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Welcome back Poole News has returned! It’s a time of rapid change and we want to ensure you have an opportunity to find out about council news and other big developments in the Borough of Poole. We’ve reached a momentous landmark in our journey to make local government in Dorset simpler and more efficient. The parliamentary process to dissolve Dorset’s existing nine councils and create two brand new unitary authorities is complete.

4 Affordable homeownership


Councillors across the conurbation are now working together as part of the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Shadow Authority in the lead up to the new council. Find out more about our preparations and what this means for your services (page 7).

Get in the saddle this summer


It’s also a massively exciting time for our town as we progress ambitious regeneration plans (page 16). Focusing on the town centre and key pockets across the borough, these projects are a fantastic opportunity to revitalise Poole whilst building on our unique heritage and culture. It also shows the strength of confidence in our local economy. The next magazine will be out in the autumn. In the meantime, why not hear more from me in my regular blogs: pooleleadersblog.wordpress.com

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7 New councils latest

11 Waste less, save more

15 Worried about losing your home?


Councillor Janet Walton Leader of the Council Town centre regeneration

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News in brief

New beach huts and Seaside Garden at Flaghead Chine

Regenerating Poole’s seafront £1.2 million of Coastal Communities Funding has been granted through the Dorset Coastal Connections portfolio to renovate the public spaces at four sites along the seafront, including Flaghead Chine, Branksome Chine and Canford Cliffs.

Improvements here aim to create a space that is more attractive, vibrant and provides a warmer welcome to the seafront. Proposals include a new watersports centre, beach office and catering outlet, refurbished toilets and showers combined with better seating and landscaping of public areas.

Shore Road is a major gateway for people visiting Poole’s beaches however the infrastructure needs investment.

W: seafront.pooleprojects.net

New 20mph zones proposed Proposals for introducing 20mph zones in a further six residential areas in Poole, are being considered. If approved, these new zones would be introduced in Alderney West, Hamworthy Park and Tatnam from September 2018 and in Alexandra Park, Birds Hill and Danecourt from November 2018 and will

be in addition to seven 20mph zones already installed since 2014.

At Flaghead Chine, four large family beach huts and a stunning trio of Portland stone shell sculptures are the focal point of a new Seaside Garden opening this summer.

Affordable homeownership at Gravel Hill to be showcased early next year

The aim of 20mph zones is to make the streets in residential areas feel safer, quieter, less polluted and more pedestrian and cycle friendly. W: poole.gov.uk/ roadsafety

Visualisation similar to how the building will look

62 energy-efficient apartments are being built on the former police station site at Gravel Hill with 10 being offered as ‘shared ownership’. These one and two bed properties are being sold by the council, working with Poole Housing Partnership, on a part rent/part buy basis. Councillor Karen Rampton, Portfolio Holder for Housing, said: “We are committed to POOLE NEWS

delivering more affordable housing in Poole. This scheme will give local people the opportunity to get on the property ladder and have a home they can call their own.” The shared ownership homes should be ready early next year. If you are interested in these properties, register with Help to Buy South West. W: helptobuysw.org.uk

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Local Energy Advice Programme helps 1,000th resident Eligible residents are receiving advice and free gadgets to help them cut their home energy bills thanks to our Local Energy Advice Programme (LEAP).

And now the scheme has reached the milestone of helping over 1,000 households to save a total of £800,000 on energy bills and by increasing residents’ benefits. Free gadgets include smart extension leads, reflective radiator panels, low energy LED lightbulbs – and more if the home is suitable.

Mrs Hodges from Parkstone, said: LEAP is a great free scheme. Not only did it help me with free energy saving products, but I was also able to get funding to pay for a new storage heater system. This will help reduce my heating bills by around a third.

W: applyforleap.org.uk (check eligibility) T: 0800 060 7567 (book a free home visit)

New Mayor elected for Poole The traditional event, one of the highlights of Poole’s civic calendar, also saw the elections of Councillor Elaine Atkinson as Sheriff and Councillor Lindsay Wilson as Deputy Mayor. Councillor Gabriel, who serves as a councillor for Canford Heath West, has chosen to support two projects for his mayoral year: • The Poole Hospital Charity • Poole Forum (an advocacy service for people with learning difficulties).

Councillor Sean Gabriel became Poole’s 770th Mayor at the annual meeting of the Council, earlier this year.

