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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.

Review into coronavirus handling at Hampshire care homes

A REVIEW is set to be launched into the management of the coronavirus pandemic within Hampshire care homes. The response of care homes to the Covid-19 crisis and the actions taken over the past months...

Council to consider opposition’s budget proposals

MEMBERS of BCP Council’s cabinet will consider budget proposals put forward by the opposition Conservative group when they meet later this month. All but one of the 75 councillors agreed that a 25-page budget paper...

Date set for new charge scheme at Hampshire tips

PLANS to charge some people for using Hampshire tips are going to be implemented next month. From 1st August non-Hampshire residents wanting to use the county’s household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) will be charged £5,...

Call to ban disposable barbecues from beaches

DISPOSABLE barbecues should be banned from beaches across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, a senior councillor has said. The Conservative shadow cabinet member for crime, Cllr May Haines, called on BCP Council to follow similar demands...

Coronavirus – Hampshire passes 6,000 Covid-positive cases

MORE than 6,000 coronavirus cases have been recorded in Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, according to figures published for the first time. The total number of positive Covid-19 cases released last Thursday for...
Blackfield library

Council sets date for decision day on library closures plan

COUNTY bosses are expected to make a decision over the future of 48 libraries across Hampshire later this month. Proposals include the possible closure of New Forest libraries at Lyndhurst and Blackfield, as well as...

Tories to push for ‘budget reset’ plan amid council’s £30m funding gap

OPPOSITION councillors will put forward a “budget reset paper” next week, following concerns about a lack of involvement in efforts to close a multi-million-pound funding gap at BCP Council. A budget monitoring report outlining work...

‘Tow-away zones’ considered by council to combat the crowds

CAR “tow-away zones” are among measures being considered by BCP Council as part of efforts to reduce parking issues during busier periods. Council leader Cllr Vikki Slade said the next stage of an ongoing review...
Mudeford beach cafe

£1m Mudeford beach cafe plans suspended after consultation criticism

PLANS to rebuild the Beach House café on Mudeford sandbank have been suspended pending a review following criticism of “inadequate” consultation on the scheme. Hundreds of people have objected to the planning application for the...
New Forest leisure centres

Closure of New Forest leisure centres has cost more than £800,000

THE temporary closure of leisure centres due to coronavirus has cost New Forest District Council more than £800k, it has been revealed. The authority said it lost around £835,000 between April and May due to...
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