News in Brief - People Before Politics

Watch this space for regular local news items, updates and past events regarding the Throop, Muscliff and Bournemouth area.

Granby Road Car Park works

June 2017

E-mail from Tom Bennett - Senior Ranger, Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre and North Bournemouth sites, Bournemouth Borough Council

I wanted to inform you that we’re starting the car park extension and from next Tuesday 13th it will be closed for 6 weeks, we have put out lots of signs and posted on our facebook page.

Although we will have some short term complaints about parking and the inconvenience, this should be a good long term solution for the area.

Pension Credit - Water Bills

March 2017

If anyone in Bournemouth is receiving Pension Credit they are entitled to 20% off their water bills from Wessex Water.

Rotary Club of Bournemouth Quiz 21/4/17

March 2017

Children's Play Areas

March 2017

Following reports of likely cuts to funding for maintenance and provision of Children's play areas by Local Authorities, I have started a Government e-petition which proposes a levy on the Professional Football Clubs for some of their wealth to be used to provide play areas for our children.

As well as helping to provide an essential facility for young children the money invested in this manner, to help keep our children fit and active, could also increase the potential for those very children to go on to participate in football (as well as other sport of course).

I would be extremely grateful if you would consider passing the link onto your members in order that they may be able to encourage both their Members, I already have had signatures from Local Councillors in my home area, and from residents within their respective areas.

The link is -

Please support the proposal, our children deserve these areas.

Muscliff Park - Petanque Update

March 2017

The new Petanque facility has now been built on Muscliff Park. Several of us including Ward Cllrs and local residents with Council officers have set up a charity "Muscliff Whittaker Foundation" (named after our dear friend Ron Whittaker)

We were successful in obtaining monies from a grant Awards For All to help our set up costs. The charity's aims are to enhance the park and facilities and help support the Youth centre and Community Centre.

The Plymouth Brethren built the 5 terrains for free as dear Ron had assisted them in finding a base in Broadway Lane many years ago and this was their way of saying thank you!

A Muscliff Petanque Club has been set up and this will be the only Petanque facility in Bournemouth!

If anyone wishes to find out more please e-mail the President Hilary Annicharico her e-mail is

We will be having an official opening on June 3rd at 2pm

Muscliff Park - Petanque Terrains

February 2017

On Saturday 25th February we have 5 Petanque Terrains being built on the park at Muscliff.

We have set up the Muscliff Whittaker Foundation to enhance the park's facilities and to support the Community Centre and Youth Centre.

We are a charity and have been successful in being awarded a grant from Awards For All for our set up costs.

The Foundation Board is made up of Councillors, local residents and we have advice from Council officers.

We are fortunate enough to have the Petanque being built by the Plymouth Brethren who are based in Broadway Lane (Our dear friend Ron Whittaker helped the Plymouth Brethren find the site and get them the permission etc to be based there).

Brian Pester who is leading the project told me they are doing this for us for free in memory and thanks to Ron. Thank you!

Petanque is like boules which is played in France and we are hoping the local community will join in and join the Petanque club which will be based at Muscliff. Of course informal play will be available.

We are always looking for more volunteers and anyone who is interested please let me know.

Anne Rey

Petanque Update

Ladies and Gentlemen

What an amazing day. Brian Pester and his team from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church were on site at 8am as promised. The crew of young men and woman worked hard with big smiles on their faces all day; they were professional, happy, obliging and efficient, it was a pleasure to be amongst them; they were a credit to themselves and their Church.

We have ended the day with the foundations, fencing and lighting installed. On Monday the top dressing of granite will be applied and the lights connected up. From that moment the terrain will be ready for use.

If there are some volunteers from amongst the Petanque players to assist on Monday afternoon it would be helpful. We will have a lorry load of granite chippings delivered to the terrain, we will need to spread and rake it. Many hands make light work. Let me know please if you are available from 2pm for about an hour.

Will keep you informed of progress. We received continuing support from the many members of the public we spoke to on the park and explained what we were doing, absolutely no negativity, many spoke of coming to join us when the work is complete; ‘what a great community idea’ was the comment most heard.

The Bournemouth U3A group will meet at Ashley Cross again on Wednesday but hopefully after that they will meet where they belong, in Bournemouth - at Muscliff.

Chris and Karen Chubb, Bournemouth

Petanque Terrain, Throop, Bournemouth
Petanque Terrain, Throop, Bournemouth
Petanque Terrain, Throop, Bournemouth

Improving Dorset's Healthcare

February 2017

There is a consultation in place from the N.H.S "Improving Dorset' Healthcare". You can access the form here:

The consultation ends on the 28th February 2017


There will be roadshows on the 7th and 8th March at the Littledown Centre (all day) and on the 9th and 10th March at the Village Hotel (all day).

The topic is the A338 and the proposals for this road (Cooper Dean end)

Area Forum

On Thursday 16th March 2017 at 7pm at Bournemouth School For Girls there will be a special Area Forum and the leader of the Council Cllr John Beesley will be attending to discuss the A338 and the proposals for the one large authority, Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch.

