Check your account for your £150 rebate

Energy rebates for eligible homes have now been paid to residents living in Poole who pay their Council Tax by direct debit.

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Jubilee road closures advertised

The full list of roads closed for street parties across the BCP Council area has been published in advance of the Jubilee weekend.

 

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Meet the new Sheriff of Poole

Last Friday was an emotional day as Broadstone Councillor Mike Brooke was installed as the new Sheriff of Poole to work alongside the new Mayor, Tony Trent from Alderney and Bourne Valley.

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Killing eagles is a crime and should be thoroughly investigated

Photo from Dorset Police

 

With the increasing numbers of species that were once either extremely rare or none existent in this country such as egrets and ibis, these are exciting times for wildlife. However these birds have been eclipsed by the reintroduction programmes of ospreys in Poole Harbour and white tailed eagles on the Isle Of Wight.

While ospreys are indeed impressive birds they are often overshadowed by the white tailed eagle. A bird with an 8 foot wingspan that is a native to these shores but has been absent since 1860 when the last bird was killed.

Cllr Andrew Starr said: “It was with great sadness that I read about one of the Isle Of Wight bred birds, that had been seen several times in Poole Harbour, found dead elsewhere in Dorset. Killed, it transpires, with rat poison. Sadly it isn’t the only bird to suffer such a fate as there have been reports of a number of buzzards and a red kite being found dead. 

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How does your garden grow?

Entries are now open for the 2022 Poole in Bloom competition and residents are being encouraged to submit their beautiful borders, glorious gardens and pretty pots to the judges.

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All change with bus routes to Broadstone

We have been made aware that some changes will be made to routes 3 and 4 from 28th May. We have yet to see the details, but we are advised that off peak and Saturday journeys will take the route via Hillbourne and Creekmoor rather than via the Broadstone Way.  

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No review into covid councillors

There is concern among councillors and the public after the Chief Executive of BCP confirmed that there will be no review into the actions of the Conservative Group which led to the April council meeting being abandoned on Health and Safety grounds. This is despite Cllr Vikki Slade and Labour Councillor George Farquhar asking for the Health and Safety Executive to be notified.

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Local Dorset residents pull together to show support for Ukraine

Through various different initiatives Dorset residents have worked tirelessly to raise essential funds for those suffering in Ukraine. 

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Dorset villages one step closer to 20mph speed limit

Villages across Dorset are now one step closer to being able to adopt a 20mph speed limit after it was decided by councillors to reject a recent policy presented by the Dorset Council Highways team. Dorset residents and councillors were critical that the report favoured motorists and did not do enough to reflect the needs of rural communities, cyclists and pedestrians. The report will now be reviewed and rewritten making it easier for villages and rural towns to apply for a 20mph speed limit.

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Power Grab

Dear Residents,

At full council on May 12th I was pleased to see a good turn out of the general public participating in local democracy. I wish more people took an interest. Now more than ever people need to have a voice because democracy is being shut down.

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