Friars Cliff Residents Association
Establishing and maintaining contact with similar Associations and working in conjunction with them in all matters of common interest
The FCRA AGM Friday was held on 12 March
A successful Zoom meeting with 30 attendees saw rich discussion. While public meetings continue to be suspended, the committee still meets monthly and welcomes new members.
A parking working group has been set up and an environment working group is also being convened.
Planning & licensing groups
The planning amendment for the MCA site was rejected; demolition was scheduled for 23 March but may now be delayed. More details click here
Residents’ concerns over the extended beach huts have been noted. FCRA met with the Avon Beach Company and planning officers have visited the site.
The notices served about outdoor event licenses are a standardization of the old Christchurch Council licenses to BCP Council.
The Avon Beach Company has applied to extend its licence to outdoor provision of alcohol at the beach. The deadline to BCP for comment is 14 April.
Please stay safe and support your neighbours.
The current policy of staying safe at home and social distancing means that normal activities are suspended. Please stay in touch with your neighbours and let the Committee know of any concerns as needed. Why not set up a road email list with contact numbers and stay in touch with those who live alone? If you need help or support go to the BCP Council website whether to offer to volunteer or find information.
The latest FCRA Councillor report summarises BCP and Town Council activity.
Copy deadline for the next issue of the Forum is 21 January 2021 for publication on 15 February to Paul de Jonghe (ptdejonghe(a)hotmail.com)
Recent posts and articles
We currently require co-coordinators in the following voluntary roles:
- Forum Advertising
- Planning lead
- Communications Lead
ROAD WARDEN VACANCIES
The main role is to liaise with our vital network of road wardens to ensure that the Forum is distributed promptly and delivered to each house in our area two weeks before the quarterly meeting. On longer roads houses are grouped into approximately 50 houses. You don’t need to live on a road to be the warden.
Do you live in one of these roads?
Bure Lane 1-53
The FCRA needs your help to run, please contact a committee member if you are interested in helping out. Please visit the committee members page for an idea of different roles.
Friars Cliff is the coastal area of Christchurch, Dorset, located between Highcliffe Castle and Mudeford, to the east of Christchurch town centre. For maps, click on these links: Location Map Street Map
Friars Cliff Beach at Steamer Point is a south facing shingle and sand beach with cafe, toilets, shower, water stand pipes and car parking. Street parking is only permitted during the winter months (see street signs for details).
We would love to hear from you, if you want to become more involved, support our road warden network or have concerns about a local issue. Simply get in touch with a committee member