23 March 2023
BCP Council has voted to stop investing pensions in risky fossil fuels. £41m of taxpayer-underwritten investments are now closer to being switched away. A motion was successfully proposed by Councillor Felicity Rice, and seconded by Green Councillor Chris Rigby.
21 March 2023
Simon Bull, Green Party Councillor for Winton East, says: "While out on Saturday and earlier today I came across a number of issues in Winton East including a waste management issue, more potholes and a potential hazard for pedestrians - all now reported.
20 March 2023
Moordown campaigner Joe Salmon said: "We've contacted the Council on multiple occasions about [dog fouling]. One thing they were considering was the introduction of a Public Spaces Protection Order. This would really help the Council be able to properly enforce preventative measures. However, action on this seems to have stalled due to budget pressures." Conservative-run BCP Council has been forced into £35.1m of budget cuts for 2023/24 - plus the maximum Council Tax rise.
19 March 2023
Hard-working Moordown campaigner Kate Salmon says: "I'd like to say a really big thank you to the 320 households in #Moordown who completed our resident survey over the last year. "You've raised a lot of important issues, and let me know what matters most to you in our local community. "I've been able to take action on a number of things, reporting incidents of fly-tipping and potholes, and helping people to access vital Council services."
06 March 2023
BCP Green Councillor Chris Rigby says: "It was an absolute pleasure to attend Magna Academy with Simon Bull earlier today to speak with their Change Makers group and also to their 6th Form politics class."
24 February 2023
Conservative-run BCP Council is rushing to complete by March an emergency sell-off of local taxpayer-owned assets. The council is still trying to fix a £20m black hole in next year’s budget.
23 February 2023
Local residents and business owners have raised several concerns about road safety along Charminster Road, particularly on the stretch of road between Castle Lane and East Way which is used by many local families travelling to and from the local schools. Hard-working local campaigner Kate Salmon has been pushing the Council for a new pedestrian crossing opposite the row of shops near the junction with Malvern Road, and has twice submitted her popular petition in support of this, signed by almost 150 local residents.
14 February 2023
The Bournemouth Daily Echo has published the response of BCP's Green Councillors, Chris Rigby and Simon Bull, to the resignation of Conservative council leader Drew Mellor. "We welcome the resignation of Cllr Mellor as leader of BCP Council, the writing has been on the wall but he wasn’t reading it."
13 February 2023
The winter weather has brought a sharp increase in potholes and road defects appearing in Moordown. Castle Road has been particularly badly affected. Chris Rigby, Green Councillor for the neighbouring Winton East area, successfully got the largest hole fixed in January. Yet Moordown Green Party campaigner Kate Salmon is concerned at signs that the road is in overall bad repair.
07 February 2023
Simon Bull recently sorted a case of fly-tipping in Fitzharris Avenue [pictured]. Meanwhile Chris Rigby was quoted in the Bournemouth Daily Echo regarding a rat-infested fly-tipping hotspot just outside Winton East.