West Howe Regeneration
West Howe in Bournemouth is a priority area where we are addressing specific needs for the benefit of all residents who live there.
West Howe is in the far west of the borough and is largely made up of a mix of housing with a range of facilities including local schools, a youth centre, library and shops. It is home to Turbary Common, a protected Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
A detailed study called the West Howe Strategic Assessment was carried out in 2012, and updated in 2015, showed that:
- Life expectancy is lower than other areas of Bournemouth and some long-term health issues are common
- West Howe residents tend to be younger than Bournemouth as a whole
- Some residents suffer due to low income
- Young people tend to achieve less well at school than in other areas of the town
- A high proportion of adults have no qualifications
Our Vision for West Howe
West Howe residents enjoy good health and a high standard of living, have high aspirations and the resources and opportunities to achieve them. They make use of all the facilities and opportunities that Bournemouth offers. People aspire to live in West Howe because of the sense of community and its great and varied local facilities.
The West Howe Commitment
The West Howe Commitment summarises the priorities for the area. Based on the analysis in the strategic assessment and consultation with local people it sets out a vision, with a list of challenges, aims and actions. It guides the work of the partnership.
The West Howe Regeneration Partnership brings people together from a range of organisations to make sure that the West Howe Commitment is being delivered. There are representatives from:
- Bournemouth Council
- Dorset Police
- Health Services
- West Howe Community Enterprises
- Department of Work and Pensions
- Local schools