Green Party selects Moordown as first new target ward for 2023 BCP Council election

30 November 2021

BCP Green Party has selected Moordown as its first new target ward for the next local elections in May 2023. In May 2019, the Green Party's Kate Salmon (née Bisson) was just 43 votes away from being elected instead of Conservative Councillor Beverley Dunlop. This makes Moordown statistically the most winnable ward in BCP for the Green Party at the next election in May 2023.

'Lovely' Christmas Tree lights switch-on event in Winton

27 November 2021

The BH9 Business Community once again ran a switch-on event for the Winton Christmas lights. Winton East Green Councillors Simon Bull and Chris Rigby attended.

Charminster Road: Council to consider new crossing

22 November 2021

BCP Council will now consider providing a new crossing on Charminster Road, for safer pedestrian journeys to Moordown-catchment schools on East Way and Malvern Road plus Queen’s Park Children’s Centre. This is in response to the campaign by local parent Kate Salmon.

New equipment store coming to Winton Community Shed - Green Councillors channel community infrastructure funds

12 November 2021

Simon Bull said: "I'm very pleased that we have been able to support the Winton Community Shed through Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding announced today. They will be able to safely and securely store their equipment."

BCP Greens attend Global Day for Climate Justice Marches for COP in Glasgow and Bournemouth

09 November 2021

An estimated 200 people attended the Global Day for Climate Justice event in Bournemouth on Saturday 6th November. BCP Green Councillor Simon Bull was one of those giving speeches in Bournemouth, with a BCP Green Party bloc represented at the march and rally.

Wimborne Road litter concerns: Local Greens on the case

19 October 2021

Moordown Green Party campaigner Kate Salmon has asked BCP Council if they will provide extra litter bins, on a long shop-lined stretch of Wimborne Road in Moordown which currently has none.

Disrepair and graffiti at playground next to Queen's Park schools

18 October 2021

The playground at Mallard Road Park in Bournemouth is so old and run down that there are safety concerns for children using it, says local Green Party campaigner Kate Salmon. The park is by Bishop of Winchester Academy, on a through route also very close to Queen’s Park Children’s Centre, Queen’s Park Academy (junior and infants), and the grammar schools. The park also serves residents who live in flats without gardens on the adjacent social housing estate.

Charminster Road: New crossing needed for our schoolchildren, says Kate Salmon

17 October 2021

Kate Salmon, local parent and Green Party speaker for Moordown, has started a campaign for a new pedestrian crossing on Charminster Road, in the area north of the Moordown-catchment schools and children’s centre on East Way and Malvern Road. Kate explains: “There is no safe place to cross for quite a long stretch, from south of East Way north to Castle Lane. It concerns me - many children walk to school that way."

Amazing community Covid response in Moordown and BCP: Kate Salmon says thank you

16 October 2021

Many Moordown residents volunteered for BCP Council’s much-praised “Together We Can” programme. Across BCP over 2,000 signed up. Volunteers have helped to collect essential medications and deliver food supplies to local people in need during the pandemic. Volunteers also worked to get the message out to those not online.

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.

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