined the 2018 garden waste scheme. Last year’s scheme resulted in 5,000 tonnes of garden waste being collected and composted.

It will take a few weeks to deliver your calendar, sticker and bins (if needed) before your collections start. There are other ways you can recycle your garden waste for free, by taking it to Millhams Community Recycling Centre of Christchurch Household Recycling Centre. Gardeners may also want to know that we’ve teamed up with getcomposting.com to provide you with great value home compost bins and offers such as ‘buy one get one half price’. You can also find other environmental products like water butts and more.

If you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time to make the most of the scheme. Fortnightly collections run until 14 December and the fee is £43 (or a £60 collection fee for two bins).


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Make use of our Age UK Bournemouth Day Centre We operate a Day Centre, 3 days a week, for the over 60s, based in Bournemouth. We provide a 2 course meal, refreshments, and range of activities to promote physical and mental wellbeing. Attendance is by referral only and is for people living in the BH1-BH11 area. Transport can be provided. Cost is £22 (including transport). Personal care is not provided. If you wish to refer someone or to find out more information please contact the office on 01202 530530 or visit our website: www.ageukbournemouth.org.uk Registered charity number 1113294

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Love the beach and leave only footprints It’s summer and the beaches are drawing in the crowds. The award-winning seafront is our pride and joy.

about Bournemouth’s natural environment. Many people actively pick up litter after others, volunteer at community beach cleans and dispose of their own waste responsibly. Every effort is appreciated and helps support our Leave Only Footprints message.”


The quality of our natural environment is one of the reasons we love living here and we all want it to remain in tip top condition. On a hot busy beach day, some 100,000 visitors generate serious amounts of rubbish. We spend nearly £1 million keeping the 10 miles of Bournemouth and Poole’s beaches clean, including recycling and disposing of seafront waste. Our cleaning team includes six full time staff and 15 seasonal workers. They litter pick the beach, use three beach tractors, assorted tractor kit, plus surf rakes.

• New for this year are 200 additional bins, some underground as part of improvements to Pier Approach (see page 4). • Zero seafront waste goes to landfill - it’s all processed, recycled or turned into energy. • Beaches in Bournemouth and Poole boast a combined total of 18 Keep Britain Tidy accolades. Our eight Blue Flag beaches join Boscombe Pier and Bournemouth Pier in achieving Seaside Awards.

Visit the seafront and grab a selfie This summer, the seafront has been transformed into a work of art. Thanks to local gallery, Ambassadeur Art, a variety of artists have created a series of murals that make fun and colourful backdrops for your pictures. The Selfie Wall Trail stretches from Sandbanks all the way to Southbourne meaning wherever you are on the seafront, the perfect selfie opportunity isn’t far away. There’s also the chance of winning a fantastic prize for taking the best selfie. Our competition runs until 2 September. Visit our website for full details and get snapping and sharing your pictures #loveselfiewalls


W: bournemouth.co.uk/leaveonlyfootprints

Councillor Pat Oakley, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Tourism, said: “We know that residents care greatly


Meet the artists and download our trail map and leaflet. W: bournemouth.co.uk/selfiewalltrail BH LIFE



Council help and support for people without a home Rough sleeping is the most severe and visible form of homelessness. Did you know that our support to rough sleepers continues all year round? We provide support to assist people to move off the street and into safe and sustainable accommodation.

people rough sleeping to struggle to take up the support on offer. The St Mungo’s rough sleeper team work to build trust and understand issues so they can help people move forward. This can take months and sometimes even years, but they do not give up on anyone.

3 ways you can help rough sleepers 1. Worried about someone? Let us know. streetlink.org.uk T: 0300 5000 914 2. Want to give money? Donate to recognised charities like the St Mungo’s rough sleeper team. bournemouth.gov.uk/makechangecount

Councillor Robert Lawton, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “Rough sleeping is a complex issue. There are many reasons why people find themselves in this situation. For some people, rough sleeping is not just a housing problem as it is linked with traumatic life experiences and complex needs. Our approach recognises these contributing factors.” We work together with social services, drug and alcohol treatment, healthcare teams and many others to ensure that those who are rough sleeping receive the support they need. Services include the St Mungo’s rough sleeper team and approximately 150 supported hostel bed spaces for people who have slept rough. We recognise that it is not unusual for some

3. Have time to spare? Give your help by volunteering. streetsupport.net/bournemouth Rough sleeping is part of a much wider, usually unseen homelessness issue. We fund a variety of services to support those in need. Councillor John Beesley, Leader of the Council, said: “This year, some £9.6 million will be spent on direct services to help people faced with homelessness. Our commitment funds a wide range of services across Bournemouth in order both to prevent homelessness and to assist people who are homeless to access and maintain accommodation.”


