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

at 2.00pm on Monday 26th November 2018


  1. Present: Ken Mantock (Chairman), Jean Bird (Vice Chairman), Beryl Parker

   (Social Secretary), Elaine Cooper, Sally McGrath (Membership Secretary), John

Soane (Built Environment Officer and Paul Newsome (Minutes Secretary)


  1. Apologies: John Barker (President), Hilda Brownlow, Peter Lucas, and James Weir

(Heritage and Conservation Officer)


  1. Minutes.  The minutes for the meeting held on 22nd October were agreed.


  1. Matters Arising from the Minutes:
  • Andrew England.  The farewell and thank you card had been delivered to Andrew

England by Elaine having been signed by the Committee.

  • Planning Boards Post Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Amalgamation.  Replies had been received from Cllr David Smith and Caroline Peach advising no decision had yet been reached concerning the method of determination of Planning Applications post local government reorganisation. Our view was that that individual planning boards or arrangements for each borough were necessary due to the volume of work suggested and the current separate local plans and identities in the boroughs.


  1. The Planning Policy Steering Group:
  • Next Meeting.  The next meeting of the Group would be on 10th December when it would consider local plans and national planning policy.


  1.       Built Environment.

  6.1     Winter Gardens.  Plans go to the Board on 28th November, officers recommend

‘grant’ despite concerns from Historic England, residents and the Society.

6.2     A338/Wessex Fields.  A revised plan has been submitted, this retains the barn but

sees it surrounded by highway infrastructure. John S would pick up in next monthly

planning digest.

6.3     13 Belle Vue Road.  The plan to replace the hotel with flats had been rejected.

6.4     Carillon Oil.  Licences had been approved, work likely to start in 2019

6.5     Lucerne Arch.  Another report had been received from Councillor Hedges

6.6     Boscombe & Pokesdown Neighbourhood Plan.  Elaine attended the AGM

6.7     East Cliff Lifts.  The Council claimed that it did not have the funds to restore the lifts

but the Echo had run several recent articles seeking to reverse this decision due to

public opinion.


  1. Heritage and Conservation.
    • 2a and 2b Bradbourne Road. New plan submitted – John S would include in latest planning digest.
    • Michelgrove House. Ken had left a message with Parry Brooks and would visit .
    • Regent Cinema. London ‘Theatricals’ were being approached as they may well be interested in investing in out of London theatres.
    • BNSS Rooflight. John Cresswell had approached Ken for support re. renovation of the lantern rooflight at 39 Christchurch Road. He would follow up with advice.


  1. Planning.  See John Soane’s report:
  • 71 Boscombe Overcliff Drive.  Plan to replace bungalow with a modern block of

flats – Ok for the position in relation to neighbouring modern properties but better

side elevation needed – defer

  • 2a & 2b Bradbourne Road.  Proposed flats unsuitable for this site – refuse
  • Richmond Gardens.  Proposed blocks too large – refuse
  • Herbert Hospital.  Proposal to extend the lodge (not part of the original

contentious plans) was OK but alternative sites should be investigated – defer


  1. Planning Board Observations.  Elaine attended the November meeting:

9.1     Iford Lane BMX Track.  Felling of trees encroaching on track approved

9.2     Winton Cricket Pavilion.  Change of use of first floor from flat to office approved

9.3     42a Fernside Road.  Application for HMO deferred – too many HMOs in area,

9.4     61 Richmond Park Road.  Replacement of house with 2/3 storey block, poor design

and inadequate parking – deferred

  9.5     Herbert Hospital (original application).  Adjourned for site visit on 3rd December  

  1. Communications Timetable.  Information to Sally by 4th December


  1. Civic Voice.

11.1   Speaker at Our AGM.  Jean Humble, Chair of Blackpool Civic Trust would be the

speaker at the AGM.  There was a request that representatives from local Civic

Societies be invited which was a good idea. Ken has emailed Ian Harvey so reply



  1. Bournemouth 2026  Elaine would attend the AGM on 28th November


  1. Bournemouth-in-Bloom. Bournemouth achieved ‘gold’ in all judged

sections for the National Class – no bad marks – a great result.


  1. Activities Officer. Programme for 2019 has been prepared by Beryl and will be  issued with Winter Newsletter  – 4 soup and talks arranged.


  1. Membership Officer’s Report. No change


  1. Webmaster’s Report. All up to date and enquiries received through web have been responded to.


  1. Treasurer’s Report:

   17.1  Current Account – £13,016.62


  1. Any Other Business.

18.1 Bournemouth University Graduate History Programme – Ken reported he had attended two meetings with the four students who were working on our project and they had received the archive material received from our founding Chairman and preparing options/ideas on how to best conserve/use it.


  Next Meeting – Monday January 28th at St Peter’s Church.  The February 25th and subsequent meetings would be held  at 18 Sandbourne Road


  The meeting closed at 15.30                      



Ken Mantock

28th January 2019                                                                                       Chairman