The Mayor said: I am really looking forward to representing the people of Poole by highlighting the great work of volunteers and charities, promoting business and supporting those who work in our public services.

W: poole.gov.uk/mayor

Are you looking for care information and advice? My life my care is a website about social care and support services for adults in Poole and Bournemouth. It’s a great way to find help and advice for living safely and independently at home as well as planning future care for yourself or a loved one. The website, mylifemycare.com, is easy to use and covers topics including: • support at home • getting out and about • health and wellbeing.

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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.


The first meeting took place in June 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. Future meetings dates can be found on our website. Borough of Poole 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.

Each of the new councils (see above area map) will serve around 400,000 residents, putting them within the 20 largest local authorities in the country. Councillor Janet Walton, the Borough of Poole Leader, has also been appointed Chair of the Shadow Executive Committee and therefore Leader of the Shadow Authority. She said: “I’m honoured to be asked to chair the Shadow Executive Committee in this really exciting time for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. I’m eager to take our plans forward as we work together to create the new council.” 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).

Key dates • 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 new council will be served by fewer councillors than at present – 76 in total).

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Roads and travel

Get in the saddle this summer With the warm weather and lighter evenings, there’s never been a better time to get back in the saddle and take to two wheels. Cycling is a great way of reducing congestion, cutting motoring costs and your carbon footprint. Plus, it’s great fun and you will get fit at the same time.

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3 reasons to get on your bike 1 It only takes 10 minutes to cycle two miles - often faster than travelling by car. 2 Cycling burns 300 calories an hour – make it part of your daily routine and any weight you lose is more likely to stay off. 3 Regular cycling reduces the risks of health problems - regular cyclists enjoy a fitness level equal to that of a person 10 years younger! Look out for a new bike share scheme, launching across Poole and Bournemouth soon.

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Major works at Townside this autumn Our investment in Poole’s infrastructure continues with the second phase of improvements to the Townside area starting this autumn.

The three-year scheme aims to: • • • • •

help with traffic flow make the junction easier to navigate improve access from the Port to the town centre improve surrounding public spaces provide safer crossings for pedestrians and cyclists.

Motorists are being advised to plan ahead, allow extra time for journeys or take alternative routes whilst the works are taking place. Sign up to Email Me alerts (poole.gov.uk) to receive regular updates.


Works will involve the reconfiguration of the Hunger Hill roundabout to become a signal-controlled junction, and changing the direction of traffic on West Street (towards the bridges only) and West Quay Road (towards Hunger Hill only). These major works will take around nine months to complete.

This £12.8 million project is the final scheme in the £23.3 million investment in Poole’s infrastructure secured from Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership, through the government’s Local Growth Fund.

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Come and visit ‘new to you’, a shop full of affordable reclaimed items. Our stock changes weekly, and includes furniture, crockery, ornaments, toys, sporting equipment and bric-a-brac.

Thanks to Sainsbury’s ‘Waste less save more’ initiative, we’ve been encouraging residents to reduce their food waste. Various projects over the last year have included the successful Zero Waste Kitchen Challenge. 43 households took part in fun and educational cooking workshops, received £100 worth of kitchen items and support via social media. Participants reduced their combined food waste by a fantastic 50%. Their total food spend also reduced by 17%! If we all reduced our food waste by 50%, this would be a total reduction of over 5,000 tonnes per year in Poole and a saving of over £½ million in disposal costs. Throwing away food is bad for the environment and your pocket. Try these three tips to help you waste less and save more… 1. Love your freezer – find out what foods you can and can’t store in the freezer (you might be surprised) 2. Get your portions right – we typically make too much rice, pasta and potatoes 3. Get creative with leftovers – head online for recipe ideas and inspiration.

In addition to a shop, ‘new to you’ supports the local community. Through community projects, we help disadvantaged families by providing everyday essential items. We also support people with ill health and/ or disabilities, to gain voluntary work experience at ‘new to you’. We couldn’t operate without our fantastic team of volunteers who help with deliveries, organise stock and provide customer assistance. We always welcome new volunteers, so contact us by email if you would like to be involved: environment@poole.gov.uk We’re open most Saturdays from 9am to 1pm – check online before visiting.

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

after others and disposing of their own waste responsibly. All of these efforts are appreciated and support our ‘Leave Only Footprints’ message, which you will see along the seafront this summer.

