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Greendale Construction start work on restoration of historic Swanage Pier Marine Villas

 Dorset Chartered Builders, Greendale Construction Limited has started work at Swanage Pier Marine Villas as part of the Swanage Pier Trust’s restoration project, which will see the 190 year old building restored and turned into a new visitor centre and café. The grade II listed Marine Villas is a Georgian villa which originally contained new, […]

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Bournemouth Roadworks updates

The works at Cooper Dean traffic lights were ok last week but there were some delays this week with the schools back. This was particularly Castle Lane West to Cooper Dean. Other reports are of delays from the hospital side around 4.30/5.00pm . If you have any feedback re the Cooper Dean works please let […]

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THE 2018 BAPTA FINALISTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH BERENDSEN ARE REVEALED

The 2018 BAPTA finalists have now been revealed. This year has seen more entries and nominations than ever with businesses from Burley, Highcliffe, Swanage, Wareham, Wimborne and Verwood all entering for the first time and with over 7,000 votes across the four public vote categories. Said Andy Woodland, Chairman of Bournemouth and Poole Tourism Management […]

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Parental Leave Toolkit

Please find attached a toolkit with key messages, digital assets and other useful information around the new Shared Parental Leave campaign that we are launching today to raise awareness of Shared Parental Leave and to encourage more parents to ‘share the joy’ of looking after their baby in the first year, giving women the option of returning to their careers earlier. Bringing […]

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Offshore oil rig is planned just 4 miles from Bournemouth beach

An offshore oil rig is planned just 4 miles from Bournemouth beach. Protesters have been consulting with industry experts, routinely involved with offshore drilling projects, that are appalled by the plans to drill in this sensitive location due to the possible consequences. Due to the technical nature of offshore drilling, it is difficult for stakeholders to […]

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Love is in the air – and on the road – with Yellow Buses

Romance was in the air when Yellow Buses wooed passengers with roses and Love Heart sweets. The Bournemouth-based company marked Valentine’s Day by handing out goodies to surprised customers. Pete Williams, 75, and his wife, Yvonne, 74, were presented with roses and sweets while waiting for a bus at Castlepoint. “We’ve been married for 52 years and […]

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Become a Bournemouth Chamber Executive Director 2018

Have you ever considered becoming part of the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce?  Would you like to help make Bournemouth a great place to do business? We are currently accepting applications to join the BCTC Executive Board for 2018.  If you are a member of the Chamber, and can commit your time on a […]

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Bournemouth Plan for 2018 – Future of our historic areas

What next?    Newsletter Feb 2018 FINAL VERSION This is the plan for 2018: Dec/Jan/Feb Survey and research Mar/Apr Stakeholder consultation May Prep draft documents Jun/Jul Public consultation Aug Response, amendments and final documents A further stage will include adoption of the documents by Bournemouth Council. What can you do? We will be holding a stakeholder […]

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2018/19 Bournemouth Council Budget

Bournemouth Council’s Cabinet have agreed recommendations for the 2018/19 budget, which will be presented to Full Council on 21 February 2018. In assessing its spending commitments for the year ahead, the Council is anticipating a reduction in devolved funding of £4m for 2018/19 and a further reduction of £3.5m for 2019/20. In addition to these […]

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