Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Poole Beach Hut Association.

We’re delighted that you’ve found us!

Use this site to discover more about our association and members.

Our association is made up of people of all ages who enjoy making new friends, meeting new ones and simply enjoy spending time together at one of our meetings or events.

We are working hard to make this a useful source of information for beach hut tenants of Poole so please keep checking the site.

The Association was formed in November 2011 and currently have the following officers:

Chairman:  Bob Lister, 89 Wedgwood Drive, Poole, Dorset BH14 8EU.Telephone: 01202 730476. Mobile:0798 0928752 email:bob@sunwiser.co.uk

Treasurer & Membership Secretary: Martin Stevens, martinstevens@talktalk.net  01202 889577

Secretary: Jack Crewe, a retired Chartered Accountant. jack.crewe@btinternet.com 01202 746792

Julie Snow: Newsletter Editor & Minute Secretary. I am sure you will find her new Newsletter masthead creative and the contents interesting.

Yvonne Hartwell: Social Secretary: email  ybonne.hartwell@talktalk.net

133 Sopwith Crescent, Merley BH21 1SR

 Lyn Thomas & Janet Coy have both agreed to work with PBHA on the committee as Sand Polo representatives in this important negotiation role

Mark Dowling  He has considerable expertise and will be responsible for sending out our emails and Newsletters to members.

 Michael James, who stepped down at the AGM but has offered to continue to serve on the committee.

We have as our Area representative for Sandbanks, Frances Wheatley 

How to become a member.

If you have a beach hut in the Borough of Poole, you are entitled to membership on the basis of one member per hut, which can be joint.

Please click on the membership tag on our home page to download a form.

The current membership fee until 31st December 2013 is £5.  Just click on the membership tag and download a membership form. This should be sent with your cheque made payable; “Poole Beach Huts Association” to Martin Stevens, 160 Lynwood Drive, Merley, Wimborne Dorset, BH21 1UU

If you join now, you will get until December 2013 free

Members will receive quarterly newsletters and regular updates on important matters; also details of our social programme.

Last year’s achievements

We spent a considerable amount of time and energy last year in discussions with representatives of Poole Council on proposed changes to our tenancies.  We are pleased to say that Poole Council withdrew their plans to restrict our tenancies to ten years and have agreed to allow us to renew annually as before. We have made a number of recommendations to them on the building of more huts in order to reduce the waiting lists and also to provide lockers for people without huts wishing to store their equipment.

Our First Annual General Meeting

Was held at Merley Community Centre, Harrier Drive, and Merley on Wednesday 27th February 2013 at 7-30pm. There were 82 members present. The meeting as  addressed by Councillor Judy Butt, who is the Leisure Services Portfolio Holder on Poole Council,  BoP’s Anthony Rogers the Recreation Manager and a special presentation was made by Helen Harris on the Beach Master Plan, shortly to re released on March 8th as Sustaining Poole’s Seafront (SPS) we will provide a link on this site. Visit and copy this link to your browser http://ha2.boroughofpoole.com/akspoole/images/att18783.pdf

The Future

We will continue to represent your interests and will take a close interest in the 25 year plan being developed by Borough of Poole. Two  public meetings will be held during the course of the year, if necessary with speakers from Poole Council who will be pleased to discuss matters with you.

 We also intend to develop a community spirit between beach hut owners and will be holding some social activities. You ideas and input will be strongly welcomed.

Help on the promenade

If you need to contact the Beach Office at Sandbanks, their number is 01202 708181 and their staff will be pleased to help you issues crop up out of hours or you don’t have your phone to hand, the RNLI lifeguards have mobile numbers for the Seafront Rangers and can help with lots of problems including prom cycling breaches and anti-social behaviour problems.

We look forward to seeing you at our meetings.

 Bob Lister (Chairman)