Volunteers at Highcliffe Castle have chosen the new name of the tea rooms following an event held on 24 March 2017. The event, hosted by Aramark UK and Christchurch Borough Council gave the volunteers an opportunity to meet the new operators of the tea rooms, find out more about their plans for investment in the… Read more Volunteers choose new name for tea rooms!
Members of Christchurch Borough Council have voted to support a proposed referendum on local government reorganisation in Dorset. At their Extraordinary Full Council meeting on 21 March councillors voted 13 – 9 in favour of conducting a referendum. They agreed to support conducting the referendum through postal ballot with supporting information provided. The deadline for… Read more Christchurch councillors support referendum proposal
Christchurch Borough Council is to hold an extraordinary Full Council meeting on 21 March meeting to discuss the possibility of holding a referendum around local government reorganisation in Dorset. The requisition, signed by Cllrs Jones, Geary, Bungey, Hilliard and Mrs Jones, asks the council to consider a Referendum being held to determine the wishes of… Read more Christchurch to hold Full Council meeting to discuss Referendum
A new Defibrillator is now available at Friars Cliff Beach for members of the community to use. Early defibrillation doubles the chances of survival and now, thanks to partners at Friars Cliff, a new automated external defibrillator (AED) has been installed on the exterior of the Beach Hut Café. It is purposely easy to access… Read more New Defibrillator at Friars Cliff Beach
BTEC engineering students from Twynham School and the Grange School got an exclusive opportunity last week to visit two multinational engineering companies based in Christchurch. Cobham Special Mission and Signature TechnicAir opened the doors of their hangers to a group of Year 10 students and provided a unique insight in to potential careers in aircraft… Read more Inspiring students in Christchurch to consider a high flying career in aerospace engineering
Cllr David Flagg, Acting Leader of Christchurch Borough Council, has met with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid. The meeting gave Cllr Flagg the opportunity to discuss Christchurch’s views on local government reorganisation and the Future Dorset submission made by six of the nine councils in Dorset.… Read more Secretary of State meets with Christchurch Acting Leader
Members of Christchurch Borough Council’s Policy and Resources Committee have approved the start time for overnight charge in Wick Lane car park reverting to 7pm. The decision comes after a petition was submitted to Full Council in February requesting the change, which had been moved to 6.30pm, to be reverted back to 7pm in line… Read more Overnight charges changed in Wick Lane car park
Members of Policy and Resources Committee have approved the construction of a fence around the Quomps play area. Following improvement works carried out last year, which attracted many positive comments from people, suggestions were made by users that a fence could be installed to make the area even more attractive to families. The requests came… Read more Members approve fence around Quomps play area
Paul Hilliard has been elected as councillor to represent the Mudeford and Friars Cliff ward in Christchurch following a by-election. The results of the by-election, held on Thursday 2 March 2017, are: Fiona Janeen Cownie – Green Party – 72 Sheila Gray – Independent – 466 Paul Alan Hilliard – The Conservative Party –… Read more Paul Hilliard has been elected as councillor to represent the Mudeford and Friars Cliff ward
Do you support the idea of art installations on Highcliffe Beach? Would you like to see a boardwalk installed? Christchurch Borough Council has launched an innovative new website ‘Christchurch Coastal Connections’ to help you quickly and conveniently join the conversation and give your feedback. The website, www.christchurchyoursay.co.uk, is a brand new site which encourages residents… Read more Have your say on coastal projects in Christchurch
Christchurch Borough Council members have approved the permanent reconstruction of Avon Beach promenade as part of the 2017/18 Capital Strategy. Currently there is a 200m low lying section of promenade along the beach front and this scheme will involve raising that section by 900mm to make it level with the higher promenade on either side.… Read more Council Approve Avon Beach Promenade Works
Christchurch Borough Council members have agreed to make representations to the Secretary of State, Rt Hon, Sajid Javid, to set out their position on local government reorganisation in Dorset. The decision comes after members approved a motion, put forward by Acting Leader, Cllr David Flagg at Full Council on 21 February. They also formally approved… Read more Christchurch sets out its position on Future Dorset
Cllr David Flagg has been appointed as Acting Leader for Christchurch Borough Council. The decision comes after a vote of no confidence was held in the former leadership team, Cllr Ray Nottage and Cllr Claire Bath, by the Conservative group. Cllr Flagg, who represents the Burton Ward, has been a councillor for 18 years and… Read more Acting Leader appointed in Christchurch
Visit Dorset, a tourism partnership of Dorset local authorities with support from more than 600 local tourism businesses, launched its re-developed website on Wednesday February 1 with an exclusive event at Athelhampton House near Dorchester.
All nine councils in Dorset have now considered a report and accompanying detailed package of evidence setting out a proposal to replace the county’s nine councils with two new unitary authorities.
The election for the Mudeford and Friars Cliff Ward casual vacancy will take place on Thursday 2 March 2017. The by-election comes after Andy Barfield resigned as a councillor on 21 December 2016. Mudeford and Friars Cliff ward is also served by Cllr Claire Bath and Cllr Trevor Watts. Nominations close at 4pm on Friday 3 February… Read more Mudeford and Friars Cliff by-election
Visit Dorset, a tourism partnership of Dorset local authorities with support from more than 600 local tourism businesses, is preparing to launch its re-developed website with an exclusive event at Athelhampton House near Dorchester.
Councillors in Dorset will consider a report in January on proposals to replace the county’s existing nine councils with two new unitary authorities by 2019.
Christchurch Borough Council has agreed a mandate for their Leader, Cllr Ray Nottage, to take forward to Thursday’s meeting of Dorset’s nine Council Leaders around Local Government Reorganisation in Dorset. Members were asked to express their views on the options available based on the financial analysis, case for change and the public consultation results. Following… Read more Christchurch councillors agree consensus on local government reorganisation
Scouts, Guides and Brownies from groups in Christchurch helped the Mayor of Christchurch, Cllr Trish Jamieson, to distribute goodwill parcels to nominated recipients around the Borough earlier this week. Parcels of foodstuffs or plants and chocolates were handed out to 41 people thanks to the generosity of local businesses and groups who donated money or… Read more Scouts, Guides and Brownies help Christchurch Mayor distribute goodwill