West Howe Action Plan - Bournemouth 2026 Trust

West Howe Action Plan
Update April 2015
Our Vision for West Howe
Residents enjoy good health and a high standard of living, have high aspirations and the resources and opportunities to achieve them. They make use of all the
facilities and opportunities that Bournemouth offers. People aspire to live in West Howe because of the sense of community and its great and varied local
People want to create a better life for themselves, their families and their community. They can access the training and education they need to develop skills
and achieve their ambitions, improve their health and take control over their life.
Relationships are respectful and constructive. People have self respect, high and realistic aspirations which they are able to achieve.
People manage their money well and take up all opportunities to secure employment and improve their economic situation.
There are inspiring and entertaining things to do for all ages in high quality buildings and spaces. People make good use of local parks and open spaces and
there is a focal point for community activity, bringing people together.
Further details on the 2026 Regeneration Partnership can be found here: http://www.bournemouth2026.org.uk/west-howe-home/
The 2015 meetings of the Kinson and West Howe Action Group are
23rd June 10am to 12pm at the Henry Brown Youth Centre, Cunningham Crescent
10th September 10am to 12pm at Butcher’s Coppice, Holloway Avenue
3rd November 10am to 12pm at the Henry Brown Youth Centre, Cunningham Crescent
Priority leads: Andy Williams
This priority refers to raising literacy in health, financial and general literacy, enabling people to build skills for employment and embedding a culture that
values and engages with relevant learning throughout life – from early years to older age.
Our vision is that People want to create a better life for themselves, their families and their community. They can access the training and education they need
to develop skills and achieve their ambitions, improve their health and take control over their life.
Current situation
Outset and Get Set helps people with free support to set up their own
business or for people already trading who need some guidance. The new
hub has now opened in Darracott Road with hot desks and rooms available
for free use.
Dorset Fire and Rescue are offering free Home Safety Checks. To book a
free Fire Home Safety Check and to be provided with free smoke alarms,
call 01305 753018, Redhill Fire Station or visit www.dorsetfire.co.uk
Andy Watkins is now working at Streetwise as assistant manager and is
developing a scheme to reduce slips, trips and falls in older people in the
home. They are also making a nightclub scenario.
Activities for
The Triple P parenting course supporting parents and children which is
excluded/suspended available through referral from schools and GPs.
BCHA Routes project works with young people (aged 14-18 or up to 25 if
they have a learning disability) not in education, employment or training.
They offer 1 to 1 mentoring and workshops looking at self esteem,
motivation, time management, drug and alcohol misuse. The project takes
all routes including self referral.
The Princes Trust is recruiting for a 12 week programme helping 16-25 year
olds renew social and work skills. Please signpost any suitable young
people. They offer a development award – funding up to £300 to help
young people get what they need to get into work and an Enterprise
programme helping 18-30 year olds who are unemployed or working part
Local and affordable Skills and Learning are running free courses for volunteers including food
How we’d like it to
Useful community information
Contact Sarah for more details
Martin Withers at
Dorset Fire is
identifying older
people for tailored
support with fire and
household safety.
01202 591330
Find out more about Early Help Arrangements at
Contact Dominic Weir Routes Mentor for more
TEL 01202 410511 Mobile: 07966808836
Jo McGowan (jo.mcgowan@dorsetfire.gov.uk )
The Princes Trust are also looking for adult
volunteers who can offer onward support/act as
Amanda Brown, a.brown@poole.gov.uk, 01202
Increase awareness
of addiction
treatment options
for local workers
and residents
Increase support for
drug users
safety and first aid. They are also running free employability courses and
can also set up courses to meet community demand – if you have a group
and a need, contact them.
West Howe Community Enterprises offers training for residents and
West Howe Job Club runs on Thursday from 12pm at the Henry Brown
Youth Centre followed by workshops and support at West Howe Library 12.50pm. Everyone welcome
Joe Elston is the new Health Helpers co-ordinator with WHCE. He will be
recruiting volunteers to support other residents in health and lifestyle
issues. Volunteers will get a Level 2 qualification in Public Health. The
project will launch at the Fun Day on 14th June.
