BROADSTONE is an area of mainly low density housing on the northern edge of the Borough of Poole abutting East Dorset District (Corfe Mullen) and Green Belt land between Poole and Wimborne.
The original settlement was once separate from Poole and some parts of the ward still retain elements of a ‘village’ character.
Broadstone began to expand during the Edwardian era, with the arrival of the railway (station closed in 1966). Most of the present day housing development dates from the inter-war period and the 1950s. The ward has an electorate (2015) of 8,516 voters.
Broadstone has a substantial, well used local shopping street (The Broadway) with many independent retailers, as well as a library, community centre, three schools, a pub, a sports hall, golf club and three churches. There is a frequent bus service between Wimborne and Poole and a long distance cycle path which follows the track of the former railway line.
Borough of Poole Councillors: www.poole.gov.uk (as listed at 18 Sept 2018)
Mike Brooke (LD) 2015
David Newell (Con) 2015
Vikki Slade (LD) 2016
Check www.poole.gov.uk for details of Councillors, elections, consultations, meetings and information.
Some Local Issues : Car Parking in the ‘toast rack’; Car Park charges; Business Rates; Shop closures; Public Toilet closure; Redevelopments.
Borough of Poole – October 2016 Broadstone – By Election Candidates ( 1 seat )
Green : M. Chivers; UKIP : A. Gerring; Labour : J. Sanderson; LD : V. Slade; Con : M. Ujvari
Borough of Poole – May 2015
LD (3) M. Brooke 3534, R. Godfrey 2262, D. Hudswell 2097
Con (3) D. Newell 2842, J. Tomlin 2547, M. Ujvari 2027
Grn (3) K. Blake 371, M. Chivers 519, H. Highwater 417
UKIP (2) Alan Gerring 909, Barry Smith 808
Borough of Poole (2011) :
LD (3) 2,559, 2,027, 2,016; CON (3) 1,994, 1,718, 1,684; GRN (1) 500; UKIP (1) Alan Gerring 499
Broadstone Link (monthly) e : firstname.lastname@example.org
BH18 (Broadstone Residents Magazine): www.broadstoneresidents.org