From the Town Council website:
If you live, work in or visit the town, you may be interested in how the town may change in the future. A Neighbourhood Plan, written by local people, can influence the plans and decisions made about those changes.
We want everyone who is interested, to get involved, so that our plan genuinely reflects the planning matters that local people say are the most important.
This local Council has been working for some time since the merger of Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole to create BCP Council.
The Town Council’s aim is to give a voice to the very local area. I quote from the introduction to the website:
‘Welcome to Christchurch! The Town Council exists to serve the local community and its visitors, providing an effective voice for residents and businesses of Christchurch. It is one of the larger Town Councils in Dorset and provides a range of services from allotments through to events management and the provision of play spaces and parks.
‘The Town Council also preserves the historical and rich heritage of the ancient town, providing a strong link to the past through the office of the Mayor and its regalia. This website will enable residents, visitors and those who work in Christchurch to become engaged in the democratic process and to help shape our community for generations to come.’
Do have a look at their site – particular areas of interest are shown on the screenshot below (not yet clickable). Some of these sections are still in progress, but it is already a very good site. Keep checking back with them.
There are lists of Council Meetings on this site, and these will be updated on the calendar when full details are available. Agendas and minutes from past meetings are available there, too.
BID – Business Improvement Districts
There is currently no BID in operation in Christchurch. Here is a page giving an explanation of them and the local background. Bournemouth, however, currently has two, for the Town Centre and the Coast.