Mudeford Sandbank News

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Beach Huts

http://web.mac.com/beachhutman/iWeb

The editor's own blog site, "Beach Hut Man."

www.gocoastal.co.uk

How they describe their site...
A growing A-Z of beach huts, chalets, cottages, apartments, hostels, guesthouses, hotels or campsites and other amenities around the UK coastline.

www.beach-huts.co.uk

How they describe their site...
The ever-growing beach-huts.co.uk site. Take a look around the site by clicking on huts, news and views, care and repair or services - and think of the site as an online magazine, with features, news, letters and ads. We're always looking to update our listings, so if you're involved with beach huts, send your details in.

www.mudeford-beach-huts.co.uk

How they describe their site...
Mudeford Beach Huts website for news, rentals/sales and what's happening now. The aim of this site is to act as a notice board to advertise huts for rent, for sale and wanted. We welcome local advertisements and news updates from hutters and locals.

www.mudeford4u.co.uk

Includes beach huts for sale or to rent.

http://www.beachhutworld.com/

A beach hut and beach hut accessory site.

http://www.readersheds.co.uk/

A website for shed lovers.

http://www.beachhuts.org.uk/

A website for huts!

http://www.msbha.org.uk/

The official beach hut association website mainly for hut owners

http://www.beach-huts.com/

A beach hut rental site, apparently.

http://beachhuts.proboards25.com/

The official website of the (claimed) National Beach Hut Association.

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Political

www.christchurch.gov.uk
How they describe their site...
Your route to all the information you need on Christchurch, Dorset, England. It is the official Christchurch Borough Council Web Site. Topics include the community, shopping, business, tourism, transport, events and information. See the link to the Discussion Group hosted by Yahoo.

www.bournemouth.gov.uk

How they describe their site...
This is the Bournemouth Borough Council Web Site. It deals with business, leisure, learning and living in Bournemouth, Dorset. There is a latest news and web-enquiry service. Bournemouth Council is reponsible for the management of Hengistbury Head and is the ground landlord for much of Mudeford Sandbank which it has leased to Christchurch Council.

www.hants.gov.uk

How they describe their site...
HantsWeb is a comprehensive gateway to information on nearby Hampshire. It is provided by Hampshire County Council.

www.dorset-cc.gov.uk

How they describe their site...
This is Dorset County Council's official website. DCC provide most of the services in the County of Dorset.
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Media
www.south-central-media.co.uk

How they describe their site...
South-Central Media is a campaign site to promote the region as a media centre - coverage of local-interest writers, film-makers etc.

www.presswise.org.uk

How they describe their site...
Presswise is a media watchdog which seeks to promote high standards of journalism and provides assistance to those with complaints about innacurate, intrusive or sensational media coverage.

www.mediachannel.org

How they describe their site...
MediaChannel is a worldwide network of the media compiled in the public interest covering news and issues facing us all, avoiding the possible parochialism of single national news sources. It is updated daily.

www.cfoi.org.uk

How they describe their site...
The Campaign for Freedom of Information campaigns against unecessary secrecy and provides practical web guides to help people use their rights of access to personal and public information.

www.framleyexaminer.com

How they describe their site...
The Framley Examiner is a somewhat satirical look at small town community newspaper coverage, included here as it may be of interest.


www.thisisdorset.net

How they describe their site...
Dorset's news and information site with town-centred local news.

www.thisisbournemouth.co.uk

How they describe their site...
All the latest news for Bournemouth and Dorset provided by the Daily Echo. (part of the Newsquest Media Group which controls some 300 newspapers.)

Ian Tilsed

For research, Ian Tilsed's reference library links are a good place to start.

BBCi Southampton

How they describe their site...
BBC Southampton...everything you need to know for what's going on in Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight.
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Historical

 

Natula Publications

How they describe their site...
We are a small publishing company, based in Christchurch, Dorset, specializing in books of local history and and interest.

www.archive.org

How they describe their site...
This site includes the useful "Wayback Machine" which is an internet archive of how sites used to look in the past. Typing in a site's URL will hopefully access its past incarnations. Free access is provided to a digital library for researchers, historians, scholars and the general public.

Christchurch Local History Society

How they describe their site...
The Christchurch Local History Society studies and attempts to preserve the past of the ancient borough of Christchurch, with an archive in the Christchurch Public Library, the library itself being under the care of Dorset County Council.

www.tuttons-well.org.uk

A site to commemorate Christchurch's most famous mineral water from a well in Stanpit, now providing exceptionally clear water again after a restoration funded by a sympathetic stockbroker. Your editor has served on the committee.

