Mudeford Sandbank Beach House

The Beach House building was extensively fire damaged on 2 November 2018. An independent structural engineer declared that the building was beyond repair. It was agreed with the CBC insurers at the time (‘Protector’) and the tenant that the building would be demolished and replaced. In January BCP Council Cabinet approved the project budget of £1,060k within the Capital Programme for 2020/21 for the rebuild.

The Portfolio Holder for Tourism, Leisure & Communities and the Director for Destination will continue to engage with the Mudeford Sandbank Residents Association and residents throughout the development of this project. Designs are being worked on for a more up-to-date option which could cater for the requirement of today’s beach visitor, whilst also improving the carbon footprint of the building by investing in renewable sources of energy, greater emphasis on recycling trade waste, and more efficient disposal of grey water.

Beach Replenishment

The BCP Council coastal team will focus more on scientific data to ensure that dredging and sand/ shingle movements address and adapt to the specific natural environment of our harbour and coastline. The previous annual cycle of work is likely to change and a more flexible and proactive work scheme will be adopted to fight erosion and displacement.

Two Riversmeet Sports Centre

BCP Council owns 8 leisure centres which are currently operated under four different models of management and a variety of lease and contractual arrangements.  The review will focus primarily on future arrangements at these centres, including 2Riversmeet in Christchurch.

The review will explore the options to generate capital investment to improve facilities and revenue savings for leisure, whilst providing a service that integrates with health and wellbeing, whilst generating longer term savings elsewhere for the Council.

BH Coastal Lottery

BH Coastal Lottery was launched in 2019 to raise funds for ‘good causes’ in Bournemouth. As part of the operation of the lottery, 60% of the revenue generated must be used to benefit ‘good causes’ in Bournemouth. Details of how to participate and how to seek funding if you have a good cause can be found at

BH Coastal Lottery was established by the legacy Bournemouth Borough Council and currently only good causes that benefit residents of Bournemouth can be involved in the operation of the lottery. Due to its success, BCP Council Cabinet in January approved the amendment to the terms and conditions for BH Coastal Lottery to operate across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

Rubbish, Recycling and Gardens Waste

The move from Dorset Waste Partnership to BCP Council Waste will begin on 1 April. Your Councillors are working with residents and officers to ensure the smooth transition, with minimal changes to collection dates and routes. More information will provided nearer the time, also providing residents with special circumstances the opportunity for tailored services.

The main change expected is that there will no longer be a separate ‘glass’ bin, with glass being added to the standard recycling bin. The Council are working to high targets of recycling and request that residents follow the steps of Reduce, Reuse & Recycle when considering waste.


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