Muscliff Funday - 11th June 2017

EVENT CANCELLED as of 23/3/2017

We're looking for stall holders, caterers, information stands. Also bands, soloists/choirs who would like to perform during the day.

If anyone is interested please e-mail:

Family Funday at Grove Hotel

On July 16th 2017 from 11am till 3pm friends and I are holding a Family Funday at the Grove Hotel (only hotel in England where terminally people can stay with their friends/family to take a break from their illness. We are looking for stalls, entertainers, raffle prizes etc, please contact Anne Rey.

BBS Quiz Nights

February 2017

Poppy Time is fast approaching!

Friday, 28th October 2016

I am the Bournemouth Town Centre Poppy Appeal Organiser and also this year covering the Asda store at the Lansdowne.

The start date for Asda is Saturday 29th October from 10am till 6pm until the 12th November and the Town Centre starts on the 5th November finishes on the 12th November 10am till 4pm every day.

On the 5th November from 1pm till 3pm we have entertainment in the Square which the Mayor and Mayoress attend. If anyone could give a couple of hours it would be appreciated. In Asda you're in the warm and get a drink from MacDonalds!

Planting of the trees in memory of Ron and Philip

Monday, 17th October 2016

Bournemouth Echo Article

Planting of the trees in memory of Ron and Philip

Friday, 7th October 2016

Dear Councillor

Thank you so much for visiting yesterday and your continued support of our work within the Stour Valley.

Stour Valley footpath improvements project.

We will improve the main Stour Valley Way footpath from the end of the new boardwalk for up to 300m when it reaches the disabled fishing platform.

We will break up the existing surface and then add additional limestone to remove many pot holes and muddy sections. This work will greatly improve the main walking route along the river and in addition to the surfacing project we will be carrying out coppicing works to the willow trees to open up the path and allow more light in to add to the range of species growing along this stretch. Thank you for the offer of monies towards this project and it will benefit all site users.

Project costs will be around £2500, but a £1500 contribution would be gratefully received and put to good use in this area.

The other little improvements that you could assist with were the painting of the 1st lamppost on Granby Road and renewing the two road signs, we could really do with them being changed for something more in keeping with a countryside site and be more rural (routed wooden boards & posts if possible)

See you Tuesday for the tree plantings.

Kind regards, Tom Bennett - Senior Ranger, Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre and North Bournemouth sites, Bournemouth Borough Council

Dear All

This afternoon I met up with Tom Bennett at Kingfisher Barn in Granby Road, Muscliff to see the improvements to the walk ways and the fencing along the river to protect the cattle etc.

We have also managed to prepare everything for the planting of the cherry tree in memory of our dear friend Ron Whittaker who worked so hard for this area, an area he loved so much. He would be thrilled to see all the work which has been undertaken by our Stour Valley Rangers and volunteers and other Council officers.

On Tuesday 11th October at 2.30pm the Mayor has kindly agreed to plant the tree in memory of Ron and is invited to have a look at the new barn and centre and walk down to the river where there are wood sculptures, seats and viewing points for residents to enjoy.

Later on once the Granby Road car park is made bigger there'll be a walk way to the river named "Whittaker Walk Way".

After we have finished at the barn (there'll be a cuppa and biscuits) we'll be going to Redhill Park near to the Bowls Club where a tree will be planted in memory of Philip Whitelegg who was a Councillor for Redhill Park ward for nearly 50 years (my Dad).

You're welcome to join us.

Please wear walking shoes!

Best wishes, Councillor Anne Rey

Tree Planting Ceremony

There will be a tree planting ceremony on Tuesday 11th October at 2.30pm in memory of Ron Whittaker. The Mayor will be attending with Ron's widow Jackie and the tree will be planted in the Granby Road car park near to the Kingfisher Barn.

After that ceremony there will be another tree planted in memory of Councillor Anne Rey's dad Ald Philip Whitelegg who was on the Council for nearly 50 years and the tree will be planted in Redhill Park by the Bowling Club.

41 Bus Service

Tuesday, 9th August 2016

From August 26th 2016 Bournemouth Council will no longer be paying the subsidy on the 41 Bus so this service sadly will be withdrawn.

Any further details can be received from

Events at the Kingfisher Barn

Tuesday, 3rd May 2016

Up to £12,000 for your Local Green Space

Friday, 15th April 2016

The second funding round for the Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme opens on 18 April 2016.

The scheme is administered by Groundwork and funded by Tesco customers from the proceeds of the 5p charge for plastic carrier bags as a result of a government carrier bag levy.

Groundwork anticipate grants being awarded to successful groups around November 2016.

Bags of Help is available to a wide range of community groups and organisations across England, Wales and Scotland and they can apply for grants to improve local green spaces. Successful projects will go forward to a public vote in Tesco stores which will decide whether they receive a grant of £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000. Projects that will get the green light as a result of funding will include new pocket parks, sports facilities, schools, woodland walks and community gardens.

