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Chairperson - Sue Fotheringham

Your Residents Association Newsletter

Community Matters - April 2023

We are run by a committee of volunteers and a team of helpers who give their time free of charge in an effort to protect the environment that we all enjoy whilst living in this beautiful area

If you can't see our logo above and at the end of the newsletter, make sure you have clicked the link to download pictures


Local Elections
Spring Concert
Coronation Event on the Quomps
Coronation Tea 
Planning Application - Queensmead letter

Links and Contacts


Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression.

This right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

As a Resident's Association we would like to keep you informed by the councillors who are acting on behalf of their residents' ward. We don't wish this to be viewed as supporting any political party but merely to support those who support you. Our Newsletter will include information about individuals and their goals to support JSCH.
Sue Fotheringham (Chair)


Local and Parish Council elections 2023

All 33 wards within Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, as well as the Grange ward within Christchurch Town Council will have elections.

The last full council elections were held in May 2019, and if you want to have your say in this one then you'll need to register to vote if you haven't already.

Information on how to do that as well as further queries can be found below.

How to register to vote

To be eligible to vote in these elections you need to be:

  • living and registered to vote at an address in Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole
  • 18+ years old
  • British, Irish, a Commonwealth citizen or a European Union citizen (living in the UK)

If you meet that criteria and are not registered to vote already you can do so from the Government website here.

This will need to be done by Monday, April 17 ahead of the elections on Thursday, May 4.

Who is standing in the BCP local elections?

A list of candidates for the 33 wards within Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council can be found at the website here, whilst the candidates for the Grange ward within Christchurch Town Council can be found at the website here.

Voters will need ID for the first time in May local elections

For the first time ever, voters across the UK will be required to show ID to vote in elections.

You can use any of the following acceptable forms of photo ID when voting at a polling station:

  • Passport issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, an EEA state or a Commonwealth country
  • Driving licence issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or an EEA state (this includes a provisional driving licence)
  • A Blue Badge
  • Older Person’s Bus Pass
  • Disabled Person’s Bus Pass
  • Freedom Pass
  • Identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (a PASS card)
  • Biometric immigration document
  • Ministry of Defence Form 90 (Defence Identity Card)
  • National identity card issued by an EEA state
  • Electoral Identity Card issued in Northern Ireland
  • Voter Authority Certificate
  • Anonymous Elector's Document

You will only need to show one form of photo ID. It needs to be the original version and not a photocopy.

You can still use your photo ID if it's out of date, as long as it looks like you.

The name on your ID should be the same name you used to register to vote.

If you don't have an accepted form of photo ID you can apply for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate.

Daily Echo 12th April


Concert is tomorrow - click to request tickets


 Hall on the Hill website
 St Catherine's Hill Community Hall
17 Marlow Drive,  Christchurch,  BH23 2RR


Planning Applications

Search for a planning application by Application number or Address

Application 8/23/0132/COU 
Queensmead 1 Bronte Avenue Christchurch BH23 2LX


Change of use of class from C2 (Residential Care Home) to Sui Generis for 20 bed temporary hostel. Time limited for a period of up to 5 years.

14th April 2023 - A letter has been sent on behalf of JSCHRA today.


Links and Contact Details

Planning Applications

You can find the Planning Applications and Decisions for the Christchurch area of BCP on our website which will be updated weekly.

Appeals can be viewed on the Appeals Casework Portal


Councillors | Christchurch Town Council (

BCP Council Commons ward -

FSCH - Friends of St. Catherine's Hill
Website and Programme of Events

HOTH - Hall on the Hill
Website and Upcoming Events

West Christchurch Neighbourhood Policing Team

PCSO for Christchurch West - Anna Lillywhite

JSCHRA committee members

Membership Subscriptions

Our membership has fallen since Covid prevented us from our preferred face to face collection of subscriptions so we would like to remind everyone how to subscribe. 

Our membership year runs from April to March, any payments made since January will be allocated to 23/24 .
The membership fee remains at one pound per household.


  • To pay by inter-bank transfer send your contribution to account: Jumpers & St Catherine's Hill Residents Association, account number 92732106, sort code 40-13-07. Don't forget to use your address as a reference and select the business account option.
  • To pay by post or hand deliver send your contribution together with a note of your address to Jumpers and St Catherine's Hill Residents Association at 83 Hillside Drive, Christchurch, BH23 2SZ. (Cash preferred as we are charged 40p for every cheque we pay in)


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Jumpers and St Catherine's Hill RA
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