Update: Queens Hotel

The new owners of the Queens Hotel in Southsea have put in a planning application to turn most of the Queens Hotel into flats leaving just 28 hotel bedrooms. They also want to build two blocks of flats adjacent to the current building; one facing the sea between the Queens hotel and Homeheights block and the other would be facing Osborne Road.

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1862 Ambulance Delays So Far This Winter

1862 patients in Portsmouth have faced waits of half-an-hour of more in ambulances outside A&E so far this winter, Liberal Democrat analysis has revealed. Of these, 665 faced waits of over an hour.

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Happy New Year

We want to wish everyone in Portsmouth a very Happy New Year.

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Merry Christmas

We want to wish everyone a very merry Christmas. We hope you and your family have an enjoyable festive season and a prosperous New Year.

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Budget Amendment for a Cleaner, Fairer, Safer City

On Tuesday 12th December, Lib Dem councillors put forward an amendment to the Conservatives' Council Budget for 2018/19. We sought to make changes which would have contributed towards making Portsmouth a cleaner, fairer and safer city. Sadly, the Portsmouth Labour councillors put forward no amendment or alternative to the Conservatives' plans whatsoever.

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New HMO Guidelines Approved

 

On Tuesday 21st November, a decision was made at the council to introduce new guidelines and regulations in relation to Homes of Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in the city.

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Council Votes for Buffer Zone

On 14th November 2017, Portsmouth City Council voted at a Full Council meeting to investigate how to introduce a 'buffer zone' and other measures to keep public order and prevent intimidation caused by protest personally targeted at people accessing legal healthcare services.

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New Path for Bransbury Park

Local Lib Dem councillors Ben Dowling, Will Purvis & Gerald Vernon-Jackson in Milton Ward have secured funding for a new path along the northern side of Bransbury Park.

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Christmas Lights Come To Milton Market

Several local traders came to the local Lib Dem councillors in Milton last year saying that they wanted Christmas lights installed for Milton Market.

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Portsmouth Will Remember Them

The Remembrance Sunday service will take place in Guildhall Square on 12 November.

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Lib Dems Back 'A City To Share'

Local Lib Dem councillors are pushing for the city council to move forward with its commitment to 'A City to Share' - a sustainable transport strategy put together by the Portsmouth Cycle Forum. 

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Lib Dems Push for Affordable Housing

Local Lib Dem councillors are fighting to make sure developers fulfil their obligation to build affordable housing as a proportion of any residential development.

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Council Consults On New City Centre Road

Residents and businesses can have their say on plans for a new city centre road layout as part of a public consultation running until Thursday 2 November.

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Southsea Flood Defences - Meet The Team Events

Following the council's consultation in 2014, the Coastal Defences Team are holding some drop-in events this autumn to re-introduce the scheme to residents.

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Fire Safety Update

Following on from the 10 October Council Housing Decision Meeting, we wanted to give everyone an update on fire safety and, more specifically, the removal of the cladding from Horatia and Leamington House.

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