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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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Pine Cliff Gardens

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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Stabilising the cliff, a new modern café, refurbished loos, and new beach huts


BCP is managing a £9.5 million investment programme for Poole’s seafront. A substantial part of the programme is the cliff stabilisation project. This represents a vital investment for the area and with it the existing Canford Cliffs pavilion will be transformed into an exciting new modern café. Plus there will be refurbished public lavatories and some new beach huts. This is great news, follow the link to... Read More

February 2021 Planning List


Quite a long list again this month with a proposal to replace a tennis court with a detached house, and on another site near Haven Road they are seeking to add another storey to the existing accepted plan for a block of 8 flats, to give 9 flats instead. Unfortunately, this would seriously impare the views from the houses above the site. BPCCRA has lodged an objection,... Read More

February 2021 Newsletter


An ECO Magazine, Working Parents, Home Schooling, Young Artists and much more Dear Members, When writing the monthly newsletter we try to look for good news as well as factual reporting on any current issues, because every day we are bombarded by mind numbing negativity that is forcing many of us to not even switch on the news never mind switching it off. Thank goodness for Netflix.... Read More

The End of the Leasehold Trap


THE END OF THE LEASEHOLD TRAP? AN EXPLANATION OF THE NEW LAWS BEING INTRODUCED TO PROTECT LEASEHOLDERS The ‘scandalous pitfalls of leasehold’ will be banished under new legislation. Homeowners will be able to extend leases up to 990 years at zero ground rent. Leaseholders call for no delays on implementing the new legislation. The end of toxic leaseholds has been announced by the Government – much to... Read More

What is the CIL Fund and how it will be spent explained


The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge that local authorities can set on new development in order to raise funds to help fund the infrastructure, facilities and services – such as schools or transport improvements – needed to support new homes and businesses. The infrastructure funding statements are required to set out the infrastructure projects or types of infrastructure that the authority intends to fund, either... Read More

December 2020 Newsletter


A reflection on the past year and an optimistic view of the New Year to come Dear Members, 2020 has been a year unlike any other, together we have faced a worldwide pandemic that has changed our lives and work in ways we could never have imagined. There is no doubt that it has been a year of personal loss, opportunities gone astray, crisis in our communities and... Read More