Community Resources

For ease of navigation, listings are in alphabetical order. Click on an entry to reveal further detail.

Registration Office (births, deaths, marriages)

Christchurch Borough Council
Civic Offices
Bridge Street
BH23 1AZ Email:
Call: 01305 225153

Recycling Centres & Household Waste

Christchurch Household Recycling Centre Wilverley Road Somerford Christchurch Dorset BH23 3RU For information on recyclable items, click the Leaflet below: Recycling Leaflet If you want to get rid of big household items like fridges, TVs, washing machines, sofas, beds and mattresses and can't take them to your local household recycling centre, you can book a bulky waste collection through Dorset Reclaim. T: 01202 679350

Emergency - Gas & Electric

British Gas 0800 111 999 Scottish & Southern Energy Group 0845 770 8090

Emergency - Water & Sewer

Wessex Water 0845 600 4600 To report a public or private leak, call Leakstoppers free: 0800 692 0692 (24 hours) For a blocked sewer call: 0345 600 460

Emergency - Flooding & Environment

FLOODING Call the Floodline 0845 988 1188 Call the Environment Agency incident hotline to report:

  • damage or danger to the natural environment
  • pollution to water or land
  • poaching or illegal fishing
  • dead fish or fish gasping for air
  • main rivers blocked by a vehicle or fallen tree causing risk of flooding
  • flooding from any river, stream, canal, natural spring or the sea
  • incidents at Environment Agency-regulated waste sites
  • illegal removals from watercourses
  • unusual changes in river flow
  • collapsed or badly damaged river or canal banks
Incident hotline Telephone: 0800 80 70 60 (24-hour service)

Social Services

Christchurch Social Services Loring Road Christchurch Dorset BH23 2GZ Call: 01202 474106 For general and further information, visit Dorset County Council website HERE


AskNED is a Non-Emergency Directory. It is a service that combines the questions that members of the public have asked with contact details of those that can help. Click HERE to find out more Phone: 101 Police Community Support Officers (PCSO) work as part of the local Safer Neighbourhood Team. If life is in danger or a crime is in progress call 999 You can find more information about your safer neighbourhood policing team HERE Dorset Police also operates a scheme called "Dorset Alert" which is part of the Neighbourhood Alert network. Find out about the latest alerts for the neighbourhood HERE If you are are deaf, or you are hearing-impaired or speech-impaired, you'll find useful Contact information HERE

Highcliffe & Walkford Parish Council

Highcliffe & Walkford Parish Council were established in 2019 to represent and support the interests of the Highcliffe and Walkford community. Visit the Parish Council's website HERE for information on the work undertaken to support residents, organisations, businesses and the environment. Highcliffe & Walkford Parish Council
Old School House
254 Lymington Road
Dorset BH23 5ET


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Highcliffe Library Gordon Road Highcliffe Christchurch Dorset BH23 5HN 01425 272202

Children's Play Areas

All of the Highcliffe play areas have been designed for children between the ages of 3 & 14 The following play equipment is available at each site: Highcliffe Recreation Ground - Located on Lymington Road, Highcliffe, BH23 5ET

  • junior multi play unit with slide
  • pedal roundabout
  • toddler swings
  • junior swings
  • rocking multi pondo seesaw
  • sprung wobble discs
  • multi climbing unit
  • cape horn wobble beam
HIGH 5 Play Area - Located on Lymington Road, Highcliffe, BH23 5ET
  • cable runway
  • activity trail (stepping stones, rope bridge, balance log, sprung wobble board)
  • diving board
  • rotating sling shot
  • aktivezone climbing unit
  • multi use goal end games area (football and basket ball)
Upper Gordon Road - Located at Upper Gordon Road, Highcliffe, BH23 5ND.
  • toddler swings
  • junior swings
  • climbing frame

Gadgets & Possessions

UK National Property Register. An ownership registration service supported by all UK Police forces. It can be used by members of the public and businesses to register their valued possessions or company assets. Click on the image to visit the website. The NMPR (National Mobile Property Register) is an official Police “Secured by Design” accredited service. Click on the image to visit the website.


Dial-a-Bus is run by the Christchurch Community Partnership. A door-to-door service for those residents of any age who find it difficult to use public transport. The bus is specially adapted for the less-abled and help is on hand to assist. All journeys must be pre-booked by calling 01202 989632 or 01202 959499. The bus can also be made available to local groups, clubs and charitable organisations. For further information, call on 01202 989632 or 01202 959499 or contact Christchurch Community Partnership HERE

Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council

The councils previously serving Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have been replaced by one new council, responsible for all local government services for the area, known as BCP Council. Click HERE to find out about your local Christchurch Services.

Highcliffe Residents Association

Highcliffe Residents Association is a Community Interest Company (CIC) Visit their website HERE for an insight into the various campaigns undertaken or contact them via email:

Emergency - DEFIBRILLATOR Sites

Beach Hut Cafe on Avon Beach Greystones Highcliffe Golf Club Highcliffe School Hoburne Dental Practice, Saffron Drive, Somerford Methodist Church Tesco Express If you need to use a defibrillator, you should call 999 and ask to speak to the Ambulance Service straight away. They will assist you in locating the nearest device, and how to use it.