West Howe Regeneration
This is one of Bournemouth 2026's two neighbourhood regeneration priorities: Boscombe and West Howe. These were identified as hotspots requiring a concerted partnership approach.
In 2012 Bournemouth 2026 Trust established the West Howe Regeneration Partnership Board, which brings together organisations working on the ground in West Howe with people and organisations who have the resources and influence to ensure long term positive change for West Howe. The aim of this Board is to co-ordinate regeneration activities in West Howe, have a focus on long term priorities, share best practice and make sure that regeneration in West Howe is focused on ensuring that people living here have a better quality of life. The community representatives ensure that all regeneration activities are grounded and wanted by local residents.
The Board meetings are run by Bournemouth Borouh Council, Bournemouth 2026 Trust is a member of the Board who can use its influence to bring in other organisations and resources when needed.
Bournemouth 2026 believes that effective planning is based on sound evidence, and helping to collate evidence about what needs to improve in West Howe was our initial role, and a strategic assessment was produced to provide the intelligence to support action planning. We use evidence as a means of levering in resources and ensuring the commitment of key agencies in the town. Bournemouth 2026 Trust has provided funding for the West Howe Regeneration Partnership to allocate itself and also holds funding to tackle health inequalities.
In our role as a Community Land Trust we are working with Fernheath Sports Association and local residents in developing plans for a Sports Pavilion at Fernheath. The Pavilion will replace the old changing rooms currently used by the Sports Association and many other football teams from across Bournemouth. We hope that the new building will include space for a training/meeting/social room and indoor football training facilities. The new facility will be designed with the community and run by the community.