Update: Port Solent tip

Cabinet Member for Environment & Climate Change Councillor Dave Ashmore provides his latest update on the ongoing measures at the Port Solent tip (HWRC). 

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Action by Portsmouth City Council has saved the Gosport Ferry from closing.

Portsmouth City Council Leader, Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson today announced the council has secured government funding to support the Gosport Ferry and save it from collapse. 

 

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Education update

Cabinet Member for Education, Children & Families, Councillor Suzy Horton responds to the Government's announcements regarding reopening schools to more pupils and the work undertaken in schools across the city. 

 

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Traffic & Transport Update

Cabinet Member for Traffic & Transport Councillor Lynne Stagg reports on her meeting with Extinction Rebellion, Friends of the Earth, Cycle Forum, The Safe Travel Manager & the Assistant Director of Transport that took place on May 15th. 

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Campaign Update: Stop proposed Aquind cable disruption!

On 11th May I received an e-mail from the Planning Inspectorate about the proposed Aquind Interconnector Cable that will come ashore at Eastney and run all the way up the eastern side of Portsmouth.

Originally the scrutiny of the application for this cable to be laid was supposed to be started by the Planning Inspectorate on 22nd April with a Preliminary Meeting, but this has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the meeting was postponed.

The Planning Inspectorate is responsible for this planning application as Government Ministers have taken away decision-making powers from Portsmouth City Council for this project.

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Health, Wellbeing & Social Care Cabinet Member gives update

On 20th April I wrote to the Secretary Of State for Health & Social Care, Matt Hancock to press him to ensure that all key workers were included in the testing regime which had been announced. I have not yet had a reply, which is disappointing, but by the time I do, I hope more of the issues I have brought up are addressed. You can see a copy of the letter I sent here.

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PCC Cabinet member determined to make Portsmouth a healthier place for all

We MUST NOT let the opportunity COVID 19 has given us to significantly change the ways we travel. The massive improvement in air quality as a result of the 60% drop in road traffic and the consequent disappearance of traffic congestion means we are improving the health outcomes for many of our residents. Added to that, the safer roads have meant more of our residents can cycle with confidence and walkers have much more pleasant journeys, again adding to better health. We must build on this and not allow our roads to return to the pre-COVID situation.

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Portsmouth household waste and recycling centre to reopen


Cabinet Member for Environment & Climate Change Councillor Dave Ashmore announced today that Portsmouth's household waste and recycling centre (HWRC) will reopen on Monday 11 May from 10am-4pm for essential use with restrictions in place to maintain the safety of staff and customers.

 

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Council Leader celebrates Portsmouth's volunteers


Council Leader Gerald Vernon-Jackson gives his latest update on Portsmouth's fight with the Corona Virus. With the council and
volunteer groups linked closely together and working hard to help the city's vulnerable, Gerald's insight also comes from making calls himself to city residents.    

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Cabinet Member reports on Portsmouth traffic, air quality and measures to exercise safely

Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transport, Cllr Lynne Stagg and officers at the council have been following closely the reductions in traffic and improvement air quality levels in the city with so many people working from home and with most of the city's children not at school. 

 

 

 

 

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Seafront Road closure made all week

On Monday, Cllrs Steve Pitt and Lynne Stagg
asked Traffic officers to put in place the closure of the Seafront Roads on an ongoing basis to create more space for local residents to be able to exercise safely within government guidance on social distancing. (Photo credit CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

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Aldi joins free school meal voucher scheme

Cabinet Member for Education Councillor Suzy Horton provides an update on free school meals provision in the city during the Coronavirus crisis. 

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Matthew Winnington's update as Cabinet Member for Health, wellbeing & social care

Portsmouth City Council Cabinet Member for Health, wellbeing & social care, Councillor Matthew Winnington provides an update from his portfolio as care homes across the city work tirelessly to face the challenges of Covid19. 

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Covid testing centre in Portsmouth for NHS staff & Carers.

Deputy Leader of Portsmouth City Council, Councillor Steve Pitt provides an update about the Covid19 testing centre being set up to the west of the M275. 

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City Cabinet member writes to Secretary of State for Health

Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing & Social Care, Councillor Matthew Winnington has written to Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock seeking answers for the key workers in Portsmouth's care homes. 

 

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