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Keep a date with us

by Jim Forrest 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 Jim Forrest 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 Jim Forrest 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 Jim Forrest 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 Jim Forrest 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 Jim Forrest 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 Jim Forrest 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 Jim Forrest 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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Focus on the Local Plan

by Jim Forrest on 30 July, 2019

Fareham Liberal Democrats have published our response to the Council’s draft Local Plan (See Pressure for Housing Sites below). We raise some of the questions we believe the Council should be asking in response to applications for development. See our response here.

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More pressure for housing sites

by Jim Forrest on 19 June, 2019

Fareham Council is running a Consultation until July 26 about revisions to its Local Plan.This is because the Government has announced a new way to calculate housing need, and Fareham now needs to plan for at least 520 new houses every year.There will be a Community Action Team meeting about it at Holy Rood Church […]

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