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Hicks Farm public consultations

Plans for the creation of c.12 hectares of greenspace at Hicks Farm in Throop are moving forward with residents invited to a public exhibition to help shape and inform the next stage of BCP Council’s planning application.

Proposals include a change of use creating a network of new paths and the reinstatement of hedgerows to improve wildlife habitats.

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Alexandra Park play refurbishment
For the next two months, Alexandra Park’s play area in Parkstone is closing while we undertake work to replace the play equipment.

The new installations will include an accessible roundabout, toddler and junior climbing frames, play house and a parent and child swing to build and share memories. Like our Facebook page for updates.
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Walkies! A guide to dog walks in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Dogs, Dorset Dogs and BCP Council have launched a new leaflet highlighting some fantastic dog walking areas around Bournemouth. 

Supported by the Park Cafes, the initiative aims to work with dog owners to solve issues with land mangers and in turn promote responsible ownership.

Bournemouth walks for you and your dog
Only Rain Down the Drain!

In Poole we're working with Litter Free Coast and Sea to pass on the message that the street drains outside homes are only designed to take rainfall, which run straight in to Poole Park lakes and lagoon. We are also informing people that feeding the birds in the Park large amounts of bread is unhealthy and can pollute the water they live in. 

Please take part in our survey to help us get an understanding of what the campaign has achieved.

Only Rain Down the Drain campaign
Burnham Road play area open

The refurbished play area at Burnham Road in Burton, Christchurch reopened in August after two months of work.

The refurbished play equipment
includes toddler, junior, basket and rope swings, a climbing frame and junior climbing unit, a multi user seesaw and a spinning bowl.

Christchurch play area renovations
Other news and events
Plan ahead to next Spring with the Kings Park Nursery Spring Bulb sale. The Nursery sells a wide range of bulbs that flower at different times from January to May/June for long-lasting flowering displays.

Did you know that Queen's Park Golf Course is an ex-championship golf course that has hosted several European Tour events over the years? The course is open all year round - you don't have to be a member, just pay and play! 

Have you eaten at Street Food Corner? Tucked away in the corner of Lower Gardens, Bournemouth, you can enjoy great food from talented chefs who cook a variety of dishes including Greek, Mexican and Vegan - all with 5 star food ratings.
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