Townsend Community News November 2016, Bournemouth

Last Updated: Updated - Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 // Updated - Wednesday, 9th November 2016 // New - Thursday, 3rd November 2016



IMPACT is a brand new project in the Bournemouth area which supports you in making positive life changes, helps you identify realistic choices and move towards lasting results. Through up to 12 one to one sessions and optional group activities, your Specialist Advisor can help with confidence, assertiveness, self esteem and assist you reach your goals, whether they be training, learning, volunteering or work when you are ready.

To qualify you need to be over 16 years old or over, unemployed and be registered with a Bournemouth GP Surgery.

For more information or to access the Programme please contact Val Jefferies on 07469 118002.

CastlePoint December Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning Poster

Townsend Christmas Lunch - 12 December

Townsend Community Centre are cooking a Christmas meal on Monday 12 December, if you know of an older person who would like to join us please pass on their details and we can invite along.

There is no cost for the meal as Townsend Community Association are subsidising the meal. After the meal there is also the invitation to watch Jewell Academy's dress-rehearsal of their nativity. Please get in touch so we can work out numbers for catering and accommodating people in the school hall. - 01202 451165

African Caribbean Lunch Club

Do you know people of African Caribbean heritage who would enjoy this lunch club. Members enjoy trips and good food and company - here's a story from members Janette Skinner and Frank Graham

Recently the club members have had two outings, one to Salisbury and one to Portsmouth. Both were really interesting and enjoyable and well attended by the members. The routine is for the transport to leave from Bournemouth at 10am and lunch is booked in a local restaurant about 1.30. This gives the members time to look about the town at places of interest and do some shopping if they want, and of course have an enjoyable lunch. An important part of the day for me and my husband is spending time with friends, socialising and interacting with a variety of different cultures and seeing new towns and places of interest. The transport which was arranged for these two trips was very good. The drivers were punctual and helpful and I’m sure we will be using them again. These days out are very important to the development of the club and the relationships within it. Frank specially enjoys the stimulation of being with friends. The mixture of people is very interesting and hopefully we will have more adventures soon.

African Caribbean Lunch Poster


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Townsend Together Team

The next 3Ts meeting will be taking place on
Thursday 24th November 2016 // 2.00pm - 3.00pm @ Townsend Children's Centre.

Environmental Walk Around

The next Environmental Walk Around is taking place on Thursday 17 November, 11am-12 midday, meeting outside Townsend Community Centre.

If you care about your local environment and want to help improve the area please come along.

Bournemouth Home News

Dorset Devils

A big thank you to Ron Nickson from Dorset Devils who helps keep Townsend litter free, so far Ron has collected 122 black sacks of litter in Townsend as well as reported through environmental issues using the MyBournemouth app.

Dorset Devils are 148 residents of Bournemouth, Dorset, who love where they live but dislike the sight of litter and its effects on our community and environment, especially wildlife and marine life.

Dorset Devils are prepared to tidy up whenever they feel like it and when we each have the time. We aim to be visible in the community in the hope that our presence will encourage others to manage their own litter.

We engage with members of the public, report any eyesores and try to have as much fun as possible!

Our big black bag count 2980+.

Visit Dorset Devil’s website for more information and to sign up as a member

Planning Applications

The current list of planning applications.


Boundary Commission Proposal

The proposed constituency is Bournemouth North and Christchurch

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