08 December 2020
Bournemouth residents have responded on Facebook and Twitter to a local Green Party shoutout about the impact of the reopening of Leven Avenue to two-way traffic. The new BCP Council administration has decided to remove certain traffic-calming "Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders" (ETROs), including this one, which had been cutting out local rat-running.
28 November 2020
After weeks of campaigning by local resident Alasdair Keddie, a CCTV camera has been installed at the hotspot for open drug use and fly-tipping by the Wessex Way footbridge, at the bottom of Shelbourne and Capstone Roads in Charminster, with signage on the approaches. It will be actively monitored 24/7.
25 November 2020
New Conservative administration drop key Council pledge from Climate and Ecological Emergency declaration and misrepresent former Unity Alliance decisions to justify shelving plans for broader public participation.
24 November 2020
The first BCP Council meeting since the Conservative takeover has attracted questions from 27 members of the local public concerned about the future of local Climate & Ecological Emergency action. The Conservative Cabinet is required to respond, as part of the process of the 24th November Full Council meeting.
12 November 2020
There have been worrying signs of backtracking on local Climate & Ecological Emergency action since the Conservatives took control of BCP Council on 1st October. Public pressure is needed now, to show the Cabinet the strength of public support for serious climate action, and the political cost to them if they turn away from it.
30 October 2020
"Is it OK for an elected official to post something on their private social media profile, or private chat group, that other people might find offensive?" BCP Green Councillor Chris Rigby was interviewed on this topic by Alun Newman on BBC Radio Solent's Breakfast on 14th October 2020.
26 October 2020
Chris Rigby, Green Party Councillor for Winton East was one of the invited speakers at the National Health Service Pay15 rally held in Bournemouth Square on Saturday 17th October, a grassroots campaign led by frontline NHS workers demanding pay justice for ALL NHS workers.
24 October 2020
Councillor Chris Rigby has said he "couldn't be more pleased to share the news" that BCP Council will step in to provide food parcels for famiies struggling to access food this half term. The Unity Alliance said: "Thanks to Chris Rigby for leading the campaign and all who have supported."
23 October 2020
BCP Green Councillor Chris Rigby has today written to the Conservative leadership of BCP Council, urging that local action is taken on the question of half-term support for children who receive free school meals.
20 October 2020
Alasdair Keddie and fellow local campaigner Nicole Riley met with BCP Council's Head of CCTV to discuss the crime, drug use, fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour occurring by the footbridge and the alleyways at the bottom of Avon Road, Capstone Road and Shelbourne Road. A camera with line of sight into the alleyways is now on the way!