04 October 2022
BCP councillors have unanimously passed a motion, co-sponsored by Green Councillor Chris Rigby, to call on the Council's banking provider Barclays Bank to work to protect residents of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, by adopting climate policies that are recognised to be in keeping with the Paris Agreement.
03 October 2022
BCP Council has unanimously passed a motion to commit to Fairtrade principles. Proposed by Green Councillor Simon Bull, the Council is now committed to: offering Fairtrade goods, promoting Fairtrade issues and practices in the community, implementing Fairtrade through procurement processes and those of suppliers wherever possible. and actively supporting the BCP Fairtrade Steering Group.
29 September 2022
Green Party Councillors have today written to all local Conservative councillors, calling on them to disown the Government's ‘attack on nature’. In an open letter, the Greens have described plans to downgrade environmental protections as a ‘three-pronged assault on nature’.
24 August 2022
A public consultation is open until 31st August on the proposed creation of a buffer zone to end harassment at Ophir Road Abortion Clinic in Bournemouth. Kate Salmon commented: "Anti-abortion protesters are absolutely entitled to their freedom of speech, to communicate their opinions. However their impact on vulnerable people matters, and protesters should direct their views constructively at lawmakers. It’s not appropriate to intimidate women attending an abortion clinic. They’re at a particularly vulnerable time, going through something which is never a straightforward and easy thing."
17 July 2022
Numerous Moordown residents answering Kate Salmon's local survey are raising dog mess as a frequent blight on local streets. Hard-working local campaigner Kate says: "BCP Council takes reports and states it sometimes responds. I'd like to hear experiences from anyone who's reported cases."
15 July 2022
Kate Salmon questioned the Council parks chief, after the heartbreaking arson at Moordown Rec was finally fixed. Conservative boss gave an evasive non-answer. - Kate is taking the matter further. Green Councillor Chris Rigby had recently heard at a panel hearing that there are playground insurance problems across the conurbation.
01 July 2022
Older residents have been phoning Kate Salmon, Green Party speaker for Moordown, to report that they are no longer able to contact by telephone BCP Council services they depend on. The Council has moved to web-based contact systems. Yet our conurbation has over 86,200 residents aged over 65. An estimated 24,000+ of these don’t use the internet [basis: Age UK research]. Green Councillor Chris Rigby spoke at Council backing the mounting criticisms.
16 June 2022
Kate Salmon, Moordown Green Party campaigner, has handed in to BCP Council her petition for a new crossing on Charminster Road, signed by 101 local residents.
13 June 2022
A new silver birch tree has been dedicated in a ceremony at Winton Library Gardens, as part of local Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The new tree marks BH9 Business Community’s terrific ongoing project to reimagine and reopen the Gardens’ long-closed sunken section.
31 May 2022
Councillor Chris Rigby has been reported in the Bournemouth Daily Echo responding to reports that nitrogen dioxide levels at several monitoring points in Bournemouth exceed World Health Organisation limits: "The levels of air pollution across the three towns is concerning, and it's an issue I've been aware of for some time."