Enough is enough

Enough is enough

Following a number of high profile failures across the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area, combined with yet another resignation from an independent Councillor from the controlling Unity Alliance, a cross-party coalition of councillors led by the Conservative Group have put forward a vote of no confidence to be considered by the Council at its next meeting of 15th September. Commenting on the decision, the Conservative Group Leader, Councillor Drew Mellor, explained: “The latest resignation from the controlling multi-party alliance has placed the council into a precarious position, which needs resolving. It’s clear now that we need stronger leadership across the Conurbation than we have experienced to date. The resignation statement from Councillor Julie Bagwell, who having served with her during her time on Poole Council is someone with great integrity…
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Beach Chaos

Reacting to the news of a Major Incident being declared by BCP Council due to the visitor numbers over the last few days, Bournemouth West MP Conor Burns and the BCP Council Conservative Group issued the following statements: Conor Burns MP: "The scenes we have witnessed over the last two days that have drawn national attention risk Bournemouth being known for all the wrong reasons. Sadly this was all too predictable. The Council have utterly failed to learn the lessons from the recent bank holiday. Illegal parking is rife with scant enforcement, some of our more selfish second home owners have returned and the beaches are packed. We should have been much better prepared for this and the messaging should have been stronger and clearer. The buck for this stops firmly at the…
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Baden Powell

Actions without consultation are dangerous. Neither the public nor elected Councillors were consulted before this action was agreed by the Council. That feels wrong. We recognise that decisions like these need sensible, grown up discussion – including the public. That’s why the Conservative Group are calling for a cross party working group, involving the community, to look at our cultural history as whole and make informed decisions on the best course of action. We need to recognise the sensitivities around many of our historical figures and need to look carefully at the pros and cons of such measures. Furthermore, we are asking for clarity on whether this decision was at the insistence of Dorset Police. We should be asking the public first, not last. We look forward to hearing from…
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