Energy rebates unclaimed by thousands of households

BCP Council has announced that time is running out for residents that have not yet claimed their energy rebate, as the Government has set a deadline of 30th September to process claims. They have written to households that they believe are eligible so if you have received a letter, please don’t ignore it or you may miss out on £150.

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Residents offered reassurance as Goods Yard becomes building site

Concerns were expressed a few weeks ago that the popular pub on Station Approach may not reopen following works to extend the existing flats on the upper floors and construction of new apartments on the car park.

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Why the Yellow Bus has gone Green

Following the demise of Yellow Buses and the adoption of most routes by MoreBus there was a brief pause in the running of Route 18 and two other council-tendered services.

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Beryl bike hire scheme extended to more areas

Great news for those of us that use Beryl bikes or want the chance to leave our car at home and travel more sustainably!

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Fears for local bus routes after Yellow Bus closure

Following the news that Yellow Buses fell into administration last month, after sharp increases in fuel and other running costs and reduced post-pandemic passenger numbers, it has sadly now ceased trading after 120 years serving the area.

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Goldfish ban thanks to eagle-eyed Brodstone residents

A number of residents have written to us in recent weeks asking that BCP Council ban the giving of goldfish as prizes at fairs and fetes and calling for the use of performing animals to be restricted at events.

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Resurfacing back on track

After a pause in their programme following a fatal accident in Ferndown, the contractor responsible for resurfacing some roads in Broadstone has now released the revised work schedule for the 2022/23 micro asphalt programme.

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Lib Dems demand Parliament recall to respond to energy crisis

After news that the price cap could see households face bills close to £4,000 per year, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Ed Davey, has called on ministers to return to Westminster to fix the crisis in energy pricing. He believes: "The Conservative Leadership Candidates are living in a parallel universe." 

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Fears for future of Yellow Buses

Residents have expressed their concern this week after the announcement that Yellow Buses has gone into administration but at this stage service 18 that serves Broadstone will continue its usual service.

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BCP Council food map on the map

Shortly after the formation of BCP Council, Broadstone Councillor and then leader, Vikki Slade hosted a Hidden Hunger Conference at Upton House which highlighted the issue of food insecurity across many households in the BCP area. This led to the creation of the Access to Food Map and a dedicated council officer who has been working with the voluntary sector to help match those in need with sources of support.

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