The big moo-ve

Three friendly British White steers have been introduced onto Talbot Heath Nature Reserve for eight weeks, on a short conservation grazing holiday.

It is the first time cattle have been introduced to the site, a collaboration between BCP Council and Talbot Village Trust, to help conserve the rich habitat which is home to many rare species including Nightjars, Dartford Warblers and five species of native reptiles. 

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Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre open

Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre, wildlife garden and gift shop have re-opened to the public, with safety measures in place.

If you're passing, why not stop in to buy a gift or have a cuppa, or even buy some local produce? It all helps to support the work being done on the nature reserve. The exhibition remains closed.

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Riversmeet Meadow

Have your say on the newly named Riversmeet Meadow, the open space between Two Riversmeet Leisure Centre and Stanpit, by completing our short survey

Riversmeet Meadow has been open since January 2019, with site enhancements happening organically as the public continues to help shape what is most appropriate for this new space.

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Kings Park Nursery success

Kings Park Nursery continues to go from strength to strength, and has welcomed more customers than ever both with the delivery service during lockdown, which provided residents with much needed plants, and with new faces through the door now we have re-opened with our safety measures in place.

All our plants are carefully selected to thrive in our south coast climate, and many of them are grown on site lowering our carbon footprint.

Kings Park Nursery
Woodpecker Café pop up

Our Woodpecker Café pop up is proving popular with Friday afternoon fish and chip supper specials flying off the park!

Join the café on Facebook to find out about their next events at Queen's Park and special offer deals. 

Woodpecker Cafe Facebook
Golfing for all

Follow in the footsteps of your golfing heroes and play golf for less at Queen's Park, with season ticket options available for just £350! Call the team on 01202 451675 to find out more. 

Or why not tee off with a round of classic mini golf in Bournemouth's Lower Gardens which is open with safety restrictions in place.

Queen's Park Golf Course
Lower Gardens Mini Golf
Westover Art and Makers Market reopen

The Westover Art and Makers Market is now reopen on Fridays - Sundays only.

Come down to Westover Gardens and browse the art and homemade products created by local artists and makers - and maybe even purchase something while you're there!

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BBQs burn more than bangers! 

Ham Common Nature Reserve has always been a popular site in Poole but over the last few months, increased footfall has unfortunately seen an increase in the amount of fires and BBQs, as well as staggering amounts of litter around the nature reserve.

It is illegal to light campfires or BBQs on any heathland site. On Ham Common, the ban includes the lakeside, the heathland and the beach, with clear signage posted across the site. 

This year, the Urban Heaths Partnership have collaborated on a campaign to spread the word that it is illegal to burn BBQs on the heath, and that 'BBQs Burn More Than Bangers!' 

The BCP Heath Wardens are out on Ham Common every day, clearing the litter, engaging people and recording fires, but you can help too by not barbecuing on our heathlands. Instead, pack a picnic and take your litter home.

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