14 November 2022
BCP Council have admitted that “a more effective solution is required” to dog fouling “than what we currently have”. Moordown campaigner Kate Salmon had written to BCP to take up concerns she was hearing from local residents about frequency of dog mess left on streets.
13 November 2022
Kate Salmon, Green Party speaker for Moordown, was one of the speakers to around 100 demonstrators in Bournemouth Square for Saturday's COP27 Global Day of Action. Kate began: "I want to talk about what real leadership on climate change might look like, and about how the answers to the climate emergency and the cost of living crisis are linked."
12 November 2022
Hard-working Green Councillors for Winton East, Simon Bull and Chris Rigby, have been seeing, hearing and taking action on more anti-social behaviour concerns in Winton. Simon Bull acted to get obscene graffiti removed from Leslie Road, and to get successful enforcement action on a rubbish-strewn Cardigan Road front yard. Councillor Bull says: "There are incidents of antisocial behaviour across the area, and Councillor Rigby and I do our best to tackle them when they arise."
11 November 2022
The Green Party of England & Wales has appointed BCP Green Party's Kate Salmon as its first ever paid Campaign Organiser for Dorset County. Kate will start her new role on 22nd November.
10 November 2022
Food price hikes, soaring energy bills, mortgage turbulence – the cost of living crisis is hitting household finances hard. Ordinary families are facing stark choices this winter, with many people worried about how they’re going afford the essentials in the coming months.
03 November 2022
Chris Rigby, Green Party Councillor for Winton East, says: "BCP Council has a few consultations and engagements on green spaces open. Please get involved as your feedback really matters. Deadline is 5th December."
31 October 2022
BCP Council has been scrambling to fix a "material funding gap" of £36m. This follows a Government intervention to block the local Conservative administration's "dodgy deal" to sell off 3,605 beach huts to plug the budget hole. The Government stated its concern about the "financial sustainability" of the Council, and put in special extra oversight measures. BCP Council has now asked the Government for a bailout of £76 million over three years, including £20m now. The Council's own auditors issued what the Bournemouth Echo described as a "scathing report", branding current financial sustainability arrangements as "not good enough".
29 October 2022
Simon Bull, Green Party Councillor for Winton East, says: "Councillor Rigby and I visited the Bournemouth Jamei Mosque in Winton this morning for their Open Weekend and Islamic Cultural Exhibition. We had some good conversations and learnt a little about Islam."
17 October 2022
Simon Bull, Green Party Councillor for Winton East, has had a letter to the Editor published in the Bournemouth Daily Echo. He was responding to the Echo's report that 65% of plans issued by BCP Council to assist children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities who need more support failed to hit the specified deadline.
04 October 2022
Simon Bull says: “Cllr Rigby and I attended an event to witness the burying of a time capsule at Winton Library Gardens. In the capsule are some photos, newspaper articles and essays from competition-winning local children about how they spent the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.”