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If you live in private rented accommodation, it is important to know when your bin collections are, and that you recycle responsibly and regularly so that you are contributing to a more sustainable way of processing your waste.
Please note that your Big and Little Bins are collected on alternate weeks.
Excess rubbish that will not fit into your bin should be taken to the local Milhams Recycling Centre, at Longham, before it gets opened by foxes, and blown around the neighbourhood.
Check your bin collection dates on the BPC Council website, and don't forget to check what waste goes in each bin.
It is really important that you put the right waste in the right bin. If you contaminate dry mixed recycling with food waste it will be contaminated and all end up in landfill.
If you live in a large house with only one bin, you can request another from the council and your landlord should pay for the cost.
If you're struggling with your bins then contact the council on 01202 451199 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charity shops are always after your unwanted items such as books and clothes - and The Big Give will collect all your end of year unwanted goods starting 29th April 2020. There will be plenty of bins around campus. Check the Big Give page for details about collections from Winton.
Wallisdown and Poole will have different bin collection times, for more information check here for bin collection days or speak to your neighbours.
The streets around BH9 are very busy with lots of vehicles and not much off-road parking so be careful when crossing roads, or when driving in the area.
If you do have a vehicle, try to park it off road if you can, but if you have to park in the street, make sure you are not blocking anyone elses driveway.
Make sure your vehicle wheels are not up on the pavement, blocking access to pedestrians, pushchairs and wheelchair users.
It's perfectly fine to let your hair down and party, but do be respectful to your neighbours- we don't want you to get a visit from NAN!!
It stands for Noise Abatement Notice. We don’t want you to get a big fine, or a criminal record for making loud persistent noise, so please party respectfully, close windows, turn down the music, and be mindful of the people who live nearby
Don't spill out into the street or make loads of noise whilst waiting for the taxi to arrive. Most taxi firms will text you when they arrive.
Don't have arguements with your friends about who is going to sit where in the taxi late at night. Other people and families are sleeping in houses near by, and may have work and school in the morning.
Don't leave beer bottles and litter on walls and in the gutter if you are told you cannot bring it in the taxi. Put bottles and litter in your bin, or take it back in doors. Make sure your street is a pleasant place for you, and others to live.
When you are living in private rented accommodation whilst at university the same UK government guidance should be followed. This guidance changes from time to time to help manage the pandemic and keep infection rates low. You can check the latest government guidance here.
It is important that you follow guidance on household bubbles, and the amount of people from other households you meet up with.
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Bournemouth is a thriving seaside town, with sand and sunshine (most of the time!) on the scenic Dorset coast. Most of our beaches between Southbourne and Sandbanks are safe for swimming - however there are times when it is not safe to swim, and lifeguards patrol the beach and watch over swimmers during peak times to ensure the safety of swimmers.
There are also area's of the Dorset coastline that are not safe to swim. Did you know that Dorset is ranked as the sixth highest county in the UK for accidental drownings, with over 70 fatalities in the last 5 years. 50% of people in drowning incidents never intended to enter the water. Males are 4 times more likely to drown than females.
Think twice before you are tempted to go skinny-dipping and jump off the pier on a night out - we recommend that you read information from the Royal Life Saving Society here.
"My name is Liz Bailey and I am a PGR student specialising in music copyright. I am a Community Warden because I enjoy being part of the local community, helping students make Bournemouth their new home."
"My name is Callum Bailey, I am a final year student in the Science and Technology department. I love being a Warden as it is nice to walk around the neighbourhood meeting student and non-student residents. I find it very satisfying assisting people with concerns they have, be it bins, parking or noise matters, and being a friendly face for the university."
"I'm Olivia, I'm a returning Warden and a final year Business with Finance student. I wanted to come back and warden because I found it to be a very rewarding job. Making a difference both with the permanent community and the students. Helping to create peace and calmness within the community."
"I wanted to become a Community Warden to help foster a positive relationship between the student and resident communities. I believe my role will help students find their feet in their new neighbourhoods whilst making sure they have an enjoyable student experience."
"I'm a third-year student who loves living in Bournemouth and wanted a chance to further engage with the environment and community around me. I enjoy talking to new people and look forward to the conversations I will get to have in this role."
"Hello! My name's Felicity, and being a student Community Warden is very important to me as I’m passionate about keeping Bournemouth safe and maintaining good relationships between students and other residents alike."