Category Archives: General

An outreach worker speaks about the work that takes place to help rough sleepers in Bournemouth

Did you know that the Council spends almost £10 million per year on direct services to help people faced with homelessness? We fund 24/7 support at five hostels providing approximately 150 bed spaces in Bournemouth. We also fund a rough … Continue reading

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Parks: our nation’s greatest invention?

Did you know that public parks were one of the very first public services, introduced to improve air quality, health and well-being for people in Victorian Britain’s growing cities? For me, they are our nation’s greatest invention. I love to … Continue reading

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Bournemouth’s first neighbourhood plan is unveiled!

The government is always tinkering with the planning system, but for me, neighbourhood planning is easily the most positive and exciting change to be introduced since I started work as a town planner in 2000. Neighbourhood planning gives communities the … Continue reading

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Customer services: varied, never quiet and sometimes a challenge!

Most people think of customer services as a call centre and, although most of our contact is via telephone, we also have customers that like to come in and talk to us in the Customer Contact Centre. The types of … Continue reading

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2017: The year in review by the Managing Director

January:  The Early Years Sector Awards was held at the Life Centre in Winton. The event highlighted the work that happens every day to provide outstanding care and education and the best possible outcomes for local children and their families. … Continue reading

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Raising awareness of domestic and sexual violence

In the UK, an estimated 2.1 million people experience some form of domestic abuse each year – around 1.4 million women (8.5% of the population) and 700,000 men (4.5% of the population). In my role as Domestic and Sexual Violence … Continue reading

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Brrrrrrr! Keeping you safe in extreme weather

As Bournemouth’s long hot summer becomes but a distant memory please spare a thought for the dedicated team of gritter drivers who are on standby throughout the winter months, ready at a moment’s notice to keep Bournemouth moving. There are … Continue reading

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Rough Sleeping: how you can help

FACT: People sleeping rough are more likely to die young. A report from the charity Crisis indicates that the average age of death of someone sleeping rough is just 47 years. Nationally, there has been an increase in rough sleeping, … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes in the Christmas workshop!

Traditionally, Christmas is a time to wind down, take stock and enjoy the company of friends and family without the pressures of daily life… it’s not like that in Events & Marketing! It’s high energy, frenetic and at times, quite … 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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