Cllr Rigby stated his group had now delivered all of their brochures and they were “not planning on providing anymore”.
Her celebration associate, councillor Judy Butt, stated it was “amazingly ruthless and senseless” which it was putting their political campaign above peoples lives.
COUNCILLORS who have been hand-delivering brochures during the most recent lockdown have actually been told to drop in cops.
” Can I please remind you and your team of the Stay Home Save Lives message,” Ms de Reya stated on Twitter. “There is no exemption for posting material to households and you could be breaching legislation.”
Previously today, the councils two Green Party councillors, Simon Bull and Chris Rigby, who represent Winton East, were hand delivering the postcards.
Councillor Beverley Dunlop stated it was “irresponsible, unneeded and possibly spreading the illness”.
And councillors have now been informed by Dorset Police not to deliver brochures.
” We were deliberately out providing because of the pandemic– not in spite of it– in order to assist people in coping throughout lockdown,” Cllr Rigby said.
Green Party representatives in Winton have actually been handing out postcards providing contact information for local bodies along with details about the May elections.
” While the Conservatives might wish to sit aside throughout such a difficult period for our community, we understood we had a duty to deliver essential information to help people in requirement.”
They stated the work was “very low risk” and being done within the rules, despite the nationwide lockdown and requires individuals to remain at home as much as possible.
” We are supporting our community through a difficult time, providing important info in a really low risk style in line with finest practice and the law.
But they have actually attracted criticism from Conservative councillors who said they were “putting their homeowners at danger” and pointed to a council project which will see postcards delivered to every home in the area.
But they have been alerted by Dorset Police assistant chief constable Sam de Reya that there was “no exemption” to permit this and that they “could be breaching legislation”.