Update on BCP Council’s town centre summit

by | Jan 8, 2024 | News

Council leader Vikki Slade has said concrete steps are being taken following BCP’s town centre summit held in October.

The council is setting up ‘targeted delivery teams’ to manage key areas of the town in response to stakeholders’ wish for more involvement in different parts of the town. Cllr Slade said the council is “determined to remove some of the barriers that are hampering progress” on activity that will have a positive impact on Bournemouth Town Centre.  Efforts to clean up the public realm will be focused on Commercial Road leading up to the Triangle and in Old Christchurch Road.

Cllr Slade said BCP would work with the BID on campaign to tackle the cleanliness of the town centre and encourage more positive behaviours to “create a sense of pride in the town.”

Meanwhile the council’s draft local plan has been amended to allow a better mix of housing in the town centre and greater flexibility on the size of flats and building heights.

A town team ‘day of action’ will be held on January 24.