Gary Bentham offers free fundraising advice to volunteers and community
IT classes now held at the library. Contact Jean or Jane for more details.
Contact gary.bentham@bournemouth.gov.uk
Health support
The Source is a new online care and support directory where you can
register your activities/groups etc. The website is
Enhanced Housing Options offers information advice and guidance on a
range of issues including housing, education, employment and training and
can deliver workshops in Confidence and Motivation and CV writing/Job
hunting. One to one sessions are available at a place and time to suit the
BCHA Floating Support can help people with any housing related issue
including substance misuse, Children in Need, ASBOs, mental health,
benefits, affordability, physical health needs. People can self refer. They
run a drop in service at Kinson Hub on Friday afternoons and at Boscombe
bus station on Thursday mornings.
Karen Wood from DAAT is available to give training on treatment
DAAT sessions in the Library – referrals through the Bournemouth
Assessment Team
Brief Intervention Therapy is now available from CRI for people with
harmful and hazardous levels of drinking.
Contact admin@westhowe.net or look at
For more details contact Joe
A good place to start is here:
Contact Karen (07833 237633
For more info, contact Hannah Slade
hannahslade@bcha.org.uk or Janina Bahm
Contact Karen on 01202 458740 if you would like
to arrange some training for a group of people.
Further information from CRI is available on
01202 318410.
Increase support for
carers and families
Action on Addiction in West Howe has closed due to lack of take-up.
Support for 5-13yr olds affected by substance misuse through play and art
therapy is available at the Lights Project in the Family Centre
Health visitors run Well Baby clinics on Monday mornings at Moore
Avenue Children’s Centre.
Health visitors are available to give talks to groups.
Rethink are offering memory loss and dementia support to people of all
ages to maintain independent living. They can help with practical tasks,
introduce supportive technology and help build social support and reduce
Next Generation: Team works with 11-16 year olds on anti-bullying and
discrimination projects. Team Plus works with 18-19 year olds. Young
Citizens promotes volunteering in schools and West Howe. It is entirely
youth led and can offer accreditation opportunities too.
North Bournemouth Children’s Centres provide support and activities for
families with children under 5
To find out more or have a look here:
Activities available at St Philips:
On Monday mornings they hold Sure Tots – a gym session for toddlers up
to preschool age. 10am for £1.
Monday evenings there is a cooking group for young people 11-18 year
On Tuesday morning RSVP run a coffee morning for isolated older people.
On Tuesday evenings there is a circuit class Shape Up. £1.50
The NHS are offering health checks (including blood pressure, Body Mass
Index, cholesterol) to people who live in Bournemouth or Poole and are
between 40 and 74. Each participant will be informed of their risks of
suffering from cardio-vascular disease.
Jan (Janice.childs@ntlworld.com) working for the Clinical Commissioning
Group of GPs and is consulting with older people and young people on
mental health, housing, exercise, diabetic testing and health checks.
Action on Addiction is still available in Boscombe
and Poole groups. Call 01202 727092.
Referral can be made through brokerage, schools
or a social worker.
Michile (michile.ashling@dhuft.nhs.uk) is a health
visitor in the area.
For more details contact
For more details, contact Glen at YMCA.
07973 233190
Children’s Centre are
developing a new
parenting course
with Heathlands
Di Jones, Sustainable Families lead at the
Children’s Centre can be contacted at
di.jones@childrenssociety.org.uk for more details
or if you have information on employment or
training opportunities
Christine (christine@cofekinson.org.uk) is the
vicar at St Philips.
For more details contact Rhonda.halling@bppct.nhs.uk
Roles and Role Models (a sub-group of skills)
Priority lead: Andy Williams (andrew.williams@bournemouth.gov.uk)
This priority covers remodelling of social relationships and parenting skills, through targeted support, providing opportunities and supporting people to take them up and
volunteering – themed around the golden thread of raising aspirations. Current work includes extending the Rights Respecting ethos from within the schools to out in the
wider community and helping people enjoy working together.
