"Extremely disappointed": Residents comment on reopening of Leven Avenue to two-way traffic

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.

CCTV now installed at problem Charminster alleyways following campaign by Alasdair Keddie

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.

BCP's Conservatives backtrack on climate, using misrepresentation to justify public shut-out

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.

27 public questions on Climate & Eco Emergency action submitted to Conservative Cabinet's first BCP Council meeting

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.

Stop BCP's Climate Backtrack: Ask a question to the new Conservative administration at their first BCP 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.

Chris Rigby: BCP Islamophobia and anti-Semitism rows illustrate need for councillor social media accountability

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.

Chris Rigby speaks at the #NHSpay15 rally in Bournemouth

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.

BCP Council to offer half-term food parcels, after community campaign championed by Chris Rigby

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."

Cllr Chris Rigby demands BCP Council action on half-term Free School Meals

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.

CCTV coming to Charminster crime and anti-social behaviour hotspot, after intervention by Alasdair Keddie

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!

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