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

Vice Chair: Janet Coy, 2, Durrant Road, Poole. BH14 8TP Tel 01202 922983 email: jc7834@gmail.com

Secretary: Yvonne Hartwell: tel 01202 887228 Mob 07711 039786: email  ybonne.hartwell@talktalk.net133 Sopwith Crescent, Merley BH21 1SR (Temp Post)

Treasurer & Membership Secretary: Tony Mullins tel 01202 887635 email:tmullins196@gmail.com

 Newsletter Editor  Julie Snow: 126A Sandbanks Road BH 14 8DA Tel 01202 735311 email snow26@btinternet.com

Yvonne Hartwell: Social Secretary tel 01202 887228 Mob 07711 039786: email  ybonne.hartwell@talktalk.net 133 Sopwith Crescent, Merley BH21 1SR

Jack Crewe, 9, Frankland Crescent, Parkstone, BH14 9PX, 01202 746792 : email jack.crewe@btinternet.com

Cheryl Arterton, 07986 404768 email: cheryl,atterton@ntlworld.com

Yvette Bessant, 58, Vale Road, tel 01202 732265 email: yvette.bessant@yahoo.com

Nicola Earl, 120 Dorchester Road, Oakdale, BH1 3SD tel 07875 240577 email nicola_earl@yahoo.co.uk

Cheryl Arterton, Yvette Bessant  & Nichola Earl as full Committee members, will assist on various projects.

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

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 membership page to download a form.

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


We spent a considerable amount of time and energy  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.

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, (sadly this office is closed due to Covid) their Temporary number is 01202 2161370 and their staff will be pleased to help you if  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)