BCP creates a new era for cycling and walking

04 July 2020

BCP Council has been indicatively awarded around £1.4million from the government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund - a funding package to 'create new era for cycling and walking'.

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Major incident reported at Bournemouth beach

25 June 2020

National and local news channels reported crowds flocking to Bournemouth beaches, and Cllr Chris Rigby commented on the litter that was left.

BCP Unity Alliance survives no-confidence vote

09 June 2020

The Unity Alliance retains control of Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole (BCP) Council, following the failure of the Conservative Group's motion of no-confidence at Full Council tonight.

Very disappointing and sad - Simon Bull comments on recent behaviour at BCP beaches

"Very disappointing and sad": Simon Bull comments on recent behaviour at BCP's beaches

06 June 2020

Responding to mounting public concern about excessive crowding and irresponsible behaviour on our local beaches, Simon Bull has written: "It was very disappointing to see pictures of the state of our beaches last weekend. Visitors to our towns should heed the message - don't come here at this time."

Hundreds turn out to #BlackLivesMatter protest in Bournemouth

03 June 2020

Hundreds of peaceful protesters gathered in Bournemouth on Tuesday 2nd June to protest against the police killing in Minneapolis of unarmed black man George Floyd.

Chris Rigby supports Council leader's call for stricter travel rules

02 June 2020

Green Party support BCP Council Leader urgently calling for stricter travel rules after the weekend's chaotic beach scenes

"Not British fair play": Local Greens condemn power-grab bid by BCP Council's Conservatives

30 May 2020

Local Greens have condemned the move by the Conservative group on BCP Council to submit a motion of no-confidence in the ruling Unity Alliance.

BCP’s Green councillors call for vibrant new Bournemouth festival to replace the Air Show in a time of climate emergency

12 May 2020

Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole’s Green councillors call for the Bournemouth Air Show to be replaced in the coming years, as one measure to address the climate emergency and to centre local tourism around the needs of residents across the conurbation. The comments come as BCP Council announce the cancellation of the Air Show this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local homeless supported into longer-term accommodation during Coronavirus crisis

07 May 2020

BCP Council reported on 6th May that many people who were rough sleeping or faced homelessness across the area and who have been temporarily housed in response to the Covid-19 lockdown in March are being supported into more longer-term sustainable accommodation.

Chris Rigby opposes local Conservatives' call to sell Town Hall and cut jobs

07 May 2020

Green Party Councillor Chris Rigby opposes Conservative members of BCP Council plans to sell the Town Hall and cut jobs as part of efforts to address the financial impact of the coronavirus.

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