Local News

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."

Poole Park Celebrates 125 Years

A family extravaganza on Sunday, August 2, celebrates Poole Park's 125th anniversary. Residents are invited to join in the celebrations at the Victorian park from 10 am to 4 pm as it recalls its glory days. Mayor of Poole Ann Stribley: “This special event promises to be a great day out for all the family.”

Libraries and Literature in Poole

Xena Dion, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Libraries, Borough of Poole, and Conservative Councillor for Penn Hill ward, has been busy with Poole plans to reshape community libraries. The library services for the future will include new small community-run libraries in outlying locations, run by residents and volunteers in the heart of the community, with a supply of books, training, advice and support from Poole Libraries. Borough officials consulted with residents and users of the Mobile Library to ensure their needs would still be met if the Mobile Library were discontinued.

Ocean Academy Completed, Opens September

Poole has a new junior school, located on the Fourways site on Constitution Hill Road, opening this September. The building work on Ocean Academy is now complete and the school will soon be ready for up to 360 pupils. Cllr Mike White (Hamworthy East), Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People and Capital Projects at the Borough of Poole, said: “We are delighted the new school has been completed. It will help meet the growing need for junior school places in the central Poole area.” 

Party in the Park Gets Go-ahead

Ashley Cross Green is a natural oasis of calm and tranquility in the heart of urban Parkstone. The Borough of Poole maintains it as a public park for the use and enjoyment of the local community. Every summer the Green becomes a site for a popular event featuring loud music and lots of young people - imagine a "Glastonbury on the Green" rock festival - and people have fun. But inevitably some local residents are concerned about noise and litter. Parkstone Councillors John Challinor, Ann Stribley and Emma Williams made sure their views were considered.

By Popular Demand: More Buses to Rockley Park

Local residents and visitors will again benefit from an extended summer service on a bus route to Rockley Park. Hamworthy East Councillor Vishal Gupta: “Service 152 is very popular among the residents of Hamworthy and tourists at Rockley Park alike. A half-hourly service to the town centre boosted with Sunday and Bank Holiday throughout summer holidays is definitely advantageous to all.”

Go to the Library, Get a Job

Libraries are more than just repositories for books. They serve as hubs for the delivery of a range of services that can benefit residents in their catchment areas. These services cover not only access to information tailored for specific practical needs but also the provision of a supportive environment for the serious business of applying for jobs, such as preparing CVs and developing interview skills.

Who is this clown?

Name this clown and win a personalised blue rosette from the Poole Conservative Association. The clown performed at the Toddlethon organised recently by the Rotary Club of Poole Bay. The Mayor of Poole started the Toddle and hundreds of kids took part, helping to raise thousands of pounds for charities, including Dorset Children's Hospice, Life Education Centres, and Polio Plus Partners. Need a hint? The man in the clown suit is an active Poole Conservative.