Simon Bull reports back from afternoon at Winton Rec

14 April 2022

Simon Bull, Green Party Councillor for Winton East, spent Wednesday afternoon at Winton Recreation Ground. First he helped out with the ongoing programme of wildflower seeding. Then he visited the Community Shed, to see the tool safe purchased with Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding that Simon and fellow local Green Councillor Chris Rigby were very happy to support. Then Simon checked out how the new pond is coming along.

Traffic problems at St Luke's School, Winton: Chris Rigby on case

11 April 2022

Traffic is grinding to a halt during school-run times in the vicinity of St Luke’s Primary School on Bemister Road in Winton, causing safety worries. Chris Rigby, Green Councillor for Winton East, says: “I’m working with the Headteacher on possible remedies."

BCP Council running up £1,315 extra debt for every household; ruling Conservatives pass it off as magic money tree

07 April 2022

Conservative-run BCP Council is racking up an extra £220 million of local taxpayer debt over just two years. This equals £1,315 more to be borrowed for every single household in BCP. Disingenuous local Conservative propaganda to the public avoids acknowledging that new spending between 2021 and the next local election in 2023 is with borrowed money. Instead they try to pass off new pots of money as some kind of consequence-free dividend or windfall.

Work underway to finish reopening of Winton Library Gardens, after Green councillors' campaign

07 March 2022

Work is underway to reopen the rear area of Winton Library Gardens - reimagined as a community garden. The front section was reopened by the Council two years ago, after much campaigning by hard-working local Green Councillors Simon Bull and Chris Rigby. They promised to continue working until reopening was completed. Restoration has been taken on by BH9 Business Community and their volunteers, led superbly by John, reimagining the space as “an oasis for the whole community to enjoy”.

BCP's Conservative councillors refuse to endorse Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

24 February 2022

BCP's ruling group of Conservative councillors have voted down a proposal by Green Councillors Chris Rigby and Simon Bull, for BCP Council to endorse the call for a global Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Simon Bull in Echo again championing local offshore wind - but local Conservatives still say no

02 February 2022

Simon Bull, Green Party Councillor for Winton East on BCP Council, has again been quoted in the Bournemouth Echo, again championing an offshore wind farm for Dorset.

Chris Rigby gets Wessex Water grilled over raw sewage discharges

01 February 2022

Wessex Water managers were grilled for nearly two hours by a panel of BCP councillors, over the company's record of raw sewage overflow discharges into the sea at sites spanning most of the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch coastline. The hearing at BCP Council's Overview & Scrutiny Committee had been secured by Green Councillor Chris Rigby.

Simon Bull presses universities over student-community relations in Winton

09 December 2021

Winton East Green Party councillor Simon Bull has recently met with representatives of Bournemouth University (BU), Arts University Bournemouth (AUB), Dorset Police, and BCP Council, to address issues regarding students and permanent residents living as neighbours in the community. Simon encourages community-minded students to sign up as paid Community Wardens.

Felling of diseased trees in Winton: Simon Bull pushes for proper replacements

03 December 2021

A fabulous cherry tree on Fitzharris Avenue in Winton is destined to be removed, due to evidence of fungal decay, which means it's likely to be unsafe. Green Councillor Simon Bull says: "I've spoken extensively with the council officers for trees. Of course, those staff love trees! They reassure me that they will be planting a new specimen in this space, and also looking at other spaces in the avenue where trees have previously been removed."

Mallard Road Park: Kate Salmon gets playground danger and graffiti sorted

30 November 2021

BCP Council have now repaired a hole in the soft landing floor at Mallard Road Park playground, which was dangerous to slide users. They have also removed the worst of the graffiti. Kate Salmon had complained to BCP Council over the state of the aged playground.

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