Current situation
Community conflict
A Rights Respecting partnership is working with the schools,
community organisations and residents to help use Human Rights
and the Rights of the Child to enjoy respectful relationships and
positive behaviour.
Up for a Change offers a 1 hour free binaural session with schools
and youth groups on bullying, using the Rights Respecting
Trained volunteers to
act as positive role
Bournemouth Council for Voluntary Service support
organisations who want to recruit and support volunteers. They
also help individuals find volunteering positions.
Local organisations who wish to recruit volunteers can register
with BCVS:
West Howe Community Enterprises are recruiting volunteers to
help in the Inspiring Shop with stock, knitting group, the website
and newsletter. Training is offered. Contact Diane for more
Age Concern’s Project Purple providing many activities for people
over 55 including volunteering, leisure activities, information and
advice and insurance.
Conor Burns MP is available to support community activity
North Bournemouth Area Forum chaired by Mike Goodhew
Dates for 2015 are
14th March, 9th May, 19th September, 21st November
Councillors for Kinson South are:
Cllr Beryl Baxter
Cllr Ben Grower
How we’d like it
to progress
Useful community information
Contact Edward Waller at
edwardw@realisingrights.org.uk for more details.
For more details on Right Behind the Scenes please
contact Glen at
Contact Mark (mark@upforachange.co.uk) for more
Call them on 01202 466130 to find out about local
opportunities and support
The Inspiring Change Shop offers a venue for arts,
crafts and workshops, as well as selling second hand
clothes, books and household items at affordable
prices. Contact Diane
Phone for more details on 530530 or email
01202 533553
Cllr Roger Marley
North Bournemouth Crime Prevention Panel brings together
community groups who address community safety issues
Priority leads: Medi Bernard (medi.bernard@bournemouthlibraries.org), Diane Humphries (diane.humphries@westhowe.net) and Jeff Coombs
Our Vision is that there are inspiring and entertaining things to do for all ages in high quality buildings and spaces. People make good use of local parks and
open spaces and there is a focal point for community activity, bringing people together.
Current situation
High quality
local facilities
Increase in
variety and
frequency of
Please help promote the Kinson South SNT Facebook and
Twitter (@KinsonSouthSNT). Reporting from the
community is increasing and becoming more accurate.
The 3Ps initiative in Cunningham Crescent is working
well: the back gardens to the flats are more open now.
They are now campaigning for schools and the youth club
to ‘adopt’ their local alleys to help keep them clean and
Crimes overall have reduced and anti social behaviour
has reduced by 31% compared with the same period last
year. Operation Salmon is focussing on park based drug
issues. Hot spot policing continues. Neighbourhood
Watches are being linked through the Neighbourhood
Environmental health can solve with noise nuisance and
rubbish accumulation. Any environmental issues such as
litter and graffiti should be reported on 451199. Rewards
are available for the reporting of perpetrators.
Design Council report will be available in early February,
making recommendations for the investment in local
Everyone to check local notice boards and ensure they
contain up to date and full information on activities
How we’d like it to
Guy to arrange speed
checks in Moore
PCSO Natalie to
investigate cars
obstructing the
junction of
Cunningham Close
and Moore Venue.
Useful community information
The Safer Neighbourhood Team currently consists of 4 PCSOs,
3PCs and 1 Sergeant.
Up to date statistics can be found at www.maps.police.uk and
New non-emergency number for contacting Police is 101.
Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
To report anti social behaviour, call Sandi Webb
(Sandi.webb@bournemouth.gov.uk) on 451433 or Dorset Police
on 101.
Victim Support is widely available in the area. For more
information, look here: www.victimsupport.org.
Contact pollution@bournemouth.gov.uk to report any concerns.
Contact diane.humphries@westhowe.net to send information to
be included on www.westhowe.net. Email
Martha.searle@bournemouth.gov.uk to have information
emailed out across the 500+ West Howe Action Group
family activities
West Howe Library is decorating a new display and
conversation area and a new PC area to help benefits
claimants and Job Club workshops. They offer after
school Scrabble, coffee mornings, card making sessions,
WH Tours, Cllr surgeries and Wriggle and Rhyme.
