February Meeting Changed to 21st

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Due to the second Wednesday of February falling on “Saint Valentine’s Day” The February Meeting of the Residents Association has been changed to Wednesday 21st February 2018. All members and their friends are most welcome to attend. The agenda will be published soon on the Committee page of this web site. Members are encouraged to put topics forward for discussion. Please remember that the BPCCRA is your voice … Read More

Council expenditure on Consultants – 2016/17 (A note from John Sprackling)

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It was reported to the Cabinet on 13 June 2017, that the Council has paid 35 firms (29 firms in 2015/16) on individuals in excess of the £10,000 business case threshold. The report simply named the consultants involved with no further data, apart the table at the foot of this note. The Portfolio Holder responsible for the report made no comment about it nor did any of the … Read More

Whitecliff Recreation Ground Pavilion

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We are very happy to bring some good news to the attention of our Association Members. And that is that the outline planning application for : alterations and extension to existing buildings to improve current sports changing facilities, public toilets and cafe at Whitecliff Pavilion, Whitecliff Road has been granted with conditions. Whilst this proposed development is not exactly in our geographic area the Branksome Park and Canford … Read More

Beach safety scheme launches

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A SAFETY scheme to protect children on Bournemouth’s beaches has been extended to Poole for the first time. LV= KidZone has been running for 11 years and works by giving children free colour-coded wristbands that match up with clearly marked zones along the seafront.  Specially-trained LV= KidZone staff, as well as seafront rangers and RNLI lifeguards, are then on hand to help reunite missing children with their families. … Read More

Local Government Re-organisation

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At the Full Council meeting on Tuesday 10 July 2017, members voted in favour the proposal for Poole and Bournemouth to create a single officer structure for all services. under the overall control of a Joint Committee. Of concern to the ‘opposition’ Members is the political imbalance of Poole’s membership of the proposed Joint Committee to manage the single officer structure for all services for Bournemouth & Poole. … Read More

Closure of Baiter Park toilet

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At the Place Overview & Scrutiny Committee meeting on 19 July 2017, the Chairman (Conservative) used his casting vote to vote against the reopening of the Baiter Park toilets. It was a lively meeting and around 100 residents were in attendance. Two members of the ruling (Conservative) party had the courage to vote in favour of the re-opening. I believe that it’s good to see Members, occasionally, voting … Read More

The British Beach Handball Championships

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4-6th August 2017 Canford Cliffs Beach, Poole This tournament has taken place over the past 5 years but has now achieved European Beach Handball Tour approval and is a recognised international event. The tournament reaching this grading and approval sees teams come from across Europe to compete including international and professional teams, it is now appropriate to solidify a long term development plan and strategy securing the tournaments … Read More

Update – New Tesco Express at Canford Cliffs a step closer.

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Planning consent was granted on Friday, 27 May 2017 to permit the four shops at 31/37 Haven Road, which have stood empty for several years, to be converted to a Tesco Express. The new store will be designed to meet the needs of the people living within the surrounding residential area and will be highly accessible to the local community. The main access to the store will be … Read More

New Season Work Day at the Pinecliff Garden

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The Branksome Park & Canford Cliffs Residents Association has negotiated a new Partnership Agreement with the Borough of Poole to continue to manage and enhance the Pinecliff Garden, known as the Sunken Garden.  We all know this beauty spot just above the Canford Cliffs beach behind the Canford Cliffs Library.