Issue 50                                                     December  2017 

Welcome to the Online SAMRA Newsletter, with information about what is going on in the area. The frequency of these mailings depends upon what is happening, hopefully of interest to SAMRA members.

Dear SAMRA members

Christmas is rapidly approaching with the prospect of a White Christmas and a frozen harbour. I remember tales of ice -skating on the river outside the Priory Church! That sure would be fun to see again!

SAMRA would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous and healthy New Year 2018.


Council Restructuring

Christchurch Borough Council has instigated a poll to get the view of the residents on the proposed Unitary Council of Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. Please do take the time to read all of the points and return your vote by post, or place in the council post box by Thursday 14th December.

This is a non-binding referendum but it will provide evidence on how we feel about the changes.  East Dorset, our current partners, have agreed to approve the future Dorset proposals.

The Secretary of State, Sajid Javid is expected to make his decision in early January.

For more details click here :



Avon Beach Promenade -  The application to raise the prom was approved by the planning committee, but it seems it is going to cost more than anticipated.

The council are now reviewing the funding and design and questioning why the original estimate was so wrong.

Noisy Lobster - Another, but smaller application to add a first floor extension and provide an additional 38 covers has been submitted.

Lifesaving Club - Application to demolish the existing club by the Beach Hut Cafe and replace it with a new two storey club house.


Christmas Carols

If you fancy a good old-fashioned sing-along this Wednesday 13th December then join us for Christmas Carols at Stanpit Village Hall at 7pm.  The All-Saints Mudeford Choir will assist us with the singing followed by the New Milton Ukulele Band to get you in the Christmas spirit.   Free Entry.


For more information, comment or queries, please contact our Vice-Chairman, Derek Chaffey at

With best wishes from the SAMRA committee and have a lovely Christmas.



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