Lib Dems Take Control of Portsmouth

After four years of Conservative and UKIP councillors running the council, today the Liberal Democrats took over the running of Portsmouth City Council.

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Party Leader Backs Portsmouth Campaign

Vince Cable MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, recently visited Portsmouth to show his support for the Portsmouth Liberal Democrats' bid to take back control of Portsmouth City Council at the local elections on Thursday 3rd May.

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40 Days To Go

With 40 days to go, we have launched our manifesto for the 2018 local elections in Portsmouth.

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Southsea lap dancing club bid bites the dust as people power wins

A bid for a lap dancing club in Southsea's Albert Road has been thrown out after a majority vote by a panel of Portsmouth City Councillors. At an all day hearing, residents, businesses and local Councillors worked together to explain to the city's Licensing Committee how the venue would be inappropriate in the heart of Albert Road shops surrounded by dense residential housing and close to local schools, churches and community centres - keeping residents awake until the early hours of the morning. In a majority 2-1 vote Councillors agreed and decided not to grant a Sexual Entertainment Licence.

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100 Days To Go

With just 100 days to go, the Lib Dem team is hitting the ground running with candidates in place across the city.

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Albert Road Lap Dancing Club

 
We have been informed that the application for a sex establishment licence (SEV) for the Lap Dancing club at 149 Albert Road, has been submitted. The current proposed operating hours are until 4am.
 
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2018 Sea Defences Consultation

Following the engagement events at the end of last year, the Southsea Coastal Scheme team are going to be out and about across the city in February & March holding a new series of consultation events on their emerging designs.

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Bring the Bayeux Tapestry to Portsmouth

'Bring the Bayeux Tapestry to Portsmouth!' That is the cry today from our Culture, Leisure and Sport Spokesperson, Cllr Steve Pitt.

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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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