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New calls for Christchurch to have its own planning committee

26 October 2021
New calls for Christchurch to have its own planning committee

New calls for Christchurch to have its own planning committee

26 October 2021

FRESH calls have been made to bring in a BCP Council planning committee dedicated to the Christchurch area.


Public outcry sees county halve planned £6.8m public health cuts

22 October 2021
Public outcry sees county halve planned £6.8m public health cuts

Public outcry sees county halve planned £6.8m public health cuts

22 October 2021

PLANS to slash Hampshire County Council’s public health budget have been changed following a public outcry


Row over council plans for £6m private IT network

22 October 2021
Row over council plans for £6m private IT network

Row over council plans for £6m private IT network

22 October 2021

AROUND £6m is expected to be spent putting a private IT network in place for BCP Council.


NHS trust 'must do more' to help families get closure over deaths

21 October 2021
NHS trust 'must do more' to help families get closure over deaths

NHS trust 'must do more' to help families get closure over deaths

21 October 2021

MORE must be done to ensure families get closure over the deaths of loved ones in the care of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, say politicians.

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Council 'out of control' on budget plan

19 October 2021
Council 'out of control' on budget plan

Council 'out of control' on budget plan

19 October 2021

THE leader of BCP Council was accused by a Christchurch councillor of acting like “Billy Big Balls” over his administration’s approach to budgeting.


Complaint against Hampshire police boss heard behind closed doors

19 October 2021
Complaint against Hampshire police boss heard behind closed doors

Complaint against Hampshire police boss heard behind closed doors

19 October 2021

A COMPLAINT made about Hampshire’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) was heard by councillors behind closed doors.


Winter gritters 'safe' from HGV driver shortage

19 October 2021
Winter gritters 'safe' from HGV driver shortage

Winter gritters 'safe' from HGV driver shortage

19 October 2021

ONGOING shortages of HGV drivers should not affect road gritting – that's the message from Hampshire County Council as winter approaches.


Hampshire residents face tax rise in county council plans to plug £80m hole

15 October 2021
Hampshire residents face tax rise in county council plans to plug £80m hole

Hampshire residents face tax rise in county council plans to plug £80m hole

15 October 2021

RESIDENTS could be hit in the pocket in plans to plug an £80m black hole in Hampshire County Council’s budget


Christchurch blue plaque house to be converted into family home

14 October 2021
Christchurch blue plaque house to be converted into family home

Christchurch blue plaque house to be converted into family home

14 October 2021

A DERELICT house in Christchurch which boasts a blue plaque is to be converted to a family home despite appeals to keep it intact.


£20m cuts planned for Hampshire children's services

21 September 2021
£20m cuts planned for Hampshire children's services

£20m cuts planned for Hampshire children's services

21 September 2021

CUTS of more than £20m are being proposed to children’s services across Hampshire.


Move to ban sex establishments in BCP Council area fails

17 September 2021
Move to ban sex establishments in BCP Council area fails

Move to ban sex establishments in BCP Council area fails

17 September 2021

A MOVE to stop any future licensed sex establishments setting up in Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole area has failed to win approval.


Council leader defends potty-mouthed anti-litter poster

17 September 2021
Council leader defends potty-mouthed anti-litter poster

Council leader defends potty-mouthed anti-litter poster

17 September 2021

BCP Council's leader has defended the authority’s latest anti-litter campaign which uses a four-letter word to encourage people to tidy up.

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Hundreds sign petition against proposed cycle lane in Christchurch

15 September 2021
Hundreds sign petition against proposed cycle lane in Christchurch

Hundreds sign petition against proposed cycle lane in Christchurch

15 September 2021

FURTHER discussions will be held before a proposed cycle lane is installed on Barrack Road, Christchurch, after hundreds signed a petition against it.


Fifty Afghan families so far relocated in Hampshire

13 September 2021
Fifty Afghan families so far relocated in Hampshire

Fifty Afghan families so far relocated in Hampshire

13 September 2021

AROUND 50 Afghan families fleeing the Taliban have been relocated to Hampshire, and more are on the way.


Southern Water pledges to slash Solent sewage discharges

08 September 2021
Southern Water pledges to slash Solent sewage discharges

Southern Water pledges to slash Solent sewage discharges

08 September 2021

SOUTHERN Water company has pledged to slash significantly the number of wastewater discharges in the Solent.


'Desperately needed' – Hampshire County Council health chief welcomes National Insurance rise

08 September 2021
'Desperately needed' – Hampshire County Council health chief welcomes National Insurance rise

'Desperately needed' – Hampshire County Council health chief welcomes National Insurance rise

08 September 2021

THE government’s controversial plans to increase National Insurance payments have been welcomed by Hampshire County Council's health chief despite.


Council's special needs provision slammed by Ofsted

07 September 2021
Council's special needs provision slammed by Ofsted

Council's special needs provision slammed by Ofsted

07 September 2021

EXTRA finance has been agreed to improve services for special education needs and disability (SEND) provision across the BCP Council area.


Call for tougher action on flytippers as current punishment an 'insufficient deterrent'

27 August 2021
Call for tougher action on flytippers as current punishment an 'insufficient deterrent'

Call for tougher action on flytippers as current punishment an 'insufficient deterrent'

27 August 2021

CRIMINAL punishments for flytipping must be increased for people to take them seriously, according to a top Hampshire councillor.


Hampshire homes promised for Afghanistan refugees

20 August 2021
Hampshire homes promised for Afghanistan refugees

Hampshire homes promised for Afghanistan refugees

20 August 2021

REFUGEES fleeing Afghanistan will be given a place to live in Hampshire, the county council has vowed.


Size concerns over Highcliffe School's planned new hall

18 August 2021
Size concerns over Highcliffe School's planned new hall

Size concerns over Highcliffe School's planned new hall

18 August 2021

HIGHCLIFFE School has submitted plans for a new multi-use hall, sparking concerns over its size in an area dominated by bungalows.


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