Butcher’s Coppice has extensive new outdoor equipment
including archery, rifle shooting, longest zip wire in SW
England and a high ropes course which can be hired for
groups of all ages and have a full time instructor to offer
daytime sessions particularly in the holidays. Equipment
is now floodlit for use in the evenings.
Community cinema runs fortnightly on Fridays with a film
and soup lunch for older people for £3. Doors open at
Next Give or Take Days are all held at the Henry Brown
Youth Centre, 2-4pm on the last Saturday of the month
excluding August, October and Christmas.
House of Destiny:
DYM – weekly youth event for 11-16yrs from 7.30pm –
Fridays 9.30pm, run by Aaron Lindon, Youth Pastor. Loads
of fun activities in a well supervised environment.
Take 5 – a midweek meeting for young people 11-16yrs
every other Wed from 7.30pm Destiny Tots (replaces Little Stars) weekly baby/toddler
group – Fridays 9.45am – 11.45am run by Jill Porter – lots
of supervised activities: painting, craft, music, snacks. A
great social time for parents/carers.
Dance Bytes Back run weekly Street Dance Classes Every
Saturday at Henry Brown YC, Cunningham Crescent
10am-12pm costs £3. You will learn fun funky dance
routines and have the opportunity to perform.
Jane Parsons is the manager of the Henry Brown Youth
Centre and is keen for wide community use of the
Monique (contact@ideas2action.org.uk) works with
Ideas2Action running “We need that” directory for
individual and organisations looking for recycled items to
use, often for arts and crafts activities.
Fernheath Play has temporarily suspended services to
children whilst reshaping their business plan to meeting
Information on Libraries is available here:
Explorer Scouts are
building a new centre
at Butchers Coppice
Butcher’s Coppice are keen to run sessions for young people who
can’t normally afford to take part. Contact Talbot for more
Contact Cllr Marley – roger.marley@bournemouth.gov.uk
Contact Martha on Martha.searle@bournemouth.gov.uk or
Diane at diane.humphries@westhowe.net
For more details contact Ali Timms: ali@houseofdestiny.org.uk,
07951 247329
For further info call: Stella on 07881 468967.
Please contact Jane for more details at
Have a look at their directory at
For further information contact Paddy at Paddy@fernheath.org
gaps in funding and staffing.
WHCE’s bike project Wheely Inspired launches on 13th
May. Residents of West Howe will be able to borrow
bikes and safety equipment for free and will be offered
free cycle training and savings accounts with Coastal
Community Savings and Loans.
Bournemouth Pavilion offers a theatre school for 6-16
year olds and want to set up a focus group to support
planned outreach to north Bournemouth.
For more details contact Lorraine (Lorraine@westhowe.net)
For more details contact Paul (paul.griffiths@bhlive.co.uk) and
Emma (emma.nias@bhlive.co.uk)
WHCE run the pop up cafe on Wednesdays and Fridays at
the Henry Brown Youth Centre 8-10am.
Activities for
older people
The Summer Show will be performed on 15th and 16th
August at the Henry Brown Youth Centre.
For more details contact Diane at
Thursday mornings – coffee at WH Library
Wednesday afternoons. The home library service runs to
people who are housebound and can promote
information or services on behalf of other organisations.
Cornerstone Church, Holloway Avenue offers Open Door
social gatherings on Wednesday afternoons and Keep Fit
on Wednesday mornings.
Bingo on fortnightly Friday mornings from 23rd January at
the West Howe Library and Fun fit and weigh in at the
Henry Brown on Tuesday afternoons.
Walk and click sessions – photography and exploring the
local area on Tuesdays from 10am at the Inspiring
Change Shop.
Brendon Care runs friendship groups for older people in
Kinson providing door to door transport for people
Compass Connects supports isolated older people.
