Planning applications - deadline 13 February


2-4 Beechwood Avenue
Formation of hard standing - Existing unauthorised works
Mr G Wilkes

Deadline for comment: 13/02/2009
full details on the Council website


11 Wilfred Road
Change of use of hotel to dwellinghouse
Mr M Beadman

Deadline for comment: ??
full details on the Council website

Our Local Fiddle Orchestra - A busy year!

Happy New Year to all fiddlers.
It was a particularly hectic term.
At English Heritage Open Day, the CFO gave a concert at St Clements Church. This was followed by fine solo performances. The Mayor, Stephen Chappell attended and was able to experience first hand the benefits of the free lesson scheme which his charity will kindly support from September. The Annette Wootton and Herbert Troller scholars were also able to show off their improvements, and Bournemouth Rotary, one of our ongoing funders, also attended.
In October, the orchestra entertained the Cooperatve Area members event. The cooperative has funded the CFO for the second time. The function room at the Quality Hotel was like a Carry On film scene as waiters tripped over violin cases and music stands.
The Bourne Spring Centre has kindly agreed to some free hires in exchange for fund raising concerts. The first of these took on the Xmas theme, and the audience was inspired to clapping and even dancing to "Cossakaya" from Ukraine. CFO president Maurice Patterson wound up the concert with his usual charm and persuasion.
"No rest for the wicked" day CFO was out again in the Town Centre Arcade, playing in the freezing cold for the Mayor's charity, helped along by supplies of mulled wine and mince pies.

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Much eeded improvements start today on Boscombe Cliff Gardens, the parks team have beenhave been struggling for the past number of years with a variety of pests and diseases that have proved extremely resistant to chemical treatments and as such have decided to totally replant the main Italianate borders. Including in this works shall be a re-gravelling and slating on the arid side of the gardens as well as some tree works and a general raise in the look of the Gardens. This is being funded by 106 contributions from local developments.

Major works are planned for a revamp of Boscombe Cliff Gardens these shall comprise of :-

Arid Garden –

Re-establishment of the gravel and slate river bed
Replanting of some of the specimen shrubs
Pruning of Holm Oak trees (to provide more light and thicken screen)

Italianate Garden

Clearance and replanting of central shrub beds
Clearance of roses and replanting
Establishment of new shrub beds

These works are needed to combat the infestation of Box Blight that is affecting the hedging and Sawfly and Blackspot affecting the roses