Another victory for Churchill

A house of bedsits in Boscombe has been transformed into three modern apartments by DWP Housing Partnership – which continues to upgrade its housing stock.

Outstanding start to children’s education

A Bournemouth primary school has received special recognition for providing the best start to their children’s education. Avonwood Primary, part of Avonbourne Trust, was officially recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ early years provision by Bournemouth Borough Council. The school’s entire Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) teaching team attended an awards ceremony hosted by the council. Headteacher, Chris Jackson, said: “This recognition … Read More

Community garden project takes root thanks to Eco

A community garden project is taking root in Bournemouth thanks to a generous donation from a Dorset company. Parley-based Eco Sustainable Solutions has donated 32 tonnes of its Eco Super Soil to Townsend Community Growers. The donation has allowed volunteers to create 18 raised beds on land at the back of Birch Drive which will be used to grow flowers … Read More

Conurbation will ‘grind to a halt’ warns Yellow Buses

Roads across the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch conurbation will grind to a complete standstill unless urgent action is taken to tackle congestion. Andrew Smith, Managing Director of Yellow Buses, said traffic levels had increased significantly over the last decade and particularly in the last few years. He added: “We have got a really serious and growing problem which is having … Read More

Dorset businesses in £13.4m support scheme

Essential business support worth up to £13.4 million is available to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across Dorset under a comprehensive scheme launching this week.

Bournemouth University submits £100m landmark development plans

Proposals for £100m worth of landmark developments, creating further world-class facilities at Bournemouth University, have been submitted to planners. Planning applications for striking gateway buildings at BU’s Lansdowne and Talbot sites have been lodged with Bournemouth and Poole’s councils following public consultation earlier this year. The schemes, which are set to bring significant investment into Bournemouth and Poole, will include … Read More