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Lack of infrastructure

by Alex Brims on 20 March, 2018

  This is an important time for Fareham as the new Local Plan is being debated and residents views are being sought. On Planning, we are continually questioning how decisions are reached and arguing for transparency. Residents justifiably complain to us of a lack of infrastructure accompanying new developments. Alex Brims wants the council to take […]

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Lib Dems secure major victory to limit cold calling

by Alex Brims on 17 March, 2018

Lib Dems have been campaigning to end cold-calling in relation to pensions, claims management and other financial services. Alex Brims says well done to those amazing  Lib Dem peers have been at it again – winning crucial changes to legislation. As the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill completes its stages in the Upper House, the […]

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Deteriorating Community Noticeboards

by Alex Brims on 15 March, 2018

 Our survey about the deteriorating community noticeboards sparked a big response. Most residents said they would prefer to keep them open to all users, so that club secretaries etc can put them up at whatever time they visit the village. Some commented on misuse, such as failure to remove out-dated notices, or use by commercial […]

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Salterns Road Dangers

by Alex Brims on 14 March, 2018

Salterns Road continues to have a 60mph speed limit , even though it is narrow with many blind bends. The road was recently closed for a day because of the number of accidents caused by fast driving in bad weather. Children and walkers going from Seafield Park to the beach have to cross it. Many […]

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Old Street Rural Route: update

by Alex Brims on 13 March, 2018

There has also been a lot of reaction to the question we asked about whether cycle access could be improved in the gated section of Old Street. Everyone agrees that it should be kept as a No Through Road, and there have been complaints about motorbikes using the existing gaps. Residents report that it is […]

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March 2018 ADLIB

by Alex Brims on 10 March, 2018

Read the March  Ad Lib Ad Lib March 2018- orange-web2Ad Lib March 2018  

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On board hospital bus campaign

by Focus team member on 8 March, 2018

We reported in the January Ad Lib that Lib Dems  put a question to Fareham Council calling for the return of bus services to Fareham Community Hospital. Patients from Stubbington and Hill Head are increasingly being directed there. We’re pleased to note that Fareham MP Suella Fernandes is on board, with a petition calling for […]

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Council Tax hike outpaces incomes

by Focus team member on 6 March, 2018

At the Budget meeting, Fareham Council raised its tax again, with a £5 increase for band D properties. Lib Dems supported the budget as a whole because of the need to maintain services. But Lib Dem opposition leader Roger Price had concerns about the tax increase. Cllr Price said: ‘This will be the third year […]

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Poppy Wave is coming

by Alex Brims on 5 March, 2018

The Poppy Wave installation to mark the centenary of World War I is coming to the Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson between April 13 and June 24. The museum expects to get about 150,000 visitors over the period, an estimated 90% travelling by car. Be prepared, if you drive or cycle along the Portsdown […]

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Gliding Club closure at Daedalus

by Focus team member on 4 March, 2018

Jim raised concerns about the future of Portsmouth Naval Gliding Club at Daedalus. He told councillors: “I welcome the prosperity and employment investment at Daedalus is bringing to Stubbington. “But I hope commercial flying will not endanger this club which has for so long been a leisure asset, a training opportunity for young aspiring pilots, […]

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