Sara Armstrong was elected as East Cliff & Springbourne's first Green councillor in a resounding by-election win on 29th June 2023.
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[left to right]: Sara Armstrong, Paul Gray and Louise Kenchington
By-election triggered: The Bournemouth Daily Echo reported that newly elected Labour Councillor Martin Bedford "said he had to take the 'difficult decision' to stand down due to ongoing health issues". This came five days after the election. [Formal notice of vacancy...] 10th May 2023
"Although the election is still fresh in our minds our work in the area continues on regardless. This has just been raised by our East Cliff & Springbourne Residents Group, highlighting concerns about a planning application from Pivitol Housing." [Read more on Facebook...] 7th May 2023
BCP Council election, 4th May 2023: Sara Armstrong misses out by just 12 votes... Sara Armstrong from East Cliff & Springbourne Greens fell short by just 12 votes, as Conservative councillor Anne Filer just clung on while Labour unseated the other two Conservatives. [Full result...]
Sara Armstrong commented: "We want to thank everyone who has supported us through engagement, voting and volunteering. We remain committed to our community…… this is only the beginning."
Sara Armstrong writes: "Paul, Louise and I have been out and about across the whole neighbourhood, a lot more recently. We are noticing the poor state of the road signs, particularly in Springbourne. Deteriorating street furniture can make an area seem neglected and run down. It would be really nice to spruce our street signage up, just like we've seen in other parts of the ward. Tidy, cared for streets contribute to helping people feel safer too. If your street sign is looking a bit sad and needs some love - please send us a pic and we can add it to our list for after the election." 23rd April 2023
16th April 2023
"Your hard working Greens have been out and about in our neighbourhood today reporting fly tipping as part of our commitment to cleaner, safer streets." 10th April 2023