THE council has revealed all the services which will be affected by Storm Ciarán. 

Both Bournemouth Pier and Boscombe pier will be closed from 5pm tonight until it is safe to reopen them both. 

All seafront car parks will also be closed from tonight (Wednesday) until it is safe to reopen them, with Boscombe Undercliff carpark already closed. 

Meanwhile, lifting Twin Sails bridge will be suspended from 7pm tonight until tomorrow morning as the county braces for strong winds and heavy rain. 

Parents are also being advised to check on individual school websites for the latest updates regarding any potential closures. 

For those with bin day tomorrow (Thursday, November 2), the council advised residents to “avoid putting their bin out overnight tonight to avoid them being blown over and waste falling into the street during the storm”. 

BCP Council asked residents to bring their bins back onto their property tomorrow as soon as possible once they have been emptied. 

Strong winds and high rainfall are expected to bring widespread travel disruption tomorrow as the Met Office downgrades its weather warning from amber to yellow. 

Fallen trees and flying debris are both likely, with the areas around Poole and Christchurch harbours likely to flood. 

Bournemouth Echo:

Cllr Vikki Slade, leader of BCP Council and portfolio holder for dynamic places, which oversees emergency planning, said: “Across the council, our teams are preparing for the impact of Storm Ciarán, as well as the aftermath, which is likely to be extensive – and I want to thank these teams in advance for their hard work over the next few days. 

“Making sure our residents stay safe is our priority, so please report any issues caused by the storm to us, and if you’re concerned about anyone sleeping rough during this time, please do ring the relevant number so our teams can encourage them inside. 

“Ahead of the storm’s arrival, please can residents secure any garden items that may cause flying debris. During the storm, we’re asking for people to stay away from the coast and check in on any elderly or vulnerable neighbours wherever possible. 

“Our teams are ready to respond in all weathers and working alongside partners will be managing the impact of the storm over the next few days.”