Local News

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.

Poole News May 2015

1 Major improvements to shopping centre car park2 New swimming pool opens at Montacute School3 Construction of a new Hamworthy rail crossing starts soon4 UK’s first solar powered rapid electric vehicle charger installed in Poole


Thank you for your vote last week! Poole Conservatives now have a clear majority on Poole Borough Council, with 32 seats out of 42.

Poole Residents Are Well Satisfied

Almost nine out of ten people in Poole are satisfied with their local area, according to a major survey of residents across the borough. The survey also showed high rates of satisfaction among users of several important council services.

We Have a New Team for Newtown

Newtown Councillor Graham Wilson and Councillor Miss Lindsay Wilson have crossed the floor from the Liberal Democrats and will campaign in Newtown this spring under the Conservative banner. Cllr Graham Wilson: “My passion has always been to serve the needs of Newtown and Poole."

We Still Oppose Navitus Bay Wind Farm Plan

Poole MP Robert Syms together with Dorset MPs Conor Burns, Tobias Ellwood, Christopher Chope and Richard Drax have all made submissions against the controversial Navitus Bay wind farm and have questioned whether the development company’s new Turbine Area Mitigation Option should even be considered without full community consultation.

Seasonal Greetings

Robert Syms, Member of Parliament for Poole, wishes you and your family all the best for Christmas and the New Year.

David Cameron Visits Poole

David Cameron visited Poole today. He gave a speech on economic policy at Magna Academy in Canford Heath and then visited an affordable housing development at Carters Quay in Hamworthy. While here, he talked with Poole MP Robert Syms, Leader of the Council Elaine Atkinson and Deputy Leader Mike White.

We Check Progress at Pop-Up Shop

Robert Syms, MP for Poole, visited the Pop-Up Shop in Poole High Street today to review progress since September. The shop sells goods produced locally at a new Social Enterprise Centre, the former Remploy factory purchased by Bournemouth Churches Housing Association with the generous support of the Dorset LEP and The Talbot Trust. The factory is run by The New Leaf Company, which is working to create a vibrant and creative commercial hub and training facility for the good of the local community.

We Back Better Bus Service

Our hardy campaigners were out in Falkland Square on Saturday, asking shoppers what they thought about Poole bus station. We think it needs to be renewed and relocated for easier access to the railway station and the High Street, and we found plenty of local people to agree with us. The present bus station was built some fifty years ago and has not been fundamentally changed since then, despite huge changes in traffic flows and volumes in Poole. We back a strategic review of all road and rail transport in Poole to be sure our local government has a solid basis for asking public transport providers to conform to our plans.