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Hampshire County Council

Councillors approve budget to axe jobs, cut services and hike charges

BUDGET plans to cut Hampshire County Council services in a bid to save £80m have been given the green light, putting more than 270 jobs at risk. Street lights are to be switched off for...
Hampshire County Council budget

Council set to approve budget cuts hitting services and up to 270 jobs

A BUDGET which could further hit Hampshire County Council services and put more than 270 jobs at risk is set to be approved tomorrow (Thursday) as part of a move that will help the...
Lidl Christchurch

Plan for town’s second German discount store aims to add a Lidl extra

DISCOUNT supermarket chain Lidl is seeking permission to open a second store in Christchurch. With Homebase seeking to downsize its Bailey Bridge Retail Park store off Barrack Road, Lidl has agreed to take over part...

Forest fly-tipping fears over new waste charge plans

A HAMPSHIRE councillor has raised concerns over proposals to charge residents to dump non-household waste at rubbish tips. Cllr Alan Dowden fears that asking residents to pay for disposal of non-household wood waste such as...

‘Different but not worse’ – residents to face new recycling regime

CHANGES to refuse collections planned for next year will mean Christchurch residents will be able to recycle cartons and tin foil for the first time. Despite concerns the town was getting a “worse deal” than...
Hampshire County Council

More than 200 jobs face axe as county council plans cuts to adult care...

MORE than 200 jobs could be lost and services hit by further cuts as Hampshire County Council bosses try to balance the books. Residents could be charged for services that are currently free, some libraries...
royal bournemouth hospital

Council planning to loan hospital £15m for new pathology centre

A NEW partnership could see Royal Bournemouth Hospital loaned almost £15m by BCP Council for a new pathology centre. Cabinet members have been asked to give their backing to the arrangement which would see the...
Highcliffe homes

Planners block developer from swapping shop for more flats

PLANS to convert a newly-built shop unit in the centre of Highcliffe into flats have been rejected due to concerns about how close they would be to bins. Pure Town Planning, consultants representing the developers,...

Councillors warn of stalking and death threats from the public

COUNCILLORS have spoken of being stalked and “viciously” threatened for their political work with some saying social media has changed people’s behaviour. Existing and former members of local authorities in Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch say...
Ducking Stool Walk boardwalk

Public boardwalk may have to close, warn residents facing £50,000 repair bill

PEOPLE living on a small estate in the middle of Christchurch have warned they may be forced to close a public walkway unless BCP Council takes on its ownership. The 17 residents of the Priory...
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