Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council has two Green Party Councillors - Simon Bull, elected in May 2015, and re-elected in May 2019 alongside Chris Rigby. Being on the Council enables them to not only represent the views of Winton East residents, but also to hold the Council to account on issues such as social justice and the Climate Emergency in decisions made across the whole Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole conurbation. Simon and Chris have joined with the Lib Dems, Christchurch Independent Group, Poole People’s Party, Labour, and other Independents to form the Unity Alliance within BCP Unitary Authority. Cllr Rigby has been appointed to the Overview, Scrutiny & Standards Committee and has been invited to work with Cllr Dr Felicity Rice on the issue of Environment & Climate Change, whilst Cllr Bull has secured the Chair of the Planning Committee.
Our Bulls Eye page lists Simon's activities between 2015 -2019, and on this page you will find news items, events, and articles relating to Councillors Bull and Rigby from 2019 onwards.
Regular surgeries are held in their ward of Winton East, on the second Saturday of every month (except August and December) from 10.00 - 11.30am in Winton Library. These are opportunities for Winton residents to talk to Simon and Chris about any concerns they have, and for them to explain the Green Party's policies and how these can be of help.
BCP Climate & Ecological Emergency motion: This Tuesday evening, 16th July, BCP Council has overwhelmingly passed the Climate & Ecological Emergency motion submitted by Green Party councillors Simon Bull and Chris Rigby in fulfilment of an election pledge. The full story can be read on our News Page here. July 2019
New Drinking Fountain: Simon has used his Local Improvement Fund to have a new drinking fountain installed at Winton Recreation Ground. It has three water dispense areas, one for dogs, one for people and one to refill water bottles. More details are on our News page, and an article in the Bournemouth Echo can be read here. June 2019
Letter to Bournemouth Echo: Chris Rigby's letter in defence of Extinction Rebellion activists was published in the Bournemouth Echo. The letter, photograph and online comments can be read here, and there is an article on our News Page here. June 2019
Local declaration of climate and ecological emergency: Bournemouth’s Green Councillors Simon Bull and Chris Rigby fulfilled their pledge to submit a motion to the first meeting of the new Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole (BCP) Council proposing a local declaration of climate and ecological emergency. For the full report see our News page here. May 2019
Winton East Newsletter May 2019. Volunteers are delivering the latest Newsletter to residents, which gives details of the results of the local election. Simon and Chris thank residents for electing them and renew their pledge to serve them. It can be read here. May 2019
Local Elections May 2nd 2019. The first two councillors elected were Winton East Greens Simon Bull and Chris Rigby by a landslide 1,385 and 1,198 votes respectively; the third candidate came in with 468. May 2019