Will you have your say over the Bournemouth Plan?

Bob Dean, Community Planner, and Planning advisor with South West Planning Aid is holding an event at St Georges Wellspring Centre, Haviland Rd on Thursday 1st October 6.30 - 8.30pm

The event will help you to make an informed response to the The Bournemouth Plan - Shaping the Towns Future consultation document you can read about it here:


Please take part in this survey about biodegradable waste collection in the Bournemouth area
Is the reef finished or not?

We remain in the final construction phase, with final checks being undertaken, as with any major construction project. This involves things such as an inventory of the geo-textile bags, receipt of the bathymetric survey which provides technical data on water depths and navigation of the reef, and staff training (please see note below) before we can sign off the project as complete.

What are the performance related criteria?

Plymouth University has reviewed the design of the reef and found it to be well-designed and well-positioned. For 12 months from completion, Plymouth University will monitor:

The shape of breaking waves ? are they now peeling instead of closing out, and within the stated angles?

Are waves breaking with more power than on the beach?

The number of surfable days, compared to previous years and the number of surfers at both the Pier and the reef areas, compared to previous years.

They?ll do this through site visits and by monitoring data collected from on-site cameras.

Are we now happy that the reef will be safe to use?

Boscombe offers the full package for surfers of all abilities. Beginners can take lessons and learn to surf with a school. The best place to do this is nearer the shoreline, either side of Boscombe Pier. When surfers are competent, they can then progress onto the surf reef.

Our signage on site will make this very clear. We are very close to being able to sign off the project as complete ? and of course this includes having completed all health & safety checks to our satisfaction.

One of the reasons that Boscombe is so suited to an artificial reef is the natural swell and tidal conditions that occur there. These conditions include naturally occurring, sometimes strong currents. These currents change direction twice a day with the tide. They help to push surfers across the reef, either towards or away from the pier. The 'channels' between the bags that make the reef will help to reduce these currents in comparison to having a solid structure, because there is less volume of structure and more 'room' for water to flow.

Bournemouth?s seven miles of seafront are patrolled 364 days a year by the RNLI, who monitor conditions daily. They will of course pay particular attention to the sea conditions on and around the reef, as well as the apparent competency of surfers using it.

Prior to the reef being officially ?opened?, Bournemouth Borough Council is working with the RNLI on staff training during surfing conditions. This will involve lifeguards and supervisors practising their various life-saving and rescue techniques on the reef under conditions with good swell.

Tune in to Bournemouth?s grassroots music festival on ITV1 Young Bournemouth musicians have become ITV Fixers to organise and perform at their own music festival for the Boscombe community. Their story will appear on ITV?s Meridian Tonight on Wednesday 30th September. ITV Fixers challenges people aged between 16 and 25 to ?fix? issues of concern.

correction to boredom busters link

The Boredom Busters scheme at Boscombe Chine Gardens closed suddenly during the summer holidays. The report which explains the problems is now available on the OfSTED website.


This week in Boscombe

Here are this weeks news and events.

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Lisa Northover

Roadworks and Closures Christchurch Rd/ Boscombe Spa highways resurfacing works programmed to start on Monday 28th September. Ashley Rd Bridge and Highway Reconstruction. The temporary order is programmed for the period between 19/10/2009 and 19/12/2009.

The Winning design for Boscombe?s new beach huts for disabled users is about to be announced, please check http://www.boscalicious.co.uk for the results plus pictures as soon as they are announced!

National Older People?s Day on 1 October 2009. Bournemouth Borough Council will be holding a free event at the Littledown Centre (10am ? 3pm)

Classic Black Movie Night Part of Dorset Black History Month 2009

18:30 - 21:30 Bourne Spring Center St Mary's Road Bournemouth, United Kingdom 07516573516 dacassc@hotmail.co.uk

Concert at St Clements Church BH1 4DX, 7.30pm Tuesday 29th £9. Disabled free. Free parking. Free ornate programme. Interval refreshments.

Reservations by telephoning 01202 399114 or e mail reply. Jack Maguire and Fiona McKinley, violinists of the Stromenti Ensemble,

accompanied by their continuo harpsichordist, David Warwick, will deliver a

recital of sonatas for 2 violins by Bach, Handel, Corelli and Leclair.

Jack will also play the Vitali Chacconne for violin and organ (Classic FM

top 100) in the eerie acoustic of the Chancel.

Safe and Secure project Installation of security measures like locks etc. is available free of charge to all residents within Boscombe. Act quickly! The funding for the project runs out at the end of March 2010. you can still apply even if you are a tenant, permission will be sought from your landlord (permission has already been arranged for Dave Wells residents) call 0300 111 3303

Bournemouth Natural Science Society Archaeology & History The Kalkeis: A Roman Defeat - Speaker: John Smith 26th Oct

The Boredom Busters scheme at Boscombe Chine Gardens closed suddenly during the summer holidays. The report which explains the problems is now available on the OfSTED website.

