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The deadline for the submission of a public question is 4 clear working days before the meeting.
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The deadline for the submission of a petition is 10 working days before the meeting.
The Chairman advised that a number of public issues had been submitted for the meeting:
A – Public Questions
Public Question from Nancy Curtis
Her Majesty The Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee this year, with events to take place in June. Could the Council please advise what plans they have for celebrating this unique event across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, and how the community can get involved?
Reply from Councillor Beverley Dunlop, Portfolio Holder for Culture and Vibrant Places
Thank you to Mrs Curtis for her question and her perfect timing because today saw the first BCP press release to get us all in the mood to celebrate this remarkable occasion of Her Majesty's 70 years on the throne and highlight how residents can get involved.
The 4-day celebration culminates with The Big Lunch on Sunday 5th June, and we are encouraging our residents to get together for street parties. National Thank you Day, where we say thank you to our communities is also being held on the same day and is hoping to break the record for Britain's biggest ever national party as part of the Queen's Jubilee celebrations.
Street parties are a fantastic opportunity to bring people together and say thank you to our neighbours and community after all we've been through over the last two years. It can be a small gathering, or you can go the Full Monty and have trestle tables right down the street, with a bit of entertainment.
We are working with a variety of partners to encourage as many people as possible to join in and try our best to make sure everyone gets the opportunity to enjoy a party. And I encourage our hospitality sector to join in and host parties, too.
What we have done, is made it easy to apply to close your road and we are removing road closure charges for community street parties. But there is a deadline of April 22nd to get your application in.
So, to anyone thinking of organising a party I say go for it, but don't forget your elderly neighbour, the struggling family, or the people you don't normally speak to. Lets all sit down, share some food, mix it up and make new friends.
And finally, to my fellow Councillors I say, you've all got parks so go organise a party!
Public Question from Chrissie Morris Brady (read out by the Deputy Head of Democratic Services)
Why isn't wood being used in new builds? It is sustainable and absorbs carbon. Wooden buildings are proven to have health benefits too.
Students learn better in a wooden building as heartrates lower, and so stress is less. This is the same for homes.
I learnt these facts from 39 Ways To Save The Planet 29 01 22 but I knew before.
Our current building materials contribute 8% of carbon emissions. It has to stop.
Reply from Councillor Philip Broadhead, Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Development, Growth and Regeneration ... view the full minutes text for item 141