'A devastating impact on our local environment': Response to Poole Harbour oil spill

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.

BCP Council votes to stop investing pensions in risky fossil fuels

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.

Cllr Simon Bull reports more street problems while out and about in Winton East

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.

Local dog fouling: BCP Council progress on better enforcement stalls due to budget pressures

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.

Kate Salmon takes action after 320 Moordown households complete local survey

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."

Green Councillors talk to Change Makers and sixth-form Politics students at Magna Academy

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."

Council budget crisis: BCP in fire sale of assets to plug £20m black hole

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.

Charminster Road safety campaign update from Kate Salmon

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.

Green Councillors welcome resignation of Conservative BCP Council Leader

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."

Spate of potholes in Moordown: Kate Salmon pushes Council for proper Castle Road repairs

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.

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