Issue 48 September 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
As Debbie is having a very well-
Our 2017 AGM will be held on Friday 13th October at 7.00pm in Stanpit Village Hall. The speaker has yet to be arranged but we do hope that you will be able to be there.
Christchurch Borough Council
Changes to the Christchurch Constitution first became public knowledge in August whereby Planning Department Officers will decide planning applications without going to the Planning Committee. Objectors’ individual letters have increased from 12 to 25, and for petitions the number of signatures will be increased from 25 signatures to 50. These issues were discussed at the meeting of the full council on 5 September 2017 when they voted in favour of changes to the constitution!
However, the Scrutiny and Policy Overview Committee compromised on 18 letters rather than 25 and 35 signatures on a petition rather than 50 and these changes were supported by the Resources Committee.
SAMRA was not happy about the planning objection changes and felt that residents’ associations should have been consulted.
The latest missive from the Borough Council includes the news that they now webcast all Christchurch Borough Council meetings plus the opportunity to view previous council meetings which have taken place click here:
Beach and Coastal Ways
At a "Post-
The comments which the public posted on the pictures/diagrams were overwhelmingly against any more beach huts along our coast which featured in each section of coastline from Highcliffe to Mudeford and Mudeford Sandbank. This as you know brings in a great amount of revenue for the Council, but is undoubtedly not what the residents want. There is also mention of more food outlets along the coast and in particular Gundimore. There is also talk of water sports being introduced etc. This is a very important consultation for our Borough and needs to have a response from as many individual residents as possible.
We await the necessary planning permission for the proposed alterations to the Avon Beach promenade.
The 3,000 signature petition was handed to the full council last week asking members
to reconsider the situation with regard to the Highcliffe Castle Zig Zag. The Council’s
decision to close the path remains the same and was confirmed by Councillor Sally
Health and Hospitals
As you may be aware from the news, NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) published its final recommendations for the Clinical Services Review (CSR) before they go to its governing body on Wednesday 20 September, where they can be accepted, rejected or amended.
The CCG’s final recommendations include amongst many other recommendations the following:
Main points for us:
1) The Governing Body is requested to approve the recommendation for a Planned and Emergency Hospital at the Dorset County Hospital.
2) The Governing Body is requested to approve the recommendation: to commission a Major Emergency Hospital at the Bournemouth Hospital site.
3) The Governing Body is requested to approve the recommendation: to commission a Major Planned Hospital at the Poole Hospital site.
Should these recommendations be accepted, the hospitals concerned would be able to start properly planning for these changes, which offer a fantastic opportunity for the healthcare of Dorset. Full details on their website http://ww.dorsetccg.nhs.uk/
Events brought to you by the Governors of the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Engagement Event: “Improving the quality of care” with open question time, led by
Tony Spotswood, Chief Executive and Deborah Matthews, Director of Improvement -
Understanding Health Talk in the Community: Women’s Health “waist downwards”, led
by Denise Abbott, Urogynae Nurse Consultant -
Listening Event: The opportunity to meet with your local Trust Governors, led by the Governors, being held at Christchurch Library in November: tentatively the16th, to be confirmed.
End of Life Care: Being held at the Village Hotel, opposite the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane, Bournemouth, BH7 7DW on 4 December 2017.
To book: e-
Police and Crime
Police advice on staying secure with your ‘phone and computer with today’s technology
If you get a phone call from your credit card company saying a fraud has been committed
on your card, requesting any information from you -
With the availability of software to all on the internet and the dark web it’s important to look at your password housekeeping. The strength of a password is not only what characters / numbers / letters you use. It’s the length of the password, the longer the tougher it is to break. Eight mixed characters is the very minimum, 12 is OK, 16 is better. People using banking / Investment companies would be invited to use passwords up to 50 characters long.
A computer running password-
Future events at Stanpit Village Hall
Friday 6 October: Skittles – 7.30 pm
Saturday 4 November: Fireworks -
Wednesday 13 December Carols – 7.30 pm
If you know anyone who has e-
For more information, comment or queries, please contact our Vice-
With best wishes from the SAMRA committee
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Christchurch, Dorset BH23 3HW