Local News

Newsletter from Boscombe East & Pokesdown Ward

Councillor Andy Jones has been busy recently on behalf of the residents of Boscombe East and Pokesdown Ward.  Please see the attached newsletter for all the latest updates in the ward and details of how to contact Councillor Jones with any local issues or concerns. 

Help and Support available

As you are aware supermarkets are slightly overwhelmed regarding online shopping at the moment. They are working on it and employing more staff to cope so hopefully it will be easier in the coming days or weeks.

Annual Dinner at the Carlton Hotel

It seems so long ago now and much has happened since but we are pleased to report that our annual dinner back in November was a huge success.  We were delighted to welcome Jim Davidson OBE as our guest speaker who gave his time and efforts so generously on the evening.

A Warm Welcome for Caroline Dinenage

What an honour it was to welcome Caroline Dinenage MP to our latest association lunch last Friday as our guest speaker.  As well as talking about the latest developments in Parliament, Caroline gave us an interesting and amusing insight into her long and illustrious career in politics and life as

BECA Facebook goes live!

We are delighted to announce that Bournemouth East Conservatives now have their very own facebook page. If you are interested in both national and local politics, as well as local issues and events, please do not hesitate to stop by and follow our page! 

Dorset councils to be merged into two authorities

We are delighted to see that a decision has been made by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid MP, to merge the Local Governments within Dorset. 

Council Tax rise of 5.99% to help meet Adult Social Care cost pressures

Residents in Bournemouth will see their Council tax rise by 5.99% in 2018/19, as the Council adopts a 2.99% general council tax increase plus a 3% Adult Social Care precept to go towards some of the additional and growing costs of providing services to older people.

BECA Annual Speaker's Dinner a success!

Having recently held our Annual Speakers dinner at the Carlton Hotel with the renowned Lord Jeffrey Archer, BECA and Tobias are delighted to announce that the event was a momentous success.

Message from our Parliamentary Candidate

Last week, I wrote to the Chairman of Bournemouth East Conservative Association to seek re-nomination as their Conservative Candidate for Bournemouth East in the General Election on June 8th.