Activities include cooking courses and free Winter Warm
The Empire Cinema in Tower Park offers films to older
people with a cup of tea for £3 on Wednesday mornings.
Jeff (jeffrey.coombs@ntlworld.com) chairs the Moore
Avenue Park Community Group and arranges coach trips.
Contact diane.humphries@westhowe.net or
To find out more, please call Tony on 722211 or email him at
Contact Mandy Russell at
Contact 01202 579918 for more information
Engage with
media to
change the
perception of
West Howe and
Welcoming new
The next big event is the Fun Day on 14th June.
St. Andrew’s Lunch Club, which is held on a Thursday,
during term time, at 12.30 in the church centre. We
provide a two course meal with tea or coffee for £ 3.50
for people over the age of 60. For those less able there is
transport available, which at the moment is included in
the cost of the meal.
West Howe Community Enterprises manages
http://westhowe.net and produces a quarterly
newsletter delivered to all homes in the area.
The next editions of Home News are in March and
The Kinson Link magazine is a monthly magazine full of
community news, editorial and advertising that is
delivered to 4,000 homes locally.
Julie Davis (Resident Involvement) is encouraging council
tenants and leaseholders to have their say and will be
attending local events. Contact her on 458315. Lindy
Fitzgerald can offer support to committees.
Need an interpreter? Bournemouth Interpreters is a notfor profit organisation providing translation services.
Space Youth Project offers support in the area to young
people up to 25 years on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Transgender and Questioning issues.
The Bournemouth Area Transport Action group supports
users of public transport have their say in the way
services are designed and delivered including where bus
stops are situated.
BATAG is now partnering with
Jane (jane.jones@dorsetrec.org) works for Dorset Race
Equality Council encouraging third party hate crime
reporting and offering advocacy and support for victims.
FCSA leases Fernheath Play Field and aims to increase
sporting and leisure activities in the area. The pitches
and MUGA are available for hire.
The new housing development in Duck Lane will include
Contact foodbank@standrewskinson.org or call 01202 570010
Wider publicity of
good news such as
crime levels falling,
fires reducing,
achievements of local
Please contact WHCE at news@westhowe.net for more
information about the newsletter.
If you have a story for Home News, please email to Jane at
Contact Rob Tanner (info@kinsonlink.co.uk)
Bournemouth 2026 is the partnership of over 200 organisations
in Bournemouth, working together to achieve the Vision for
2026. It is full of news, events and opportunities for your group
to shape the Town. Have a look here:
For more details please contact info@spaceyouthproject.co.uk
Customers and residents who have concerns about the buses
should contact Jeff at the Transport Action Group on 579918.
Yellow Buses and Wilts and Dorset both have Facebook pages
now and are able to respond very quickly when services are
DREC hold regular
Diversity forums.
Contact Kane for
more details.
DREC also run a health care network and a carers network for
people of Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. Informal
support and advice givers could get free training to help them
through the Connecting Advice project. Contact Asit Acharya at
(Asit_Acharya@shelter.org.uk) for more details.
Please approach Steve Mowlem for working together on projects
thechairfcsa@yahoo.co.uk .
The boxing club is currently operating from the TA Centre on
path improvements and a new community centre
creating space for community activities.
Moore Avenue Park Community Group exists to improve
the facilities and use of Moore Avenue Park including
community events. The Fun Day will be on Sunday 14th
Butcher’s Coppice offer meeting rooms for hire as well as
a wide range of outdoor activities.
West Howe Library offers a private room to hire for
meetings and has free high speed wifi and broadband..
Intervention rooms are available for use (suitable for
meetings of between 4 and 10 people) at the Elmrise
Annex on Holloway Avenue.
Fernheath Play offers meeting rooms for hire.
people with the
heathlands and
other green
Bournemouth Borough Council has signed up to the Earth
Butcher’s Coppice also offers meeting space and camping
Urban Heath Partnership - despite the hot dry weather
this year fires have been the same level as last year.
Motorbike reports are down. However, dog mess is
destroying the habitat and UHP is running a campaign.
