All news items in 'Christchurch'

Winton Library Garden scoops regional award

A community-led garden at Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council’s Winton Library has recently received a regional award. The Royal Horticultural Society (HRS) and South and South East Bloom have awarded the green space an ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ award of ‘Thriving Level 4’. The level is attained by assessing the community participation, environmental responsibility and […]

Christmas Tree Wonderland refresh

Free festive illuminations will light up Bournemouth this winter as Christmas Tree Wonderland returns with a refresh for its sixth year. The glittering light trail, organised by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council and main sponsor Coastal BID, is on from 17 November – 1 January 2024. Visitors to the Lower Gardens in Bournemouth, will […]

Primary school competition to meet the Red Arrows launches

Primary school children could be in with the chance of meeting the Red Arrows at the Bournemouth Air Festival by designing their own paper aeroplane. The competition aims to inspire the next generation of children in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole into STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Maths). All primary schools that enter will be invited […]

Christchurch’s Blue Plaque Millennium Trail gets welcome refresh

Blue Plaques detailing Christchurch’s key landmarks and historical figures have been lovingly restored. Founded by the Christchurch History Society and community members in 2000, the Blue Plaque Millennium Trail was designed to help visitors and residents discover more about the market town’s fascinating history and the people who helped shape the town. These include 19th […]

Share your views on play spaces across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

BCP Council is seeking the views of residents to help develop a new draft play strategy for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. BCP Council recognises the importance of play for everyone of all abilities, across the BCP area. It would like to hear the views of residents on all its play spaces, including skate parks, playgrounds, […]

New play area for Bytheway Field

A new play area has been opened at Bytheway Field, off Leigh Road in Colehill. The informal facility includes pieces of equipment made from natural timber which provide a combination of physical activity, aimed at improving balance, strength and coordination, and opportunities for learning. Some of the pieces are also suitable for children with disabilities. […]

Nature Lab events in Christchurch in August

Children can spend Thursdays in August on Christchurch nature reserves on science discovery and arts events. The sessions, run by Christchurch Council’s Countryside Service under the banner of ‘Nature Lab’, will give children from the age of eight the chance to join in activities that combine science and art. The idea behind the activities is […]

Second Green Flag award for Christchurch Quay

For the second year running Christchurch Quay has been judged to meet the standards for a Green Flag Award – the quality standard for parks and green spaces. The national award, handed out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying […]

Local Call Changes for Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

For people living in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch, the 1st November 2012 could bring the start of a new way to make local calls. Ofcom needs to free up more phone numbers whilst allowing people in the 01202 area to keep their normal phone numbers. The solution they came up with was to require people […]