'A reckless risk for taxpayers': BCP Council investing pensions in unburnable fossil fuels

30 June 2021

Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole (BCP) Council is refusing to back a switch of taxpayer-underwritten investments away from fossil fuel assets in the Dorset Pension Fund. Their unwillingness to divest from "unburnable" fossil fuels is is a "reckless risk for local taxpayers", warn local Greens.

Cllr Simon Bull helps wildflower seeding operation at Winton Rec

16 May 2021

Simon Bull, Green Party Councillor for Winton East, says: "I joined Josh, staff from The Parks Foundation and residents to sow some wildflower seeds at Winton Recreation Ground this morning. Seeded and racked in two hours. Some changes coming to the Rec, which will hopefully make it even better."

Claire Seymour places third in Dorset PCC election, ahead of Lib Dems and Labour, with 1 in 7 first-preference votes

08 May 2021

Claire Seymour says: "Thank you SO much for all your support, your shares and want for change. It was amazing to see the results come in, to be ahead of Labour and Lib Dems! Such a wonderful experience - relentless, yet fun and a total rollercoaster. I’m looking forward to sharing my experience of being a woman running for public office (SO much to say!) and the whole PCC process soon."

Rubbish incinerator proposed at Hurn: Consultation extended till 11th May

18 April 2021

Eco Sustainable Solutions Ltd have submitted a planning application to BCP Council for an “Energy Recovery Facility” to be located at Chapel Lane, Hurn, Christchurch. Alasdair Keddie, Co-Chair of BCP Green Party, said: "Despite the glossy 'carbon friendly' PR, the Hurn Energy Recovery Facility is an incinerator project. The word 'incinerator is scrupulously avoided throughout the planning application and supporting information. Energy recovery from incinerating waste is not low carbon or climate friendly. It is essentially generating energy from dirty fossil fuel (plastic waste)."

Stop the fly-tipping in Queen's Park and Charminster

12 April 2021

Fly-tipping is continuing to occur regularly on the streets of Queen’s Park and Charminster. Hard-working local campaigner Alasdair Keddie says: “I have been recording & reporting the regular fly-tipping in Queen's Park since last year. In January alone I reported over 100 fly-tipped bin bags to BCP Council.

Let's talk about mounting anti-social behaviour problems on Winton's streets

10 April 2021

Hard-working local Green Councillors Simon Bull and Chris Rigby have been responding to a growing number of contacts from Winton residents concerned by apparent increases in drug-related anti-social behaviour on local streets.

Ben Pantling selected as Green Party candidate for Canford Heath by-election

08 April 2021

The Green Party has selected Ben Pantling as its candidate for the BCP Council by-election in Canford Heath ward, Poole, to take place on Thursday 6th May. Ben Pantling has been a resident of Poole for over ten years, and has lived in the wider Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole conurbation for nearly 20 years. He has three children in Poole schools, and he is glad to have made Poole his home for his family.

Claire Seymour selected as Green Party candidate for Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner election

31 March 2021

On Thursday 6th May, voters will be turning out to elect Dorset Police's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). PCCs are elected representatives who are responsible for setting out police force budgets, ensuring the force is efficient and effective, and providing a link between communities and police. The latest candidate to announce is Green Party’s Claire Seymour who will be the Green Party’s first candidate nominated for the role, and Dorset’s second ever female candidate.

Hundreds of Dorset residents #TakeAStand against sexual harassment of women in "people-free protest"

18 March 2021

The disappearance of Sarah Everard and subsequent discovery of her body in Kent last week sent shockwaves through the country. Since then thousands of women have sent their experiences of being intimidated or harassed while walking alone at night. Today a group of women highlighted the issue in Dorset. Rather than physically coming together, they held a people-free protest - hundreds of people taking a stand - in a lockdown-compliant peaceful protest.

Happy International Women's Day: A day to celebrate enormous achievements of women - and also highlight worrying rises in gender-based violence

08 March 2021

Claire Seymour, BCP Green Party's Policing & Crime Spokesperson, takes a moment to celebrate the enormous social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and their many huge strides forward towards equality. However, she also highlights the marked upswing in gender-based violence, all around the world, since the start of the pandemic - acknowledged by the World Health Organisation as a crisis in itself.

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