Arrival of Environmental Innovation Hub Frame Imminent

A large timber frame for the Durley Environmental Innovation Hub’s main building will be craned into place at the end of September. The hub has been designed to be a space dedicated to achieving a step-change in the reduction of waste and elimination of single use packaging across the BCP Council area. Highlighting the impact of single use plastic packaging and waste on our seafront, the hub will take a lead on recycling in public spaces and focus the council’s efforts to educate and change behaviour along the seafront. It will feature interactive displays and link closely with the Leave Only Footprints campaign. The hub main building is being built to Passivhaus standards; a recognised build-design meeting high environmental standards. The design decreases the energy needed to operate the building. This is achieved through…
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Refreshing News…

…BCP Conservative initiative for town centre refresh pilots for our three main town centres, which concentrates on street cleansing, improving town centre greenspaces and removal of graffiti and fly-tipping on public land…. https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/news-article.aspx?title=councils-commitment-to-a-cleaner-greener-and-safer-bcp-area
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Tackling Homelessness continued: Begging and Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB). The new BCP Conservative Administration has agreed to invest £240,000 on six additional Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) officers

Sadly, as lockdown eases, we are starting to see an increase in begging and ASB in Bournemouth... Robust enforcement is required alongside support services to engagement and to move away from the need to beg. The Conservative Group have been pushing for investment in uniformed community safety officers to help tackle ASB in Bournemouth: making our town safer and bring back a sense of pride to the area. So, we are delighted to report that the new BCP Council Administration has agreed to invest £240,000 on six additional Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) officers with delegated powers from the Chief Constable of Dorset Police to deal with street-based anti-social behaviour such as begging, street drinking and drug-related littering. This summer these officers will work alongside the community policing team and the Business…
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COUNCILLORS FROM AN ARRAY OF PARTIES ANNOUNCE THEY ARE JOINING THE CONSERVATIVES.

4 Councillors from across different parties and areas of the BCP Council region havetoday announced that they are joining the Conservative Administration, giving thecurrent minority conservative-led council a majority administration for the first timesince its inception in 2019.The Councillors, three of whom were independents and one of whom was a LiberalDemocrat, released a joint statement today saying that in less than 12 months inoffice the current Conservative leadership had demonstrated that they wereachieving on the ground for residents across Christchurch, Poole and Bournemouth,and that they wanted to be part of the administration that were actually delivering:“We have all said in the past that we would act in what we thought was the bestinterests of our residents, who want a bright future for our area with strongleadership, financial credibility and a…
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Tackling Homelessness continued: BCP Conservative plans to launch a pilot scheme making lockers available to people sleeping rough in Bournemouth Town Centre…

Although the incidences have reduced, visible rough sleeping is still going on and individuals are still leaving their belongings unattended in the doorways of shops in our town centre. This is a security risk and a potential health hazard, with the added problem of belongings being stolen or getting wet in poor weather. In the next couple of months we plan to launch a pilot scheme making lockers available to people sleeping rough in Bournemouth Town Centre. We hope this will reduce the items left unattended on the streets and at the same time support rough sleepers attend appointments and access services without having to take all their belongings with them. 
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Tackling Homelessness: BCP Council’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy.

The partnership working across many agencies and voluntary sectors during the pandemic deserves great praise with many striving tirelessly to reduce homelessness and rough sleeping in our area. This is an incredibly difficult challenge, but we are really starting to get things right. Our ambition remains to end homelessness, and this is outlined in the recently published BCP Council’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy.  We have been very successful in securing good government funding to tackle and prevent homelessness and rough sleeping across BCP in the past 12-18 months. These funds are allocated for planned initiatives, to pay for ongoing accommodation costs, secure move on accommodation and for crucial roles to deliver the wrap around holistic support and care required to help individuals make the step away from homelessness permanent. A…
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Want to sea a seachange…?

…BCP Councillors setting out a 20-year vision for the future of our coastal leisure offer. If you work in, live in, or visit our area, your views are important so make them on our seafront strategy… https://fb.watch/8027cgWb0W/
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