Disrepair and graffiti at playground next to Queen's Park schools

18 October 2021

The playground at Mallard Road Park in Bournemouth is so old and run down that there are safety concerns for children using it, says local Green Party campaigner Kate Salmon. The park is by Bishop of Winchester Academy, on a through route also very close to Queen’s Park Children’s Centre, Queen’s Park Academy (junior and infants), and the grammar schools. The park also serves residents who live in flats without gardens on the adjacent social housing estate.

Charminster Road: New crossing needed for our schoolchildren, says Kate Salmon

17 October 2021

Kate Salmon, local parent and Green Party speaker for Moordown, has started a campaign for a new pedestrian crossing on Charminster Road, in the area north of the Moordown-catchment schools and children’s centre on East Way and Malvern Road. Kate explains: “There is no safe place to cross for quite a long stretch, from south of East Way north to Castle Lane. It concerns me - many children walk to school that way."

Amazing community Covid response in Moordown and BCP: Kate Salmon says thank you

16 October 2021

Many Moordown residents volunteered for BCP Council’s much-praised “Together We Can” programme. Across BCP over 2,000 signed up. Volunteers have helped to collect essential medications and deliver food supplies to local people in need during the pandemic. Volunteers also worked to get the message out to those not online.

BCP Council spending priorities: Mixed news

21 September 2021

This summer BCP Council’s Conservative Cabinet waved through proposals to spend £90,000 of public money on two new cars for its mayors. This follows £50k spent by the Council preparing a failed bid for Freeport status for Bournemouth & Poole - despite warnings that Freeports benefit only a wealthy few while breeding corruption, tax evasion and criminal activity. In good news, BCP’s climate team is said to be expanding from two staff to eight.

Cllr Simon Bull on the case of open drug crime in Winton

13 September 2021

Winton East Green Councillor Simon Bull's recent activities have included face-to-face resident liaison, seeking to get a handle on increasing neighbourhood drugs issues, also observed in other Bournemouth neighbourhoods including Charminster.

Cllr Simon Bull attends opening of new student halls on Arts University Bournemouth campus

10 September 2021

Simon Bull, Green Councillor for Winton East, attended the opening of Arts University Bournemouth's new on-campus student halls yesterday.

Baroness Jenny Jones slams new Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner's failure to reinstate scrutiny panels

29 August 2021

Green Party member of the House of Lords, Baroness Jenny Jones, has criticised the failure of the new Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner, the Conservatives' David Sidwick, to reinstate the local policing scrutiny panels set up by his independent predecessor. Baroness Jones described it as "clearly a very poor decision" and a "bad choice for Dorset".

'Very moved': Simon Bull comments on peaceful protest in Bournemouth Square following death of Mehmet Altun

29 August 2021

Bournemouth Green Councillor Simon Bull commented: "I attended this protest and was very moved by the number who were there and the words said. My heart goes out to Mehmet's family. There needs to be a major review of policy. The 'war on drugs' is not working. This boy was only 13."

BCP Climate & Nature Emergency March takes place, marking second anniversary of local emergency declaration

25 July 2021

Concerned local citizens came together at Horseshoe Common yesterday, to "protest BCP Council's failure to deliver on their declaration of a climate and ecological emergency" two years ago - proposed by Green Councillor Simon Bull who attended the march.

Green Councillor Simon Bull criticises BCP Council over seafront parking chaos

18 July 2021

Bournemouth Green Party Councillor Simon Bull has expressed concern about the appropriateness of BCP Council's preparations for the recent parking chaos on the seafront, which has attracted regional and national media attention.

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