Talbot and Branksome Woods Updates


Your local Conservative Councillors have been at the forefront of efforts to stop overdevelopment across the ward, most notably in Branksome Hill Road. Both Councillors Andrew Morgan and Philip Broadhead ‘called’ in the initial scheme for 40 flats, as well as leading the charge against the subsequent scheme for 50 flats and appeal. Working with a committed group of local residents, with the support of the Talbot and Branksome Woods Residents Association, an almost unprecedented number of objections were gathered for the scheme, along with a well-publicised street protest. As a Member for the Planning Board, Councillor Lynda Price was unable to be involved in this contentious issue.

Your local elected representatives will continue to fight for the protection of our Conservation Area against inappropriate intensive building.



An iconic part of the history of our ward, your local Councillors were delighted to attend the launch event for the new and improved Stokewood Leisure Centre. With state of the art facilities and plenty of space to exercise, these superb improvements have seen a modern and high tech refresh of this cornerstone of our area’s leisure and community provision.

Why not pop along and to check out what’s on offer at Stokewood?



Recognising some of the difficulties with anti-social behaviour in the Charminster area, your local Councillors, the Police and other partners have got together to try to bear down on issues around crime and disorder that affect local people.

Regular meetings take place at Winton Police Station and we also held a very successful drop-in event in the community which was extremely well attended, with around 80 residents taking part. It was a great opportunity to talk to people who can make a difference on the ground.

Begging, graffiti and fly-tipping, along with noise from pubs and clubs, are just some of the issues which the “PPP” seeks to address – and we’re delighted to report that there are clear signs of progress.

Remember, if you witness something, please do report it to the Police or your Local Councillors as appropriate.



As well as working on the ground for you in your Ward, your local Councillors also continue the wider work of the business of running the Council.

Councillor Philip Broadhead joined the Cabinet earlier this year and is charged with overseeing Local Government Reorganisation, Economic Growth and, utilising his previous background in the property sector, leading on Property Services in the Council.

Councillor Andrew Morgan continues his role as Chair of the Licensing Board whilst also taking on the Chairmanship of the new Overview and Scrutiny Panel for LGR and Shared Services.

Councillor Lynda Prices take her role on the Chairing the Appeals Board extremely seriously, and also serves important roles on the Planning Board and the Corporate Parenting Panel.

All your Conservative Councillors remain committed to working for residents and are excited about some of the opportunities ahead for both our Council and the wider conurbation.