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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.

Assistant Coroners: Mr Brendan Allen, Mr Richard Middleton, Mr Stephen Nicholls, Mr Grant Davies, Mrs Victoria Cook and Mrs Deborah Rookes.

The usual point of contact is via one of the officers assisting the Coroner: Ian Parry (Officer in Charge), Allan Young, Andrew Lord, Carolyn Stuart and Nikki Muller. Their telephone number is 01202 123900.

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

Dorset Registration Service 

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

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

Phone: 01305 225153

Email: registrationinformation@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Phone: 01202 123777

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

Email: registrars.mailbox@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Phone: 01305 225153

Address: The Pavilion, King George V Playing Fields, Peter Grant Way, Ferndown

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