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.

Beaches in Poole and Bournemouth boast a combined total of 18 Keep Britain Tidy accolades, including Blue Flags for Branksome Chine, Canford Cliffs, Sandbanks and Shore Road. Councillor John Challinor, Portfolio Holder for Tourism, said: “Whether you use the beach for work, rest or play, these awards demonstrate our commitment to the highest standards of cleanliness and safety right across our 10 mile stretch of coastline.”

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W: pooletourism.com/leaveonlyfootprints

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 13 murals that make fun and colourful backdrops for your pictures. Can you find them all? 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

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Help for people who rent privately Poole’s ‘housing early prevention service’ is helping tenants under threat of eviction to stay in their home.

David from Waterloo, said: I came to the Housing Early Prevention Service in despair because we didn’t know where to turn. The help received has been a true lifesaver. The team talked to my landlord, are helping me understand my universal credit payments and are sorting out my rent and arrears.

This is a new approach to tackling homelessness. Working across Poole and Bournemouth, our team help tenants to avoid problems becoming a crisis. We offer free advice and support, working to resolve issues such as rent arrears.


Councillor Karen Rampton, Portfolio Holder for Housing, said: So far, prevention work is helping around 50% of singles, couples and families from being issued with an eviction notice and therefore keeping them in their existing home. This avoids tenants having to move when they don’t want to and means we have fewer people living under the threat of homelessness.

If you rent and think you are heading towards eviction, but have not yet received a ‘notice to quit’, talk to us now. You will receive honest, supportive advice, sensitive to your situation. We can: • provide a dedicated worker to understand your issues and advise on next steps • liaise with your landlord or agent on your behalf (if you agree to this) • provide details of benefits and loans you may be eligible for, and help you to apply • refer you to other organisations that may be able to help.

Top tips for staying in your rented home • • • • •

Understand the contract you have with the landlord/agent Pay the rent on time each month Manage your money Look after your home Ask for help when things change.

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W: poole.gov.uk/earlypreventionservice E: earlyprevention@poole.gov.uk T: 01202 633819

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Town centre regeneration

Transforming the town with passion and pace You may have noticed that parts of Poole are starting to change. We have an ambitious programme, working with landowners and developers, which is set to transform Poole into a town that’s fit and prosperous for the future. Poole has a lot to be proud of. It’s set in an area of outstanding natural beauty with the world’s second largest natural harbour, places of wildlife interest and a rich maritime heritage. It’s also within easy reach of London and the continent. We have a strong local economy with expanding sectors in advanced manufacturing and engineering, marine technologies, creative industries, financial services, leisure and tourism. The town’s retail offer, nationally significant arts and culture scene and two leading universities also play important roles. Confidence is growing. In recent years, we have successfully attracted over £200 million of public and private investment to help realise vital work in the town centre and surrounding areas. This, together with more effectively managing and developing our own assets, puts Poole in a strong position to progress the town’s transformation.

Visual: Kingland Road

Creating a thriving, dynamic and vibrant town centre We know there are significant opportunities for the sustainable regeneration of the area north of the town centre around Kingland Road, the bus station and the Dolphin Leisure Centre. Borough of Poole is the major landowner here with assets including the Dolphin Leisure Centre and swimming pool, Kingland Road car park and the Seldown car/coach park.


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We are working with partners and commercial developers to ensure the transformation of this area will be of a high quality, contribute to the town’s prosperity and deliver a range of benefits for businesses and residents. Our aspirations include attractive public spaces, a new bus station, better connectivity to the railway station, pedestrian and cycling facilities, over 400 new homes, commercial office space, a hotel and a new leisure centre with a swimming pool.

Poole’s fascinating maritime past helped establish many local industries such as potteries, boat building, foundries, rope-makers, brewers and bakeries.

Previous funding awards have also helped Poole develop the largest percentage increase in bus patronage in the country (outside of London). The bus station will remain a crucial hub for sustainable journeys in and around the conurbation. It currently provides around 900 bus departures a day, with over three million bus station users each year and will retain its central location. Lighthouse, Poole is home to the renowned Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and is a centre of excellence for live performance, film and visual art. In front of the building, we intend to minimise the flow of traffic to create a new, attractive plaza-style space which will become a natural focus for cultural activities.


