Member News & Events

Calendar benefitting Dorset’s cancer sufferers goes on sale

Dorset Cancer Calendar

DORSET Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF) has unveiled its first charity calendar featuring photographs by local people. Around 150 people submitted their snaps for the chance of appearing in Visions of Dorset 2017. The desk calendar has now gone on sale in time for Christmas, with all proceeds going to help cancer sufferers in the county. […]

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Reshaping of Dorsets Councils – Have your say!

Reshaping your council

Councils play a central role in our everyday lives. We all use council services. Dorset’s nine councils are responsible for housing, planning, social care and protecting the vulnerable. They also empty the bins, maintain roads and run libraries. It is important therefore, that you have a say in how these and many other services are […]

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Chamber Patron Martin & Company announces merger with Taylorcocks

merger Taylorcocks Martin & Company

Following Mike’s passing last year, I have been investigating ways to take the firm forward. The past 18 months have been a particularly difficult period and naturally service levels suffered. After a long period of exploring the various options, I am delighted to share with you today news of our merger with Taylorcocks, Chartered Accountants. […]

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Bournemouth International Growth Programme

29 September 2016: Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership has announced plans for the next tranche of major transport schemes that will form part of the Bournemouth International Growth Programme.  Over £20 million of investment will help fund a series of highway improvements along the A338 and B3073 corridors aimed at facilitating better access into and around […]

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BU Final Year Students Offer Free Consultancy to Companies in Bournemouth


A Group of five talented final year Business Studies students from Bournemouth University need your help!  They are required to complete 1000 hours consultancy services within industry between them free of charge as part of their course. They have a diverse set of skills and are relatively flexible with business requirements. Some previous examples of these […]

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Bournemouth Marathon Festival 2016 – Road Closures

Road closures and restrictions to facilitate the safe running of the Marathon Festival which is due to come into effect on 30th September 2016: (click on the dropdown menu in the top right corner of the map to view the relevant dates) Click this link to view the Marathon Festival Route Booklet: If you have […]

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Planned maintenance work planned for the Wessex Way for October 2016

Over the course of four days, Monday 17th to Thursday 20th of October 2016, Parks, Street Services and a number of contractors will be tree and vegetation pruning (to improve visibility of signs), gully cleansing, litter picking, removing weeds, undertaking minor carriageway repairs and deep cleaning channel lines and signs. Work will begin at 9.30am […]

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Apprenticeships and the Apprenticeship Levy

Changes are on the way to Apprenticeships and the way they are funded. That’s why you’re invited to find out more at an event run by The Bournemouth & Poole College. You might have already heard about the launch of the Apprenticeship Levy next year, and for businesses with wage bills over £3m it will […]

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National Citizen Service raise the roof with community project


A local group of young teenagers led by BCHA have helped begin the process of transforming the top floor of a local multi-storey car park into a community space called the Secret Roof Garden. The youngsters were all taking part in National Citizen Service (NCS), a youth empowerment programme open to all 15-17 year olds […]

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