Minutes of a Meeting of the Committee held at 18 Sandbourne Road

at 2.pm on Monday 25th June 2018


  1. Present: John Barker (President), Ken Mantock (Chairman), Jean Bird (Vice

Chairman), Hilda Brownlow, Peter Lucas, Debbie Dupont (Webmaster), Sally McGrath (Membership Secretary), Beryl Parker (Social Secretary),John Soane (Built Environment Officer, and Paul Newsome (Minutes Secretary)


  1.    Apologies:   Elaine Cooper and James Weir (Heritage and Conservation Officer)


  Before the meeting Andrea Francis from Bournemouth Council, accompanied by Councillor

Pat Oakley, briefed the Committee on the Council’s Cultural Strategy.  She noted that there

was a varied population with a wide variety of activities, many of them requiring funding

and/or promotion.  The situation was further complicated because interests and participation

frequently crossed borough boundaries.  She noted that there was co-operation with her

colleagues from Poole and Christchurch.

   The Cultural Strategy had four aims:

  • To maximise opportunities by taking advantage of grass roots initiatives
  • To increase the opportunities for the grass roots initiatives
  • To encourage ‘ground-up’ initiatives
  • To act as an advocate for culture by support and facilitating funding

The Committee asked questions including impact of local government reorganisation, Arts by the Sea, a conurbation wide strategy, a Bournemouth Heritage Museum, cinemas and theatres, Arts Council and HLF funding advice, Streetscape, St Peters Church Development project and a “Whats on” guide.


  1. Minutes.  The minutes for the meeting held on 21st May were agreed.


  1.   Matters Arising from the Minutes.

  4.1     Elisabeth Scott.  Hilda contacted the enquirer and advised her about the Theatres

Trust article held at Bournemouth Library

4.2    Cycling on the Promenade.  It had been confirmed cycling on the Promenade would

not be permitted in July and August.


  1.   The Planning Policy Steering Group.

  5.1     Conservation Area Consultations. The consultations on the three central

Conservation Areas were continuing.  Volunteers were required to assist Caroline

Peach at a Town Centre advice centre.  John S volunteered.


  1.      Built Environment. 
    • A338/RBH Access Roads.  Save Britain’s Heritage’ has objected to the plan.
    • Durley Road Car Park.  Plans were deferred just before the Planning Committee met.
    • Purple Flag.  Ken had submitted comments on behalf of the Society to Jon Skipp.
    • Town Centre Management Plan Public Consultation.  Jean attended the meeting

on 5th June and Hilda would represent the Society on 3rd July


  1.  Heritage and Conservation.
  • Westover Road Cinemas. Appeal had taken place so outcome awaited. David Madina had phoned suggesting that Leonard Blavatnik who had recently spent £45m on a London Theatre could be interested in Bournemouth.
  • Cliff End Hotel.  Ken had replied to an email asking why the Society favoured the restoration and retention of the building. The redevelopment plans were still to be considered by the Planning Board.
  • 14-20A Belle Vue Road.  Revised plans had been submitted – still too big. John S to check the plan and liaise with Verity.
  • Hicks Farm, Throop.  Plans to convert the Farm into a Heritage Centre were

objected to by local residents. Ken had contacted Mark Holloway asking for details of what was proposed and for the Society to be kept in touch with public consultation etc.

  • 7-11 Poole Hill.  The owner was seeking funding for improvements to the Coach

House. We would suggest they try the Heritage Alliance.

  • Boundary Stone – Holdenhurst.    An email had been received regarding the need for the refurbishment to the stone in Wallisdown Road so Ken had replied suggesting Talbot Village Trust might be interested in funding this.


  1. Planning.  See John Soane’s report:
  • Winter Gardens Car Park.  English Heritage were not happy with the plans.  Some

 improvements had been made, but the building was still too high.  The Council’s partnership with the Bournemouth Development Company in this and other developments should not grant them a ‘blank  cheque’. Object.

  • Clarendon Road.  Plans to replace the current buildings on 5-7 Clarendon Road were

good, but the same could not be said for No 6

  • 13 Durley Road.  The ‘Mid Victorian’ style replacement was good.
  • 674-680 Wimborne Road.  This was an unsuitable position for the proposed flats.
  • 61 Richmond Park Road..  A reasonable design


  • Planning Sub-Committee.  No meeting necessary.


  • Planning Board Observations.  John S attended the May and Peter the  June meetings.
    •  Tree Work on Castle Lane approved
    • Richmond Gardens.  This was a difficult site.  Plans refused
    • 6 Nelson Road.  Plans for four houses were allowed.
    • Penrith Road.  Balcony extensions on a bungalow were allowed
    • 13-15 Seafield Road.  A home for elderly dementia patients was allowed.
    • 23 Western Road.  A new bungalow in the garden was allowed


  1. Communications Timetable. Items for next newsletter to be submitted by

           31st July


  1. Civic Voice. Design Awards update received and circulated


  1. Bournemouth 2026  No report


  1. Bournemouth-in-Bloom.

14.1.  Roundabout Vandalism.  Displays on roundabouts had been vandalised. Beryl very busy with local planning for Judging of Bmth in Bloom and national visits by Britain in Bloom.


  1. Activities Officer
    • Cranbury Park Visit 2nd Ken had taken on Keith’s visit to Cranbury Park and 25 people had booked up.
    • Autumn Programme. The Autumn programme would be published in the



  1. Membership Officer’s Report. No change


  1. Webmaster’s Report. Up to date and current, compliments received


  1. Treasurer’s Report: Balance £13,483.11


  1. Any Other Business.

 19.1   August Committee Meeting.  It was agreed that there would not be a committee

          meeting in August

19.2   Meeting with Andrew England on 20th July – Agenda:

  • Punshon Car Park
  • Crazy Golf at IMAX site
  • Swimming Pools
  • Training Hotel by BIC
  • Cinemas and Westover Rd
  • Hicks Farm Proposals
  • A338 and RBH Plans
  • ‘Happyland’ Proposals
  • Cliff End Hotel
  • Castle Lane Traffic
  • Castlepoint Car Park
  • Southbourne Heritage Forum (Belle Vue Rd plans)


    The meeting closed at 15.45                    



Ken Mantock

23rd July                                                                                                    Chairman