In an average month, the rough sleeper team assist more than 10 people to access suitable accommodation.



Air Festival

Countdown to Bournemouth Air Festival by the sea and completely FREE With only a matter of weeks to go, we’re busy finalising details for what is set to be four fantastic days of flying and family entertainment. 20 jets, 29 aircraft, two helicopters and eight Tigers…get ready for this year’s Air Festival. It’s free!

the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire, Hurricane and Dakota take to the skies for four performances and the RAF Red Arrows will be displaying Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Night Air displays will feature the Twisters and Fireflies alongside Otto the Helicopter, a Tigers Parachute jump and Breitling Jet Team dusk display.

We will be welcoming the fantastic Breitling Jet Team - they have not displayed at a UK civilian air show for nearly 15 years. Their fast and powerful Czech Aero L-39 Albatros jets are piloted by incredible flying aces. The pilots need precision, speed and daring skill - at times the aircraft are within three metres of each other at speeds of over 700km/h.

Councillor Pat Oakley, Cabinet Member for Tourism, Leisure and the Arts, said: “Bournemouth Air Festival is enjoyed by residents and is a hugely valuable event for the town as a whole. We wouldn’t be able to achieve the festival’s fantastic display programme without the continued support of our sponsors and patrons. A big thank you to everyone in involved in making this event happen.”

The end of WWI will also play a key part in the Air Festival. Saturday and Sunday celebrates a Very Vintage Weekend with live music, cars and vintage traders on the East Overcliff. The main feature will be a stunning heritage aircraft flypast and what is planned to be a poignant poppy drop.

From the Military, the RAF Chinook is back for three days,


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What’s new? • Heritage Flypast - Vampire Pair and Strikemaster Pair as part of the Very Vintage Weekend • New aircraft - Super Pitts Muscle Plan, Team Raven & Breitling Jet Team • Night Air - dusk displays from the Tigers, Breitling Jet Team and Twisters and Fireflies.

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Enjoy an evening out at Summer Live in the Square from 13 July to 27 August. Includes live music, art demonstrations, outdoor garden bar, hot and cold food. W: bournemouth.co.uk


Treat yourself to tickets for Proms in the Park. Join the BSO for a spectacular weekend of music and fireworks from 9 to 11 August in Meyrick Park. W: bsolive.com

Fascinating facts and pilot insights • • •

Otto the Helicopter is fitted with the most pyrotechnics any aircraft has ever had. From his door-less cockpit, Brendan the pilot will fire in excess of 2,000 shots of pyrotechnics during his display. Pitts Muscle Plane pilot Rich Goodwin is an RAF Tornado GR1 pilot and learnt to fly before he could drive. Pete Wells, lead pilot of the Twister Duo, was the first pilot to do a dusk pyro display in a plane in the UK… and that was at the 2010 Bournemouth Air Festival. He said,

…when I fired the wingtip pyros and rolled towards the crowd, I was met by a wall of flashes from camera phones. It was then that I became aware of how many people were watching and the amazing moment we had just created.


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Come and celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts with the ‘Making and Breaking the Rules’ exhibition at the Russell-Cotes, on until 14 October. W: russellcotes.com



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Councillor Mike Greene, Cabinet Member with responsibility for carbon management, said: “The LEAP scheme is a great example of how taking simple actions to cut our carbon emissions can save money for residents while helping protect the environment at the same time. I encourage everyone who is eligible for help from LEAP to apply now.”


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Children and education

Fall down the rabbit hole at the Russell-Cotes this summer Celebrating the magic of Victorian nonsense, the Russell-Cotes has a jam-packed schedule of Alice in Wonderland themed activities including crafts, trails, competitions and garden games from 28 July to 2 September. Come for a tea party, find and create some of Wonderland’s most famous characters and play croquet with flamingos - join in the madness at Bournemouth’s most decadent address, just don’t lose your head!


W: russellcotes.com/summer

Let’s talk PANTS We all want to keep children safe. That’s why we’re supporting the NSPCC PANTS campaign. You’ve probably already talked to your children about things like crossing the road safely. But have you spoken to them about how to stay safe from sexual abuse? We understand that talking about this topic might feel daunting. But it doesn’t have to be. It can be just as easy as the road safety chat. We call it talking PANTS. From P through to S, each letter gives an important message for children.

