18 April 2021
Eco Sustainable Solutions Ltd have submitted a planning application to BCP Council for an “Energy Recovery Facility” to be located at Chapel Lane, Hurn, Christchurch. Alasdair Keddie, Co-Chair of BCP Green Party, said: "Despite the glossy 'carbon friendly' PR, the Hurn Energy Recovery Facility is an incinerator project. The word 'incinerator is scrupulously avoided throughout the planning application and supporting information. Energy recovery from incinerating waste is not low carbon or climate friendly. It is essentially generating energy from dirty fossil fuel (plastic waste)."
08 April 2021
The Green Party has selected Ben Pantling as its candidate for the BCP Council by-election in Canford Heath ward, Poole, to take place on Thursday 6th May. Ben Pantling has been a resident of Poole for over ten years, and has lived in the wider Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole conurbation for nearly 20 years. He has three children in Poole schools, and he is glad to have made Poole his home for his family.
31 March 2021
On Thursday 6th May, voters will be turning out to elect Dorset Police's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). PCCs are elected representatives who are responsible for setting out police force budgets, ensuring the force is efficient and effective, and providing a link between communities and police. The latest candidate to announce is Green Party’s Claire Seymour who will be the Green Party’s first candidate nominated for the role, and Dorset’s second ever female candidate.
18 March 2021
The disappearance of Sarah Everard and subsequent discovery of her body in Kent last week sent shockwaves through the country. Since then thousands of women have sent their experiences of being intimidated or harassed while walking alone at night. Today a group of women highlighted the issue in Dorset. Rather than physically coming together, they held a people-free protest - hundreds of people taking a stand - in a lockdown-compliant peaceful protest.
17 March 2021
Green Party members in Dorset County will be balloted from 23rd-30th March on selection of a candidate to fight the Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) election. There will be one nominee on the ballot, Claire Seymour - and (in effect) a yes/no vote for Green members on ratification of the unopposed nominee.
08 March 2021
Claire Seymour, BCP Green Party's Policing & Crime Spokesperson, takes a moment to celebrate the enormous social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and their many huge strides forward towards equality. However, she also highlights the marked upswing in gender-based violence, all around the world, since the start of the pandemic - acknowledged by the World Health Organisation as a crisis in itself.
07 March 2021
John Tutton, a mental health worker, says: "I would love to say I'm surprised regarding the government's derisory offer of a 1% pay rise to hardworking NHS staff, but sadly I'm not. I'm exasperated, seeing colleagues and friends reach burnout, with the need to pay off debts accrued from university, pressured to fill all the hours left empty by vacancies; vacancies created by a decade of austerity."
06 March 2021
BCP Green Party has appointed Claire Seymour as its Policing & Crime Spokesperson.
02 March 2021
Three items of new play equipment are now in place at Winton's highly popular Pine Road Park. Local Green Councillors Simon Bull and Chris Rigby had signed off on the funding for the new multi-play unit, rondel and seesaw that BCP Council have recently installed.
11 February 2021
Photographer and local Green Party member Jayne Jackson seeks participants for the new phase of her award-winning photography project "Asking For It", exploring victim-blaming..