Local News

Robert Syms MP Backs General Election Call

Robert Syms, our Member of Parliament for Poole, has endorsed Prime Minister Theresa May's call for a General Election in 8 June: "This is a time when we need a strong government with a clear mandate to negotiate for the United Kingdom with our partners in the European Union to get the best arrangements possible."

Our MP Visits Poole High Street Bank

Robert Syms, MP for Poole, recently visited the newly refurbished Poole High Street branch of Barclays Bank to view recent changes and to discuss local business. Robert: “I enjoyed the visit. I am glad that Barclays is optimistic about future business growth in Poole. I am happy to see that Barclays is both upgrading their branches and investing in their staff. I was particularly struck by the apprenticeship programme the branch offers for local young people.”

Our MP Visits Poole Nursery, Discusses Childcare

Robert Syms, MP for Poole, visited a day nursery last Friday to hear about plans to provide 30 hours of funded childcare to 3 and 4 year old children in Poole from September.

Robert Syms MP visits Shrinkwrap Machinery Ltd

Robert Syms MP today visited Shrinkwrap Machinery, a Poole company that designs and manufactures shrink-wrapping machines: “I congratulate Shrinkwrap Machinery, a great British company based in Poole, on its 50th anniversary. It was a pleasure to meet the directors and staff and hear about their exciting plans for the future.”

Our Modern Industrial Strategy

Robert Syms, MP for Poole, welcomes a green paper on a new modern Industrial Strategy which will support businesses in Poole to grow and create more high skilled, high paid jobs for local people.

Highlights of the Year 2016

Since the 2015 election, our challenges have been significant, however we have achieved much. When I look at what we have achieved during this period, we have balanced our budget, we are confident we can do so this year too, and we have minimised the cuts to our front line services.

Poole Schools Rising Again

Ofsted South West regional director Bradley Simmons has written to the Leader of Poole Council, Cllr Janet Walton, to commend her on the progress achieved in the performance of Poole schools. Our Member of Parliament for Poole, Robert Syms MP, paid a visit to Carter Community School in Hamworthy to congratulate Principal Sam Davidson and her team on this year's results.

Poole Boundaries At Risk - Help Us Defend Them!

HM Government plans to reduce the number of MPs in the UK from 650 to 600. This will involve big changes to parliamentary constituencies. The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) proposes a list of changes to the boundaries of Poole, which are now open for public consultation. All Dorset MPs and Conservative Associations object to the proposed changes. It is important that all of us in Dorset let the BCE know our concerns. We urge you to ...

We in Poole Are Open for Business

Statistics show that we citizens of Poole are working well. Thanks not only to our own energy and talents but also to the enlightened policies of our Conservative Government, we can look forward to a better and brighter future. Our hard work is bearing fruit. Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that we are delivering on our promise to help people get on in life, by building a Britain that works for everyone, not just the privileged few. And Poole is working even better than the national average.

Poole Wins Two FSB Awards

On behalf of Poole Borough Council, Cllr Mohan Iyengar accepted two awards from the Federation of Small Business in a Wessex Region ceremony on Friday, 16 September. Against all other councils in Dorset, Poole Council and its Economic Development Team won the 2016 award for ”Most Innovative Small Business Friendly Programme” and was highly commended for this year’s “Best All-Round Small Business Friendliness” award.