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Hengistbury Head and the Environment

environment-agency.gov.uk
On this site...
See the flood warnings for this area and any other in the country and weep. You may search by postcode. This area is BH6 4EW

www.mudefordferry.co.uk

How they describe their site...
The Mudeford (Run) Ferry operates between Mudeford Quay and the beach at Mudeford Sandbank approx. every 15 mins (at advertised times) during British Summer Time.

Dr Ian West

How they describe their site...
Dr Ian West of the School of Ocean and Earth Sciences at Southampton University offers this academic geological field guide for Hengistbury Head. (Also check out Bournemouth University for any school links on its website for similar treatment.)

Bill Rees

How they describe their site...
This Web Site by Bill Rees details the geology and history of Hengistbury Head.

England-in-particular

How they describe their site...
Following on from the success of Common Ground which celebrated the River Stour from source to sea, ending at Mudeford,the new project, England-in-particular, celebrates the local, the particular and the distinctive in this country. It tries to give sense and pride to the concept of place. We will be in their frame and they in ours, recording what is special about this area in particular.

Christchurch Harbour Ornithological Group

How they describe their site...
CHOG watches and records the birds of Christchurch Harbour, which is situated on the south coast of England and includes the well known birdwatching areas of Hengistbury Head and Stanpit Marsh.

www.channelcoast.org

This site includes online aerial photographs of the area (Hint: seek the 'online GIS')

www.dcda.org.uk

This is the Dorset Coast Digital Archive with interactive maps and images for the areas geography and history.

www.nfdc.gov.uk

New Forest District Council website portal.

www.naturalengland.org.uk

How they describe their site...
Natural England works for people, places and nature to conserve and enhance biodiversity, landscapes and wildlife in rural, urban, coastal and marine areas.

www.south-coast-central.co.uk

South Coast Central is an online guide to the natural heritage of England's south-central region.

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Leisure & Sport

bournemouth-surfing.co.uk
How they describe their site...
Includes a webcam of the current swell at Southbourne beach and the surf conditions at Bournemouth Pier with weather and other items of interest to surfers.

www.mudeford.org.uk

How they describe their site...
The Mudeford Personal Watercraft (jet-ski) Club which operates out of Mudeford Quay most weekends.

www.highcliffecharityplayers.co.uk

An amateur musical, revue and pantomime charity production company. Local-grown Helen Cristofoli was Goldilocks in 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' in 1986 and others since like her have closed for a while the gap between the world as it is and the world as it should be.

http://easytide.ukho.gov.uk/EasyTide/EasyTide/index.aspx

The official Admiralty tidal predictor by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office.

www.ahayball.co.uk

The website of Alan Hayball, a local artist who paints humourous scenes of beachfront life, including Hengistbury Head.

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Commercial and Residential

TL Risk Solutions Ltd.

How they describe their site...
TL Risk Solutions offer beach hut and chalet insurance.

www.dorset-list.co.uk

How they describe their site...
The Dorset List is a classified directory for businesses using the internet in the Dorset and west Hampshire region. It is useful for local and out-of-town customers.

www.avon-beach.co.uk

How they describe their site...
Avon Beach lies to the North-East of Mudeford Sandbank across the harbour mouth, with access to Mudeford Quay and the Mudeford Ferry. A fine retail shop, restaurant/cafe open for 364 days of the year and car parking for 100 cars allows for a good safe family beach that provides an alternative or additional destination to visiting the sandbank.

www.highcliffedorset.co.uk

How they describe their site...
Just a couple of miles North East of Mudeford Sandbank lies the village of Higncliffe which is covered by this web site. 

www.theblackhouse.co.uk

How they describe their site...
The Black House is a dramatic local landmark built circa 1842 on the extreme end of Mudeford Sandbank guarding the entrance to Christchurch harbour. There are 4 holiday apartments available to let with full details on this site.

http://hosted.george2.co.uk/samra/

How they describe their site...
The official site for the Stanpit and Mudeford Residents Association with news, views, links and contacts. SAMRA is probably the largest and most active association in the area.
www.bournemouthboating.co.uk

The Christchurch Harbour excursion/ferry service from Wick Ferry, Tuckton Bridge and Wick ferry to Mudeford Sandbank. If you want to visit the Sandbank on a sunny day, this is the best way, you might  park near Christchurch Priory for the day and later spend some time in the town as well.

www.saxonsquare.com

An exclusive Business Directory for the town.

www.christchurchdorset.co.uk

Where to visit, stay or eat.

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