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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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August 2020 Newsletter


We’re having a Heat Wave, a Tropical Heat Wave Dear Members, Welcome to the August newsletter. A day on the beach Yesterday morning I just managed to get parked in the Branksome Chine car park at 7.15 am. (Annual beach parking permits are a wonderful thing.) Even at that time the beach and promenade were buzzing. So let’s wish our local businesses good fortune for this weekend... Read More

We have a new Membership Secretary


The Association has appointed Julie Ross to the executive committee as our Membership Secretary.  Julie brings years of business experience and key data management skills to the executive committee. Which is vital to the organisation of our existing membership and for the campaign to increase our numbers still further. The BPCCRA plays a vital role defending and promoting our shared values by holding the council, developers, and... Read More

July 2020 Newsletter


Beaches, Bikes and Sunshine – July Newsletter Dear Members, Welcome to our July newsletter. So far we’ve had an exciting month with heat waves, progressive easing of the “Lockdown” and “Major Incidents” on the beaches. It would be entirely unreasonable to refuse to recognise the challenges facing our Council and the Police and other agencies in trying to manage unprecedented issues and situations. Anyone who has ever... Read More

Was the chaos suffered by Bournemouth & Poole avoidable ?


The easing of the lock down rules brought thousands of people to Bournemouth and Poole. The Council declared an Emergency Incident which many people on the beaches and in town thought was a terrorist incident. The plethora of text messages and social media posts that followed only served to increase anxiety amongst residents and visitors alike. BCP issued a statement that prompted your Association to seek clarification... Read More

BCP Council set to close Poole Quay to vehicular traffic from 27th June


The council has had a plan in its bottom drawer for some time to close Poole Quay and the lower High Street to all traffic. Now it has become a reality. Is this a good thing, or could it lead to problems for business and residents? Opinions are divided. Very often when areas are pedestrianised problems can occur in the evening times. On the other hand cars... Read More

June 2020 Newsletter


Dear Members, We trust and hope this newsletter finds you all well and safe. Our hardworking Chair, Adrian Wardlow has stepped down. His departure was not as sudden as it may seem. Adrian has put a full year into the role.  He has worked incredibly hard on behalf of the Association and its members, bringing new ideas and different ways of working to the way we do... Read More