Focus: Crofton Liberal Democrats

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Climate – it’s down to all of us

by Jim Forrest on 8 August, 2020

A Lib Dem-led motion to fight the Climate Emergency was passed unanimously by Fareham Council. And we’re urging the Council to involve all residents in the fight. See more at

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Preserving our wildlife

by Jim Forrest on 4 July, 2020

Bob Seymour and Jimmy Roberts explore concerns about the over-exploitation of the shellfish on the Solent shore. 
Click on the image to view video. Since 2010 the Solent fishery has been declassified for commercial activity because water quality has been considered unsafe. 
From 2014 the native oyster fishery for the whole of the Solent was […]

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Preserving Stubbington’s “hamlet”

by Jim Forrest on 24 June, 2020

Fareham Council’s planning committee have backed refusal of two planning applications for a total of 190 houses off Newgate Lane. The site, between the old Newgate Lane and the new relief road, is part of Fareham’s Strategic Gap. Councillor Jim Forrest and several residents made deputations calling on the committee to refuse the sites. Jim […]

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Newgate Lane deputation

by Jim Forrest on 24 June, 2020

Either or both of these two developments would have serious implications both for my constituents in Stubbington, and for the borough as a whole. Residents in Newgate Lane, Albert Road and Woodcote Lane endured decades of misery as a quiet country road became a rat-run, with non-stop queues of traffic on their doorsteps at all […]

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Benches of remembrance

by Jim Forrest on 17 June, 2020

Fareham Council has approved the installation of a bench at Daedalus Common to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day (August 15). It will be a similar design to the VE Day bench already installed. Stubbington Councillor Jim Forrest passed on a request from residents for a VJ bench which came after he posted photos […]

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…Two wheels better?

by Jim Forrest on 13 May, 2020

One consequence of the Coronavirus lockdown has been a big increase in both cycling and cycle sales. For now, this is mostly for exercise, but as businesses and factories re-open, we can expect an increase in people cycling to work or school, either because they find they prefer it to the car for shortish journeys […]

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Meet the team

by Jim Forrest on 8 May, 2020

Looking out for each other

by Jim Forrest on 28 April, 2020

Fareham Liberal Democrats have set up a Facebook group to help residents to pass on advice and contact details about organisations offering help to deal with Covid-19. See or join it here: Fareham Coronavirus Support Group.

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A treasure worth preserving

by Jim Forrest 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 Jim Forrest 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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