Parks & Open Spaces: Poole Park Project | Tea Dance at Upton | Harbourside Park | Beat The Street

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Wartime Tea Dance

Join us at Upton Country Park for a nostalgic afternoon of singing and dancing at our Wartime themed tea dance on 3 November. The event takes place in the elegant Drawing Room at Upton House from 2.30pm to 5pm, to support our HLF Discovery Project.

For just £10 enjoy an indulgent Cream Tea, dance away to some 40’s favourites sung by the lovely Retro Rita, and learn more about the heritage of Upton Country Park and our Discovery Project.

Call 01202 262720 to book or find out more.

Volunteer cattle checkers!

The natural habitats team is putting out a plea for more volunteer cattle checkers. If you regularly walk on Canford Heath you can help us to keep an eye on our grazing animals simply by sending us a text or WhatsApp message. We want to know where and when you saw them, how many you counted and whether you spotted any health concerns.

To find out more or to sign up as a volunteer please email Poole’s heath wardens or call 01202 262507.


Poole Park Life

Work behind the scenes on the Poole Park Life project is in full swing, and over the next few months you’ll start to see a number of changes in the park, such as improvements to the lakes and lagoons, and the installation of a new bridge over the sluice channel. Works to the War Memorial have gone well and are drawing to a close, and there will be a re-opening event on Saturday 10 November, 10am to 1pm.

Stay up-to-date with all the works and progress, and how to get involved through volunteering and guided walks.


Harbourside Park improvements

Thank you to everyone who completed the questionnaire to help shape this well loved open space. We are planning to invest in a range of improvements that will enhance this special place, benefit wildlife, and add to people’s enjoyment of the area. 

Find out more about the plans now.


Beat The Street

There's still time to take part in Beat the Street - a real life walking, cycling and running game. Score points and win prizes by walking, cycling or running from point to point and tapping a registered Beat the Street card or fob on sensors (Beat Boxes) which are placed on lamp posts across Poole and Purbeck. The game ends on Wednesday 14 November.

There are fantastic prizes on offer for individuals and teams. Anyone living, working or going to a school in Poole is eligible to take part. Find out more.

Beat The Street

Poole Enviroteers

September proved to be a busy month for the Poole Enviroteers talking to students at Bournemouth University’s Volunteers Fair and helping out in the Great British Beach Clean at Holes Bay and Ham Common; collecting over 20 bags of rubbish on one day alone.

The group is now looking to produce new ideas, so if you have an event, or a volunteering campaign you would like to run, please contact us via email.