BCP Conservative Council have committed over £3.8 million to deliver a Cleaner, Greener, Safer conurbation.
We’ve listened to what you’re saying and are prioritising real action on the streets across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, tackling the issues that we know are important to you.
Part of an increased focus to improve the pride in our place, we’ve also reinstated six staff to support manual cleansing across our whole conurbation, and plan to run a six-month trial of greater detection and enforcement around fly-tipping.
Further ‘Cleaner’ initiatives to come include an aligned highways and cleansing resource and the development of a new litter bin strategy.
We have committed to planting over 10,000 trees across our conurbation this year. This not only helps combat the climate and ecological emergency, but it also falls under our ‘Greener’ declaration.
We realise that green initiatives matter to you and we’re making it happen. As part of the planting programme, we’re investing in the creation of a hectare of woodland at Iford Meadows. This will take place early in 2021 alongside an additional 4,000 trees that are being planted in North Bournemouth, including the reinstatement planting of lost hedgerows at Hicks Farm.
We’re investing in our communities to ensure that Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole is a safe place to live in, work in and visit. We want you to feel proud of the safety measures that we are putting in place for your benefit across our three towns. One of the important issues that matter you to is anti-social behaviour, so we will be putting a big emphasis on dealing with matters around this. Money is also being requested to provide lockers for safe storage of the personal belongings of those who are homeless, whilst accessing help to get them off the streets for good.
Other ideas in development include significant additional community safety accreditation scheme resource, enhanced funding for CCTV rollout and increased community days of action when COVID-19 restrictions allow.
We want you to feel safe where you live and increased funding to be spent on these projects will help with our Safer initiative.