A teacher training day held at Bournemouth and Poole College has been hailed as a success by businesses and teachers alike. The Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Teacher Training Day was arranged by Christchurch and East Dorset Councils with support from Borough of Poole and Bournemouth and Poole College. This new event enabled leading engineering employers… Read more Councils and college host successful teacher training event
The zig-zag path at Highcliffe Castle is to remain closed until 2018 while a full rebuild is carried out.
Councillors are being asked to approve a new committee structure at their Annual Council meeting on Tuesday 16 May. The new structure will see the Policy and Resources Committee disbanded and replaced with a Community Committee and a Resources Committee. The proposed Community Committee will deal with issues relating to the local area such as… Read more New committee structure proposed at Christchurch Borough Council
Following on from Highcliffe’s first ever Petfest last year, this hugely successful event returns on 4 June 2017 and is set to be even bigger and better. Lots of events are planned throughout the day including a dog show, owl display and petting farm. Experts will be on hand to answer your questions at a… Read more Celebrate all creatures great and small at Highcliffe Castle’s Petfest
Concrete blocks at Avon Beach will be moved as part of beach replenishment works in June 2017. The concrete blocks were installed at Avon Beach as temporary flood defences in November 2016 and will form part of permanent promenade improvement works due to be carried out in Autumn 2017, subject to planning permission. However, following… Read more Concrete blocks at Avon Beach to be moved
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1. See Dean Edwards cooking up some delicious lunch time specials Saturday 11.45am The Lovett Demonstration Theatre Winner of Masterchef and resident chef on ITV’s Lorraine show, Dean Edwards returns to the Christchurch food festival to show you how to cook his delicious chicken and chorizo salad and avocado and garlic prawns on toast. … Read more 8 Things to do at Christchurch Food and Wine Festival 2017
Dorset residents can enjoy discount deals at many of the county’s top attractions during the 12th annual Dorset Residents’ Week from 8 to 14 May, by using the special offer vouchers featured in the spring edition of Dorset County Council’s community newspaper ‘Your Dorset’.
It is with great sadness that Christchurch Borough Council has to report the death of Honorary Freeman of the Borough Judy Jamieson MBE, wife of Cllr Colin Jamieson, on the evening of April 26 2017. Judy was awarded Freeman of the Borough in November 2016 for her tireless work in the community, having served on… Read more Death of Honorary Freeman of the Borough Judy Jamieson MBE
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 six things you need to know:… Read more Six key questions about the general election
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 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
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.
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
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
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
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