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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.
Mudeford beach cafe

New £1m cafe at Mudeford would ‘damage relationship’ with beach hut owners

BEACH hut owners have warned BCP Council that it risks “permanently damaging” their relationship if it pushes ahead with replacing a cafe at Mudeford with a £1m larger building. A planning application for the Beach...
Southampton Airport

Hampshire’s coronavirus mortuary to be dismantled

A TEMPORARY mortuary in Hampshire is set to be dismantled but county bosses are looking for an alternative site. Civic chiefs have confirmed that the temporary mortuary set up at Southampton Airport in April will...

Council survives Tory takeover attempt – by one vote

THE ruling coalition on BCP Council survived by just one vote in a bid by the opposition Conservatives to take power. With nothing to split those in favour and against, the no-confidence motion against leader...
Hampshire County Council

Coronavirus set to cost county council at least £68 million

THE coronavirus crisis is set to cost Hampshire County Council (HCC) £68m and the cost could go up, it has been revealed. According to the authority’s latest estimate, it will spend £68m in the 2020/21...

Tories’ bid to seize power at council slammed by coalition as ‘irresponsible and underhand’

MEMBERS of the coalition controlling BCP Council have attacked a push for a vote of no confidence in its leadership as “irresponsible and underhand”. At tomorrow’s (Tuesday) full council meeting, the Conservative group will call...

Volunteers to patrol the beaches offering advice and targeting anti-social behaviour

VOLUNTEERS have been invited to patrol the seafront across Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole under a new initiative. BCP Council leader Cllr Vikki Slade announced the new scheme, set to begin tomorrow (Friday), as part of...

Vote of no confidence to be called at BCP Council

A VOTE of no confidence will be called on the leader of BCP Council and her unity alliance administration next week. The Conservatives, led by Cllr Drew Mellor, will put forward the motion at the...

County makes plans for reopening schools amid safety warnings

HAMPSHIRE schools are preparing to reopen partially next month amid warnings over the safety of staff and pupils. Education bosses across the county have confirmed that schools are looking at how they can safely reopen...

Threat of legal action over Christchurch police station development

BCP COUNCIL has been threatened with legal action unless it reviews its approval of the controversial Christchurch police station development. It has been served with a judicial review pre-action protocol letter alleging that the decision...
Hampshire County Council

County finances alert as coronavirus bill nears £100m

CONCERNS have been raised over the financial future of Hampshire County Council amid fears coronavirus is having a “disastrous” impact worth close to £100m. HCC bosses are calling on the government to underwrite all the financial...
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