It will fund capital projects that provide community benefit and do not charge for access.

Please visit for further information.

Asda Green Token Scheme support for BBS

Thursday, 10th March 2016

Bournemouth Blind Society are one of the three charities in the latest Asda Green Token Scheme at their Castlepoint branch.

We will be part of their scheme for March and April 2016.

The charity receiving the greatest number of tokens will receive £200, with the other two getting £50 each.

If/when you shop at Castlepoint Asda, please ask for a green token and then put in our receptacle on the community noticeboard.

Please speak with your family/friends/acquaintances and encourage them to do the same to support Bournemouth Blind Society.

Wessex Chorus support for BBS in 2016

Thursday, 10th March 2016

The Wessex Chorus performed at the Bournemouth Blind Society Christmas Concert in Rooper Hall last December.

Wessex Chorus have nominated Bournemouth Blind Society as their charity of the year.

Wessex Chorus activities for the rest of 2016, from which the Society will benefit:

02.07.16 - Concert in Rooper Hall
16.07.16 - Concert in Barrington Theatre
13.08.16 - Table Top Sale in Rooper Hall
06.12.16 - Christmas Concert in Rooper Hall
10.12.16 - Carols at Tesco Castle Lane (bucket collectors may be needed)

At the moment we are still trying to determine exactly what help (in hours) the choir may need at any of these events.

Bournemouth Blind Society need your help

Tuesday, 1st March 2016

Anne is a trustee of Bournemouth Blind Society based in Victoria Park Road, Moordown.

We urgently need more volunteers who have a few hours to spare each week to help at the centre with lunches and activities.

If you are interested or would like further information please contact Philip Tarrant on 01202 546644

Exciting award that Bournemouth Park's Foundation have been entered into.

Sunday, 28th February 2016

We are very excited by this innovative project - and so was Tesco - so much so that they have entered us into a competition with two other regional projects. The Winner will see their £8000 award increased by 50% to £12,000.

It helps connect children with nature and in particular the River Stour. As winners they will be able to increase their grant by 50%.

From Saturday 27 February to Sunday the 6 March 2016, residents have the opportunity to vote for our project at a range of Tesco stores in Bournemouth, so pop into your local Tesco to vote.

Clean for the Queen

Wednesday, 24th February 2016

Bournemouth Town Centre Poppy Appeal

Wednesday, 24th February 2016

The Bournemouth Town Centre Poppy Appeal last year raised nearly £25,000 so a great result but always looking for more volunteers!

Mayor's Duck Race

Wednesday, 24th February 2016

The Mayor's Duck race on Easter Saturday, first race is 2pm in the Bournemouth gardens by the bandstand tickets are on sale on the day from 1pm £1 each!

Poppy Time is fast approaching!

Tuesday, 22nd September 2015

I am looking for volunteers for a couple of hours to sell Poppies for the annual Royal British Legion appeal between the 31st October 2015 and 7th November 2015 in Bournemouth Town Centre, between 10.00am and 4.00pm.
If anyone can spare an hour or two please contact Cllr Anne Rey on 01202 538068

The Lansdowne Delivery Plan

Tuesday, 22nd September 2015

We would like to hear your views on the draft Lansdowne Delivery Plan

Gas Lighting

Friday, 30th January 2015

The first refurbished Gas Light has been installed and is operating at the junction of Throop Road and Holdenhurst Road.

Stour Valley Fishing Platform Sign

Thursday, 29th January 2015

New sign at the fishing platform, installed last week.

Stour Valley Fishing Platform Sign, Throop, Bournemouth
Stour Valley Fishing Platform Sign, Throop, Bournemouth

Poppy Sellers Wanted

Wednesday, 15th October 2014

I am still looking for more Poppy sellers for the annual Royal British Legion appeal. The dates are from the 1st November till the 8th November including Sunday we are based in the Bournemouth Arcade and if anyone can spare an hour or two please contact Cllr Anne Rey on 01202_ 538068.

Large Inflatable for Hire

Tuesday, 23rd September 2014

The Muscliff Funday committee have a large inflatable which we hire out for events and parties etc. The cost of hire is £75.00 and the delivery/collection charge is £40.00.

Please contact Alex Dowding on 01202 546213 for more information.

Next Area Forum Meeting

Tuesday, 19th August 2014

The next Area Forum meeting is on Thursday, 16th October 2014 at 7pm at Bournemouth School for Girls, Castle Lane West.

Bournemouth and District Horticultural Society Need Help

Tuesday, 22nd July 2014

The Bournemouth and District Horticultural Society which was founded in 1884 and who the Mayor is a patron of, looks like it is going to fold due to lack of interest.

This will have an impact on Bournemouth as they are involved with a lot of flower shows, etc. There is only a small party of elderly volunteers who have plenty of drive but don’t know how to move the club forward.

