£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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Government's EU citizen registration scheme has been shambolic

The rollout of the Government's EU citizen registration scheme has been shambolic. Problems range from a broken app to thousands of decisions left unmade.

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£1million project to buy new properties to help house Portsmouth’s homeless

Portsmouth’s Lib Dem council is launching a £1million project to buy new properties to house the city’s homeless community.

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Free bulky waste collection service for Portsmouth

A free bulky waste collection service for those on the lowest incomes in Portsmouth could be introduced from April thanks to action by Portsmouth Lib Dems.

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Update on our Campaign for St James’ hospital site

A message from Milton councillor and Leader of the Council, Gerald Vernon-Jackson:

“I’m really sorry to say that I have had a call from John Westwood, Chief Executive of the NHS Property Company, to say that the council’s bid to buy the main St James’ hospital site has not won the bidding.

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Lib Dems demand more police beat officers for the city

Portsmouth City Council's cabinet member for community safety (and Lib Dem Councillor for Fratton), Dave Ashmore has asked the police to increase the number of beat officers in Portsmouth.

 

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Bus campaign success links Old Portsmouth to Southsea

Local campaigner Chris Attwell thanks the hundreds of people who signed his petition, and whose support resulted in the new number six bus service linking The Hard with Southsea via Old Portsmouth starting this week.

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Landport playpark goes smoke free

Signage has been unveiled at Landport playpark asking people not to smoke there.

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Empty properties to be new homes for locals

Two dilapidated properties are to be turned into affordable homes that can be rented by local people, thanks to a decision by Lib Dem Cabinet Members.

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