Local News

Fresh Faces at Bournemouth U

Conservative Future staged a bold presence at the Bournemouth University Freshers Fair last Saturday. We talked with lots of interested students, promised to stay in touch with them, and spread the word far and wide about our next "Pint and Policy" meeting at the Dancing Moose in Ashley Cross tomorrow evening.

Conurbation Council for Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch, and East Dorset?

The four Conservative Council leaders for Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch, and East Dorset have proposed a new council that could be in place by the next round of elections in 2019. If approved it would be the eighth biggest council in the UK. Councillors expect the numerous benefits to include cost savings and more efficient service provision, better strategic planning, greater access to funding, and enhanced economic growth opportunities, said Cllr Janet Walton, Leader of the Borough of Poole Council.

No Navitus Bay Wind Farm - We Won!

Poole Conservative Councillors Mike White, Mohan Iyengar and May Haines as well as many other local people campaigned strongly for the Government to scrap its plan for a Navitus Bay wind farm. Together with Challenge Navitus, Poole and Christchurch Bays Association and other campaigns, this won the day – the Government has rejected the plan for a wind farm off the Dorset coast.

Parkstone Conservative Club Reopens

The newly refurbished Parkstone Conservative Club in Parr Street reopened last Saturday with a dazzling party. Councillor Peter Adams: “I am delighted to see how rapidly the club was repaired and improved following the disastrous flood in June this year. My wife and I have been members of this club for many years and the improvements made will ensure it has a prosperous future in the Parkstone community. Any new members can be assured of a friendly welcome and a wide range of activities.”

Successful Fly-tipping Prosecution

Borough of Poole Portfolio Holder for Environment and Consumer Protection and Conservative Councillor for Creekmoor ward John Rampton is celebrating a successful fly-tipping prosecution: "Fly-tipping damages the environment and costs Poole council taxpayers to clear up. It is also unnecessary as our Household Waste Recycling Centre is available for all Poole residents to use. This successful prosecution demonstrates our determination to tackle this issue and we will continue to prosecute offenders where we have sufficient evidence."

Scrap Navitus Bay Plans!

A new petition urges Parliament to scrap plans to build the giant Navitus Bay wind farm off Dorset's Jurassic Coast. This wind farm would be too big, too close, too damaging to the environment and the economy. Sign this petition ...

20’s Plenty!

We are working in council to make our roads safer. We must keep campaigning to ensure our roads become safer for all, and particularly for the young, elderly and disabled. To move this forward, we plan to form a Speed Watch team, who after Police training and with equipment provided, will monitor the speed of vehicles and feed back to the Police. We need as many residents as possible in the “Swat” team to monitor our roads. If you can spare up to an hour at a time on agreed days, please contact your ward councillor.

New Hamworthy Bridge

Building work has started on the long-awaited rail crossing to accessing Hamworthy Park. The new cycle and pedestrian bridge over the freight railway line in Hamworthy will provide residents from the Harbour Reach development with easy access to their local park. Hamworthy East ward Councillor Vishal Gupta: "On behalf of both Cllr Mike White and myself I really look forward to completion of this bridge. It will provide a vital link to Hamworthy Park from Harbour Reach and the regeneration sites." 

Ultimate Sea View Photography Competition

Poole Conservatives are proud to live in a community with a strong maritime heritage. We support all efforts to promote that heritage and help mariners. That's why we are happy to remind you that today is the last day for entries to the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society's Ultimate Sea View photography competition. If you have a great photo you want to submit, do so today!

Don't be rushed, Don't be hushed

Cllr John Rampton: "We can all help combat scammers by taking a few moments to talk to friends, neighbours and relatives, especially those that may be vulnerable, about the problem of scams, whether it is online, by mail, telephone, or on their doorstep. Encourage them to not be rushed into making any decisions on the spot, researching any too good to be true offer, and checking up on tradespeople before allowing work to be undertaken at their home. We would urge you or someone you know has been a victim of a scam to contact Trading Standards or the Citizens Advice Bureau."