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Town Council Survey

If merged with B&P would you like to see a Town Council created for Christchurch?

If you are having difficulties submitting from ipads.

Email your answer to : samraxch@ntlworld.com

We are still awaiting the Secretary of State’s decision on the future of Dorset.  

Will Christchurch be forced to create a Unitary Council with Bournemouth and Poole or will Dorset retain the two-tier system?

In the likelihood that we will amalgamate with B&P, Christchurch Borough Council (CBC) is undertaking a Community Governance Review.  click here for more details on the process.

Recently, SAMRA and other Residents’ Associations (RAs) were invited to the Civic Offices to discuss the possibility of creating Parish/Town Councils.

We need to consider the most suitable way of representing our community in the future.  Now this could be a Village Council, or we could be part of larger Town Council, or we stay as we are.

Local Councils are the first tier of local government and are statutory bodies, so will be able to represent us at a higher level. The councillors are independently elected.

There may be a cost (precept) added to our council tax, but this will depend on exactly what the local council is responsible for.

For comparison, one of the largest local councils is Salisbury City Council. They look after local services including parks and open spaces, public conveniences, allotments, trees & benches, community centres and various other assets. There is more information and case studies on the National Association of Local Councils website : www.nalc.gov.uk .

SAMRA has until the 23rd of February to make a submission (or not) for its members.   We will also be discussing the prospect with the other RAs to formulate a reply.

To help us with our submission please take part in the Survey on the right.                            

Council Restructuring


SAMRA is still operating without a Chairman, Secretary and Editor.

Unfortunately, this can not continue as the workload is too much for the dedicated few committee members remaining.

We all commit much time and effort to keep up with important issues around the Borough,  but we are spread too thin and we are also getting older.

So, it is with heavy hearts that we are calling an Extraordinary General Meeting to dissolve the Association.

This will take place on Friday 16th March at 7pm.

For our February 2018  Newspage :

Click here to see the online copy.



Stanpit Village Hall


Friday 9th March 2018

Wine Tasting Evening

7:30pm - 9:30pm

£12 per person to sample 12 wines with cheese & nibbles. Great Social Evening.

Click for more information.


Mudeford Wood


Wed 24th February - Quiz

Sat 17th March - Skittles

Sat 7th April - Spring Concert

Sat 14th July - Fun Day

Sat 1st September - Dog Show

Click for Details.


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Extraordinary General Meeting

Friday 16th March

7pm Stanpit Village Hall

One item on the agenda.

Dissolving SAMRA.

All welcome


Obviously, the decision on Dorset will influence whether this will even go ahead at all.