Category Archives: General

‘I have one of the best jobs in the region!’

This week we met up for a chat with Steve Turner, member of the Bournemouth & Poole Tourism Management Board and Divisional General Manager for BH Live,  to find out why he describes his role as ‘one of the best … Continue reading

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New service preventing people from homelessness

Many of the headlines we see locally and nationally focus on the homeless. Rough sleepers in particular are often in the news, however homelessness goes far wider and affects far more people than you might realise. In fact, over 567 … Continue reading

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Guest blog: TV star Shaine on improving the lives of people with learning disabilities

I am Shaine, a local actor, writer, poet and empowering activist with a learning disability. I work for Bournemouth People First, a speaking up charity run by and for people with learning disabilities and have done since 2004. I deliver … Continue reading

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Carers Week: Our pledge

This week it’s Carers Week, a national campaign to raise awareness of caring, and highlight the challenges carers face. A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to a family member or friend who has a disability, long-term illness, or … Continue reading

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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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What I learnt from working at the Council: be alert, resilient and grow a thick skin!

When I first started working at Bournemouth Council I didn’t know quite what to expect. To be honest with you, I didn’t even know where the Town Hall was! I am one of very few Bournemouth University placement students working … Continue reading

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Bournemouth’s Beach Lodges celebrate their first birthday!

As I was telling some of my lovely guests on the first birthday of the Bournemouth Beach Lodges I am thrilled to have been involved in this project from the very beginning! Having been in the hospitality industry for 10 … Continue reading

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Taking up an emergency bed for the night with St Mungo’s

The Beast from The East is biting hard again by 8.30pm, as heavy snow and icy wind whips around St Stephen’s church hall. The Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) has been activated and the St Mungo’s outreach team are welcoming … Continue reading

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Future Dorset: one step closer

The Secretary of State, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP has announced his decision to implement, subject to parliamentary approval, our Future Dorset proposal to replace the existing nine Dorset Councils with two new Councils.  One new unitary council will serve … Continue reading

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Volunteering: Join the kindness movement

I have always believed that volunteering is a key element in the pursuit of happiness. I recently read a paper, published in October 2017, by Harvard Health that described volunteers as benefiting from something they call the “happiness effect.” They … Continue reading

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