31 October 2023
BCP Council’s Green Group, plans to bring a motion supporting calls for a ceasefire and instructing the council to be ready to offer support for those displaced and affected by the events taking place. The motion, which reflects the group's dedication to fostering understanding, support, and unity in times of conflict, is aimed at promoting peace and empathy in the wake of the ongoing conflict in Israel and Palestine.
14 September 2023
Update on BCP council passing the Green Group's Motion to Tackle Knife Crime & Serious Violence
30 June 2023
Sara Armstrong became the sixth BCP Green councillor today, and East Cliff & Springbourne's first, with a resounding win in the BCP Council by-election. Sara's majority was 203 votes over the Conservative candidate, with Labour dropping to third place.
23 May 2023
As the newly formed BCP Green Group, we have taken the decision to offer our confidence and support to the largest political group on BCP Council, the Liberal Democrats, in coalition with local independent groups to form the new administration.
07 May 2023
Here are some video, photographic and infographic highlights of the day that Kate Salmon, Joe Salmon and Alasdair Keddie became BCP Green councillors #3, #4 and #5, with two Green gains in MOORDOWN and one in QUEEN'S PARK & CHARMINSTER. This was alongside Simon Bull and Chris Rigby being safely returned in WINTON EAST with even bigger vote shares and majority percentages than last time.
03 May 2023
CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Bournemouth East's Labour candidate for MP, Tom Hayes, steals a Bournemouth Green Party election flyer from a #Moordown resident's letterbox, while replacing it with a Labour leaflet.
05 April 2023
Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Green Party unveiled its list of candidates for the BCP Council election on 4th May 2023, at a big campaign launch event on Boscombe Beach. Councillor Chris Rigby, BCP Green Party Chair, said: "We're so excited to be launching our campaign today to #GetGreensElected right across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole on May 4th pushing for fairer greener communities."
28 March 2023
BCP Green Councillor Chris Rigby has been quoted in the i newspaper's coverage of the Poole Harbour oil spill: "Local councillor Chris Rigby told i: 'This is unacceptable. Wytch Farm has been an accident waiting to happen for years.' Mr Rigby, who represents the Green Party on Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council, added that the plant was meant to be shut in 2016, but Perenco had gained an extension until 2037."
27 March 2023
Green Councillor Chris Rigby writes: "When I say some things are bigger than politics, an oil spill in Poole Harbour is one of them. Today councillors from the Green Party, Liberal Democrats, Labour and Poole People were all present at the demonstration on Poole Quay expressing our dissatisfaction with Perenco and Wytch Farm - along with loads of local residents."
27 March 2023
BCP Green Party notes with sadness and anger the oil spill which took place in Poole Harbour on Sunday 26 March 2023. A major incident has been declared, and the spill will have a devastating impact on our local environment as well as those who live near and work on the harbour.