‘The Cockle’ April 2020 No. 2

30 April, 2020 | Cockle Newsletters

We are pleased to update you with the latest local news during these challenging times…  

Dog walking on beaches

Dogs of all shapes and sizes, slow & fast, fat & thin (that live near to the seafront) can walk on all of our beaches until 22nd May… a much welcomed extension to the restrictions for dogs… !! Many thanks to BCP for listening to the residents …

Community Support

Help for elderly and vulnerable residents

Please visit our website for advice from Kelly Ansell, BCP Lead for the council’s Covid-19 community response – the ‘Together We Can’ initiative – in reply to our recent enquiries about the help offered to elderly and vulnerable residents. Support services include ‘Operation Shield’ and ‘Together We Can’

Help for clinically extremely vulnerable residents

Anyone with a medical condition that means they are classed as being clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus can register themselves at the government website –

Thanks to Penny of Branksome Park for this information.

Once registered, you are eligible to contact GoodSAM, who can put you in contact with NHS volunteer responders trained in first aid and other skills, willing to collect prescriptions, take you to hospital appointments, and more. It’s an excellent service …they are very helpful and supportive…

GoodSAM (established by government…with 700,000 + volunteers)
Tel: 0808 196 3646

Please remember that we are here to help, we have access to over 60 volunteers locally, and are co-ordinating our efforts with the Reverend Andrew O’Brien of the Transfiguration Church within Dorset Lake area. If you should need anything please shout !


  • Call SAFA on 01202 721859
  • Call Age Concern on 01202 530530
BCP Council have launched a dedicated helpline to support the vulnerable; the phone line is open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week:
  • 0300 123 70 52

Planning Matters

Planning applications continue … 

Application No: APP/20/00353/F, Location: 22 Crichel Mount Road, Poole BH14 8LT
Proposal: Alterations and additions to the existing dwelling to include garage and first floor extensions.

Application No: APP/20/00370/P, Location: 10 Crichel Mount Road, Poole BH14 8LT
Proposal: Demolish the existing dwelling and erect two blocks of 7 flats (14 flats in total) with associated access and surface and lower level car parking.

More Planning Matters …

Please contact us if you should need anything or just want a chat

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