The land around Seldown Bridge, including the multi-storey car park and bus station was once the site of the Ladies Walking Field where female employees of the nearby Longfleet Rope Factory walked the ropes (laid out in straight lines) to check their quality. It was also home to the original site for Poole Grammar School and later, Seldown School.

Creating attractive public spaces at Townside Hunger Hill to Poole Bridge, including West Street and West Quay Road. Improvements around the Port of Poole and its surrounding regeneration area, also provide a unique opportunity to create attractive public spaces to enhance the quality of life for residents. Local people have already provided input to how these spaces should be shaped and you told us you wanted improvements to: • • • • • •

Councillor Ian Potter, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Regeneration and Transportation, said: It’s really exciting that our long-held ambition to create a vibrant town centre is starting to finally move forward. Our flagship project, Town Centre North, will transform our town centre, boost the local economy and make it a vibrant and attractive place where people will want to live, work and enjoy their free time.

street furniture lighting enhanced features to the port more landscaping and planting in the green spaces signage for pedestrians and cyclists informal play / recreation facilities.

When we asked about incorporating artwork, you told us you wanted to celebrate Poole’s port/historic trade along with the sea/natural landscape, historic Town Gate and the wildlife of Holes Bay with smaller artwork pieces (in a trail), gateway features, and in landscape design. You can read more about the infrastructure improvements at Townside on page 8.

W: poole.gov.uk/pooleprogress

Visual: Seldown car park



History and culture

Have you seen the Augustus John exhibition yet? A new exhibition of works by one of the most important British artists of the 20th Century is being held at Poole Museum.

The exhibition features early portraits and landscapes by the Welsh-born artist famous for his colourful portrayals of life in Dorset and his Bohemian lifestyle, and whose work earned comparisons with Michelangelo, Gaugin and Matisse.

Augustus John (1878-1961) is the most significant artist to have lived and worked in Poole. Between 1911 and 1927, when his family home was Alderney Manor, John was Britain’s most famous living artist.

‘Augustus John: Drawn from Life’ is organised in partnership with The Salisbury Museum and runs until 30 September. Entry is free, although donations are welcomed.

DID YOU KNOW? • Oakley Mill, Scaplen’s Court, the Town Cellars and Sea Music are all part of the Poole Museum Estate. • We’re working on ‘The Our Museum’ project, which includes a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, to ensure the town’s rich maritime heritage, extraordinary buildings and colourful history is preserved.

W: poolemuseum.org.uk

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STEAMED UP WINDOWS? 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! Mr DeMister also offers a 10 year guarantee.

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

We can help you with ... grounds maintenance

01202 960154 07423 066891

soft & hard landscaping / pest control / dropped crossings skip hire / commercial waste Contact us for a quote

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Our expert building surveyors offer a friendly, no-fuss, non-profit Building Regulations service to ensure your home improvements run smoothly from start to finish. The safety and wellbeing of our residents is our main concern.

Building Consultancy Services

bldg.consult@poole.gov.uk 01202 633233 Continuously providing Building Control services in Poole since 1965

Remember to lock your doors and windows

1 in 3 burglaries are as a result of homes being left insecure. To find out some simple steps you can take to prevent a burglary visit: www.dorset.police.uk/burglary Dorset Police






G Bright & Son Motor Engineers


We are part of the Dolphin Lifts Group, one of the UK's leading independent suppliers of access products covering all of the UK. Suppliers to Local Authorities, leisure centres and domestic clients.

Specialising in vintage/ classic through to modern day vehicles

Call for a free quote on 01202 669194 and one of our engineers will be out to you at your convenience.

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With years of experience, we pride ourselves on outstanding customer satisfaction. Contact Geoff

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We are looking for carers in the Bournemouth and Poole area. Join our team and receive free training, competitive pay, flexible hours and more. We value our community, so start your career with the Apex family today.

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Children and education


Activity ideas for summer fun Poole’s online Family Information Directory (FID) is bursting with 100s of fun filled activities and days out in Poole this summer. When the sun shines get out and enjoy beach festivals, local carnivals, live music, fetes, country parks and sporting events. There’s also an abundance of indoor activities including, dance and drama workshops, arts and crafts and a programme of exciting FREE events in libraries and museums.

DID YOU KNOW? As well as events and activities, the FID also provides information on schools, childcare, health, financial support and special educational needs and disabilities to name just a few!

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.

