In - Out Referendum

In January, I set out our party’s position on Europe. I made clear that the EU needed fundamental, far reaching change - and that Britain would lead the way in negotiatingthat reform.I also promised an In-Out referendum once those negotiations were complete, and at any event by the end of 2017. That's the right time to have a vote - it is wrong to ask people whether to stay or go before we have had a chance to put the relationship right.

Community Action in Oakdale

LITTER - COMMUNITY ACTION NEEDED.  Cllr Ian Potter says “we will only improve the situation by sensible community action working in partnership with the local Council. Nobody likes to see litter and dog faeces on our streets and we need to address this problem”.The best help you can give us in fighting this anti-social behaviour is to report badly littered streets' dog fouling to 01202 261700. Some thoughtful people pick up litter and place it in bins provided. Many thanks and it is particularly welcome in our parks.

Stanley Green Park - update

Works on Christopher Crescent (the new Stanley Green Park) commence this Wednesday. We hope that Continental Landscapes will finish the works by the beginning of May, subject to weather conditions and mini ball court delivery.

Poole Town Improvements

IMPROVEMENTS TO WEST STREET - Works to improve pedestrian and cycling facilities for a busy section of road in Poole have progressed to the next stage.The initial stage of work to West Street has been completed on time with only minimal disruption to road users. The second phase of the programme, involving improvements to the signalised junction by the Queen Mary pub has now commenced. These works will require the removal and replacement of the current traffic signals with low voltage and energy efficient equipment. In addition new controlled pedestrian crossing facilities will be provided on each approach to the junction. A zebra crossing by Lovetts Lane will also be installed and these works are scheduled to be completed by March 2014.

Poole Bus Station

POOLE BUS STATION Poole Council does not own the site of the bus station, which is the property of Wilts & Dorset Bus Company.  Poole Conservatives have regular discussions with Wilt & Dorset Bus Company to improve the site.

Green Road Park

CHILDREN’S PLAY AREAFor the past two years Cllr Carol Evans has worked with a group of local residents to secure  funding to revamp the park in Green Road. Working closely as a group of eight, they consulted with  local children, parents and carers, and some residents of Grace Darling House. Using the ideas from the consultation, a design based on a seaside theme was finally decided upon.

Sterte Tower Block

STERTE TOWER BLOCKSThanks to Conservatives in Local Government, we are going to significantly change the appearance of the Sterte Tower Blocks and vastly improve living conditions for the residents and a new children’s play area will be installed on the green area adjacent to the flats.  The £7.47 million refurbishment will to commence in April with target completion June 2014. 

European Maritime Day

EUROPEAN MARITIME DAY  Cllr Dion,  Portfolio for Transportation, the Environment and Local Economy is delighted to report that Poole has been successful in their bid to host European Maritime Day for 2017 over several days, to include a Conference, and a Maritime Festival to celebrate Poole’s Maritime Heritage on a scale never seen before here.

Major Development Project in Poole

REGENERATION PLANNINGConservative Councillors were happy to support a scheme which received planning approval in December for housing, employment, an improved port road link and public access to the quayside.

Oakdale New Park

OAKDALE GETS ANOTHER NEW PARKAn exciting new park has been created on the “Green” at Christopher Crescent which has now been completely revamped and renamed “Stanley Green Park.”