We have a new Membership Secretary

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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 politicians … Read More

Was the chaos suffered by Bournemouth & Poole avoidable ?

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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 and … Read More

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

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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 and … Read More

BCP Organisational Design – Implementation & Budget

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We are all aware of the financial challenges facing our country and the towns we live in.  So we thought  we should bring the following to members’ attention. An important 16 page report is due to be presented at the BCP Cabinet meeting on 24 June 2020 which is being reviewed at Monday’s Overview & Scrutiny Board meeting. Whilst there is an Executive Summary, the following facts are omitted and may be of interest to … Read More

Forest Holme Hospice

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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 provides … Read More

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