Community News

Routes to Roots job advert : R2R are looking for a drop-in manager & volunteer Coordinator (part time, 20 hours per week). Salary £10,400 per annum. Closing date for applications 22 July, interviews 30 July. For information please see the notice on the community notice board in the foyer, or visit or email

Garden Safari at St George’s Church, Oakdale 21 July, from 10am. Enjoy the gardens, get ideas, buy some plants and have a cuppa and a cake. Programmes £5.

The Bournemouth Rehearsal Orchestra, which rehearses in St Paul’s on a Monday evening, is going to play through music we have been practising this term. Members of St Paul’s are welcome to come along to listen and there is no charge.  On Monday 16th we will perform the Brahms Serenade No. 1 in D. If you would like to come please arrive in time for a 7.30pm start.  The performance lasts about 45 minutes.

St. Crispin’s School Chamber Choir and Orchestra, Friday 20th July, 7.30pm at St. Luke’s Church Parkstone, Wellington Road, Poole. BH14 9LF. Music by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart, Faure and much more. Conductor, Jamie Hudson, Accompanist, Craig Hudson. Free entry, retiring collection in aid of Respected (delivering sex and relationship programmes in our local schools).

Community litter pick will be on Friday 10 August from 5pm until around 6pm at the area around the play park in Halstock Crescent. Meet at 5pm at the play park. All equipment will be provided as usual.

Art on the Heath Summer Exhibition  Monday 6 – Saturday 11 August 10am-4pm each day. On Saturday 11 August there will also be a Table Top Sale. Tables are £10 each. If you would like to book a table please collect a form from the church office. The £10 fee is required at the time of booking.

Canford Heath Townswomen’s Guild (TG) welcomes new members. TG meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month, 1:45-3:30 pm at Canford Heath Community Centre, Mitchell Road. For more details please see the poster on the community notice board in the foyer.

Museum Memory Club for those living with memory loss or dementia, will be running a social afternoon every Friday from 2-4pm. The social afternoons will offer a chance to reminiscence and offer friendship and support, cost £2 per session. To find out more contact Anna 01202 633971 or

New Local Authority Boundaries, have your say:   In May 2018, the government agreed to set up a new local authority called Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council. The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is now drawing up ward boundaries for the new authority in time for its first elections in May 2019.  Draft recommendations for the new wards, ward boundaries, and ward names for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have now been published. The council recommend that 76 councillors should be elected to Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council and are now inviting comments. The consultation closes on 27 August 2018.  Representations should be made:
-Through the interactive consultation portal, where you can explore the maps of the recommendations, draw your own boundaries and make comments;
– By email to;
– Or in writing to Review Officer (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole), Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 1st Floor Windsor House, 50 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0TL.

The Lighthouse Poole offer dementia friendly afternoon screenings. For programme of films please see the poster in the foyer.