Local News

Keeping Our Beaches Clean and Tidy

A series of photos showing the Mayor of Poole and local councillors at Whitecliff and Baiter participating in the National Great British Beach Clean last Saturday.

Have your say on new ward boundaries

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole councils are working together to ensure that the new larger Unitary Authority is in place by next May for the local elections. A vital part of this process is the restructuring of the electoral wards ...

Sir Robert Makes Progress on Travellers

Sir Robert Syms, our MP for Poole, updated a gathering of Conservative party members and supporters last Saturday on the progress of Government legislation he helped initiate. In response to requests from Poole residents, he has campaigned for several years to strengthen the powers of the police and local authorities in tackling the problem of unauthorised encampments by travellers and others, who often cause serious nuisance in Poole.

Sir Robert Opposes Plastic Pollution

Today our Poole MP, Sir Robert Syms, performed the first UK launch of a drone called WasteShark that collects floating plastic and other rubbish so that it can be removed and recycled. Robert used the occasion to give an interview for BBC Radio Solent in which he described the importance of keeping out local waters free of plastic pollution, which can endanger wildlife and spoil Poole Harbour unless we remain vigilant.

Cllr Janet Walton Takes The Chair

Conservative Cllr Janet Walton just can't help winning ever more power and responsibility. Today she was elected Chair of the Shadow Executive Committee for the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council. Following the approval last month in Parliament of the structural changes to the Dorset authorities, the new Shadow Executive Committee will provide political leadership and guidance toward implementing the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council.

Shore Road Consultation: Have Your Say

Borough of Poole is planning improvements to Shore Road promenade. The consultation day is Thursday 14 June. Come along to Shore Road Promenade and comment on the proposals. Meet the design team on site and view the proposed designs anytime from 10 am to 7 pm.

Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes Visits Poole

Minister of State for Immigration Caroline Nokes visited Poole today. She spoke to a business lunch in Poole about the challenges of dealing with immigration post-Brexit and the need to get a proper balance between controlling immigration whilst keeping a supply of skilled labour to local business and the NHS. The event was chaired by Sir Robert Syms MP.

Ambitious plans for Poole

Cllr Janet Walton, Leader of the Council, Borough of Poole: "I am pleased the Secretary of State Sajid Javid has approved the Future Dorset proposal. In doing so, he has opened the door of opportunity for Poole, recognising the major benefits the plans will bring for our residents. We already have ambitious plans for the regeneration of Poole."

Poole To Join New Unitary Authority

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid: “I have decided .. to replace the existing nine councils across Dorset .. by two new councils .. a single unitary council for the areas of Bournemouth, Poole, and that part of the county of Dorset currently comprising the Borough of Christchurch, and a single unitary council for the rest of the current county area.”

New Poole Business Lunch Big Success

Sir Robert Syms, our MP for Poole, chaired a working lunch with John Glen, MP for Salisbury and Economic Secretary to the Treasury, and local businessmen in Poole last Friday. Penn Hill Councilor Elaine Atkinson OBE and leaders from over thirty local businesses discussed a wide range of topics, and the event was judged to be a great success.