Local Resident, Andy, has been involved with projects like this and so has joined them to help.

He has a lot of plans to put in place and wants to have a re-launch involving the Mayor and local MP's.

If you would like to help and be involved please email with your contact details.

Thank You

More information can be found here - TMSTH Area Forum

Your Vote Matters!

Monday, 7th July 2014

New voting procedure registration.

Have you recently moved house? Are you registered to vote?

If you have not already contacted Electoral Services and you wish to be on the Electoral Register to vote please register on line:

To complete the registration you will need your National Insurance number and your date of birth. YOUR VOTE MATTERS!

For any other enquiries contact Bournemouth Borough Council, Electoral Services , Town Hall, Bourne Avenue, Bournemouth, BH2 6DY / call 01202 451123 e-mail web


Friday, 4th July 2014

We have a new PCSO Ryan Jackson. A warm welcome to Ryan who is based at Winton Police Station. Contact e-mail t&

Zoe Lace has moved to the Sex Offending team.

Full details of the Throop and Muscliff Safer Neighbourhood Team are available here

Travellers on Yeomans Road Park

Friday, 4th July 2014

There are 3 caravans and one camper van of travellers on the park adjacent to Yeomans Road. Police and Park’s team are aware and the officers are trying to get papers in to court before they close at Noon today Friday 4th July 2014.

New Ward Lighting

Wednesday, 28th May 2014

The new lights being installed in our Ward is part of a Government grant to install all new lighting across the borough of Bournemouth.

Room Hire - Muscliff Youth Centre

Thursday, 3rd April 2014

There are rooms at Muscliff Youth Centre which can be hired for charity events, birthday parties etc.

Please call Alex on 01202 546213 or

Mad Hatters Tea Party

Friday, 31st January 2014

Lynne Deller Mad Hatters Tea Party Poster

Pokesdown Community Market

Friday, 31st January 2014

We are now taking bookings for Pokesdown community market, the first this year starting Saturday 26th April.

Our first General Market for 2014 will be on Saturday 26th April, thereafter general markets will alternate with a food market, to be held on the last Saturday of the month. If you wish to book a stall contact Rebecca Huseyin and answer the following questions.

GENERAL MARKET (Including food)

1. Name/address/email address/telephone number/what you are selling. If you are selling food you must have an up to date hygiene certificate, see food market below.

2. Will you bringing your own gazebo? (no larger than 3x3m) Yes/No. Tables must be no longer than 3m

3. There will be a charge of £5 per stall, to be collected on the day.

4. All stallholders will require Public Liability Insurance. Send a copy of the front page showing expiry date to a week before the market.

5. By joining Pokesdown Community Forum for £3 you will be covered by our PLI Insurance, which can be paid on the day.

6. Confirm which method you will be using. You can use both!

7. Complete and sign the risk assessment form online and return to


1. The same as above including an up to date Hygiene Certificate which must be seen by the Food Team at Bournemouth Council 01202 454876 Tel for details. Contact the same number for help on how to obtain one. The certificate is free.

Pokesdown Community Forum

The Lynne Deller Breast Cancer Appeal

Monday, 6th January 2014

The Lynne Deller Breast Cancer Appeal The Lynne Deller Breast Cancer Appeal

Shelter Helpline

Monday, 6th January 2014

We know that one in eight people in the South West fear they won't be able to afford to pay the rent or mortgage at the end of this month. Yet many people in this situation would feel too ashamed to ask for help.

Shelter's helpline receives too many calls from people in desperation, and on the brink of losing their home, because bills and notices have been left unopened and problems have piled up.

This January we are encouraging those at risk to seek advice from Shelter and avoid problems spiralling out of control.

Further advice can be found on the website -

Free telephone helpline number 0808 800 4444

For lots of people, the New Year period brings further challenges and worries. That's why we are urging anyone worried about paying their rent or mortgage to make seeking early housing advice their New Year's resolution.

Tennis Scheme Membership Increased

Tuesday, 4th June 2013

The Tennis scheme has been widened to now include a year's membership instead of 6 months and to include access to other courts at Seafield Gardens and Knyveton Road. (cost will be £30 per family)

Muscliff Funday 2013 - Lottery Money

Tuesday, 4th June 2013

The Muscliff Family Funday committee have recently been awarded over £6,000 of Lottery Money (Awards for All) to buy equipment and necessary items to help this year's Funday and Music Festival to run smoothly. Any profits made from this one day event are used to provide extra facilities and opportunities within the Muscliff Park area.

Life as we know it

Tuesday, 4th June 2013

Young people from the Muscliff Youth centre who belong to the Young carers group have made a DVD called LIFE AS WE KNOW IT. The film was shown to elected members, council officers and other professional from organisations such as the NHS. The evening was a great success and the DVD was very well received.

As a result of the DVD which will be sent out to schools, youth centres and doctors surgeries, the young carers are planning a YC Mark Scheme that organisations can sign up to and agree to provide support for Young carers within their settings.

