Christchurch Borough Council

A general election has been called

Six key questions about the general election

Theresa May has called a snap general election. The general election will take place on Thursday 8 June, on top of local elections, which take place on 4 May. Here’s more information about what it means for you. With both local and national elections on the horizon, here are seven things you need to know:… Read more Six key questions about the general election

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Christchurch referendum deferred

Christchurch councillors have decided to defer any referendum on local government reorganisation following the announcement of a General Election to be held on 8 June 2017. With the snap General Election meaning possible changes to cabinet members and government policies on local government going forward members felt it was best to defer any decisions about… Read more Christchurch referendum deferred

Christchurch secures funding for coastal projects

Christchurch Borough Council, working in partnership with The Dorset Coastal Community Team (DCCT), is celebrating as it has just been awarded £424,000 to deliver coastal projects in Christchurch. The BID, which was submitted to the Coastal Community Fund in 2016, aimed to connect people to the coast, connect coastal communities to each other and connect… Read more Christchurch secures funding for coastal projects

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Final series of Broadchurch bringing tourism benefits

The return of ITV’s award winning drama Broadchurch has put Dorset firmly back in the media spotlight. With West Bay taking centre stage once more the Visit Dorset Tourism Partnership are making the most of this opportunity to promote the Broadchurch filming locations to the millions of fans of the series.

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Horse Power coming to Highcliffe Castle

Toby Hoad, and his two working horses, ‘Fleur and Celine’, will begin horse logging in the grounds of Highcliffe Castle next month.  Horse logging will be carried out to help remove the dead trees which lay fallen in Rothesay Park grounds.  Using horses to extract trees causes less disturbance to the woodland floor and the… Read more Horse Power coming to Highcliffe Castle

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Partnership receives Gold award for charitable giving

Christchurch and East Dorset Councils have been presented with Gold Award Certificates from Pennies from Heaven fundraising. The awards were received in recognition of the high percentage of staff participating in the scheme, with one in four members of staff donating each month.  Pennies from Heaven is a simple concept which means net salaries are rounded… Read more Partnership receives Gold award for charitable giving

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Zig-zag path to remain closed

The zig-zag path leading from Highcliffe Castle to the beach is to remain closed for at least another eight weeks. The decision to close the path was taken due to significant further deterioration of the timber revetment. The council has commissioned an independent engineering consultant to produce a design and full specification for a temporary… Read more Zig-zag path to remain closed

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Volunteers choose new name for tea rooms!

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!

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Christchurch councillors support referendum proposal

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

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Christchurch to hold Full Council meeting to discuss Referendum

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

New Defibrillator at Friars Cliff Beach

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

Inspiring students in Christchurch to consider a high flying career in aerospace engineering

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

Secretary of State meets with Christchurch Acting Leader

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

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Overnight charges changed in Wick Lane car park

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 approve fence around Quomps play area

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

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Paul Hilliard has been elected as councillor to represent the Mudeford and Friars Cliff ward

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

Have your say on coastal projects in Christchurch

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

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Council Approve Avon Beach Promenade Works

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

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Christchurch sets out its position on Future Dorset

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

Acting Leader appointed in Christchurch

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