Category Archives: Updates

Protection for Christchurch Bay

“Additional rock armour” is to be provided to protect the coast path at Steamer Point near Highcliffe. This is just part of a new BCP Council strategy to slow coastal erosion between Hengistbury Head and Chewton Bunny on the Dorset/Hampshire … Continue reading

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Keats 200: John Keats at Studland

Two hundred years ago this month poet John Keats sailed from London to Italy where he died the following year. What was that journey like? It was slow and although we all know that Keats died in Rome he was … Continue reading

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Branksome Chine opened 90 years ago by Margaret Bondfield

During 1920s men unable to find work in South Wales were employed to transform Branksome Chine. The valley entrance was reconfigured with lakes drained and the stream channelled with stone banks. Wednesday 16 September is the 90th anniversary of Minister … Continue reading

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Canford Cliffs stabilisation work begins

Work on stabilising a section of Canford Cliffs starts this Monday. It is expected to continue until next summer. The site is between Flaghead Chine and Canford Cliffs Chine. During the winter Cliff Drive will be closed to traffic but … Continue reading

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Milford: Work starts on Westover Sea Wall

Work has begun repairing the Westover Sea Wall at Milford-on-Sea. Walkers from the west must now divert inland just before The Beach House. The coast path remains open in front of The White House but this can only be approached … Continue reading

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Pennington temporary path diversions

Two path diversions are expected later this month between Milford-on-Sea and Lymington due to work on embankments.

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Milford: Westover Sea Wall Diversion

As urgent restoration work begins on the Westover sea wall at the western approach to Milford-on-Sea there is a long term diversion now in place. New Forest District Council says that “no date can be given at this time for … Continue reading

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White House facing storms

A report on the poor state of coastal sea defences at the eastern end of Christchurch Bay cliff is being considered by New Forest District Council. The NFDC commissioned Jacobs Report warns of “a significant cliff retreat” if extreme weather … Continue reading

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Beardsley exhibition: reopening & extended

The Beardsley exhibition at Tate Britain in London is reopening today. The once in a lifetime major exhibition includes work undertaken by the artist when he lived in Boscombe and Bournemouth. The show was open for only a very short … Continue reading

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Keble College Oxford 150 & The Hermitage Hotel

The Church of England calendar entry for today 14 July is John Keble, Priest, Tractarian, Poet, 1866 [Lesser Festival]. Keble’s death in March 1866 came at Brookside opposite the pier in Bournemouth where he had been staying for six months … Continue reading

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