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 family-friendly activities at your library, including art, crafts, games and quizzes.

W: poole.gov.uk/libraries @PooleLibraries POOLE NEWS

W: poolefamilyinformation directory.com From P through to S, each letter gives an important message for children. 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.

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

W: nspcc.org.uk/pants


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Investments ~ Savings ~ Estate Planning Education Fees Planning ~ Pensions Mortgages ~ Equity Release ~ Life Assurance Inheritance Tax Planning Portfolio Management Workplace Pensions ~ Corporate Tax Planning Employee Benefit Packages

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Let us take the strain out of travelling, as with our trusted team of helpful drivers and safe comfortable coaches we will make sure your day will be extra special.

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Visit our website at www.freedom-poole.co.uk, email us on info@freedom-poole.co.uk, or give us a call on 01202 660868 and see how we can help you.

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Parks and nature

Things to see and do in Poole Park

Restoring original features See if you can spot the restored 19 Victorian pillars. They incorporate 38 panels showing five different designs depicting Poole’s varied marine life. The War Memorials form the centre piece of Poole Park and they have recently been restored for future generations to enjoy.

Visiting a green space is good for your mind, body and soul. If you haven’t visited Poole Park recently, it’s well worth a visit. This large park borders the Harbour and is great for picnics, enjoying an ice cream, seeing the ducks, children’s play, crazy golf and fitness ­­— including walking, tennis, watersports and more. There’s free parking too. We’re working closely with community groups as part of the ‘Poole Park Life’ project. Our improvements to this historic park continue, giving you and your family even more reasons to visit…

FREE events and activities Don’t miss the Poole Park Fun Day, on Thursday 2 August, 10am to 3pm. This includes community art competitions and an exhibition – see our website for details. Through ‘Healthy Places’ funded by Public Health Dorset, Dorset Rewilding (dorsetrewilding.co.uk) are offering free family sessions on Park Lake Road, including: • Tots in the Park (under 5s) on Thursdays, 10am to 11.30am • Child Rewild (5-13 years) on Thursdays, 1pm to 3pm (summer holidays). Finally, look out for activities relating to our ‘Only Rain Down the Drain’ campaign, including drain markings and postcard information.


Get involved Poole Park Life includes a range of opportunities for volunteering including a monthly gardening volunteer group (no experience necessary). There are also opportunities to volunteer in heritage research, co-ordinating events, event stewarding and supporting the Information Kiosk. Contact: toni.powell@poole.gov.uk for details.

DID YOU KNOW? Improvements have been made possible thanks to a £2.7 million Heritage Lottery Grant awarded in June 2017 and additional funding from the War Memorials Trust.

Miniature Railway update We’re committed to ensuring that the much-loved Miniature Railway operates effectively and safely and we’re considering how this can be best achieved. For the latest updates, visit: poole.gov.uk/poolepark

W: pooleprojects.net/pooleparklife POOLE NEWS


For the third year in a row we are

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in BH15 and now we are also the top selling agent in BH12 & BH17* Date: 10/07/17 – 09/07/18 *According to Property Portal statistics, during the dates shown, we were the estate agent with the most number of sales agreed in BH12, BH15 & BH17 combined.

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Do you want to develop your career in child and adolescent mental health?

Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Full time, 2-year course, validated by University of Worcester, available to study in Poole Join us at our Open Event on Saturday 28th July to find out more about the courses we offer and where they can take you. 01392 219200 / enquiries@ironmill.co.uk


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At Prama we realise how difficult it is to admit to the fact that you might need help at home. We can offer help with domestic chores, cleaning and shopping, helping you manage your life with dignity and independence.

Over 30% of the population of Dorset is over 85, a figure which is set to increase by 50% over the next 25 years. More than ever, our elderly population are living without children or family support.

Initial contact with Prama couldn’t be easier; it can be made by the individual themselves, a concerned friend or relative or even the family doctor. Any enquiry is treated sympathetically, sensitively and, of course, in the strictest confidence.

At PramaLIFE, we aim to combat loneliness and isolation by offering a wide range of free and subsidised clubs, groups, activities and befriending services for the elderly across Dorset. By creating stimulating, enjoyable and friendly environments, we can make a positive impact on their lives.


