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Withdrawal of major transformation projects from the Rockley Point site

THE owners of a holiday park in Poole could go back to the drawing board on major redevelopment plans. An application to demolish the existing Rockley Watersports Training Centre, cafe and various buildings has been submitted by Rockley Sands (Estates) Limited. The proposal for the Rockley Point site included plans …

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The £1million Poole family home which was only built in 1998 is razed

This is the moment a ‘beautiful’ £1million house is razed to the ground in an act described as ‘scandalous’ by neighbours. The family home in the Canford Cliffs suburb of Poole, Dorset, was built as recently as 1998 – but was demolished by diggers less than 25 years later despite …

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Council and residents’ reaction to Bournemouth congestion

TRANSPORT bosses have pledged to reduce congestion after Bournemouth was named one of the world’s worst places for traffic jams. And they say the solution is not to build new roads by “bulldozing thousands of homes”, but to get more people to walk or cycle. With dozens of road works …

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Sandbanks Community Group wants the area to have ‘first class’ facilities

A COMMUNITY group said it wanted Sandbanks to have ‘world-class’ facilities to match the destination, as long as it was ‘done the right way’. Sandbanks Community Group said its vision is for Sandbanks to be safe and enjoyable for everyone who lives in and visits the area. Previously accused of …

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Beach cafe and terrace plan for Canford Cliffs approved

PLANS for the redevelopment of the Canford Cliffs Pavilion into a seaside cafe as part of a multi-million pound scheme have been approved. The existing shelter will be transformed into a café with outdoor terraces, including a terrace on the beach. The BCP Council plan will see the levels of …

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Supply upgrade as PCO Board prepares for government funding

BCP COUNCIL aims to be on the starting blocks for the government’s next “race to the top” funding round. The council says some local areas are just as deserving as those in the north – although it also admits some of the wealthiest places in the country. The new white …

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Over 860 new Covid cases in BCP and Dorset

MORE than 860 new cases of Covid have been confirmed in Dorset in the past day, according to the latest figures. A total of 865 new infections were recorded in the BCP and Dorset Council areas within 24 hours until 4 p.m. on Friday 17 December. Of these, 520 were …

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Developer hunt to transform the Bournemouth seafront arcade

EFFORTS to redevelop a premier seafront site in Bournemouth, which currently houses a games room, have resumed. Savills began their search to find a partner to deliver a “new and dynamic hospitality-based destination business” at the Happyland site near Bournemouth Pier. The commercial real estate advisor said he had already …

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McDonald’s Dorset branch is temporarily closed and pest control is called

A POPULAR McDonald’s branch in Poole has been closed and pest control and environmental health officers have been called in. The restaurant, located at Wessex Gate Retail Park on Broadstone Way off the A350 Holes Bay Road, Poole reopened on Monday, December 13, after a temporary closure last week. A …

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The New Years Bathtub Race will take place at Poole Quay

POOLE’s popular New Year’s Bathtub Race is scheduled to return on January 1. The annual Bathtub Race sees teams, decked out in disguise, braving the cold water to compete along Poole Quay. The charity event typically attracts around 3,000 spectators and has been around for over 40 years. This year …

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The BCP Council has introduced an innovation hub to reduce plastic on beaches

ONE million pounds are spent to dispose of litter from beaches in the BCP Council area. The figure was revealed during the release of a new report on local authorities’ sustainable approach to reducing plastic on the beach. The first of its kind, the report was commissioned by the BCP …

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Covid: 751 cases recorded in Dorset in past 24 hours

A TOTAL of 751 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Dorset in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures. The latest government figures show 751 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the county in the 24 hours leading up to 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 25. …

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Reversing the trend on single-use plastics on the beach

The BCP Council is determined to reduce single-use plastic on its beaches. The authority commissioned a report from the City to Sea nonprofit seeking to develop a more sustainable approach to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole seafront. With responsibility for 15 miles of beaches, the resorts are home to around 400,000 …

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BCP Council Chief Environment Officer Cllr Mark Anderson Invited To Provide Water Quality Update As Southern Water Launches Task Force To Reduce Storm Overflows

The head of the environment of the BCP Council is called upon to report to the advisers on the discharge of wastewater into the sea from local beaches. The board’s oversight and review committee would also like to hear from the water companies and the environment agency, writes Trevor Bevins …

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Covid: 530 cases recorded in Dorset in past 24 hours

A TOTAL of 530 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Dorset in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures. The latest government figures show 530 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the county in the 24 hours leading up to 4 p.m. on Friday, November 19. …

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Covid: 553 cases recorded in Dorset in past 24 hours

A TOTAL of 553 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Dorset in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures. The latest government figures show 553 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the county in the 24 hours leading up to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17. …

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Council opinion on garbage collection to help household garbage workers

The BCP Council has given advice to people to ensure that their bins will be emptied properly during the winter months. With dark mornings upon us, the council urges residents to leave their food waste, trash cans and recycling bins in a bright, unobstructed area so that garbage workers, working …

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Gagging after Tories accused of “extremely autocratic behavior”

THE conservative group that controls the BCP council has been accused of “autocratic behavior” after preventing an opposition adviser from making his voice heard. Poole adviser Mark Howell said the ruling group uses council protocols to avoid being held accountable for their decisions. He says he was gagged at Tuesday …