United by Balls Football Tournament

Tuesday, 4th June 2013

Half term has just been and gone and on Wednesday 29th May 2013 the Youth Centre helped the Zone area run the United by Balls football tournament at Littledown Sports Centre. Teams of Young People, Councillors and Youth Workers were all represented and played against each other. Apart from the brilliant team of youth workers a top performance by the Muscliff Seniors meant they came out as the best team winning the overall tournament!!

Welly Wipeout

Tuesday, 4th June 2013

Thursday 30th May 2013 saw the annual Welly Wipeout (a bit like It's A Knockout) take place at Muscliff with a Junior event in the morning and a Seniors competition in the afternoon. Much fun was had and many got wet!! A good fun day for those that took part!!

Muscliff and Throop Give or Take Day

Saturday, 9th March 2013
Muscliff Youth Centre, Shillingstone Drive
1.30pm - 3.30pm

Click here for more information

Poppy Appeal 2012

Monday, 3rd December 2012

Total amount raised for the Town Centre Area is £21,851.92. An excellent result and sincere thanks to everyone who played their part.

Poppy Appeal 2012 Volunteers

Monday, 22nd October 2012

Poppy Appeal 2012 Volunteers are still needed for this year's appeal. Please contact Anne if you can spare an hour or two between the 3rd and 10th November between 10am and 4pm in Bournemouth Town Centre to sell Poppies.

Glastonbury Carnival 2012

Monday, 22nd October 2012

Glastonbury Carnival 2012 Anne's annual coach trip to Glastonbury Carnival is on Saturday, 17th November 2012. Leaving the Broadway Pub in Castle Lane West at 1pm and arriving back at approx 12.30am on the 18th November. It's a great event and if you'd like to join the coach party it's £14 each please contact Anne 01202 538068.

Mayor of Bournemouth's Christmas Charity

Monday, 22nd October 2012

Mayor of Bournemouth's Christmas Charity event organised by Anne. It's a 60's/70's and 80's night on Saturday, 8th December 2012 from 7.30pm till Midnight at Bournemouth Electric Club, Broadway lane, Muscliff Bournemouth. Tickets on sale at £14 each and include a ploughman's and disco. Tickets are available from Anne 01202 538068. All net proceeds go to the Mayor's charities.

Former Play Area Durweston Close

Friday, 14th September 2012

E-mail from Martyn Sexton, Technical Officer, Parks, Bournemouth Council

I am writing to advise you that the landscaping works will start week commencing 17th September at this site to remove the macadam surfacing and reinstate with soil and seed. A 1.8 metre width of macadam with new edging will remain across the centre of the site to link the two access points with a footpath. These works will greatly improve the appearance of this redundant site.

The works will take approximately two weeks.

I have spoken directly with the immediate neighbours at the Durweston Close access and information signs will be erected on site.

Muscliff Tennis Courts

Monday, 23rd July 2012

Muscliff Community Tennis Logo Bournemouth

Muscliff Tennis Courts -
We offer use of our tennis courts to households with no court fees. Membership required.

Muscliffe Youth - Dorset Cup

Monday, 16th April 2012

Muscliffe Youth Under 18's are in the final of the Dorset Youth Cup. It takes place this Sunday, 22nd April at Hamworthy United FC Kick off 2.30pm, against Poole Town Youth. Be nice if as many people from Muscliff can attend. Cost £4 an adult and £2 for Under 16's.

Muscliff and Throop Give or Take Days

Saturday, 10th March 2012
Muscliff Youth Centre, Shillingstone Drive
1.30pm - 3.30pm

Saturday, 8th September 2012
Muscliff Youth Centre, Shillingstone Drive
1.30pm - 3.30pm

More information can be found on the Bournemouth Council Website

Muscliffe Youth - Dorset Cup

Thursday, 1st March 2012

Muscliffe Youth have reached the semi-final of the Dorset Cup which will be played Sunday, 4th March 2012.
2.30 Kick off at Muscliffe Park.

Mill Road Bungalow, Muscliff, Bournemouth

Monday, 30th January 2012

Cllr Ron and Anne are glad to see that the bungalow "Merhay" in Mill Road, Muscliff is now complete and the new tenants have moved in. This property has been refurbished to make 2 flats for disabled residents and has been finished with quality thanks to Bournemouth Housing Dept.

Safer Neighbourhood Teams Priorities - Throop and Muscliff

Friday, 13th January 2012

Just an update to let you know that we have changed our Safer Neighbourhood Teams priorities for the Throop and Muscliff area:

1. Promote homewatch registration in the ward

2. ASB in the park areas

3. Community road safety plan

Bulb Planting

Wednesday, 2nd November 2011

Looking for volunteers / residents around Muscliff or Throop who would be willing to help plant spring flowering bulbs, mainly at Muscliff Park.

A day during late November is currently being planned when this will be undertaken. As many volunteers as possible would be helpful.

