Steve Pitt announces investment for Southsea Splash Pool

Lib Dem Southsea councillor, Steve Pitt, who is Deputy Leader of Portsmouth City Council, has announced an investment of £102,000 in Southsea splash pool, to make the popular facility viable for at least the next five years.

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Number of community wardens to double to help tackle anti-social behaviour and environmental issues.

Portsmouth is set to have extra wardens patrolling the city, after funding for eight more was approved by the Lib Dems running Portsmouth City Council.

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Investment in the Kings Theatre and Guildhall

Lib Dem councillors are proposing for the city council to invest £40,000 in the Guildhall Trust and £40,000 in the Kings Theatre, to assist with the renovation of the facilities at the two venues.

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Improvements to The Pyramids

The city’s Lib Dem Cabinet is proposing to invest £1.5 million in the Pyramids to assist with refurbishing the facilities at the popular venue.

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Plans to improve security at green spaces

Plans to prevent unauthorised vehicles getting on to green spaces in the city are to be considered by Portsmouth’s councillors.

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Portsmouth bus depot plan will boost public transport

Cheaper fares and a better bus service is the aim of a new project from Lib Dem councillors looking at the potential for a bus depot in Portsmouth.

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£300,000 investment plan for arts centre

The Lib Dem Deputy Leader of Portsmouth City Council, Cllr Steve Pitt, has announced £300,000 worth of repairs and refurbishment at a renowned local arts centre.

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Community Speedwatch – back on the road

Local Lib Dems are backing two Community Speedwatch schemes in an effort to reduce the number of drivers speeding on the city's roads.

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£8.5million investment in the future of education announced by Portsmouth Lib Dems

Portsmouth schools are set to receive a funding boost of £8.5 million pounds in order to create 300 extra spaces in secondary education in the city, thanks to Lib Dem proposals.

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City beaches keep top water rating

The city's two bathing beaches have kept their top ratings for water cleanliness. 

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Free household food waste collection scheme on its way!

The city's new Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, Councillor Dave Ashmore, (Fratton ward - Lib Dem), has announced trials for a household food recycling scheme, with free kerbside collection, which could be rolled out across the city.

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Suzy Horton proposes a £1.6 million investment into local schools

Councillor Suzy Horton, (Lib Dem - Central Southsea ward), Portsmouth's Cabinet Member for Education, has announced proposals to invest £1.6 million pounds in essential maintenance projects to improve the condition of five schools in the city.

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Leader has talks with John Lewis about possible new store

Lib Dem Council Leader Gerald Vernon Jackson will explore the possibility of a new John Lewis store in the city with the company and has made it clear that the planning rules mean that the ground floor of Knight & Lee has to remain retail. He has also made clear that he will strongly oppose any proposal for student accommodation on the site.

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Knight & Lee Set To Close

Today, news broke that the Knight and Lee store will close in July this year following a meeting of all staff at the store this morning.

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New plan to tackle homelessness

A new way of dealing with homelessness, with more emphasis on prevention and treating people as individuals, is being proposed by the new Liberal Democrat team running Portsmouth City Council.

 

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