(Poole area) (Bournemouth, Ferndown, Verwood & West Moors) (Blandford, Weymouth, Wimborne & Wareham)

Contact your council


Contact your council Report a problem, apply and pay for services online, 24 hours a day at: poole.gov.uk Opening hours of main reception Civic Centre, Poole. BH15 2RU and most phone lines: Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm and Friday, 9am to 4.30pm

Social care and education Adult learning Family Information Service School admissions Social services – adults Social services – children

Council meetings

Housing, building and planning

A selection of upcoming council meetings from August to October. Please check and confirm details before attending any meeting. • • • • • • • •

01202 262300 01202 261999 01202 261936 01202 633902 01202 735046

Cabinet on 11 September and 30 October at 7pm, Civic Centre Council on 25 September at 7pm, Civic Centre Licensing Committee on 10 October at 6pm, Civic Centre Planning Committee on 6 September and 18 October at 1pm, Civic Centre People Overview and Scrutiny Board (Health and Social Care) on 17 September and 15 October at 6pm, Civic Centre People Overview and Scrutiny Board (Children and Young People) on 26 September at 6pm, Civic Centre Place Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 4 September and 16 October at 6pm, Civic Centre Business Improvement Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 27 September at 6pm, Civic Centre

Building control 01202 633250 Housing enquiries 01202 633805 Planning services 01202 633321 Poole Housing Partnership 01202 264444

Council Tax and finance

Business rates 01202 634233 Council Tax – 24 hour payment line 01202 672932 Council Tax – payments and enquiries 01202 634234

Street and waste services

Bins, street cleaning, litter, toilets 01202 261700 Bulky household waste 01202 261700 Graffiti / abandoned vehicles 01202 261700 Pest control 01202 261700 Roads and pavements 01202 265255 Street lights 01202 262223

Parking and travel

Parking 01202 634240 Blue Badges 01202 633605 Concessionary travel (bus passes) 01202 634249

Leisure activities W: poole.gov.uk/councilmeetings

Your local councillors There are currently 42 councillors serving 16 wards in Poole, made up of: • • • •

29 Conservative 8 Liberal Democrat 4 Poole People & Independent group 1 UKIP.

Beaches (huts, facilities, parking) 01202 708181 Parks and open spaces (maintenance) 01202 265265 Sports and recreation 01202 261306 Library services 01202 265200

Other council services

Crematorium and cemeteries Registrars (births, deaths, marriages) Out of hours (emergencies only)

01202 265235 01202 633744 0800 506050

Deaf or hard of hearing? Contact us by ‘Text Relay’ – dial 18001 followed by the area code and relevant phone number.

Find out who your local councillors are by visiting our website.

W: poole.gov.uk – sign up for email news YourBoroughofPoole

W: poole.gov.uk/councillors

@BoroughofPoole POOLE NEWS


We have 3 family tickets up for grabs. For a chance to win simply answer the question below. Share the habitat of new and exotic species, including a twotoed sloth, in our new Tropical House – now open! Visit marwell.org.uk for details. Q: Which animal will star in our Tropcial house? a

Red panda


Asian small-clawed otter


Two-toed sloth

To enter email your answer and contact details to poolenews@poole.gov.uk or send a postal entry to: Poole News Competition, Communications Dept, Borough of Poole, Civic Centre, Poole. BH15 2RU. Terms and conditions apply. Prize has no cash value and cannot be exchanged or transferred. Closing date for entries is 29 August 2018 Family day ticket for 2 adults and 2 children is valid during normal operating hours for 12 months from the date of issue and are non-transferable and non-refundable. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Marwell Zoo is owned & operated by Marwell Wildlife, reg. charity no. 275433. Near Winchester SO21 1JH.

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Events listing

What’s On in Poole? 26-27 Upton House Open Day, 12noon to 4:30pm. Guided tours at 12:30pm and 2:30pm for £1.50 per person. W: uptoncountrypark.com

July 26

Rockley’s Summer Spectacular with live music, family entertainment and firework finale. From 7pm. W: pooletourism.com


Poole Quay Cycle Celebration. Free fun for all the family with cycle displays and stalls. From 7pm.

