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Contacts

The contacts listed below are a sample of those most likely needed by people affected by a sudden death that has been reported to the Coroner. A broader list of contacts is available via the hosting web site of the Coroner's contracted funeral director Tapper Funeral Service.

The Senior Coroner for Dorset is Mrs Rachael Griffin.

The usual point of contact is via one of the officers assisting the Coroner. When an officer is allocated a case they will contact the family to introduce themselves. In their absence someone else may deal with any urgent issues.

Telephone: 01202 123900.

Email: coroner.service@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Website: https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Births-Ceremonies-and-Deaths/Deaths/Dorset-Coroners-Services/Coroners-service.aspx

Address: Coroner's Court, Town Hall, Bourne Avenue, Bournemouth, BH2 6DY (map)

Visits to this facilty are by appointment only. Address: Holly Tree Lodge, Gloucester Road, Boscombe (in the grounds of East Cemetery Bournemouth)

Only deaths occurring within the boundaries of the borough of Bournemouth should be registered here. (By appointment only.)

Phone: 01202 123777

Address: Registration Services, Town Hall, Bourne Avenue, Bournemouth, BH2 6DY (map)

Email: registrars.mailbox@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Only deaths occurring within the boundaries of the borough of Poole should be registered here. (By appointment only.)

Phone: 01202 123232

Address: Registrars, The Register Office, The Guildhall, Market Street, Poole, BH15 1NF (map)

Email: registrarsadmin@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Phone: 01202 123777

Address: Christchurch Borough Council, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Christchurch, BH23 1AZ (map)

Email: registrars.mailbox@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Deaths occurring within Dorset BUT OUTSIDE of the boroughs of Poole and Bournemouth and Christchurch should be registered via the Dorset Registration Service.

The central telephone number of 01305 225153 may be called to book an appointment at the Registry Office of: Blandford, Bridport, Dorchester, Ferndown, Gillingham, Sherborne, Swanage, Wareham or Weymouth.

Email: registrationinformation@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Website: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/births-deaths-marriages/registration-offices-in-dorset.aspx

Blandford: The Blandford Community Centre, Heddington Drive, Blandford DT11 7TP

Bridport: Bridport Town Council, Mountfield, Rax Lane, Bridport DT6 3JP

Dorchester: Dorset History Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester DT1 1RP

Ferndown: King George V Pavilion, Peter Grant Way, Ferndown BH22 9EN

Gillingham: Gillingham Town Hall, School Road, Gillingham SP8 4QR

Sherborne: Sherborne Town Council Offices, Manor House, Newland, Sherborne DT9 3JL

Swanage: The Town Hall, High Street, Swanage BH19 2NZ

Wareham: The Library, South Street, Wareham BH20 4LR

Weymouth: Weymouth Library, Great George Street, Weymouth DT4 8NN

Phone: 0808 2787 939

Address: 2 Sopers Lane, Christchurch, BH23 1JG (map)

Citizens Advise Bureau Poole 

Phone: 0808 2787 939

Address: 54 Lagland Street, POOLE, Dorset, BH15 1QG (map)

Phone:0808 2787 939

Address: West Wing, Town Hall, Bourne Avenue, BOURNEMOUTH, Dorset, BH2 6DX (map)

Email: Bournemouthcabadvice@hotmail.com

Phone: 01305 260 216

Email: dorset@cruse.org.uk

Phone:01202 338535

Address: Cruse Bournemouth, Florence Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH5 1HQ (map)

Phone:01202 302000

Address: Cruse Bournemouth, Florence Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH5 1HQ (map)

Email: helpline@cruse.org.uk