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Babbacombe Lodge in Bournemouth could be demolished

A hotel in BOURNEMOUTH could be demolished and replaced by 24 apartments and 6 vacation rentals. Harlequin Homes applied to the BCP Council for permission to demolish the Babbacombe Lodge at West Hill Road, a building that was first constructed at the end of the 19th century. A design and …

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Covid: 552 cases recorded in Dorset in past 24 hours

A TOTAL of 552 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Dorset in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures. The latest government figures show 552 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the county in the 24 hours leading up to 4 p.m. on Monday, October 18. …

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Bournemouth’s most popular routes

Have you ever wondered where the most desirable streets of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are? While the coastal real estate boom shows no signs of slowing down, homes in the metropolitan area are snapping up like hot cakes. The average time taken to sell homes has been reduced since the …

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Areas of Dorset with the highest and lowest coronavirus cases

SEVERAL areas around Dorset are reporting high numbers of Covid-19 cases, according to the latest data. An interactive map, which uses data from Public Health England, shows how many people tested positive for the virus in each region of the county during the seven-day period through Saturday, September 25. Public …

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Covid: 362 cases recorded in Dorset in past 24 hours

A TOTAL of 362 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Dorset in the past 24 hours, according to the latest statistics. The latest government figures show 362 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the county in the 24 hours leading up to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29. …

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Panic fuel purchase poses serious risk to BCP emergency personnel

THE public are being warned of a ‘significant risk’ of disruption to health and social care services across Dorset due to panic buying that has left essential workers struggling for fuel. Emergency services, health organizations and local authorities in Dorset gathered today to discuss the impacts of panic buying seen …

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Poole Fireworks Final TONIGHT at the Quay

The sixth and final Poole fireworks show of the summer will see the night sky ablaze with color during the free event. The fireworks are part of the CityFibre Spectacular, the entertainment starts at 7 p.m. and continues until 10 p.m., with the fireworks providing a dramatic end to the …

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H&M at Commercial Road, the last store to close for good

H&M at Commercial Road will close next month, a trend which the Bournemouth town center BID says is being repeated across the country. The store will close on September 12, with a spokesperson directing people to the Castlepoint store. The spokesperson said: ‘H&M Bournemouth will close on 12 September. “At …

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A total of 476 new Covid-19 cases recorded in Dorset

More than 450 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Dorset in the past 24 hours, according to the latest statistics. The latest government figures show 476 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the county in the 24 hours leading up to 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 5. In …

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Bournemouth and Poole summer fireworks: everything you need to know

THE spectacular weekly fireworks display across the city kicks off tonight at Poole Quay. Called in last year due to the pandemic, the free and popular nightly events are expected to draw large crowds. Two minutes of bright green fireworks will mark the start of the entertainment in Poole, which …

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Firms receive over £ 20million in ‘restart’ funding

HARD-HIT retail and hospitality businesses in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have received more than £ 20million to help reopen as lockdown restrictions are relaxed, new figures show. Funding for the government’s £ 5bn restart program has been welcomed by board leaders who have urged companies to act quickly to get …

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Improvements to domestic violence services in Dorset

DORSET Police have launched three new operations to improve domestic violence services across the county. The new services aim to o transform the way they respond to and support victims of domestic violence following an increase in reporting during nationwide closures. In Dorset there was a 25% increase in domestic …

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More than 960,000 Covid vaccines administered across Dorset

OVER 965,000 Covid-19 jabs have been administered across Dorset to date. A total of 968,647 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been distributed in Dorset, according to the latest NHS data. This incredible county-wide feat would have been impossible without all the medical staff and volunteers working tirelessly on the …

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BCP Council Beach Checking App: Was It Successful?

Earlier this year, the BCP council was awarded £ 40,000 to further develop its beach checking app. The Beach Check app, developed by the council, launched in 2020, the month after civic leaders declared a major incident after huge crowds marched on the resort’s beaches. And now the app is …

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Covid-19: 49 new cases recorded in Dorset

There have been 49 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Dorset in the past 24 hours, according to the latest statistics. The latest government figures show 49 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the county in the 24 hours leading up to 4 p.m. on Friday June 11. In the …

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Fewer than 10 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Dorset

Fewer than 10 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Dorset, according to the latest statistics. The latest government figures show six people tested positive for Covid-19 in the county in the 24 hours leading up to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 31. In the Dorset Council area, only …

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Coronavirus: two new cases confirmed in Dorset

ONLY two people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Dorset, according to the latest figures. The latest government figures show two new cases were recorded in Dorset in the last 24-hour period through Thursday 27 May. No new cases have been recorded in the Dorset Council area. As of March …

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Date set for Poole Pirates’ return to Wimborne Road

POOLE Pirates admitted the “great relief” to have finally confirmed a date to ride Wimborne Road again. The Pirates were due to get back on track for a home meeting with the Plymouth Gladiators next week, but that was pushed back. However, following extensive discussions between the club, the owners …

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Blue flags for BCP Council beaches

MORE blue flags have been awarded to beaches in the BCP Council area than any other UK authority. Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy has announced its iconic blue flags and seaside awards to the UK’s best beaches, and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have been confirmed with 23 awards in total. …

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