Please contact either Cllr Anne, Cllr Ron or Alex Dowding at Muscliff Youth Centre and leave your contact details.

As soon as the date has been confirmed with Bournemouth Parks it will be posted on this website.

Homewatch Information

Monday, 31st October 2011

Homewatch Information PDF

Winter Warmth

Wednesday, 26th October 2011

Beat the Cold Leaflet PDF

Beat the Cold Newsletter PDF

Food Bank Volunteer Training

Wednesday, 26th October 2011

Food Bank Volunteer Training

Poppy Appeal

Wednesday, 26th October 2011

Still looking for volunteers for the Poppy Appeal from the 5th November until the 12th November 10am till 4pm if you can spare an hour or so in the Town Centre contact Anne.

Christmas Event at Broadway Pub

Wednesday, 26th October 2011

Anne's organising a Christmas event for the Mayor's charities at the Broadway Pub in Broadway Lane, Castle Lane West on Saturday, 10th December 2011 it's a 70's, 80's night with a disco and buffet cost £13 each 7.30pm till 1am tickets from Anne

Glastonbury Carnival Trip

Wednesday, 26th October 2011

Anne Rey is organising a trip to Glastonbury Carnival of Light on Saturday, 12th November 2011 leaving Bournemouth at 12.30pm and returning approx midnight. Cost £10 a great day! Contact Anne

The Red Arrows

Red Arrows Bournemouth Crash

We would like to pay tribute to Flt Lt Jon Egging, the Red Arrows pilot, who was tragically killed on Saturday 20th August 2011 after an amazing air display with the Red Arrows team after the 4th Bournemouth Air Festival. Cllr Anne was at the Festival for the 4 days helping on a stall with the Bournemouth Veterans and Friends Association and when the news filtered through to the show there was complete shock.

What a brave and courageous man Jon Egging was to make sure the plane didn’t crash into houses in the Throop village area. The one minutes' silence on Sunday 21st August at 1pm along the seafront was very emotional. Thousands of people, both residents and visitors, stood together in silence to remember this brave pilot. Many people were wearing red to honour him and the Red Arrows.

Both Ron and Anne on behalf of the Throop and Muscliff Ward send our sincere sympathy to Dr Emma Egging and to the family at this very sad time.

Statement - Red Arrows

When the time is right the residents of Throop village wish to fund a memorial in memory of Flt Lt Jon Egging in the village area, and Ron and Anne will support this proposal, as it is a most fitting tribute to this hero.

Home Watch, Urgent/New Police 101 Number

Wednesday, 21st September 2011

101 New Police Number

Youth Service

Thursday, 15th September 2011

The Youth Service has undergone a restructure and we now have "Zones" where there is a Zone leader for 2 or 3 Youth Centres our Zone leader is Natalie Cresswell who isn't a stranger to Muscliff having been the manager there some 10 years ago!

Natalie will manage Muscliff, Townsend and St Andrews in Charminster. Alex Dowding will remain the leader at Muscliff Youth Centre and the new programmes are in the process of being compiled.

Derek Borthwick Demonstration

Mr Borthwick Demonstration

Thursday, 15th September 2011

The pressure is being kept up by residents as they demonstrated quietly outside Bournemouth Town Hall on Tuesday evening 13th September before the Full Council meeting protesting and calling for Mr Borthwick to resign!

Fly Tipping

Thursday, 8th September 2011

Further to recent reports of fly tipping in the Bradford Road area of Muscliff we strongly advise all residents to contact Bournemouth Council on 01202 451199.

Please provide them with full details, should residents encounter this problem.

Muscliff Give and Take Day September 2011

Tuesday, 6th September 2011

Muscliff Youth Centre, Shillingstone Drive on Saturday, 17th September 2011 - 1.30pm - 4pm

Just take goods along and if there's anything you like take it away with you no charge!

Muscliff Give or Take Day Leaflet

Information, Community and Culture Service Newsletter

Tuesday, 6th September 2011

Information, Community and Culture Service Newsletter

Parks Guided Walks and Events Leaflet

Thursday, 1st September 2011

Parks Guided Walks and Events Leaflet

The latest Parks Guided Walks and Events leaflet is now available, covering the period of September to December. The leaflet contains the latest list of our tremendously popular Monday Morning Meanders (average attendance during August has been 62 people per walk), as well as a wide range of guided walks and events taking place at weekends and some evenings.

New Litter Bin / Dog Bin

Thursday, 25th August 2011

On the week commencing 12th September 2011 there will be a litter bin installed on to Landford Way and a dog bin at one entrance to the path behind Hungerford.

Sway Gardens - Double Yellow Lines

Tuesday, 24th August 2011

In Sway Gardens there will be a meeting with residents and council officers on the 1st September 2011 to discuss the possibility of further double yellow lines as requested by residents.

Muscliff Fun Day 2011

Sunday, 17th July 2011 - 11am-4pm

on Muscliff Park, Shillingstone Drive

Everyone who came to the Muscliff Funday last Sunday, 17th July 2011 a very big thank you for braving the weather here's to next year Sunday, 15th July 2012!!

