NHS worker and Green Party activist John Tutton speaks at the Keep our NHS Public demo

16 September 2020

At the Keep Our NHS Public demonstration on Saturday 12th September, John Tutton, an NHS mental health support worker for 15 years, who is also a Green Party activist in Poole, made an impassioned speech.

Green councillors comment on BCP Council's use of Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders (ETROs)

16 September 2020

BCP Green Party Councillors Chris Rigby and Simon Bull have commented on the Council's use of Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders (ETROs).

BCP Unity Alliance blocks Tory plans to fine homeless people

16 September 2020

An attempt by Conservative politicians to push through proposals to fine homeless people for sleeping in doorways in three coastal towns in Dorset has been rejected after an outcry from people across the UK.

Second no confidence motion in four months to jeopardise BCP Council’s progress on the Climate and Ecological crises

04 September 2020

Another vote of no confidence in the Unity Alliance launched by the opposition Conservative group could jeopardise the council's progress towards their Climate and Ecological Emergency action pledges.

Boscombe Town Centre transformation plan: Have your say

01 September 2020

The Bournemouth Town Funds Strategic Board, led by BCP Council, is currently consulting on a transformational plan for Boscombe Town Centre, which would include demolition of the Sovereign Centre. RESPOND NOW - deadline 14th September.

Chris Rigby speaks against targeting of rough sleepers as BCP Council row intensifies

31 August 2020

Green Councillor Chris Rigby, a member of BCP Council's Overview & Scrutiny Board, spoke in favour of the removal and replacement of some Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs), introduced by the former Conservative-led Borough of Poole, which are disproportionately used to criminalise rough sleepers.

Winton Clean Up

26 August 2020

On Wednesday 26th August another Litter Pick took place in Winton.

Road closures for active travel at Boscombe Overcliff

19 August 2020

BCP Green Party Councillor comments on the proposal to install an ETRO (Experimental Traffic Regulation Order) on Boscombe Overcliff Drive.

Asylum seekers fleeing violence, persecution and crises in France? Yes Mr Burns, they are

18 August 2020

On Twitter, Bournemouth West MP Conor Burns weighed into the Ben & Jerry’s feud with the Home Secretary over the government’s latest migrant-scapegoating exercise. In response to the ice-cream company’s Twitter thread highlighting the new inhumane approach to asylum seekers crossing the channel, Mr Burns replied: "Fleeing war, climate change and torture in France? Morons. Great way to lose customers"

An end to the Poole Bay oil well? It’s looking likely

12 August 2020

Pandemic oil price plunge, a divesting partner and short time frames before licence expiry are making it increasingly likely that Corallian and co will not be coming back to our beautiful, biodiverse bay.

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