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Freedom of Poole for Navy Ship

Over 70 service men and women will march through the streets of Poole on Saturday 4 May as a Royal Navy Warship is granted the Freedom of Poole. The entire Ships Company of HMS Cattistock, led by The Band of His Majesty’s Royal Marines Plymouth, will parade from The Quay in celebration of the ship […]

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 […]

Redevelopment continues at Poole Museum

Work on the second phase of the redevelopment of Poole Museum’s three historic buildings is well underway following the successful completion of the first phase earlier this year. The initial work included repairs, re-roofing, glazing, insulation, and the installation of solar panels to make the museum more sustainable and protect its historic buildings for the […]

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 […]

Poole Museum ‘on the move’ during building works

Poole Museum has closed ahead of redevelopment work funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England’s High Street Heritage Action Zone. The redevelopment, supported by BCP Council, will transform the museum and provide extensive new and updated community facilities. Three new galleries will showcase Poole Museum’s maritime collections and are being ‘co-created’ with […]

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, […]

It’s lights, projectors and action in Poole this Christmas

Poole Town Centre and Quay are set to be lit up in style for six weeks this Christmas as part of the brand-new Poole Christmas Maritime Light Festival. From 19 November – 2 January 2023, residents and visitors to Poole can walk through an enchanting light trail that includes sparkling Christmas Trees with maritime-themed decorations, […]

Major Conservation and Restoration Work Begins at Poole Museum

Poole Museum is preserving its long and rich past by investing in conservation and restoration work on two of the historically significant buildings on the site – Oakley’s Mill, a Victorian grain warehouse and the Grade 1 Listed Wool Hall. This work is funded by the UK Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme which aims to […]

Poole High Street set to benefit from £80,000 cultural programme grant

Coming soon: bringing arts and culture to our high street Poole is set to benefit from an £80,000 grant from Historic England as part of the Poole High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ). The grant will be used to create and deliver community-led cultural activities on the high street over the next three years. BCP […]