If anyone would like a stall either contact Cllr Anne Rey or Amanda Nicholls and we can send you a booking form.

If anyone would like to volunteer for stewarding for the day please contact Anne. If anyone would like to join the Funday committee please contact Anne.

Public Toilets at Muscliff Park

24th July 2011

The public toilets at Muscliff Park are now open daily until the 4th September and the funding for this has been paid for from the Muscliff Funday committee as we want to plough the monies back into the community.

Have your say - Draft Municipal Waste Management Strategy Consultation

6th July 2011

Click here to view The Draft Municipal Waste Management Strategy.

You can download the strategy documents and fill in the consultation questionnaire.

On the webpage you will also find a link to a summary document that gives a brief description about the strategy and also information about the road show events taking place across the borough.

Residents can help to shape the way we tackle waste over the next 15 years by filling in the quick questionnaire online.

Muscliff Park

10th June 2011

From 21st June 2011 contractors will be installing a zip wire and a basket swing in Muscliff Park.

Election News - Wednesday 11th May 2011

Joint Statement from Councillor Anne Rey and Councillor Ron Whittaker to the residents of Throop and Muscliff Ward

Just 3 days after the local elections Cllr Derek Borthwick who stood in Throop and Muscliff as an Independent with Ron Whittaker and Anne Rey and won his seat for a second term of office crossed the floor to the Tories! This is the first time in Bournemouth that someone has switched parties in less than a week after being elected.

Apparently Mr Borthwick has been promised a chairmanship and possibly the Mayoralty in the next few years!

Ron and Anne are devastated and angry about Mr Borthwick’s actions as he has deceived them and the residents of Throop and Muscliff who voted him in as an Independent and not a Tory. We as Independents stood on the Martin Bell’s principles which include Integrity and Honesty. Clearly Mr Borthwick does not have either of these principles.

Ron and Anne will continue to serve the residents of Throop and Muscliff to the best of their ability and put people before politics.

Quiz Night

Friday, 1st April 2011

at the Carrington House Hotel, Knyveton Road, Bournemouth

Tickets £10 each includes a fish and chip supper teams of up to 6.

Murder and Mystery Night

Saturday 26th March 2011

at the BSVI hall in Victoria Park Road, Winton.

Tickets £12 each includes a 2 course meal and bar facilities.

Mayor’s Fund Raising Event

Magical Motown Night

Saturday, 11th December 2010 from 7.30pm till midnight

Buffet and fancy dress optional - prizes for the best 3. Tickets £16 each.

Glastonbury Carnival trip

Saturday, 13th November 2010

Leaving Bournemouth at 12.30pm, returning home approx midnight. Cost £10 per person.

The Rubyz show in the Square

Saturday, 6th November 2010 - Noon till 3pm

The Mayor will be in attendance too!

Poppy Appeal launch for Bournemouth

Monday, 1st November 2010 at the Town Hall steps - 11am

The Mayor will be in attendance.

Abba Night at Rubyz

Saturday, 30th October 2010 from 7.30pm till midnight

Councillor Anne Rey helped organise an Abba Night at Rubyz, tickets £12 each for a hot and cold buffet.

Fancy dress optional prizes for the best 3! All for the Mayor’s charities.

Muscliff Give and Take Day

Saturday, 25th September 2010 - 10am

At the Muscliff Community Centre, Shillingstone Drive

The Give and Take Day on Saturday, 25th September 2010 at the Muscliff Community centre was a great success thanks to all concerned looking forward to the next one!!

Mayor’s Last Bash

Thursday, 13th May 2010 - 7pm-12am

At Rubyz this year from 7.30pm till midnight.

We always have this event and the monies raised go to the Mayor’s charities, it’s the last event for the Mayor as the Mayor changes at the Annual Council meeting in late May each year.

Tickets are £16 and include a hot and cold buffet.

If anyone would like some further information or tickets then please contact Councillor Anne Rey for more details on 01202 538068.

York and the North Yorkshire Moors

Friday, 7th May until Monday, 10th May 2010

In May 2010 there is a trip to York and the North Yorkshire Moors with a trip to Heart Beat Country.

If anyone would like some further information then please contact Councillor Anne Rey for more details on 01202 538068.



28th April 2010

Also the planning appeal officer has informed us that the Co-op application for the corner of Broadway Lane and Castle Lane West (235 Castle Lane West) has been dismissed. The co-op’s appeal against the officers from Bournemouth’s Planning Dept hasn’t been granted on the grounds of access and that the proposed development would result in unacceptable additional risk to highway use.

Councillor Anne Rey attended the appeal hearing and is pleased with the result! All Ward members are especially with the access along this very busy road.

