Recent News

  • Special Educational Needs School Places Consultation

    A number of BCP schools are part of a programme of important school Significant Changes being consulted on by BCP Council. The changes concern adding further local places for pupils who have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities. Therefore it is likely the proposals will have an impact on families in all BCP Wards. A link…

  • Together We Can – Helping Local Communities

    ‘Together We Can’ is a fantastic Council initiative that has been set up to bring local communities together to offer help and support to vulnerable people across the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area during the coronavirus crisis. Further information can be  found at:-

  • Bournemouth Parks Foundation – March Events

    Monday 2 March 2:00pm – 4:30pm Spring round the corner – Knyveton Gardens Pop round to the gardens to help with the continued improvements of this important neighbourhood park. Meet Knyveton Gardens, off Southcote Road/Frances Road, Springbourne BH1 3RY Tuesday 3 March 11:00am – 12:30pm March in time – Kings Park Join us for our…

  • South Western Railway – The Future?

    This afternoon I have written to our local MP, Tobias Ellwood asking him for an update from his recent meeting with the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps regarding the future of the South Western Railway franchise and the impact that any re-nationalisation of this part of the network would have on the installation of lifts at…

  • BCP Community Engagement Consultation

    BCP Council is undertaking a community engagement consultation in order to understand how to make it easier for members of the public to have their say on council matters. Further information and details on how to participate can be found at:-

  • Result of Boscombe & Pokesdown Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

    Thank you to all those who have worked so hard in drafting the Boscombe & Pokesdown Neighbourhood Plan and who came out and voted in favour of it yesterday. 2006 voted yes with 140 voting no. Therefore the plan has received unanimous backing and is now official BCP Council. FANTASTIC NEWS!!

  • BCP Council offers free data management and cyber security training

    Dorset based small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) are invited to participate in a free trial to test innovative ways to improve their productivity through better data management and cyber security practices. BCP Council is currently looking for 300 SMEs from across Dorset to take part in its Cyber Interventions programme which will test a…

  • Working with partners, BCP Council aims to inspire next generation of engineering talent

    Young people from across the region are invited to attend a dedicated ‘Careers in Engineering’ event. Hosted by Curtiss-Wright at Christchurch’s Aviation Business Park, this free event is being organised by BCP Council and is open to students currently in school years 10-13 (14 years and older) and their parents. Aiming to inspire young people…

  • Boscombe & Pokesdown Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

    On Thursday 31 October 2019, registered voters in Boscombe and Pokesdown can make their views known in a referendum. Residents will be asked: “Do you want BCP Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Boscombe & Pokesdown to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?” Eligible voters will be invited to have their…