Eastney Lib Dems Keeping Streets Clean


Local Lib Dem Councillor Matthew Winnington has been tackling the recent increases in dog mess found on some Eastney streets.

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Fight to Keep Milton Green Continues

Last week, the Portsmouth City Council Planning Committee failed to save four trees in the grounds of St. James' Hospital. This is a real disappointment to the Keep Milton Green campaign. It was a decision made despite local Lib Dem councillor Ben Dowling speaking up for the trees on behalf of local residents - over 60 of which wrote into the committee personally to object to the felling of these trees.

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Cllr Hugh Mason Listening to Local Residents


Popular and hard working local Councillor Dr Hugh Mason is pictured recently out and about in St. Jude ward calling on local residents. Hugh says, "It's very helpful to get feedback from local residents about how they see things around here. I can also inform residents face-to-face about what's going on in the Council and give information on issues like residents' parking and cuts to Southsea's firefighters and fire cover".

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UPDATE: Fire Service Petition to be heard at Full Council meeting

The Portsmouth Lib Dems have been busy gathering signatures from local residents to oppose the proposed cuts to Portsmouth's Fire Service which include reducing the number of full sized fire engines as well as halving the number of fire fighters.

This petition is still ongoing in order to put as much pressure on the Fire Authority as possible to get them to reconsider but the petition has also been submitted to Portsmouth City Council for their backing. This will be debated at the Full Council meeting on Tuesday 9th February at 2pm. For full details of the meeting, go to the council website.


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Lib Dem Campaign Pushes Back Parking Suspension

Following a long campaign by local Lib Dems and residents, the Conservative-run City Council did not suspend the LB Parking Zone on January 18th as previously announced.

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19 Bus SAVED

The 19 bus has been saved despite the Conservative-led council proposing to cut the bus service. This is the last remaining service to Winter Road and it connects the City Centre to Southsea, Baffins and North End.
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Pothole Fixed In Record Time


Residents awoke to this awful pothole on Catisfield over the New Year period. Local Lib Dem councillor Will Purvis acted to get this fixed promptly to prevent damage to people's cars.

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Parking spaces freed up on Eastfield Road

Local residents recently contacted their local councillors to complain about unused disabled bays taking up precious space for parking on their road.

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Lib Dem at the Heart of the Community

Local Lib Dem Councillor Margaret Foster loves being at the heart of the community she represents in Charles Dickens Ward. 

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Schools’ Carols Concert Heralds In the Festive Period

Local Lib Dem councillors were at the annual concert in Guildhall Square. Taking part alongside thousands of school children from Portsmouth’s schools.

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Local Christmas Events Full of Festive Fun

Local Lib Dems have been out and about this weekend at different Community Christmas Fairs and Markets.

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Lib Dems Raise Awareness of Brain Tumour Research

Local Lib Dems have been out and about raising awareness of Brain Tumour Research. Whilst at the Spice Island Inn Christmas Fair, campaigners Cllr Ben Dowling, Cllr Suzy Horton and Tom Wood learnt more about this crucial research from Tim, the charity’s regional coordinator (pictured above).

Portsmouth is home to a leading research lab for Brain Tumour Research. The wall below is in the entrance to the labs. Each square is a day which is sponsored by each individual or group that raises £2700. The team that work their dedicate their work each day to the person/s who have put in the time to do something for the cause.

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Greenfingered Lib Dems Friends of Milton Park

Local Lib Dems have been out with the Friends of Milton Park for their last gathering of the year to plant bulbs throughout the park alongside local residents.

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Lib Dem Councillor Supports Small Local Businesses

Local Lib Dems are proud of the small local businesses that keep our Portsmouth and Southsea economy going. Councillor Ben Dowling is pictured above with Samantha Worsley from Southsea Bathing Hut who is bringing back Portsmouth’s long lost soap industry.

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Christmas Bin Collection Changes

There are some changes to the bin collections in Portsmouth over the Christmas period. See below for how this affects you.

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