Author Archives: Jane Portman

About Jane Portman

Jane is the Managing Director of Bournemouth Borough Council overseeing all services offered to our residents and visitors. She regularly blogs here at BHblog.co.uk, but look out for guest authors too!

Strength of Boscombe community

I am sure you share in my shock and sadness to hear about the two terrible incidents in Boscombe this week.  Our thoughts, like many in this close-knit community, are with the families of those affected. The two incidents are … Continue reading

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Government is “minded to” implement our Future Dorset proposal

After a nine month wait, the Rt Hon Savid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has announced that he is “minded to” implement our Future Dorset proposal for improving local government in Dorset, by replacing the … Continue reading

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Bournemouth Art Attack: Hydromania!

This week I met with the Reverend Dr Ian Terry, Team Rector of Bournemouth Town Centre Parish and Chair of Trustees of Shelley-Frankenstein Trust.  It was great to hear about the plans for the celebrations in 2018 to mark the … Continue reading

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Keeping the traffic flowing

Recently, I was delighted to meet our Civil Enforcement Team and hear about their work to keep the traffic flowing around Bournemouth. Ian Wilson, Civil Enforcement Manager introduced me to his team and their work and I learnt about some … Continue reading

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Dedication, compassion and mango sorbet

My recent visits to services have been most uplifting and reminded me of how dedicated and caring all our staff are. I was delighted to have the opportunity of talking with members of the parks team over breakfast at the … Continue reading

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Proud to care

Bournemouth Borough Council and Borough of Poole are pleased to be jointly supporting the Daily Echo Proud to Care Awards in gratitude of the valuable contribution that Social and Health Care Providers and their staff make to peoples’ lives. The … Continue reading

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Bournemouth Air Festival

This week I want to pay tribute to our fabulous “Team Bournemouth” and to everyone who contributed to this year’s hugely successful Air Festival. Every year the festival seems to just get bigger and better and it is testament to … Continue reading

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