BCP Council continues to maintain vital services, and your councillors will respond to issues. If there are problems with grass, bushes, roads, flooding, full bins, etc please report them first via: www.christchurch.gov.uk/report/report.aspx or telephone 01202 795000.
As requested by your councillors, BCP has increased its focus on beach and sea management, and two Rangers now patrol daily from the Quay to Steamer Point. The Quay slipway is also managed, and the safety boat is in the water monitoring correct and safe behaviours.
Flood & Coastal Erosion Consultation
BCP Council, the New Forest District Council and the Environment Agency are asking local people to get involved in the development of a new strategy for coastline flooding and erosion. This covers the frontage of Christchurch Bay, from Hengistbury Head Long Groyne to Hurst Spit, and looks at sustainable management for the next 100 years. It is anticipated the final strategy will be adopted by Spring/Summer 2023. For more information visit www.twobays.net. Please note that this is an entirely different review to the Seafront Strategy (page 13).
As reported previously, development of the BCP Local Plan is underway, with the ‘Issues and Options’ Document open for public consultation along with an appropriate housing needs assessment. Once adopted, the new Local Plan will be the legal starting point in determining planning applications in the BCP area, and cover the period 2022 – 2038 with a review every five years. More information is at: www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/LocalPlan
Cleaner, Greener, Safer
Green spaces across Christchurch are benefiting from increased biodiversity due to BCP’s change in grass management. Areas of grass have been cut less frequently allowing an abundance of wildflowers to thrive across the conurbation. If you have an area that needs cutting, use the ‘Report It’ contacts above. This is a trial so feedback direct or through us is essential in planning for 2022.
Christchurch Town Council
We have been busy maintaining and enhancing Town Council parks and open spaces, with tree and other plantings taking place shortly.
The Town Council are busy planning for Christmas in Christchurch and also for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022, coordinating High Street and local events. More details will be provided as they come.
For an update on the previously reported Neighbourhood Plan, please see: https://www.christchurchplan.uk/
Finally, please visit https://christchurch-tc.gov.uk/council-meetings/ for details of monthly meetings.