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Dorset hospitals appeal to patients' relatives to help free up beds

Dorset hospitals appeal to patients' relatives to help free up beds

Dorset hospitals appeal to patients' relatives to help free up beds

23 December 2021

HOSPITALS in Dorset are appealing to patients' relatives to help free up beds as the healthcare service enters a particularly "difficult winter".


Plan for 55 flats at busy Christchurch roundabout thrown out

Plan for 55 flats at busy Christchurch roundabout thrown out

Plan for 55 flats at busy Christchurch roundabout thrown out

22 December 2021

PLANS for 55 homes in a prominent roundabout location in Christchurch have been thrown out in the face of overwhelming opposition.


Council planners ignore public to catch up on backlog

Council planners ignore public to catch up on backlog

Council planners ignore public to catch up on backlog

21 December 2021

A COUNCIL'S planning team spent five days not replying to the public by phone or email to try to catch up on a backlog of decisions.


Residents' campaign sees new hourly bus service launched for Burton

Residents' campaign sees new hourly bus service launched for Burton

Residents' campaign sees new hourly bus service launched for Burton

16 December 2021

BURTON residents have successfully campaigned for a new bus service.


'It’s like Putin’s Russia' – couple's fury over fine for parking on line

'It’s like Putin’s Russia' – couple's fury over fine for parking on line

'It’s like Putin’s Russia' – couple's fury over fine for parking on line

12 December 2021

WHEN New Milton man James Riley-Pitt parked to one side of a bay at a near-empty Highcliffe car park, he never imagined he would return to a fine.

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Green light for new sports hall at Highcliffe School as residents object to height

Green light for new sports hall at Highcliffe School as residents object to height

Green light for new sports hall at Highcliffe School as residents object to height

29 November 2021

HIGHCLIFFE School has been given the green light to build a new multi-use hall despite a raft of objections over its size.


Colourful revamp for Christchurch underpass

Colourful revamp for Christchurch underpass

Colourful revamp for Christchurch underpass

26 November 2021

AN underpass in Christchurch linking Waitrose and Saxon Square has undergone a colourful transformation.


Update urged on sewage discharges into local beaches

Update urged on sewage discharges into local beaches

Update urged on sewage discharges into local beaches

23 November 2021

A COUNCIL'S environment chief is being called on to report to councillors about sewage discharges into the sea from local beaches.


Bid for separate Christchurch planning committee fails

Bid for separate Christchurch planning committee fails

Bid for separate Christchurch planning committee fails

19 November 2021

A BID to have a planning committee dedicated to Christchurch has failed – although the matter may be reconsidered.


Youth funds awarded to Highcliffe School and Somerford Youth and Community Centre

Youth funds awarded to Highcliffe School and Somerford Youth and Community Centre

Youth funds awarded to Highcliffe School and Somerford Youth and Community Centre

18 November 2021

YOUTH projects by Highcliffe School and Somerford Youth and Community Centre have been awarded financial aid by BCP Council.


Staff shortage sees longer waits for Covid booster and flu jabs

Staff shortage sees longer waits for Covid booster and flu jabs

Staff shortage sees longer waits for Covid booster and flu jabs

15 November 2021

DORSET’S Covid booster programme, jabs for younger people and flu vaccinations are all under pressure – because of a shortage of health staff.


New Milton hotel wants to build three more luxury treehouses

New Milton hotel wants to build three more luxury treehouses

New Milton hotel wants to build three more luxury treehouses

12 November 2021

THE Chewton Glen wants to build another three luxury tree houses which have proved a hit with a whole host of celebrity guests.


£2.65m winter fund to support struggling families

£2.65m winter fund to support struggling families

£2.65m winter fund to support struggling families

05 November 2021

STRUGGLING Christchurch families will be helped by a £2.65m government grant this winter.


Public ‘facing obstacles’ in trying to contact council

Public ‘facing obstacles’ in trying to contact council

Public ‘facing obstacles’ in trying to contact council

05 November 2021

PUBLIC contact with BCP Council is still proving difficult with a merry-go-round of automated devices, according to councillors.


Sofas and bed dumped in large flytip at Burton

Sofas and bed dumped in large flytip at Burton

Sofas and bed dumped in large flytip at Burton

03 November 2021

SOFAS, a bed and a desk were among waste dumped in a lane in Burton.


New calls for Christchurch to have its own planning committee

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.


Row over council plans for £6m private IT network

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.


Steel firm submits application to expand into old Peeks Party Store and Monkey Madness site

Steel firm submits application to expand into old Peeks Party Store and Monkey Madness site

Steel firm submits application to expand into old Peeks Party Store and Monkey Madness site

22 October 2021

CHRISTCHURCH steel firm Reidsteel has submitted its plans to expand into the old Peeks Party Store and Monkey Madness site.


Council 'out of control' on budget plan

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.


Christchurch blue plaque house to be converted into family home

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.


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