Bicycle Lights Project Update

28th April 2010

Sets of bicycle lights from the bicycle light project are still avialable for £5 each, the monies will go to the Bournemouth Lions Club who work for the local community. In partnership with Dorset Police and the Bournemouth Borough Council. Contact Anne Rey on 01202 538068

Mayor’s Fund Raising Event

Bicentenary Ball

24th April 2010 - 6.45pm

A Bicentenary Ball in the Pavilion Ballroom, Mayor’s reception commences at 6.45pm

Tickets £45 each or 10 for £400 includes 3 course meal with coffee and wine with dinner, entertainment by Rick Rock and the Rowdies.

Dress code:- Men: Black Tie / Dark Lounge Suit - Women’s: Long/Short Evening Dress

Tickets from: Mrs Hazel Randall, Mayor’s P.A. Town Hall, Bournemouth BH2 6DY

Tel: 01202 451117 - Fax: 01202 451064 - E-Mail:

Mayor’s Fund Raising Event

Fashion Show

14th April 2010 - 8pm

Fashion Show at the Marsham Court Hotel, doors open at 7.30pm show commences at 8pm.

Ladies fashions by La Belle of Winton and Menswear by Graham Gibb of Southbourne.

Tickets from Councillor Anne Rey at £10 each.

Mayor’s Fund Raising Event

Easter Duck Race

3rd April 2010 - Easter Saturday - 2pm

Duck Race in the Bourne Stream, Lower Gardens, first race at 2pm.

You can buy a duck ticket from Councillor Anne Rey for £1 each!!

Muscliff Give and Take Day

27th March 2010 - 10am-2pm

At the Muscliff Community Centre, Shillingstone Drive

Muscliff Give or Take Day Leaflet

The Give and Take Day on March 27th 2010 at the Muscliff Community centre was a great success thanks to all concerned looking forward to the next one!!

Fashion Show

15th March 2010

At the Queens Hotel, Gervis Road, Bournemouth at 7pm

£6 a ticket. Organised by the Bournemouth Lions Club it was a fantastic night.

If anyone would like some further information then please contact Councillor Anne Rey for more details on 01202 538068.

Muscliff and Throop’s Bicycle Light Project

Muscliff and Throop’s Bicycle Light Project

25th February 2010

At The Shack, Muscliff Youth Centre 7pm-8pm

This is a partnership event with Dorset Police and the Bournemouth Council together with the three Throop and Muscliff Independent Ward Councillors.

The first 35 young people who come in with their bikes will get a full set of lights for £5

£5 donations will go to Bournemouth Lions Club who work for the community of Bournemouth.

For further information and photos on what happened - Muscliff and Throop’s Bicycle Light Project

Mayor's Charity Event - Annual Burn's Night

22nd January 2010

At the Highcliff Marriott Hotel from 7pm until Midnight

Tickets are £40 each and are available from the Mayor's P.A. Mrs Hazel Randall on 01202 451117.

Contact Hazel for any further details.

All in aid of the Mayor's Charities.

Bournemouth 2010 celebrating 200 years

1st January 2010 - New Years Day

Around 1,000 people celebrated the Bournemouth 2010 Bicentenary Celebrations on New Years Day in the Bournemouth Lower Gardens. The family event by the Bandstand included Bands, Singers and a fantastic Fireworks Display.

Motown Magic night and 70’s & 80’s music

15th December 2009

Many thanks to all those Residents who supported the Motown Magic Night on December 12th at the Littledown Centre, Bournemouth. We raised after all the outgoings the Amazing Total of £674.13 for the Mayor of Bournemouth's Charities.

Well Done !!!

No Dog Signs

9th December 2009

New Signs have been put up in the play area in Wishart Gardens stating "No Dogs".


9th December 2009

The Little Lambs Playgroup at St. Paul's Church, Throop, a pre school play group for the under 3's have received £250 from our Throop and Muscliff Local Improvement Fund towards play equipment..

As a member of the local Bournemouth Lions Club, Councillor Anne Rey is very pleased that a further £200 has also been given towards equipment.

The Little Lambs Playgroup provides activities and learning for hundreds of young children in the Throop and Muscliff area.

St. Paul's Church in Landford Way Throop

9th December 2009

St. Paul's is a real Community Church and many families attend the activities there.

Sadly we will be saying goodbyes to Canon Rob Peters and his wife Esther as they leave in the New Year to go to Chester. There will be more news nearer the New Year and we will keep you informed.

Poppy Appeal in the Town Centre

Saturday, 31st October 2009 until Saturday, 7th November 2009

For a week this year daily (except Sunday) from 10am till 4pm.

Fantastic News - Nearly £15,000 poppy money has been raised from collections in the arcade and Bournemouth Town Centre. A massive thank you to all the residents of the town and a special thank you to Councillor Anne Rey for yet again organising such a hugely successful poppy appeal. Councillor Derek Borthwick was pleased to assist his colleague and helped sell poppies during the week.

All the Mayor’s Fund Raising events are in aid of the Mayor’s charities (charity number: 1103065) Can’t Walk Away Appeal, Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Tenovus, The Community Foundation for Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset.