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A treasure worth preserving

by Focus team member on 24 February, 2020

Bob Seymour of the Focus Team offers these thoughts on Hill Head life: Our Hill Head community has much diversity in its combination of modern estate and earlier housing with the occasional architectural gem. It is bordered on two sides by outstanding natural features, the Titchfield Haven and the Solent. We are really quite fortunate […]

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Gap in the argument

by Focus team member on 17 February, 2020

Most discussion af the CAT Meeting at Holy Rood Church on February 10 centred on the concept of a Strategic Growth Area – the circumstances and conditions under which housing might be permitted in the Strategic Gap between Stubbington and Fareham. Briefly. Fareham is not proposing to allow building in the Strategic Gap to meet […]

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Keep a date with us

by Focus team member on 14 February, 2020

Our popular Calendar and list of useful phone numbers was delivered with out recent newsletter. If you missed it and would like a copy to keep by your phone, contact Councillor Jim Forrest

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Toppled tree

by Focus team member on 14 February, 2020

We’ve reported this uprooted tree in the gated section of Old Street. It’s already a hazard to horse riders and cyclists, and with more high winds forecast, it’s a danger to pedestrians too.

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Builders eye up Bypass site

by Focus team member on 13 January, 2020

Before work has even started on the Stubbington Bypass, the developers are circling… Foreman Homes Ltd have asked Fareham Council for an Environmental Impact Assessment screening opinion ahead of a potential application to build 500+ homes on either side of the bypass at Titchfield Road. (See P/20/0005/EA in this week’s list of planning and other […]

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Axe poised over libraries

by Focus team member on 11 January, 2020

Make sure you take part in Hampshire’s consultation on the future of libraries – They’re proposing to close 14 of the 42 libraries across the county. Thankfully, Stubbington Library is not earmarked for closure. But Lee-on-the-Solent Library is, so we can expect even more pressure on Stubbington’s car parks as readers from Lee have to […]

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Christmas crunch

by Focus team member on 4 January, 2020

Stubbington has seen some rather crunchy driving over the holiday period, judging by the damage to the safety barrier outside the War Memorial, and the traffic island outside the Red Lion. Jimmy Roberts of the Ad Lib Focus team has asked Hampshire County Council if they have plans to replace the damaged bollard and railing.

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End to austerity? Not here

by Focus team member on 16 October, 2019

Hampshire County Council is proposing another £80million of cuts in its so-called Transformation to 2021. The Tory Government tell us austerity is supposed to be over – measures like these from the Tory County Council tell us it’s not! • £1.76 million cuts to libraries – which could mean some whole library closures, or day […]

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Shelter spruce-up

by Focus team member on 8 October, 2019

Staff at Fareham Council acted quickly when we asked for this area round the bus shelter at Gosport Road / Harold Road to be strimmed. The Grounds chief undertook to find out why it was unmanaged. A week later, the work was done, and it’s once more an attractive refuge for the many people who […]

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Oakcroft Lane: 261-home scheme thrown out

by Focus team member on 9 September, 2019

Fareham’s Planning Committee has rejected Persimmon’s plans for 261 homes on land at Oakcroft Lane between Crofton Cemetery and Peak Lane. Planning officers listed 21 detailed grounds for refusal, and Stubbington councillor Jim Forrest said in a submission to the committee: “This is inappropriate development which would lead to coalescence of settlements and degradation of […]

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