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Stanpit And Mudeford Residents’ Association

Our future now lies in the hands of Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid, who is expected to make his decision shortly.

Christchurch, Purbeck and East Dorset still reject the Future Dorset unitary council(s) proposition.

SAMRA insists on council tax parity if forced to unify.

Council Restructuring


We had a lively Members Meeting in June where we were updated on Police and Crime by our local PCSOs Stan Mackrell and Aisha Walker and had a talk from the The Lowland Rescue Team on the work that they do in the area. Members donated £130 towards their cause.

We have just distributed the Autumn Newspage to members.

Click here to see the online copy.

Please come to our AGM in October to find out more about our association.

We are still looking to fill our Chairman, Secretary and Editor positions  and also looking for additional Road Wardens around the area.

Without additional help we unfortunately may need to fold.



Stanpit Village Hall


Fri 6 October: Skittles Night

Sat 4 November: Firework Party

Wed 13 December: Christmas Carols

Click for more information.


Mudeford Wood


Wed 4th October - Coffee Morning

Sat 21st October - Bingo

Sat 30th October - OctoberFest

Click for Details.


Welcome to the Stanpit and Mudeford Residents’ Association Website.

Through this site we aim to keep our members informed of current events and issues that we are dealing with around the area.  We can also offer advise if there are any local concerns which you or your neighbours have. Feel free to contact us.

Below are some of the hot topics that we are talking about at the moment, and in the news section you will find the latest copy of our SAMRAMail newsletter which we email to our members.  

Do sign up as it is the fastest method of informing you of any contentious planning issues or other concerns in our wonderful home of Stanpit & Mudeford.

England Coastal Path

Beach Matters….

Highcliffe Castle Zig Zag -  Despite a 3000+ petition, Christchurch Borough Council stuck by its decision to keep the path closed on lack of finance to repair it at a publicised £1.25 million.

However, they will NOT publish the report on the repairs much to residents frustration.

The path which they constructed in 2005, and started failing after just 7 years in 2012, was apparently built with the wrong wood!

The closure denies the disabled and young families access to the beach from Highcliffe Castle.

The application to raise and improve the promenade at Avon Beach is still taking comments until 19th October 2017.

Click here to see the plans.

Planning Objections


CBC have voted to increase planning objection letters from 12 to 18 in order to take an application to committee rather than be decided by officers.

Petition signatures have also been increased to 35.

SAMRA was not happy with this decision and was NOT consulted.

These changes are seen as a dilution of residents’ powers.


Members Meeting

Friday 13th October

7pm Stanpit Village Hall

The next Members Meeting will be held in October.

This will include the AGM.

All welcome


The proposed England Coast Path from Kimmeridge Bay to Highcliffe has now been published.

Click here for details.

South WesternTrains

A PROPOSED new timetable could see direct services to London scrapped from smaller stations as new operator South Western Railway (SWR) launches a public consultation.  

They plan to halve the number of direct trains between Weymouth and London Waterloo and propose to discontinue direct services  from Sway, Hinton Admiral, and other stations.

The consultation closes on 22nd December. Click here for more information.