23 Green Flag Awards for our outstanding parks and green spaces
We’re celebrating receiving 23 Green Flag Awards for our much-loved and well maintained green spaces and parks.

The Green Flag Award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces. The scheme, managed by
environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting
the benchmark standard across the UK, and around the world.

In addition, Hengistbury Head, Upton Country Park and Poole Park have once again achieved the much-coveted Green
Heritage Site Accreditation for its management of the historic features. This special accreditation is supported by Historic England.

We need your stories about Poole Harbour

Poole Museum are looking for local people with stories about Poole harbour to help create a new oral history archive, as part of the National Heritage Lottery Fund project Our Museum, which will redevelop the museum’s maritime galleries.  

Maybe you have a story about work in the harbour, on the boats, or the oil field? Or maybe your experiences of the seaside in Poole are all about fun?   

Your memories do not have to be big historic moments, the team at the museum are interested in the everyday stories which show how the harbour has always been at the heart of our local community.

Celebrating carers with our Proud to Care campaign
Our Proud to Care campaign focuses on the hard-working carers across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole who love their jobs and are
making a valuable contribution to local residents’ lives every single day.

It’s part of a drive to attract more people into a career in adult social care, which currently has a vacancy rate of around 10% across England.

Meet Katherine, our residential care home carer who works with a number of different individuals in a care home, and consultant and interim manager Anna.