Councillor Millie Earl
Councillor Millie Earl is the Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Connected Communities.
This portfolio includes:
- community involvement, lived experience and engagement
- bereavement and coroner services
- relationships with the voluntary sector
- economic development and high streets
- planning development management
- seafront and tourism
- sport and leisure services
- road safety.
Millie was born and grew up in the Poole ward she now represents, and lives in the area with her partner, Richard and rescue dog, Cassie.
A campaigner at heart, after seeing inequality in her own community she was inspired to study politics at university, going on to work in campaign management with charities like Dorset Wildlife Trust and in fundraising at Bournemouth Foodbank.
Passionate about tackling poverty and protecting the environment, Millie founded and runs the Branksome & Rossmore Community Fridge Project which saves up to eight tonnes of food a month from landfill.
For the upcoming term, she would like to see stability and sustainability across the council and BCP area, and is ambitious for her varied portfolio, saying:
“I'm keen to facilitate community building. Partnerships are powerful but I also recognise the individuality of our three towns and the diversity of our communities. I'm also incredibly keen to support shopping locally - our town and district centres have huge potential but face challenges and by learning from other towns that are thriving, we can help ours thrive too.”
Away from work, Millie enjoys spending time at the beach, exploring Dorset and open water swimming.