• Pharmacy in Oakdale under threat ?

    We were asked to comment on a proposal from Rowlands Pharmacy that they are looking to merge their sites. There has been alot of conflicting debate about benefits of 15 minute neighbourhoods, but especially for those without a car, being able to easily get to your local pharmacy when you’re not feeling well is important.…

  • Budget Setting 2023/4

    The February Council meeting is always a long and painful one. The papers for the meeting extend to over 1000 pages. In anticipation that the meeting may continue until the small hours of Wednesday morning, a contingency has been set to adjourn until the following day. Full Council tomorrow night will set the BCP Council…

  • Gosse Mural unveiled

    Gosse Mural unveiled

    When in control of the Council, we succeeded in getting funding from Heritage England to support a Heritage Action Zone for Poole High Street. This enabled owners of a number of buildings to get grants to partly cover costs of restoration of their heritage buildings, especially the shop-fronts. It also enabled some community engagement events,…

  • Poole Maritime Christmas Lights Festival – first year

    Poole Maritime Christmas Lights Festival – first year

    After much prompting from your Poole People Councillors regarding better balance of the spend across the three towns on Christmas lights, we have been involved for months in preparations for the Maritime Christmas Lights Festival. This has been underway with meetings with businesses in the High Street and Quay since the summer. The event runs…

  • BCP Council Financial woes

    BCP Council Financial woes

    The Conservatives took over control of BCP Council in October 2019. The Leader, Councillor Drew Mellor is by trade a Venture Capitalist. He chose to be both Leader of the Council, and Financial Portfolio holder. These are usually the two biggest roles in the Council Administration, each a pretty full time commitment. He has chosen…

  • No confidence in Tory tricks

    No confidence in Tory tricks

    A Public petition came to BCP Council on Tuesday, “We Council Tax payers have lost all confidence in BCP Council’s leader and deputy and we call on them to resign now.” This has over 2000 signatures from local residents. Lots of comments on why people have signed, with a strong feeling that the Conservative administration…

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