We have three categories of membership:
Household membership - individual membership for any member of a household or family who owns or rents property on Sandbanks irrespective of whether you live here most or just some of the time
Visitor membership - individual membership for anyone, wherever you live, who has a close interest in Sandbanks and wishes to contribute to preserving, improving and protecting this uniquely beautiful area
Business/Club membership - membership for local businesses and clubs who serve or operate from Sandbanks and wish to make a tangible commitment to supporting the local community
Household membership - £10 per person per annum
Visitors and Friends membership - £10 per person per annum
Business membership - £100 per annum
In addition to benefits for all members listed above
Household membership includes:
Visitor membership includes:
Business membership includes:
We generally email members at least once a month and sometimes more often when there are pressing local issues.
Household and visitor membership is limited to those aged 18 or older.
Yes, we enjoy excellent relationships with our Ward Councillors who are currently Mohan Iyengar and May Haines. They attend most of our committee meetings as well as our AGM. They are very helpful in helping us navigate the Council.
We treat all funds raised with great care and spend them only where approved by the Committee in the best interests of the community. Committee members are unpaid and only rarely incur reimbursable expenses. Examples of where the money raised from subscriptions goes include:
The Localism Act 2011 gives communities the right to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan against which future planning applications are assessed. That means, in principle, a Neighbourhood Plan for Sandbanks might be able to set policies e.g. on maximum height of buildings, retention of community assets like the Haven Hotel and development impact on the character and amenity of the area. Once finalised, the Plan must be given weight as a consideration in planning decisions.
It could contain more detail on things like urban design, trees, traffic, paths, access to beaches and preferred sites for housing/flats.
Effectively, it could give the Sandbanks community more influence and control over development in Sandbanks.
SCG has started the process for forming a Neighbourhood Plan but it is likely to take 3-5 years to bring it to fruition.
The first step is to become a member. Once a household member you can attend AGM/EGMs and perhaps put yourself forward forward to join the Committee. All members receive regular news updates.
If you have a specific expertise or skill you think might be of value in our work then please consider volunteering.
To cancel your membership, log in to your PayPal account and click 'Activity' to view your past transactions.
Find the transaction on the list called Sandbanks Community Group and click on it.
On the next page which includes the transaction details, click on Manage Sandbanks Community Group payments.
Then, click on the Cancel link the cancel the subscription.