PARKING CHANGES

PARKING CHANGES

The outcome of the Council's parking zone consultation has come back and it is proposing several major changes to our area's parking zones. The zone covering Baffins Road, Milton Road between St Mary's Road and just north of Hayling Avenue and the small Douglas, Dudley and Victor Roads sees the b...

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UP TO 250 HOMES FOR PRISON SITE?

UP TO 250 HOMES FOR PRISON SITE?

Up to 250 homes could be built at the former Kingston prison, the new owners have told Lynne and Darren. We attended a presentation where the owners gave four possible designs. They told Lynne they were looking at a range of uses, including housing, a hotel and some community use. The housing, sh...

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Bake Off Success

Bake Off Success

Local Lib Dem councillor Ben Dowling was one of two judges at the annual Milton Beddow Library Bake Off. It was a great event with many residents entering in one or more of the four categories; adults' large cakes, adults' small cakes, children's large cakes and children's small cakes. Ben comme...

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Shock as Scrooge-like UKIP, Labour & Tories vote to pinch Portsmouth charity clothes banks cash

Shock as Scrooge-like UKIP, Labour & Tories vote to pinch Portsmouth charity clothes banks cash

'Charity starts at home' as the saying goes, but nothing could be further from this at Portsmouth City Council's meeting last night. As Christmas approaches, Councillors from all parties gathered to consider plans to budget for running the city next year, but one miserly proposal from the Conservatives stood out from the many mean cuts. They ganged-up to cream-off charity cash!

6610 new apprenticeships in Portsmouth since 2010

6610 new apprenticeships in Portsmouth since 2010

Liberal Democrats have helped 1.8 million apprentices start training since 2010. That's the biggest expansion in apprentices since the 1950s. All young people should have the opportunity to get on in life, and apprenticeships are a great way to achieve that.

Lib Dems work to secure £1.7 million for local schools

Lib Dems work to secure £1.7 million for local schools

When the Lib Dems were running the City, they allocated £1.2 million to Goldsmith Infant School and Brambles Nursery to meet the increasing need for more school and nursery places. This money, plus some from the Government, and a contribution from the school, created a total of £1.5 million for improvements. However, professionals calculate another £209,000 is now needed to make up a shortfall in monies for the planned works.