Chaplins music:25th MC Tenja Dub Dave and Stevie Dubb 26th Mr Lively DJ till late 27th Sunday Sessions 28th Chess and Board Games 29th lots more

Police Neighbourhood Information Centre, The Sovereign Centre, Boscombe Every Thursday, 2.30pm - 3.30pm Every Saturday, 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm St Clements Church, St Clements Road 1 October 2009, 6.30 pm3 October 2009, 6.30 pm
For more events in Boscombe see www.boscalicious.co.uk

Last night (22 September), a special meeting of the Administration and Resources Overview and Scrutiny Panel concluded that no further action will be taken on the call-in notice regarding the use of the site of the former Bournemouth Centre for Community Arts (BCCA).

The meeting was held following claims that Council officers had not fully implemented the Council’s decision made on 28 July 2009.

However, after hearing from the Friends of BCCA and Council officers, the majority view of the panel (6-3) was that it was satisfied by assurances given by the Leader that proper partnership working processes have and will continue to be followed to agree the delivery of a community arts centre on the site with the Friends of BCCA.

Councillor John Beesley, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Resources, said: “I am pleased that we can now move forward to establish a community arts facility on the former BCCA site. The project is still very much in its early stages and, as was previously intended, when the plans start to develop we will be having more detailed discussions with the Friends regarding the terms of the lease for the Gothic rooms, any additional space available to them and how and when they will be able to deliver their business case for a community arts centre on the site.”

The OFSTED reports are published today for the Boscombe Chine Gardens Boredom Busters Scheme, the results are damning, here are some of the comments from the inspector:

Overall effectiveness of the early years provision

Overall the quality of the provision is inadequate. A lack of staff supervision, inadequate security and poor organisation overall means children's safety is not protected. A lack of planning and assessment systems means that children's individual learning and development needs are not met. There are no systems to monitor the effectiveness of the setting, which has led to many requirements not being met. The setting does not demonstrate the capacity to maintain continuous improvement.

This Week in Boscombe

Another fun filled week in Boscombe!

Lisa Northover

Come and join us at the BCHA Roadblock Street Festival, a one-day family-friendly music and arts event. Enjoy fantastic entertainment spread over four stages - and raise awareness and support for homelessness.

The BCHA Roadblock Street Festival takes place on Saturday 19 September (12pm to 2am) featuring four stages and over 25 acts in and around Chaplins in Boscome.. Further music, stalls and children's activities will take place in Roumelia Lane, which will be closed to traffic. The festival also features the talents of people who have benefited from the services provided by BCHA.

National Moth Night - Bournemouth Natural science society Trap to be run at Wimborne on one of 2 nights, depending on weather. Meeting to see contents at 10.00 a.m. on 19th or 20th. Please contact James Fradgley for details - Leader: James Fradgley 01202 553525

Music at St Clements Tuesday September 22nd 7.30pm. Stromenti with winners of the Bournemouth Music Festival competitions. Free programme, free parking, children free, disabled free. Interval refreshments Reservations by e mail to musicatsaintclements@ntlworld.com or telephone 01202 399114

Basketball in Boscombe if you have played Basketball all your life, or are interested in learning  Boscombe Chine Gardens, Sunday Evenings 7-9  until 10th October call 07726940575

Kinder Bazar tabletop sale of baby and childrens goods St James Church Hall Pokesdown Sat October 17th 3.00 - 5.30 call Barbra 07726 709 612

FREE, informal one-to-one advice clinics for social enterprises

.Appointments can be booked for one hour between 10am and 4pm. Boscombe, Bournemouth 25 November contact Marie White:T: 01752 500888 ext 230

Join the Bournemouth e-panel http://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/epanel/

Chaplins music:18th Live music followed by DJ Andy Razz 12 till late  plus lots more 

?DOORWAYS?A black comedy written by  Steven Murphy SUNDAY 20TH AND WEDNESDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER starring Steven Murphy and Jonathan Ciardini  ........Directed by Christina ArtemisDoors open 7pm; Performances 8pm Tickets from The Winchester 01202 552206 and 07886 427112 NOTE: 2 TICKETS FOR £10 ( PREPAID) or £8 AT THE DOOR

For more events in Boscombe see www.boscalicious.co.uk

Always lot's to do in Boscombe!

It?s getting colder...keep warm this weekend by going along to all these events!

Dont forget to let me know about your events!

Lisa Northover

St Clement?s Church, Bournemouth: Open Day

Heritage Open Day: St Clement?s is a Grade 1 listed building designed by the architect Seddings. Conducted visits up the tower, music and drama performances and a display of vestments throughout the day. Refreshments available. Sat 12 Sep:1000-1700. Free Entry.

