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Garden waste collections set to restart after suspension

Garden waste collections set to restart after suspension

Garden waste collections set to restart after suspension

20 April 2020

Collections of garden waste had been suspended due to a staff shortage GARDEN waste collections are set to restart in Christchurch this week after being…


MP's call to reopen recycling centres to combat fly-tipping is rejected

MP's call to reopen recycling centres to combat fly-tipping is rejected

MP's call to reopen recycling centres to combat fly-tipping is rejected

17 April 2020

Fly-tipping was rife in the New Forest prior to the lockdown BCP Council has rejected a call by a Dorset MP to reopen tips to help tackle the increasing…


Coronavirus: BCP Council prepares for crisis to worsen

Coronavirus: BCP Council prepares for crisis to worsen

Coronavirus: BCP Council prepares for crisis to worsen

19 March 2020

Bournemouth Town Hall, HQ for BCP Council A SERIES of measures are being worked on by BCP Council as it prepares for the expected worsening of the coronavirus…


Residents face new ID rule to use town's recycling centre

Residents face new ID rule to use town's recycling centre

Residents face new ID rule to use town's recycling centre

12 March 2020

Bournemouth Town Hall, the HQ for BCP Council CHRISTCHURCH residents will have to take proof of their address to use the Wilverley Road recycling centre…


Christchurch residents set for cut in council tax bill

Christchurch residents set for cut in council tax bill

Christchurch residents set for cut in council tax bill

06 February 2020

The proposed cut for Christchurch residents is to balance up the charge across the BCP Council area CHRISTCHURCH residents can look forward to receiving…


Council set to borrow for £1m rebuild of fire-hit beach cafe

Council set to borrow for £1m rebuild of fire-hit beach cafe

Council set to borrow for £1m rebuild of fire-hit beach cafe

10 January 2020

The fire-damaged Beach House in Mudeford HUNDREDS of thousands of pounds could be borrowed to fund a £1m rebuild of a café on Mudeford sandbank which…


New council aims to eliminate hunger in plans for 2020

New council aims to eliminate hunger in plans for 2020

New council aims to eliminate hunger in plans for 2020

09 January 2020

BCP Council leader Cllr Vikki Slade (centre) with cabinet colleagues at Highcliffe Castle MEMBERS of the ruling cabinet at BCP Council gathered at Highcliffe…


Personal data breach as thousands of postal ballots go astray

Personal data breach as thousands of postal ballots go astray

Personal data breach as thousands of postal ballots go astray

05 December 2019

Bournemouth Town Hall, HQ for BCP Council PERSONAL data of thousands of voters across south east Dorset has been mistakenly sent to the wrong home due…


Thousands of council magazines destroyed rather than sent to residents

Thousands of council magazines destroyed rather than sent to residents

Thousands of council magazines destroyed rather than sent to residents

22 October 2019

Between 6,000 and 9,000 issues were recycled by accident (Photo: stock image) AN investigation has been launched after up to 9,000 copies of BCP Council…


'Different but not worse' - residents to face new recycling regime

'Different but not worse' - residents to face new recycling regime

'Different but not worse' - residents to face new recycling regime

10 October 2019

Bournemouth Town Hall, HQ for BCP Council CHANGES to refuse collections planned for next year will mean Christchurch residents will be able to recycle…


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

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

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

09 September 2019

The proposed agreement at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital follows similar schemes in Blackpool and Northumberland A NEW partnership could see Royal Bournemouth…


Councillors warn of stalking and death threats from the public

Councillors warn of stalking and death threats from the public

Councillors warn of stalking and death threats from the public

31 August 2019

BCP Council leader Cllr Vikki Slade said she had faced death threats COUNCILLORS have spoken of being stalked and “viciously” threatened for their political…


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

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

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

16 August 2019

Priory Mews residents say it is unfair they have to maintain the Ducking Stool Walk boardwalk costing thousands of pounds PEOPLE living on a small estate…


Cafe's alcohol bid rejected as councillors declare 'no confidence' in owner

Cafe's alcohol bid rejected as councillors declare 'no confidence' in owner

Cafe's alcohol bid rejected as councillors declare 'no confidence' in owner

14 August 2019

Baggies Coffee House in Christchurch High Street A BID by a Christchurch coffee shop to sell alcohol until midnight every day has been rejected after…


Business to lose £20m contract and new jobs after expansion refused, claims owner

Business to lose £20m contract and new jobs after expansion refused, claims owner

Business to lose £20m contract and new jobs after expansion refused, claims owner

13 August 2019

Elcock Associates wanted to build a new two-storey office block at the back of its site in The Grove THE director of a Christchurch surveying company…


New BCP leader's promise to the public: No more secrets

New BCP leader's promise to the public: No more secrets

New BCP leader's promise to the public: No more secrets

24 June 2019

Leader of BCP Council Cllr Vikki Slade THE new leader of BCP Council has said she wants to overhaul the “secretive” approach taken by its predecessor…


Letters: Disbelief at council merger opponents' u-turn over new authority

Letters: Disbelief at council merger opponents' u-turn over new authority

Letters: Disbelief at council merger opponents' u-turn over new authority

13 June 2019

SIR - I read with disbelief the comments by Cllr Lesley Dedman in the local press recently. She campaigned vigorously against the BCP merger for some…


Residents set for tax cut in new council plan to speed up funding 'fairness'

Residents set for tax cut in new council plan to speed up funding 'fairness'

Residents set for tax cut in new council plan to speed up funding 'fairness'

06 June 2019

Under the plan, Christchurch residents could get a 4.5% Band D council tax cut CHRISTCHURCH residents are due for a tax cut as plans to bring rates in…


Tories in opposition as Unity Alliance takes control of new BCP Council

Tories in opposition as Unity Alliance takes control of new BCP Council

Tories in opposition as Unity Alliance takes control of new BCP Council

22 May 2019

BCP chair Cllr David Flagg (left) and vice-chair Cllr George Farquhar A FORMER Christchurch mayor who led the fight to stop the BCP Council merger has…


Parties urged to keep talking over control of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

Parties urged to keep talking over control of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

Parties urged to keep talking over control of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

16 May 2019

Graham Farrant, chief executive of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council THE chief executive of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council has…


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