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Highmoor Farm Update

If you are on Facebook and are following the local Facebook groups, Talbot Village Residents Association & Friends and Preserve Talbot Heath, Poole you will be aware of the ongoing Council / Talbot Village Trust / Nuffield Health battles over Highmoor Farm and the land it occupies.  For those that aren’t, the latest Echo article has been added in the articles section of this page (lower down).  Jo Keeling, the Chair of the TVRA, has made further comments in her latest newsletter to existing Members.  This will be published on this website in a few weeks.

(added 29/01/2024

New Local Transport Plan – Have your say!

BCP Council and Dorset Council are running a survey to gather feedback and experiences which launched on Monday 22 January, and goes to Sunday 3 March.

People are being asked what they think are the key opportunities and issues to help the councils develop a new joint Local Transport Plan.  

Further details can be found by clicking on the picture or this Transport Link

(related BBC Link)

(added 24/01/2024)

Your New Committee Member

Following the first Committee meeting of 2024, held on Monday 8th January, there is now an additional Committee Member – Caroline Davies.

Some of you may know Carrie, or at least have being served by her, as she works in the Village shop most days of the week.

Like most of the Committee, she has lived in the Village for 20 plus years, and brings lots of local knowledge and no little enthusiasm to the team.

(added 10/01/24)

Car Parking Restrictions

It has been reported to the Committee that a number of parking tickets were issued around the Village on New Years Day.
To re-iterate, the current parking restrictions cover
Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
Sadly, we currently have no exemptions for public holidays in the current rules. 
Your committee is going to liaise with the Transport Department of BCP to get the parking restrictions revised so that public holidays are exempted going forwards. Hopefully we can get this in force before Good Friday and Easter Monday. An update will be provided in due course.
(added 09/01/2024)

New Year L’Arte Run and Walking Meet Up

There was a good turnout for the first running and walking Meet Up of the New Year, organised by Dan from L’arte, and Carrie Davies from the shop.  It was a cold and crisp 9am start, but after all the rain we have had recently, the sunny morning made a welcome change.
The 8 runners (and buggy!!) went on a 4.2km run around a circuit of Slades Farm.  The 8 Walkers (and dog!!) did a 2 lap stroll around Fern Barrow.  Both were very sociable. Everyone met up for a coffee in L’arte afterwards.  Check the Upcoming Events page for the next one – All are very welcome. (added 07/01/2024)

A Christmas present from BCP

The TVRA Committee are pleased to announce that our Chair, Jo, has received notification from BCP today that our bid has been successful in securing funding through the Community Infrastructure Levy Neighbourhood Portion for both notice boards!
One will replace the old one on the green in Charlotte Close, just off the cycleway through the village, and the other will be placed opposite the shops on the grass verge.
A nice Christmas present from BCP!!
(Photo an illustration only, not an actual example!!)

(added 22/12/23)

Best Wishes for the Festive Season

The TVRA Committee would like to wish all our members, and fellow residents of Talbot Village, a very happy and joyful festive season ahead. 

Let us all hope for a successful and prosperous 2024 to come.

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

(added 20/12/23)

A Christmas present from Royal Mail

The 2nd Postbox on the village, that fell down earlier in the year, is finally open to accept letters.  The picture is slightly rain splattered, but hopefully you can see that Collections are 9am Monday to Friday, and 7.00am on Saturday.

As a reminder from the earlier post (01/11/23), it is now sited at the end (or start, depending how you approach it) of the cycle / walk way through the centre of the village.  It is opposite Valley View and next to the dog bin and railings.  

(added 19/12/23)

More Buses Festive Timetable Changes

More Buses have just announced their Festive Period timetables for the Christmas and New Year Periods 2023 / 4.

Remember the University is on break from 15th December to 8th January, so there will be no U2 and U4 services during this time.

For full details of how services are affected, please click on the picture or click here

(added 04/12/23)


BCP Council announce Christmas and New Year waste collections

The changes to bin collections over the 2023 festive period have been announced by the Council.

The last normal collections take place the week commencing 18th December and do not revert to normality until the week commencing 15th January 2024.

Full details of collection dates can be found on the BCP site by clicking on the picture or clicking here

(added 03/12/23)

L’arte’s first running get together

The first of the monthly running get togethers, organised by Dan from L’arte, took place on Sunday 3rd December.

About 15 hardy souls braved the rain and cold to this first, of what is hopefully a regular monthly occurrence.  

All ages and abilities are catered for, so if you would like to join in a future event, please keep an eye on the upcoming events page for the next planned date.  (added 03/12/23)

TVRA Latest Litter Pick

The latest TVRA organised litter pick took place on Saturday 25th November.  As you can see from the photo, there was a good turnout of volunteers happy to spend an hour tidying up the village.

A good collection of litter was gathered and disposed of.

If you would like to join the next one, look out for future litter picks on the Upcoming Events page.  Its a good way to meet some of your local community too (added 26/11/23)

Work starts on White Farm

Work has finally started on the re-development of White Farm in the woods opposite the University and near to Slades Farm.  The work is likely to be ongoing for quite some time.  For those that don’t know, it is being developed into sheltered accommodation for use by the charity Diverse Abilities.

Be aware, that if you do walk through the woods near there, particularly dog walkers, the ground is very churned up due to the combination of heavy machinery and the amount of rain we have recently had. (added 17/11/23)

Another Discount for Members

Another discount has been arranged for Members in respect of Day Care at Richmondwood Care Home.

19, Richmond Park Avenue

From 2nd November there is 20% off fees.  For more details, call 01202 511179 or visit the Richmondwood Website

Remember, all discounts can be found on the Member Discounts page

(added 04/11/23)

The Return of the Postbox

The 2nd Postbox on the village, that fell down earlier in the year, has been replaced.  It is now sited at the end (or start, depending how you approach it) of the cycle / walk way through the centre of the village.  It is opposite Valley View and next to the dog bin and railings.  The postbox is not yet in use, but we will keep you posted (sorry!!) as to when it is active. 

(added 01/11/23)

New Discounts for Members

Great news for Members – from 26th October two new discounts are available on presentation of your membership cards.

All discounts can be viewed at the Member Discounts page

10% off all orders at Makisu on Gillett Road (Link on Community Page)

10% off all hair treatments at Redlocks Hairdressers on Kinson Road, Wallisdown –Redlocks Website