Areas of West Howe and Boscombe are to receive £35,000 to help address deprivation, a Bournemouth Cabinet meeting heard yesterday.
The newly appointed cabinet leader, Councillor John Beasley, called Boscombe and West Howe ‘areas of geographic priority.’
The £35,000 fund is designed to address the needs of young people and troubled families in West Howe, as well as continue to improve the state of housing in Boscombe.
Cllr Beasley said: “This allows us to go through a gateway process of allocating and prioritising our aspirations for Bounemouth’s 2026 vision for the community to enjoy.
“We aim to support the communities and not put them in jeopardy.”
West Howe Cllr Beryl Baxter said: “I am thrilled that the area has received these funds, this community has been experiencing difficulty for a long time and the money will go towards helping those issues.”
West Howe was recently given a new strategic manager, Paul Iggulden, who will be using the funds and working with the West Howe community to help improve areas of need.
Martha Searle, fair share neighbourhood development officer for West Howe said: “We will be pulling together data about the area to help the Bournemouth 2026 Partnership and the local community identify options for further improving what is already a vibrant and supportive community.”