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Note that because of the Coronovirus crisis, there are no communal activities. However, events such as re-opening of facilities and online sessions are below for reference, as well as those which involve participation while maintaining social distancing. Completed activities will remain in here but shown in grey.


WEDNESDAY, 1 July, 3pm – Discussions on Health and Care Response

Councillors from BCP Council and Dorset Council are meeting on Wednesday 1 July to reflect on the Dorset-wide health and care response to Covid-19. Partners from across Dorset’s NHS, local authorities, emergency services and public and voluntary sector have been working together for several months on a co-ordinated response to the crisis in the county. The Joint Health Scrutiny Committee will hear from those leading the work in the health and care sector. The meeting takes place on Wednesday 1 July at 3pm and you can watch the meeting live. Here is even more information.

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Reminder! Don’t forget that the cycling restriction on the prom comes into effect from today, 1 July. During July and August you cannot cycle on the promenade between 10am and 6pm.


THURSDAY, 2 July – The Leader of the Council’s live Q&A session takes place at the usual time of 12 noon today.  To watch it live visit the Facebook page – you do not need to have a Facebook account to watch.

Alternatively, following the session the video will be uploaded to the YouTube channel. When available it will be indicated on this site, and a transcription of some sections and a topic list added.


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SATURDAY, 4 July – Tomorrow the NHS will be 72 years old, and today will be a moment of remembrance and reflection for all the lives of those we have lost during the pandemic.

Place a light in your window and be part of this collective act of remembrance. Some buildings will also be lit up in blue. As I write (Tuesday, 5pm) No Christchurch buildings are involved, but more will be added. Here is a link to the list for you to check.

  • Play parks open again today. Here is the list for Christchurch: Barrack Road recreation ground; Highcliffe recreation (HIGH 5); Mudeford Quay; Mudeford recreation ground; Mudeford Wood; Quomps play area; Watermans Adventure Park; Watermans Park toddler play area. (See the list for the whole borough.)

SUNDAY, 5 July – Today it will be 72 years since the NHS and social care system was established. 2020 has been the most challenging year in NHS history. NHS staff have worked around the clock to tackle coronavirus. More background and history here.

On Sunday 5 July we invite everyone to come together at 5pm to applaud the commitment, courage and sacrifice shown by so many. Saturday 4 July, the day before the birthday, will be a moment of remembrance and reflection for all the lives of those we have lost during the pandemic. Place a light in your window and be part of this collective act of remembrance.


MONDAY, 6 July

  • Christchurch Library re-opens. Information from the Council about all the local libraries is below, in italics. No mention of Highcliffe, but I assume that will be in August. Note that there are some precautions and restrictions, which are shown here.

We’re reopening our libraries in a phased approach starting with our four largest libraries on 6/7 July:

Christchurch Library: reopens 6 July
Poole Library: reopens 6 July

Bournemouth Library: reopens 7 July
Kinson Library: reopens 7 July

We’ll be taking a phased approach to bring all libraries and services back to full operation as soon as it is safe and manageable to do so. There are plans for four further libraries at Boscombe, Broadstone, Castlepoint and Canford Heath to reopen in July followed by all others during August subject to review and government guidance.

  • From today people shielding from coronavirus can spend more time outside their homes, gather in groups of up to six people outdoors and form a support bubble with another household. Here is information for those who are shielding.

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SATURDAY, 29 August – Christchurch Food Festival
Moved from May. Timings and full details obviously to be confirmed nearer the time.


SUNDAY, 30 August – Christchurch Food Festival
Moved from May. Timings and full details obviously to be confirmed nearer the time.


MONDAY, 31 August – Christchurch Food Festival
Moved from May. Timings and full details obviously to be confirmed nearer the time.


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