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
Public consultation results show clear backing for change to local government structures in Dorset.
Two well established and popular eateries in Christchurch have been recognised and presented Healthy Options Awards by Christchurch and East Dorset Councils. Cheese & Alfies and Stewarts Garden Centre Coffee Shop were presented their awards by Cllr Vicki Hallam of Christchurch Borough Council. The Healthy Options Award Scheme was introduced by the Public Health Team… Read more Healthy Options Awards presented in Christchurch
A new natural outdoor play area and learning space for pre-school children in Ferndown has now been officially opened. The nature garden at Hopscotch pre-school on Heatherlands estate was officially opened by councillors from East Dorset District Council, along with staff and children from the school. The new garden provides a space where the children… Read more Pre-school celebrates opening of new nature garden
A Green Flag has been raised at the splashpark at Christchurch Quay for the fifth year in succession by the Mayor of Christchurch, Cllr Trish Jamieson. The flag designates Christchurch Quay as having been judged to meet the national quality standard for parks and green spaces. The judges for the Green Flag awards assess the… Read more Green Flag raised at Christchurch Quay for fifth time
Three local food businesses have been recognised and awarded Healthy Options Awards by Christchurch and East Dorset Councils. Sorrels Caterers of Wimborne, Stewarts Garden Centre Coffee Shop in Christchurch and Number 9 on the Green in Wimborne were all presented their awards by the Chairman of East Dorset District Council, Cllr David Shortell. The Healthy… Read more Healthy Options Awards presented to local food businesses
Moors Valley Country Park and Forest near Ringwood, has ‘done the double’ by coming away with two Gold awards in this year’s Dorset Tourism Awards. The Park was awarded Gold in both the Access and Inclusivity and Sustainable Tourism categories. The Access and Inclusivity award recognises a business that can demonstrate exceptional customer service to… Read more Two Golds for Moors Valley Country Park in top tourism award
A major public consultation on the future shape of local government in Dorset will be launched on 30 August 2016.
The zig zag path running from Highcliffe Castle grounds down to Highcliffe Castle beach, which was closed following a structural inspection by an independent consultant engineer, is to remain closed for a longer period. Following engineering surveys it has been discovered that the only way to make the retaining wall next to the path safe… Read more Zig zag path from Highcliffe Castle to beach to remain closed for longer
The Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) is continuing to win awards and gain recognition for its achievements in recycling and waste prevention.
Any fundraiser, board member or manager working for a charity, cultural or community organisation could benefit from a workshop looking at the fundamentals of fundraising. The workshop, organised by Christchurch and East Dorset Councils, takes place on Tuesday 13 September 2016 from 11.30am to 5.00pm at The Reef, Colehill Lane, Colehill, Wimborne BH21 7AB. Led… Read more Workshop to look at fundamentals of fundraising