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The A&T has partnered with the BBC's Local Democracy Reporting Service to bring you news from Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, Hampshire County Council and Dorset Council.

Controversial plans to redevelop Christchurch police station site to be reconsidered

CONTROVERSIAL plans for the redevelopment of the disused police station site in the centre of Christchurch will be reconsidered by BCP Council. The council had been threatened with legal action over the February decision of...

Key independents tight-lipped ahead of vote on council’s leadership

THE five independent members of BCP Council are remaining tight-lipped about their voting intentions ahead of Thursday’s leadership election. Conservative councillor Drew Mellor will go up against Lib Dem Vikki Slade for the council’s top...

Council considers new powers to deal with unauthorised traveller camps

PRE-EMPTIVE injunctions could be taken out at hot spots for unauthorised encampments in a bid to prevent them being set up. The measure is one of a number to have been considered by a BCP...

Hampshire’s coronavirus testing site to move closer to Forest

A REGIONAL Covid-19 testing centre is to be relocated from Portsmouth to Southampton Airport by the end of the month. A date for the move is yet to be confirmed but people who want to...
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Council bosses urged to scrutinise NHS trust’s figures on mental health patient beds

FIGURES published by an NHS trust have been put under scrutiny after civic chiefs were urged to looked into apparent discrepancies in the data. Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust responded after county councillors were urged...

Council leader ousted as Tories win vote of no confidence

THE leader of BCP Council has been deposed after a vote of no confidence against her succeeded. Brought by Conservative opposition, the motion against Liberal Democrat Cllr Vikki Slade at Tuesday’s full council meeting said...

Council braced for Tory takeover attempt in vote of no confidence this evening

THE second vote of no confidence in the leader of BCP Council will be considered at its meeting this evening (Tuesday). The previous attempt by the Conservative opposition to remove Liberal Democrat Cllr Vikki Slade...
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Ticket to ride – Beryl bikes cycle share scheme hits Christchurch

THE Beryl bikes cycle share scheme has been unveiled in Christchurch. The distinctive green bicycles hit various spots around the town today after their successful introduction in Bournemouth and Poole last year. BCP Council is subsidising...

Tories launch second takeover bid at BCP Council with coalition struggling for numbers

ANOTHER vote of no confidence in the leadership of BCP Council will be called later this month, three months after a previous attempt failed. The Conservative opposition group agreed at a meeting last Thursday night...

Councillor leaves ruling coalition over ‘catalogue of catastrophic policy decisions’

A COUNCILLOR left the coalition running BCP Council, citing a “catalogue of catastrophic policy decisions”. Hamworthy member Cllr Julie Bagwell resigned as a member of the Unity Alliance and said she would be free to...
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