A Christchurch residents association since 1944

Christchurch Citizens' Association (CCA)

Christchurch Citizens' Association (CCA)

A Christchurch residents association since 1944

Meeting Dates and Events

Official complaint to BCP Council. Request for a further extension

Final Week for this CCA campaign! The Petition is to lodge an official complaint to BCP Council about their administration over the 63 page document of their Local Plan. The objective is to obtain a further extension to give time for Residents to become aware to this Plan and be able to submit an informed response. The campaingn means a lot and the more support we can get behind it, the better chance we have of succeeding. You can read more and sign the petition here:

You can read more and sign the petition here.

Regular Meeting Dates

Generally, the CCA meet on the first Monday of each month at the Druitt Hall, Christchurch at 7.30 pm, except in January, and August. The dates are: 6/6/2022, 4/7/2022, 5/9/2022, 3/10/2022, 7/11/2022, 5/12/2022, 6/02/2023

We look forward to seeing as many of our members and the general public who would like to come along and catch up on what has been happening in our Borough.

There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions of your local Christchurch Councillors.

The CCA is open to members and non-members of the public, although non-members are not able to vote.

If you have any issues you would like to raise, then please come along to our next meeting and we will be happy to discuss them.

The monthly meetings are usually attended by some of our Christchurch Councillors

News

 

By Royal Command please join in the Celebrations of the platinum jubilee, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll. 

https://platinumjubilee.gov.uk/

We also urgently  need volunteers to help with a range of tasks. Please contact cllrvcharrett@christchurch-tc.gov.uk.

Thursday 02 June 2022

Saxon Square

1:30pm The Rock Choir will sing and entertain; the Mayor of Christchurch will raise the Union Jack at 2pm and everyone will sing the National Anthem.  This will happen all over the country at this time.

Between 5 – 10pm on Mudeford Quay there will be bands, a Piper, Funky Choir, Fair rides, food and drink stalls; at 10pm the lighting of the beacon by the Mayor of Christchurch, which again will be all over the country.

5pm fairground rides start, and food and drink. 

7.30-8.10 British Legion Band plays 

8.30 Piper arrive at Avon Beach 

8-9 pm Guides/Scouts assemble on grass above Avon Run Road 

8pm schools assemble at the Avon Beach stones 

8.10-8.40 Funky Choir 

8.40-9.30 British legion band (with 10 minute gap for procession) 

9pm children’s procession sets off along Gundimore, led by piper 

9.15/20 ish procession arrives, band takes a 10 minute break. MC will announce their arrival 

9.35 Piper (on raised platform) 

9.40 Cornets  

9.45 Beacon lit by mayor and scouts 

Followed by National Anthem

Many thanks go to Christchurch Town Council and the Councillors involved in putting together this amazing programme of events.

The Food Fest will be on the Quomps from 2/6

Friday 03 June 2022

Music in the High Street

Food Fest

Saturday 04 June 2022

Music in the High Street

Teddy Bears picnic 11 – 4 in Druitt Gardens  – just turn up

Table top sale in Druitt Hall

Coffee and Tea in Druitt Hall

 

Our very own long standing CCA committee member Avril Coulton is Mayor of  Christchurch, many congratulations! https://www.christchurch-tc.gov.uk/your-council/the-mayor/

Join our group on Facebook or on Nextdoor to get involved and keep up to date. – 

Extension to the Avon Beach beach huts

Planning permission has been granted by BCP Council for the extension to the Avon Beach beach huts owned by the Noisy Lobster. This will negatively impact the width of the beach promenade which was widened in recent years and paid for by public funds. The owner of this restaurant has also acquired premises for “Noisy Lobster bakery and delicatessen”.

New Town Crier

Great pleasure in introducing Christchurch’s new Town Crier, Jonny Rayner pictured celebrating with his wife Melanie and children Elliot & Alice. Four contestants entered all gave a loud and sterling performance which was enjoyed by all.

New Town Crier

Thanks to the efforts of a previous chair of the CCA, Mayor Cllr. Sue Bungey, Christchurch will again have a Town Crier.
A competition was held at Saxon Square on Saturday 12 February with several visiting Town Criers, 4 competitors shouting out in maximum volume”Oyez, Oyez, Oyez, “Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye” and a panel of judges all enjoying a windy but sunny day in the Town Centre. After a very close competition, a winner and a runner up were selected. Many thanks goes to the efforts of our Mayor in bringing back this historic character to our town.

CCA Members are Honoured

Chris Guest & Peter Fenning two CCA Members were awarded Citizens Meritoriousl Awards at the recent Town Council Meeting for their contribution to the town. Mayor Sue Bungey presented the well deserved awards.

About Us

The CCA is a Christchurch residents association for the area of Christchurch in Dorset.

The CCA was formed in 1944 by the residents of Christchurch, for local residents and businesses. Throughout this time the CCA has been at the forefront of many campaigns.

When it began, it was the only residents association in Christchurch, but as the borough grew and the population increased, other residents associations were formed, representing other parts of the borough. However, we remain for the benefit of all residents and businesses throughout the Christchurch area.

The CCA has always been and will continue to remain non-political. We are here for the residents to air their views on large and small matters.

We have a working relationship with Christchurch Town Council who appreciate our input.

The CCA is led by the President, Chairman, Vice Chairman and Committee who meet regularly to discuss and take forward residents views and matters concerning the borough.

Membership

Membership costs just £3 per household annually. If you are interested in joining, then please use the contact form, or speak to one of our committee members at our next meeting, where you are assured of a warm welcome. 

CCA - Committee Members

We are always interested to hear from members of the CCA who may wish to serve on the committee as there is always much to do. If you are interested please let one of the committee members know. Thanks! 

Useful links

Town Council and BCP Borough Councillors

Dorset Police

Meet your local Police officers

If someone rings 101 and wants to speak to a specific Police Officer they should quote the Police Officer’s collar number.

The new Police Office is at the Fire Station on Fairmile Road.  There is no drop in office or telephone outside the building but if someone needs to contact the Police either ring 101 or if an emergency then dial 999, the response time will be the same as before.

The Town Centre Neighbourhood Police cover the area from Bargates Railway Bridge to 2 Riversmeet. 

PC Karl Stark – karl.stark@dorset.pnn.police.uk

PCSO Michelle Clark – michelle.clark@dorset.pnn.police.uk

Dorset Police - How can we help?

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