August 1-31

Scaplen’s Court opening hours: 10am to 4:30pm from Monday to Friday and 12noon to 4:30pm on Sundays. Free entry (donations welcome) W: poolemuseum.org.uk


Scaplen’s Court Garden opening hours: 1pm to 4pm (until 30 September). A herb and physic walled garden providing an oasis of colour and tranquillity. Free entry (donations welcome). W: poolemuseum.org.uk


Poole Park Fun Day, 10am to 3pm. A day of activities for all ages as part of Poole Park Life. W: pooleprojects.net/pooleparklife

2,9,16 Hands on History at Poole Museum. Visitors have 23,30 the chance to hold museum objects and learn about the archaeology, natural history and social history of Poole. 1pm to 4pm. Free (donations welcome). W: poolemuseum.org.uk

September 1

Dad & Kids bushcraft day at Alderney West, 10am to 2pm. Just turn up. W: dorsetrewilding.co.uk

1-30 Scaplen’s Court Garden opening hours: 1pm to 4pm. A herb and physic walled garden providing an oasis of colour and tranquillity. Free entry (donations welcome). W: poolemuseum.org.uk

Poole Dream Machines Tuesday evenings from 6pm, until 25 September. A unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. It is a fully marshalled event, £1 entry charge. Sponsored by Dutton Gregory Solicitors. W: pooletourism.com 7-9

Poole’s Blues Festival is a weekend of soulful music with bands across different venues.


Inside Out Dorset with performances in ‘extraordinary places’. Opening weekend at Poole Quay. See the website for details. W: insideoutdorset.co.uk

14,21 Green Hour Club at Poole Park for 5 to 13 year olds. +28 Fridays from 3:30pm to 4.30pm. W: dorsetrewilding.co.uk


Poole Town & Country Fair, Upton Country Park 10am to 5pm. Visit the website for ticket prices and details. W: uptoncountrypark.com

3,6,8 +10

Brownsea Island Open Air Theatre, 7:30pm. Tickets for ‘Titus Andronicus’ are £23 including return boat fare from Poole Quay. W: brownsea-theatre.co.uk


Families in the Park – ‘Dads and kids bushcraft’, 10am to 2pm at Poole Park. Meet at the end of Park Lake Rd, BH15 1TR. W: dorsetrewilding.co.uk


ORV Photography

Rockley’s Summer Spectacular Thursday evenings in August. Crowds gather on Poole Quay to enjoy live music, street entertainment, family activities and a ‘spectacular’ fireworks finale at 10pm. Sponsored by Rockley Park. W: pooletourism.com


Wildlife Friendly Gardening, Dolphin Centre, 10am to 2pm. Find Dorset Wildlife Trust at the Dolphin Centre’s new Eco-Hub for wildlife friendly gardening advice and activities for all. T: 01202 692033. E: kwilkinson@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk


Families in the Park – ‘Bring your tribe bike ride’, 10am to 2pm at Poole Park. Meet at the end of Park Lake Rd, BH15 1TR. W: dorsetrewilding.co.uk

5,12 Green Hour Club at Poole Park for 5 to 13 year olds. +19 Fridays from 3:30pm to 4.30pm. W: dorsetrewilding.co.uk 11-13

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

Sign up to our email newsletters, for regular updates on local news and events. W: poole.gov.uk/emailme


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.



Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 July

Bing Live!

Bing and Friends first ever live show

Saturday 29 September

Simon & Garfunkel THROUGH THE YEARS

Tuesday 9 & Wednesday 10 October Avant Garde Dance and The Place

Fagin’s Twist

Tuesday 30 & Wednesday 31 October


A thrilling line up of inventive new dance from Rambert’s best young dancers

Wednesday 5 September

Alexandra Burke THE TRUTH IS TOUR

Monday 1 – Saturday 6 October

The Play That Goes Wrong

Saturday 13 October

Madama Butterfly

Puccini performed by the Russian State Opera Accompanied by live orchestra

Saturday 3 November

Big Birthday Bash

Celebrate our 40th Birthday with live music and DJ

01202 280000 www.lighthousepoole.co.uk POOLE NEWS

Thursday 13 September

Jimmy Osmond’s 70s Jukebox

Saturday 6 October

Serious Soul

Join Natalie Williams & Soul Family live on stage to celebrate 40 years of music at Lighthouse

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 October

Dinosaur World Live A brand new dino-mite adventure

Friday 16 – Sunday 18 November Dante or Die & Lighthouse

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Poole News summer 2018 edition. Borough of Poole's official magazine produced for Poole residents.

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Poole News summer 2018 edition. Borough of Poole's official magazine produced for Poole residents.

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