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BCP Council spending priorities: Mixed news

21 September 2021

This summer BCP Council’s Conservative Cabinet waved through proposals to spend £90,000 of public money on two new cars for its mayors. This follows £50k spent by the Council preparing a failed bid for Freeport status for Bournemouth & Poole - despite warnings that Freeports benefit only a wealthy few while breeding corruption, tax evasion and criminal activity. In good news, BCP’s climate team is said to be expanding from two staff to eight.

Cllr Simon Bull on the case of open drug crime in Winton

13 September 2021

Winton East Green Councillor Simon Bull's recent activities have included face-to-face resident liaison, seeking to get a handle on increasing neighbourhood drugs issues, also observed in other Bournemouth neighbourhoods including Charminster.

Cllr Simon Bull attends opening of new student halls on Arts University Bournemouth campus

10 September 2021

Simon Bull, Green Councillor for Winton East, attended the opening of Arts University Bournemouth's new on-campus student halls yesterday.

Baroness Jenny Jones slams new Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner's failure to reinstate scrutiny panels

29 August 2021

Green Party member of the House of Lords, Baroness Jenny Jones, has criticised the failure of the new Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner, the Conservatives' David Sidwick, to reinstate the local policing scrutiny panels set up by his independent predecessor. Baroness Jones described it as "clearly a very poor decision" and a "bad choice for Dorset".

'Very moved': Simon Bull comments on peaceful protest in Bournemouth Square following death of Mehmet Altun

29 August 2021

Bournemouth Green Councillor Simon Bull commented: "I attended this protest and was very moved by the number who were there and the words said. My heart goes out to Mehmet's family. There needs to be a major review of policy. The 'war on drugs' is not working. This boy was only 13."

BCP Climate & Nature Emergency March takes place, marking second anniversary of local emergency declaration

25 July 2021

Concerned local citizens came together at Horseshoe Common yesterday, to "protest BCP Council's failure to deliver on their declaration of a climate and ecological emergency" two years ago - proposed by Green Councillor Simon Bull who attended the march.

Green Councillor Simon Bull criticises BCP Council over seafront parking chaos

18 July 2021

Bournemouth Green Party Councillor Simon Bull has expressed concern about the appropriateness of BCP Council's preparations for the recent parking chaos on the seafront, which has attracted regional and national media attention.

Winton East Green Group picks litter at Winton Rec

17 July 2021

"Wonderful sunshine during our litterpick yesterday morning at Winton Rec. With Pete, Martine and local Green Councillor Simon Bull."

'Not the way a transparent and open government should act': Simon Bull on Conor Burns' dinners with fossil fuel companies

15 July 2021

The Independent reports: "Representatives from the three gas giants, plus Chevron and Equinor, used a dinner with then-trade minister [and Bournemouth West MP] Conor Burns in February last year to argue the fossil fuel industry should be seen as a 'vital' part of the solution to climate change." Simon Bull, Green Party Parliamentary candidate for Bournemouth West in 2017 and 2019, commented: "It really is time for this government and its ministers to get behind genuine measures and actions that tackle the Climate Emergency.

Simon Bull shows support for the Winton Community Shed

07 July 2021

Simon Bull, Green Councillor for Winton East, says: "I popped over to Winton Recreation Ground this afternoon to meet with Tess and the people at The Winton Community Shed. They were busy making bug hotels for the play gardens, and work surfaces for the shed while I was there."







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