It’s time for the Summer Reading Challenge There are plenty of pranks and a ton of fun waiting for children at their local library - it’s Mischief Makers, the Summer Reading Challenge 2018. To link in with Beano in their 80th anniversary year, Dennis, Gnasher and friends invite children to set off on a hunt for Beanotown’s famous buried treasure. But watch out - Dennis is usually up to all kinds of mischief! Children aged four to 12 get to read six library books of their

choice and can receive stickers and rewards along the way. It’s free to take part. Sign up at your local library from 14 July. You can also discover other free familyfriendly activities at your library, including art, crafts, games and quizzes.

i W: bournemouth.gov.uk/ libraries T: @Bmthlibs BH LIFE

PANTS has been created with the help of parents and professionals to make sure these conversations are as easy and appropriate as possible, for children as young as four.


W: nspcc.org.uk/pants

DID YOU KNOW? PANTS is a joint year-long campaign led by the Local Safeguarding Children Boards, working in partnership with the NSPCC.



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Parks and nature


Redhill Park paddling pool is open for the summer

All the fun of the park School’s nearly out for summer. If the prospect of finding free and low cost activities to keep the little ones entertained fills you with dread, don’t worry. Your local park or green space offers all this and so much more. Take Redhill for example, this perfect family location has a popular play area with swings, climbing equipment and a great basket swing. But that’s not all, there’s a large paddling pool, tennis courts, the wide-open space of the common and a multi-use games area. New for this year is the Fox Café located in the Redhill Park Pavilion (pictured

below). Come to the Café to see a vintage look and feel taking shape inside, or consider hiring the venue for birthday parties or other family celebrations. The reasonably priced menu offers breakfasts, paninis, pies and quiches. Hot drinks, cakes and scones. And of course, ice creams! We care for you and the environment ask us about healthier options, vegan and vegetarian specialities are available. Plus, our Park Cafés are now offering a range of sustainable products like coffee cups and straws, as we move away from single-use plastics. Bournemouth is home to about 120 open spaces, which includes 56 free public playgrounds and four Park Cafés. If you’re not local to Redhill Park and Fox Café (Redhill Avenue, BH9 2SW), then visit our websites to find your nearest green space and café location.


W: bournemouth.gov.uk/parks W: parkcafes.co.uk

Foxy fresh strawberry lolly recipe Park Cafés’ head chef, Darren Roser, brings you a delightfully simple and refreshing summer lolly recipe idea that can be made at home. Ingredients • 250g ripe strawberries • 100ml natural yoghurt (or apple or orange juice) • 1 teaspoon of honey (add to taste) Method Blitz the strawberries, yoghurt and honey in a blender or food processor. Taste and add more honey if you need to. Divide the mixture between four ice lolly moulds, then pop a stick into each one. Put the lollies in the freezer for at least four hours or until solid.

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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 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

Council meetings


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

A selection of upcoming council and community meetings. Please check and confirm details before attending any meeting.

Leisure activities

• Cabinet on 18 July and 11 September at 10:30am • Full Council on 24 July and 18 September at 7pm • Planning Board on 16 July, 20 August and 17 September at 2:30pm • Licensing Board on 17 and 31 July, 9 and 23 August, 13 and 27 September at 9:45am

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


Parking and travel

W: bournemouth.gov.uk/councilmeetings T: 01202 454713

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

Area Forums

Street services

• North Bournemouth Area Forum: 14 July, 10am at Kinson Community Centre and 15 September, 10am at Howe Croft Community Centre • Westbourne Community Forum: 12 September at Westbourne Library, 7pm • Westcliff Community Forum: 11 September at St Michael’s School, 7pm • Bournemouth Older People’s Forum: 13 July, 17 August and 21 September, 10:30am at The Bridge, Littledown Centre site.

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


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 your own copy of ‘The Council List’, which contains details of all 54 councillors. W: bournemouth.gov.uk/councillors

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Events listing

What’s On in Bournemouth? July

Friday Night Fireworks

13-15 Bourne Free Pride Festival. This year’s theme is Hawaiian beach party! Various events and a parade. W: bournefree.co.uk

Come and enjoy our dazzling Friday Night Fireworks. Bournemouth Seafront on 3,10, 17, 24 August at 10pm. Free!

