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Our magazine is the widely read by the membership and beyond. The print run is between 2600 and 3000 depending on the season currently but the readership is considerably more.

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Pinecliff Garden is situated on the cliff top close to the car park at the side of Canford Cliffs library. The views are magnificent, looking seawards one can see as far as Hengistbury Head to the left and Old Harry Rocks to the right.

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Forest Holme Hospice


I’m sure many of you will have heard of Forest Holme, either directly or through friends who may have been able to benefit from this exceptional and valuable resource.    But I know from experience, that many locals are not aware of its existence or of the wonderful work they carry out for families dealing with life-limiting illness and the loss of their loved ones. Forest Holme Hospice... Read More

A response to Roy Pointer from Joshua Trelawney


Here is an interesting review of Roy’s very interesting article by a member. The Association is very gratified to see its members entering in a well mannered articulate exchange of views. Roy, thank you for your enlightening ‘glass-half-full’ view. I have a relative who is an office-based council worker now currently working from home. I have also worked from home, worked in an office, and employed homeworkers,... Read More



Rotary is collecting to assist For the love of Scrubs Dorset in providing PROTECTIVE CLOTHING FOR FRONT LINE WORKERS. The need is NOW – not TOMORROW.  We are working closely with Bournemouth and Poole hospitals, local care home staff and doctors’ surgeries to co-ordinate any help. What help do we need? As much cotton fabric as can be obtained for over 600 stitchers making scrubs as they... Read More

New ways of living, new ways of working


We are living in unprecedented times but rather than think we are facing extinction better to consider the real changes for improvement in our daily lives that will benefit us all for years to come.  Roy Pointer one of our  most able and inspiring members is making a valuable contribution to the discussions in the context of local government. Roy says: “The current crisis provides the opportunity... Read More

Help to fight the Covid 19 Virus with the Symptom Tracker


Graham Jones, a member of BPCCRA and one of our hard working volunteers at the Pinecliff Sunken Garden has asked that all members be made aware of the COVID Symptom Tracker and its contribution in fighting this pandemic. Graham says “This App is now being used by almost 3,000,000 people in the UK who are invited to report daily if their health is normal or not and... Read More

April 16th 2020 Newsletter


To all our advertisers …….. You support our Association by placing adverts in our magazine. And some of you have contributed editorial and others are part of the distribution process too. Now its our turn to support you. Some businesses have had to close for the lock down and others are having to continue in the most challenging circumstances. We realise that to think about the cost... Read More