- Ward Profile for Wallisdown & Winton West Population Wallisdown and Winton West ward has a resident population of 10,324 at the time of the 2011 Census. The latest estimate of the ward’s population, based on the 2014 mid-year estimate, is 10,700. The working age population accounts for nearly 66% of the total population. The average age of residents is 42.9. Average household size is 2.5 people, compared with 2.2 in Bournemouth and 2.4 in England and Wales.
There is a smaller proportion of economically active residents in full-time employment but a larger proportion of part-time employees than the other comparison areas. Unemployment in this ward is lower than for the town.
Congratulation to Councillor Susan Phillips
The new Mayor of Bournemouth
Cllr Nigel Hedges
This is a great success story starting to evolve.
The WWW Ward Councillors are receiving communications from many Residents ( especially those who attended the opening on 27th May ) who are so inspired by the new building that they want to be more involved , more engaged , with Slades Park and it’s care and upkeep.
There have been requests for them to be able to “volunteer” ( not clear , as yet , how ) along with regularised litter picking and many aspects that seem to fall into the category of ‘Park Guardian” ( including using their properties for Police “observations” to start to put an end to the genrational roaring across the Park on mopeds and motobikes ) and many other good ideas.
Could we perhaps plan a public meeting/action group agenda item/think tank/open day at the new Pavilion to see how these keen residents ( many in Cornish Gardens and Forsyth Gardens ) can be more involved in what the Council , Active Dorset and other ‘agencies’ have started to engender there with the help and support of our superb Parks team ?
As Ward Councillors , we would be very happy to be involved of course and I am sure we could start to draw up a list of those who’d like some degree of extended “ownership” of this valuable community asset.
Councillor Nigel P. Hedges
Wallisdown and Winton West Ward
Bournemouth Council (Parks Development Team) is working in partnership with Active Dorset (County Sports and Physical Activity Partnership) to deliver a replacement pavilion building, which will be accessible and welcoming to the wider community. Our partner Active Dorset are one of 44 County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) across England, committed to working together to increase participation in sport and physical activity.
The replacement building will provide public access to toilets and a community café facility. Having Active Dorset providing an onsite presence will create opportunities for people to get involved in physical activity and community initiatives. The building is an ideal size, layout and footprint for requirements at Slades Farm. The subsequent fit out is progressing nicely. The photo is of the Pavilion when sill in London