13-31 Summer Live - music, art demos, outdoor summer garden bar, hot and cold food. The Square. W: bournemouth.co.uk 23

Dragonflies and Damselflies at Kingfisher Barn, 11am to 1pm. Learn to identify these colourful insects, which are common along the river and by the ponds on the reserve. Free, no need to book. T: 01202 451548

28-29 Bumper Family Weekend at the Bournemouth Pavilion on Saturday and Littledown Park on Sunday. Free entertainment and activities. W: bic.co.uk


Wild Flower Walk starting from Kingfisher Barn, 10am to 12:30pm. Join the rangers to see what’s in flower along the Stour. Free, no need to book. T: 01202 451548


Make a Clay Starfish craft activity for children at Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre, 10:30am to 12:30pm. Booking essential T: 01202 451618. £6 per child


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


Stour Valley Bioblitz from 6am to 10pm. Starts with 6am bird walk, then join the rangers and local experts to see how many plant and animal species we can record. W: visitstourvalley.co.uk


Monday Morning Meander at Boscombe Chine Garden (meet in the gravel car park off East Overcliff Drive). Walk starts at 10am. Free, no need to book.


Monday Morning Meander at Littledown and King’s Park (meet at the steps in the Littledown Centre car park). Walk starts at 10am. Free, no need to book.

30-31 Bournemouth Air Festival - see page 16

Petanque in the Park


The Petanque Club invite you to try children’s taster sessions every Tuesday for five weeks starting on 31 July - 10am to 11:30am for 9-11 years and 12noon to 1:30pm for 12+ years. Adult sessions take place throughout the year on Tuesdays from 2pm. Muscliff Park, Shillingstone Drive. T: 01202 425063

‘Come Fly With Me’ children’s craft and art workshop at Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre, 10.30am to 12.30pm. Booking essential T: 01202 451618. £10 per child.


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Summer Live - music, art demos, outdoor summer garden bar, hot and cold food. The Square. W: bournemouth.co.uk


Westbourne Farmers’ Market, Landseer Road


‘Butterfly Bunting’ craft activity for children at Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre,1pm to 2:30pm. Booking essential. T: 01202 451618. £6 per child


BSO Proms in the Park, Meyrick Park. 8pm. Tickets and details W: bsolive.com


Dorset Humanists: ‘The Big Change in Religion and Belief’ with Jeremy Rodell from Humanists UK. Moordown Community Centre, 2pm. Free entry. W: dorsethumanists.co.uk


Westbourne Farmers’ Market, Landseer Road


Bournemouth Air Festival - see page 16


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

30 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 29-30 Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival on until 6 October. Make a date in your diary. W: artsbythesea.co.uk



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

We want to know what you think?

Alison Hernandez Police and crime commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

We share similar policing styles, values, priorities and have strong links with shared rural, coastal and urban communities. We already work together in a number of different areas of policing and we know that we could do more. This is why in September 2017, the two chief constables announced plans to consider how the alliance could grow and merge forces. As your police and crime commissioners, we make sure that the views and needs of our communities informs how the police service operates. And so, we are seeking your views by means of our online survey, at the many public events we will attend this summer and via social media. Your feedback will be taken into consideration as part of the merger process.

3 main reasons why a merger would work



Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police have been in a strategic alliance since 2015.

Martyn Underhill Police and crime commissioner for Dorset

1. By working closer together, cutting duplication and making the most of our combined resources, a merger would help preserve local and neighbourhood policing, protect our communities and improve the service we deliver to the public. 2. A merged force would provide a single vision that would continue to deliver future savings, by merging rather than continuing with an alliance. We would increase the amount of savings we can make, allowing us to be more innovative and transform the way we deliver our services. 3. A merger would create the fifth largest force in the country, giving us and you a stronger national voice.

And here are 4 more...

To find out more and to complete our survey - go online at www.futurepolicing.co.uk

4. Working together is the best way to meet the challenge of emerging threats and to operate more effectively, both now and in the future. 5. A single leadership will reduce the number of chief officers and police and crime commissioners: One Police and Crime Plan, one vision, one mission. 6. Each county will have its own headquarters providing higher local visibility and accountability. 7. 25% of our staff are already operating within our strategic alliance, including some areas of specialist policing.



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BH Life Summer 2018  

Bournemouth Council's official magazine produced for Bournemouth residents

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Bournemouth Council's official magazine produced for Bournemouth residents


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