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Council rejects increase in allowances – but leader slammed over cost of new members

BASIC allowances for BCP Council members will not be increased after councillors agreed it was “not the time” to do so. At their meeting last Tuesday it was decided to reject most of the recommendations...

Woman banned from all Christchurch shops after admitting raft of shoplifting offences

A SERIAL shoplifter from Christchurch was handed a suspended prison sentence and banned from all stores in the town. High-value make-up, clothes, meat and alcohol worth hundreds of pounds were among the items taken by...

Christchurch Christmas market given go-ahead after bars scrapped

A CHRISTMAS market will be held in Christchurch next month after a police objection was withdrawn. Dorset Police had opposed the Saxon Square event due to concerns “insufficient measures” were in place to manage crowds,...

Plan to convert Christchurch office into five flats

PLANS to convert offices in Christchurch into apartments have been submitted to BCP Council. The application by Couloir Homes for Elcock Associates at 83 The Grove includes the creation of an additional storey to accommodate...

Christchurch Christmas shopping boost with free parking and bus discounts

CHRISTMAS shoppers can enjoy free parking and discounted bus fares in Christchurch next month as part of efforts to support local high streets. Those visiting Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole before Christmas in December on Thursday...

New Forest and Christchurch placed in ‘high alert’ Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions

THE New Forest and Christchurch have been placed in the ‘high alert’ Tier 2 category for coronavirus restrictions, the government revealed today (Thursday). Health secretary Matt Hancock made the announcement in a statement to the...

‘We are disappointed to be placed in Tier 2’ – councils react to restriction...

RESIDENTS in the New Forest and Christchurch have been urged to follow the new Tier 2 rules once the lockdown ends on Wednesday. Both Hampshire and Dorset will be under the mid-range Tier 2 regulations...

‘Half-hearted’ road markings fail to keep things clear

DRIVERS were left bemused by “useless” road markings painted by workers who appear to have carried out half a job. What should be a clear warning to drivers to “Keep Clear” of a junction box...

Man comes forward over use of bus pass belonging to user who died 12...

A MAN has come forward following a CCTV appeal in relation to the fraudulent use of a bus pass belonging to a passenger who died 12 years ago. Police released images of a suspect they...
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New 100-year strategy to help protect Christchurch Bay and harbour

A NEW strategy is being produced to help protect Christchurch Bay and harbour from the elements for the next 100 years. It will assess how to manage coastal erosion and associated risks, and take into...
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