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Sovereign Shopping Centre raises over £4000 for Bournemouth charities

left to right: Gill Coussens, Sovereign Shopping Centre; Jack Maguire, director of Coda Fiddle; Peter Ruscoe, Sovereign Shopping Centre; and Julian Sandy, Rotary Club of Westbourne.

   Following a year of fundraising and the recent auction of its three Pride of Bournemouth Lions, Sovereign Shopping Centre has raised almost £2,500 for Coda Fiddle, a Boscombe based youth music project. The auction also raised over £1,600 for the Rotary Club of Westbourne.   Sovereign Shopping Centre selected Coda Fiddle as its annual […]

Controversial changes to Boscombe Precinct spark fury

By Gerald Gilbert Bournemouth Borough Council has decided to go ahead with controversial changes to Boscombe precinct despite angry opposition from local residents. Trees are being cut down and street furniture dismantled with uncertainty as to why. The measure raising suspicions of ulterior motives. Harry Seccombe, vice chair of the Boscombe Residents Forum, admitted there […]

Support still going up for Pokesdown lift

Support still going up for Pokesdown lift

Members of the Pokesdown Community Forum met with local MP Tobias Ellwood to discuss the campaign for Network Rail to make Pokesdown Railway Station accessible. Tobias Ellwood MP joined members of the Pokesdown community forum (PCF), as well as Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce, and Leonard Cheshire (a disability campaigning group) at Pokesdown Station and saw […]

Lord Tebbit amongst speakers at Bournemouth Freedom Festival


Bournemouth is host to a libertarian conference this weekend which will see high profile speakers from a rangee of centre right organisations including the Taxpayers Alliance, Big Brother Watch, the Centre for Policy Studies, the Institute of Economic Affairs and the Adam Smith Institute. The festival is a weekend for those from across the centre-right […]

Food bank opens in Boscombe

By Gerald Gilbert After months of deliberation a much needed food bank has opened its doors in Boscombe. The Reverend Sue Dowling set up the outlet at Saint George’s church in Havilland Road recently after being asked by the Boscombe Forum. Others involved said it was established due to the increasing demand and the fact […]

Music, comedy and more: March events at the Sovereign Shopping Centre

The Sovereign Shopping Centre in Boscombe is welcoming Spring with a busy programme of free entertainment for shoppers to enjoy during March. Mark Pitman will perform a collection of modern and classic pieces on Saturday 8th March, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, helping shoppers unwind with the smooth sounds of his alto and soprano saxophones. Bournemouth-based Mr Merlin […]

Construction underway to create new family housing and creative hub

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The new housing scheme, called Gladstone Mews, will provide eleven new affordable family houses for local people to buy and a new creative hub to help nurture small businesses in the creative sector as well as being used for training and educational use. The housing scheme in Gladstone Road consists of eleven family homes with […]

Half term offers at Dorset scrap store

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DON’T MISS OUT! Visit us at Puddletown and Bournemouth Scrapstores this week to claim these fantastic half-term special offers: FREE TIN to fill with scrap for every child who visits! 20% OFF all membership costs Schools - BUY 1 GET 1 FREE on large Scrap Bags Groups - 50% OFF large Scrap Bags Offers available from Tuesday 18th to Friday 21st […]

Campaign for lift at Pokesdown Station

Support still going up for Pokesdown lift

A campaign has been launched by the Pokesdown Community forum asking Network Rail to install a lift at Pokesdown station. The platform for the station is below street level and accessed by steps, which cause difficulties for people with mobility problems or those with young children in pushchairs. Funds do exist to make stations accessible under […]

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