Cheaper parking charges in Christchurch

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A Battle for cheaper parking charges in Christchurch proved victorious as councillors unanimously threw their support behind the scheme. Christchurch Chamber of Trade and Commerce has been campaigning since last year for £1 for two hours of parking in town centre car parks. But a previous attempt to persuade the council to adopt the popular […]

Christmas Lights switch on

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Hundreds of people gathered in the Square to welcome in the festive season at the annual Christmas lights switch-on. EastEnders actor Scott Maslen and 1970s entertainer Bobby Crush, who are starring in the pantomime Aladdin at the Pavilion, started the countdown just before 5pm on Sunday following two hours of music from local bands. A […]

Tourism awards 2013 Finalists

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THE FINALISTS  Daily Echo People’s Choice Award:. Harry Ramsden’s Bournemouth. Treehouse Family Play Lt. Koh Thai Tapas Bournemouth. Hinton Firs Hotel (Angela Young Hotels Ltd). Flirt Cafe Bar. Outstanding Customer Service of the Year: National Trust – Brownsea Island. The Grove Hotel. The Escoffier Restaurant. Discover Dorset Tours Ltd. The Balincourt Guest Accommodation. Tourism Marketing […]

Will zip wire and surf wave plan for Bournemouth Pier be second time lucky?

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A FRESH attempt is being made to boost the appeal of Bournemouth Pierwith a zip wire and standing surf wave. Councillors turned down plans for a nautical-themed high ropes course and a zip line attraction back in January, claiming the attraction would be overbearing. But Openwide International, which has a lease agreement on the pier, […]

An hotelier has voiced his concerns about the ‘major fire risk’ and ongoing squatter break-ins at a derelict hotel in Bournemouth.

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An hotelier has voiced his concerns about the ‘major fire risk’ and ongoing squatter break-ins at a derelict hotel in Bournemouth. Woodcroft Hotel in Gervis Road was boarded up earlier this year, but since then the police have been called to reports of several squatter break-ins, including three in October. The 57-bedroom hotel was taken into administration […]

HOPES for an Olympic-sized ice rink in Bournemouth have once again been hit

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HOPES for an Olympic-sized ice rink in Bournemouth have once again been hit as AFC Bournemouth pulled out of the multi-million pound scheme. AFC Bournemouth advised Bournemouth council that it would not be progressing with proposals for an ice rink at King’s Park and Burnham Developments has also withdrawn. Another company has expressed an interest […]

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