Boscombe Community Fair 14th Boscombe Community Fair over the weekend of September 11-13 in Kings Park. a full programme of events, music, theatre, art gallery, kids activities, arena events ? including the famous Boscombe Dogs Show

Parking refund scheme Boscombe is about to become the only part of BOurnemouth to have a parking refund scheme. Shoppers will be able to claim a refund from participating stores

Bridge closure Ashley Rd You may be aware that the bridge in Ashley Rd is due to be replaces over the coming weeks. alternative routes and schemes including park and ride should be in place to help residents over this time. more details will follow.

Over 18, not in work, and like football? Football Futures is a free course held on Thursdays and Fridays at Dean Court Stadium. The courses starts on October 1st and is a 2 day a week, 12 week course to gain: recognised qualifications, FA Level 1 coaching certificate, First Aid Certificate, Computer Training, Workshops- CV's etc, Guest Speakers and a Free Kit!

Tours and insight into behind the scenes working of a professional football club. For further information or an application form please contact Steve Cuss, head of Community Sports Trust on 01202 726342 or 07973 893594 email steve.cuss@afcb.co.uk or Russell Beardsmore on 01202 726312. Applications need to be returned to AFC Bournenmouth Community Sports Trust before Thursday 24th September 2009.

The Bournemouth Natural Science Society will be holding its annual Open Days
over the weekend of 12th / 13th September. This is an opportunity to look round this beautiful 1880 listed building and view the amazing collections accrued by the Society during its 106 years of existence. There will be eight rooms packed with wondrous specimens from our Egyptian mummy to Dinosaur footprints. This includes special exhibits in the main hall. Experts will be on hand to explain the exhibits and discuss related items. The beautiful garden will also be open.

Times: 10.30 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. Entrance is free (although donations would be appreciated).

Refreshments are available. A bargain membership offer is available to visitors. Limited disabled access. Some car-parking. Children must be accompanied by responsible adults, please. No dogs.

The building is near Derby Road bus stop at 39 Christchurch Road, just a 10 minute walk from Bournemouth rail station.

Springbourne Fire Station open day 11-2

"Life of Vivaldi" with Kieron Maguire's monologue read by William Oxer. Music by Vivaldi including Winter, concerto for 2 violins, concerto for violin in A minor. Tuesday September 15th 7.30pm. Church Free programme, free parking, children free, disabled free. Interval refreshments Reservations by e mail to musicatsaintclements@ntlworld.com or telephone 01202 399114

Chaplins music:11th Dubcatz followed by DJ Andy Razz 12 till late 12th DJ Andy Razz followed by Mr Lively DJ till late 13th Sunday Sessions 14th Chess and Board games plus lots more

For more events in Boscombe see www.boscalicious.co.uk

Police Neighbourhood Information Centre, The Sovereign Centre, Boscombe Every Thursday, 2.30pm - 3.30pm Every Saturday, 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm

Police Street Corner Meetings Keverstone Court 16 September 2009, 7.00 pm St John's Road 16 September 2009, 7.00 pm

Empty Homes find out more about reporting empty homes

To report local problems see Fix My Street

Boscombe and Springbourne Health Centre is open 8am until 8pm, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. Appointments can either be pre-booked by phone (01202 727969) for registered patients; or urgent walk-in appointments are available throughout the opening times by coming to the health centre. The Centre is at 11 Shelley Rd Boscombehe

Butterfly Foundation works with male and female survivors towards raising awareness of domestic abuse. The Foundation encourages members to access their creativity and express their emotions and experiences through visual arts and drama. The members are committed to breaking the ?taboo? surrounding domestic abuse and have attended self-esteem workshops to aid their recovery. http://www.thebutterflyfoundation.org.uk/

Current Planning Applications for Boscombe West (For other area's see Bournemouth Council Planning)



Honeycombe Beach

Erection of a temporary concierge office - Existing unauthorised structure



630 Christchurch Road

Erection of an externally illuminated fascia sign and an internally illuminated automated telling machine sign



7-7A Churchill Road

Formation of dormer window



552-556 Christchurch Road

Erection of 4 externally illuminated fascia signs and 2 internally illuminated projecting box signs



552-556 Christchurch Road

Alterations to elevations of premises



7-8 Undercliff Road

Alterations and extension to premises to form additional flat



Flat 5 31 Boscombe Spa Road

Alterations and erection of a balcony and balustrading



81 Palmerston Road

Alterations and change of use of shop to flat with bin and cycle store



2-4 Adeline Road

Erection of a 2/3 storey block of 14 flats with bin and cycle stores and formation of vehicular access and parking spaces



35 Florence Road

Erection of a conservatory



4 Cecil Road

Alterations and extensions to form 2 additional self contained flats, formation of new vehicular access and parking spaces



R/o 94-96 Palmerston Road

Erection of 2 Dwellinghouses



Abbeyfield 3 Carysfort Road

Pruning of two Limes




23 Gladstone Road West

Erection of two dwellinghouses with cycle store



42-44 Palmerston Road

Alterations, extensions and conversion of premises into 10 flats with bin and cycle stores


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