Bournemouth Council News

Council backing for Voluntary Groups

Local Bournemouth voluntary and community groups are being encouraged to apply for funding as the Council opens their Community Action Grant Scheme for another round of applications.

The small grants scheme set up by the Council to support voluntary and community groups offers grants between £200 and £5,000 which must be spent within 12 months to help fund a specific one-off project or activity.

The Bournemouth Council initiative aims to provide financial support to groups, who through the work they do, are helping to reduce anti-social behaviour, providing activities to reduce health inequalities and improving engagement within the community.

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local music news in Bournemouth

Saturday Sun: Orixé

Debut Album Released: Monday 13th January 2014 on Viva La Fleetwood Records

“Where do Saturday Sun songs go? It's a question that's formed with awe. The way the group orchestrates and bends those minutes.” – Daytrotter

“Gentle acoustics and lush melodies” – Q

Saturday Sun are a 4-piece from Swanage in Dorset who take their name from the Nick Drake song and make music echoing in parts Drake’s 60’s acoustic sound, but with an added fusion of folk, rock and blues, recalling maverick John Martyn, with a touch of psychedelia early Pink Floyd style. The mixture of influences creates a sound built on gentle but intricate acoustic guitar work, but one that sonically grows into something bigger with lush expansive melodies.

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Marine science, Bournemouth

Fossil pigments reveal the colours of ancient sea monsters

An international team of scientists has, for the first time, revealed the colour scheme of an extinct marine animal using fossilised skin pigment from three multi-million-year old marine reptiles.

Previously, scientists could only guess what colours huge reptiles, such as mosasaurs and ichthyosaurs had; however, pigment preserved in fossilised skin has now been analysed at SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden and MAX IV Laboratory at Lund University in Sweden. The unique soft tissue remains were obtained from a 55 million-year-old leatherback turtle, an 85 million-year-old mosasaur and a 196–190 million-year-old ichthyosaur.

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Children's posters to stop dog fouling in Boscombe!

Boscombe school children have been busy creating colourful poster designs in a bid to tackle dog fouling in their local area.

As part of the Boscombe Regeneration Partnership’s Backing Boscombe campaign, school children from Corpus Christi, Pokesdown and King’s Park Primary Schools were invited to take part in a competition to create a winning poster design to help encourage residents to pick up after their dog.

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local bournemouth news

Blackpool give the green light to Families’ Trustmark Scheme

Businesses in the UK’s most popular northern seaside resort are being urged to gain a stamp of approval from Approved Family Friendly (AFF) to prove they excel at being family friendly.

The Dorset based business unprecedentedly gained full support by Blackpool Tourism with several hotels approved already in the seaside capital of the north.

Owner of APPROVED Blackpool Hotel, The Delamere, Kevin Wood says the AFF trust mark has been invaluable, “Since having the Approved Family Friendly Logo displayed on my website, Trip Advisor & outside my front door, many guests have commented that the logo gives confidence when booking and staying at the Delamere.”

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stylish hotels in bournemouth and poole

The Grove wins Tourism Award for Best Service

The Grove Hotel, which provides holidays to people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses, walked away with the award for Best Customer Service at last week’s Bournemouth Tourism Awards.

The glitzy awards bash was held at the popular O2 Academy in Boscombe, and handed out 12 awards across the diverse local tourism industry, including hotels, restaurants, transport and marketing initiatives amongst the top prizes.

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dating apps

CheekyBoo Dating App Prepares to Launch in Dorset

The chance to download Dorset’s first dating App is almost here. CheekyBoo, an interactive, App-based, version of online dating, has been in the making for the last year and this October the ‘go-live’ date has been announced.

The App is the first of its kind in the UK, inviting like-minded people from any background to enjoy the accessible App, which allows you to connect with people in your area. The App features an individual profile, nine picture photo-gallery and instant chat service.

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shows in poole

Borough of Poole investment for Lighthouse project

Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts has announced a major step forward to achieving the funding required towards a £5.5m project to update the building.

Borough of Poole has confirmed that it will provide £650,000 funding towards the Capital development planned to improve the facilities.

The project will support Lighthouse to become more sustainable and resilient through the improvement of some aspects of the existing building and its operating infrastructure. Areas to be updated include the studio theatre, backstage artists’ accommodation, increased rehearsal and function room space and improvements to access and public foyers. Plans also include replacement and overhauling of engineering and electrical equipment – and a particular focus on sustainable initiatives to improve renewable energy and increase efficiency.

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fashion shop in bournemouth

Affordable ladies boutique opens in Romsey

A brand new shop called, ‘Bojangles Boutique’ has opened in the heart of Romsey, the shop is owned and run by local entrepreneurs Claire Sykes and Kristelle Fillaut.

The well known mother and daughter team previously known for the highly successful Bojangles Brides in the town now sees them branching out, thanks to public demand, with the ladies fashion store, whilst they will still keep their links with prom wear and evening wear.

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sally morgan

Connections to the Afterlife

What are ghosts? What is the afterlife?

What happens to us when we die?

Do pets have souls?

Do our deceased spouses mind if we remarry?

Sally Morgan is the nation’s best loved psychic. She has performed to hundreds of thousands of people in sell out tours across the world and has counted celebrities and royalty among her devotees.

Her hit TV shows Sally Morgan: Star Psychic and Psychic Sally: On the Road has been watched by millions and she has written three Sunday Times best-selling books.

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Navitus Bay Opens to the Public to Meet Its Project Team

Wind Park developer urges public to learn more and register their views by 11 October.

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