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Christchurch Local Plan Review.

The Christchurch Local Plan review is a 218-page document detailing the planning strategy for Christchurch over the next 15 years to 2033. You can make comments on the plan up to the 3rd September 2018.

It is unclear if this will be superseded once the unitary is created.

Details on the consultation and comments can be made online : click here


Sir Ross Cranston, a High Court Judge, has refused the Judicial Review submitted by Christchurch Borough Council in a bid to defeat the Government’s decision to merge with Bournemouth and Poole. Leave to appeal was also refused.

Thus the Ancient Sovereign Borough has been consigned to the annals of history to become a minor suburb of the Greater Bournemouth Unitary.

The result for Mudeford and Friars Cliff is the reduction in numbers of councillors from 3 plus half a county councillor to just 1.

This used to be called a democratic deficit. Any candidate for the position at the election in May next year must be willing to work far more hours than our councillors presently do and will hopefully be or have been at least middle to upper management level.

Remuneration will be higher than currently enjoyed but savings are liable to be much less than forecast.

New Unitary Council


Following the EGM on the 16th March, we are pleased to announce that SAMRA managed to recruit some new committee members to fill the vacant positions.

Mike Duckworth was voted on as Chairman and Josie Spencer took on the role of Secretary.

Kathy Kidd was also co opted onto the main committee.

We thank them all for volunteering to save the organisation

For our February 2018  Newspage :

Click here to see the online copy.



Stanpit Village Hall


Friday 14th September

South Korean Cookery Demonstration

Friday 21st September

Quiz Night - £60 first prize.

£9.50 per person including fish & Chips

Click for Details

Mudeford Wood


Saturday 22nd September

Fun Quiz Night

7:30pm in aid of

Mudeford Wood Community Trust

£9 per person including Fish & Chips

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.



Parish & Town Councils

At the meeting of the Community Committee in August it was agreed that the creation of the following Parishes should be submitted to Full Council for final agreement.

Christchurch Town Council (5 wards)

Friars Cliff – 2 councillors

Grange – 3 councillors

Jumpers and St Catherines – 6 councillors

Mudeford & Stanpit – 2 councillors

Priory – 6 councillors

Total 19 councillors

Highclife and Walkford (3 wards)

Highcliffe – 3 councillors

North Highcliffe – 3 councillors

West Highcliffe – 5 councillors

Total 11 councillors

The parishes of Hurn with 6 councillors and Burton (renamed Burton and Winkton) with 10 councillors will continue as present.

Work will commence  to determine the schedule of assets and services which will include the costs of the mayoralty to be transferred and the resulting precept which will be set on top of the base council tax presently charged.