Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

Map of wards.

Unitary local authority for the district of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole in England that came into being on 1 April 2019.

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Map of wards.

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Poole

Large coastal town and seaport in Dorset, on the south coast of England.

Large coastal town and seaport in Dorset, on the south coast of England.

The Poole Logboat, a 2,000-year-old dugout canoe discovered during dredging works in Poole Harbour
Beech Hurst in the town centre, a Georgian mansion built in 1798 for a wealthy Newfoundland merchant
Poole Quay was the busy centre of the town's maritime trade.
The borough council was based at Poole Civic Centre
The coat of arms of the Borough of Poole.
Poole lies on Eocene clays.
A panorama of Poole Town Centre viewed from Parkstone.
The Sunseeker shipyards opposite Poole Quay
Barclays House in the town centre.
Poole Quay, once a busy centre of maritime trade, has become increasingly popular with tourists
Poole Guildhall.
Poole Bay and the beaches of Poole and Bournemouth.
The Parish Church of St. James, built in 1819.
Poole Stadium is a greyhound racing venue and home to the Poole Pirates speedway team
The Lighthouse Arts Centre in Poole is the largest arts centre in England outside London.
The main transport features in Dorset.
Poole railway station
Poole Hospital is the trauma centre for East Dorset.

Since 1 April 2019, the local authority is Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council which is a unitary authority.

Council composition after the election

2019 Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council election

Council composition after the election

The 2019 Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect the inaugural members of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council in England, formed from the former unitary authorities of Bournemouth and Poole, and borough of Christchurch.

Poole People Party

Movement and local political party in Poole, Dorset, England.

Movement and local political party in Poole, Dorset, England.

Defining itself as neither left or right wing, the party has stood in elections for the former Poole Borough Council and the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council which replaced it.

Bournemouth

Coastal resort town in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council area of Dorset, England.

Coastal resort town in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council area of Dorset, England.

Welcome to Bournemouth, England's Coastal Garden
Section of a 1759 map of Hampshire by Isaac Taylor, showing the Manor of Christchurch and the area around the Bourne chine
Photochrom of Invalids' Walk, 1890s
A view of Bournemouth showing the temporary wooden jetty that was replaced by an iron pier in 1880.
Photochrom of the entrance to the pier, 1890s
The Waterfront Cinema and Leisure Complex (now demolished)
Bournemouth Town Hall was built in the Victorian period, originally serving as a hotel for visitors to the town.
Bournemouth Beach and Boscombe Pier
Financial services are crucial to the town's economy and Unisys was a major employer in the industry.
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) is a national conference and music venue in the town.
Bournemouth Pier including the Pier Theatre
Shops and apartments in the centre of Bournemouth
The grave of writer Mary Shelley and her parents, including Mary Wollstonecraft, in St. Peter's Church, Bournemouth
Bournemouth Christmas Market in 2019
St Peter's Church, completed in 1879
The Grade II listed entrance to Boscombe Pier
Bournemouth railway station, built in 1885, with a replica Victorian iron and glass roof
Bournemouth and Poole College Lansdowne Campus
St Stephen's Church, Bournemouth, built in 1898
The Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation
A blue plaque marking the birthplace of Hubert Parry at 2, Richmond Terrace, Bournemouth
Blue Plaque on the Wall of St Peter's Churchyard commemorating the resting place of members of the Shelley family.

Since April 2019 the unitary authority has been merged with that of Poole, as well as the non-metropolitan district of Christchurch to create the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole unitary authority.

The Greater London Authority and 10 combined authorities of England, as of December 2021.

Dorset Council (UK)

Unitary local authority in England covering most of the ceremonial county of Dorset.

Unitary local authority in England covering most of the ceremonial county of Dorset.

The Greater London Authority and 10 combined authorities of England, as of December 2021.

One was formed from the unitary authorities of Bournemouth and Poole which merged with the non-metropolitan district of Christchurch to create a unitary authority known as Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council.

Commons (ward)

Ward of Christchurch, Dorset.

Ward of Christchurch, Dorset.

Since 2019, the ward has elected 2 councillors to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council.

Location of the former Christchurch borough (dark red) within Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (red) and Dorset

Christchurch Independents

Location of the former Christchurch borough (dark red) within Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (red) and Dorset
Results of the 2019 election. Christchurch Independents are represented alongside other independents, numbering 11 in total. Other parties included the Conservatives (36), Liberal Democrats (15) Poole People (7), Labour (3), Green Party (2), ALL (1) and UKIP (1)
BCP Council composition after the election of Drew Mellor as leader
Ward map of the results of the 2019 Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council election. Christchurch seats are in the North East

The Christchurch Independents (CI) are a political party and group in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council, formed by journalist Andy Martin and (former) Conservative and Independent Councillors after the reorganisation of local government in Dorset, with new candidates joining to stand in Christchurch wards for the inaugural 2019 Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council Election.

Canford Heath (ward)

Ward in Poole, Dorset.

Ward in Poole, Dorset.

Since 2019, the ward has elected 3 councillors to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council.

Canford Heath

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council elections

Canford Heath
Commons
Results of the 2019 election

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council is a unitary authority in Dorset, England.

Meeting of Jyväskylä's city council in 1925

Unitary authorities of England

The unitary authorities of England are those local authorities which are responsible for the provision of all local government services within a district.

The unitary authorities of England are those local authorities which are responsible for the provision of all local government services within a district.

Meeting of Jyväskylä's city council in 1925

Statutory instruments for the creation of two unitary authorities, to be named Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council and Dorset Council, have been made and shadow authorities for the new council areas were formed ahead of their creation on 1 April 2019.