Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce


Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce


Facebook Live – Transforming Cities Fund programme and improving your health with active travel

Want to ask us questions about our Transforming Cities Fund programme? Or find out how to improve your health through active travel? Join Councillors Drew Mellor and Mike Greene as well as Programme Manager Marc Griffin and Assistant Director of Public Health at Public Health Dorset, Rachel Partridge.
Join us on Facebook at 1pm on Wednesday 1st December 2021.

Click here for more information and set a reminder. 

Work to begin on Transforming Travel’s first sustainable travel route

Lockdown permitting, work is about to begin on the Leigh Road / Wimborne Road West walking and cycling improvements project. Construction of the first sustainable travel route, funded through BCP Council and Dorset Council’s multi-million pound Transforming Travel – Transforming Cities Fund programme, will be getting underway on 18 January. The work will begin on two 400m sections on Wimborne Road West in Colehill.

For more information on road improvements, click here.

BCP Council: Public Invited to Shape Plan for Transforming Travel’s Sustainable Travel Routes

BCP Council and Dorset Council are seeking initial views from the public on Transforming Travel’s proposals for five of its sustainable travel routes in south east Dorset ahead of formal consultation next year.

The plans are funded through the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF)  and form a major part of the region’s Transforming Travel programme.

The region is set to benefit from £100+ million sustainable transport improvements including 78 kms of new cycling and walking routes, smart technology to provide improved bus travel options and green travel hubs – all aimed at offering environmentally friendly, safer and quicker journeys to work, education and leisure in south east Dorset.

Initial feedback on five of the proposed sustainable travel routes can be made via an online engagement platform until mid-December:

  • Bournemouth railway station to/from Jumpers Common, Christchurch
  • Bournemouth town centre to/from Ferndown
  • Poole town centre to/from Merley, Poole
  • Poole town centre to/from Ferndown and Wimborne
  • Merley, Poole to/from Christchurch

The public will be able to:

Online feedback will be supported by a series of workshops with Transforming Travel TCF’s partners, local interest groups and businesses.

Proposals for the remaining sustainable travel route (Poole town centre to/from Wareham Road, Holton Heath) is expected to follow later this month.

The plans, available to view until mid-December, can be accessed via mobile phone, tablet, or PC by visiting

Feedback will be used to inform the design plans, with formal consultation due to start on Transforming Travel’s sustainable travel routes early next year.

Councillor Mike Greene, Portfolio Holder for Transport and Sustainability at BCP Council said:

“These sustainable infrastructure plans will make walking, cycling and travelling by bus much more attractive and give people viable alternatives to using the car, particularly for short journeys.  Online engagement enables people to see and have their say on Transforming Travel’s plans despite the current national lockdown.  I urge people to visit the website and help shape plans for transforming travel in south east Dorset.”

Councillor Ray Bryan, Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment at Dorset Council said:

“I am pleased that people have the opportunity to help shape initial plans for major, multi-million-pound sustainable infrastructure changes in south east Dorset, all aimed at creating a greener, healthier and better-connected region.”

Have your say here.