View from Poole Winter 2019

View from Poole Winter 2019

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Chairman’s Note

It’s back to the dark evenings however there is a lot going on at the moment both within the Society and in Poole in general. The Annual lunch will be over again this year by the time this magazine gets to you but I’m sure it will be a great success as it was last year. We are also pressing ahead with our Then and Now project and we have some very exciting initial images emerging from Dan Julian and we hope to work closely with Poole Camera Club who have expressed a keen interest to work with us on this project throughout the winter.

We are also working hard to develop the posters for VE/VJ day down the High Street. In the absence of BCP marking the day and with Poole’s unique contribution to the war effort the Society aims to bring together a campaign of information about the town’s contribution to the war effort. It’s still being drawn together but the first drafts of the posters have been developed with the aid of Earthstorm, a local media company keen to help with the graphics.

We also have the recent unveiling of the Blue Plaque at Poole’s new hospital entrance. The Plaque marking Lady Wimborne’s efforts to establish hospitals in the town was unveiled in September and marks the first of the plaques with our new logo.

Meanwhile our Planning Committee continues to call out poor schemes and strategies. We are naturally alarmed that BCP want to create a new coordinated strategy for the conurbation as only last year Poole’s own strategy was signed off and there are fears that a new one will erode what has already been agreed. In addition the Society remain sceptical of the original Poole Centre North scheme and will continue to push for a major museum for the town as well as retaining the pool. As ever we will continue to raise a voice for Poole and to press ahead with our exciting projects.

Mike Pearce

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