Turbary Common Heathwatch group and Friends of
Kinson Common run guided walks and opportunities to
get involved
The Pod and Sustainable Food Cities projects are
developing a community food growing project in Cuckoo
Moore Avenue Park Community Group runs a gardening
club for all ages on Tuesday evenings once a month.
Wallisdown Rd
To find out more, please contact Jeff Coombs at
Contact Talbot for more details on 510680 or email
Please contact Paul on 581008 (paul@fernheath.org) for more
For more information, please contact Talbot on 510680 or email
The rangers continue to patrol and maintain the environment.
They have dog bags for sale at cost price. Contact Heather
Tidball at h.aj.tidball@dorsetcc.gov.uk 01202 886201
Contact Sandy at infothepod@yahoo.co.uk
Contact the group at mapcgroup@hotmail.co.uk for more details
Our vision is that people manage their money well and take up all opportunities to secure employment and improve their economic situation.
Priority leads: Sue Bickler (sue.bickler@bournemouth.gov.uk)
This priority covers helping people prepare and cope through the coming benefits changes, helping individuals prepare for and find employment, maximising benefits uptake,
being in control of their money and debts and facilitating the community to take advantage of emerging models of enterprise.
There are 3 strands: Advice and Information, Debt and Money Management and Making Money Go Further.
Anti poverty
Current situation
The Anti Poverty group brings together people working
on this priority.
West Howe Community Enterprises and Inspiring
Change Shop would like to increase their donations of
clothes and household items from workplaces through
donation days.
Job Club runs on Thursdays at the Henry Brown Youth
Centre 12-1pm followed by tutored support from Skills
and Learning at West Howe Library from 1-3pm.
Outset offers support to people considering self
FunBunch raise money to support activities for local
The Kinson Food Bank runs from St Andrews in Kinson.
It can provide up to 3 days food for people needing
emergency support. Food is distributed through
vouchers available from the Children’s Centre, schools
and churches.
Citizens Advice Bureau offers a drop in at Kinson Hub
every Monday 10am to 1.30pm and every Tuesday at
West Howe Library 10am to 3.30pm
Libraries offer computer and support for people making
online benefits claims or job applications.
Moneytalk Bournemouth (a project of Quaker Social
Action) runs financial confidence building workshops for
anyone who needs them in Bournemouth.
Age Concern runs a Benefits Advice Service at the
How we’d like it to progress
Useful community information
For more details contact Sue Bickler
Contact diane.humphries@westhowe.net for more
Contact Martha.searle@bournemouth.gov.uk for more
Contact Paul on paul.scadding@bournemouth.co.uk
Please let people in need know that
Martha Searle and the Children’s
Centre have Food bank vouchers.
If you can collect food in your
workplace, please contact the
To find out about their grants programme, please
contact funbunch@live.co.uk
For more information please contact
foodbank@standrewskinson.org or call 01202 570010
Helpline: 08444 111444 Monday to Friday 10am to
Email advice is available through their website
Contact the Moneytalk Bournemouth team on 01202
454698 or moneytalkbournemouth@qsa.org.uk
Reduce Fuel
Kinson Library on Thursdays from 10am to 3pm.
The Illegal Money Lending team are available to help
initiatives raising awareness of loan sharks.
Housing Landlord Services employ a Financial Inclusion
Officer to help people back into work and to prepare for
work, giving support with benefits and budgeting.
People (including those without a home) can open
accounts with Coastal Credit Union and borrow
including for a deposit and advance rent there.
Free insulation installation is available to people of all
and any tenure types in West Howe.
St Thomas’s serves free community meals on the first
Saturday of each month at 12.30pm. All are welcome.
Contact Karen.baker@bournemouth.gov.uk
Coastal Credit Union is available at the Kinson Hub on
Tuesdays and Fridays 11am to 2pm
Neil Short from Environmental Health co-ordinates Fuel
Poverty work: Neil.short@bournemouth.gov.uk For
information on free insulation call 0800 975 0166
Contact infothepod@yahoo.co.uk for more details.