Lib Dems Push for Affordable Housing

Local Lib Dem councillors are fighting to make sure developers fulfil their obligation to build affordable housing as a proportion of any residential development.

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Council Consults On New City Centre Road

Residents and businesses can have their say on plans for a new city centre road layout as part of a public consultation running until Thursday 2 November.

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Southsea Flood Defences - Meet The Team Events

Following the council's consultation in 2014, the Coastal Defences Team are holding some drop-in events this autumn to re-introduce the scheme to residents.

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Fire Safety Update

Following on from the 10 October Council Housing Decision Meeting, we wanted to give everyone an update on fire safety and, more specifically, the removal of the cladding from Horatia and Leamington House.

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Road Issues on King Street, Prince Regent Court and Brunswick Street to be Resolved

 

Local St Thomas Ward Councillor, Rob Wood, has been working with residents and the council to resolve issues on King Street, Prince Regent Court and Brunswick Street.

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Road Dedicated to Civil Servant

Michael Robinson was a dedicated civil servant at Portsmouth City Council.

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Planned Ice Rink in Guildhall Square this Christmas

We are delighted the City Council has granted permission for an ice rink to be built in Guildhall Square this Christmas from November 18 until January 2.

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Gas Works - Eastney Road

Lots of people have contacted us as local councillors to complain about the road works that are causing many delays where the gas company are digging up part of Eastney Road (Milton Market). The works should be finished on Friday.

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Teacher Recruitment and Retention Motion at 2017 Conference

The great thing about the debates at the national Lib Dem conference is that any member can put in a Speakers Card to request to contribute to the debate. You don’t know whether you will be called to the podium until the day so it’s a wise thing to prepare your few minutes in advance.

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Lib Dem Conference - My Experience

Written by Suzy Horton, Lib Dem councillor for Central Southsea Ward.

Attending a Party conference is not for everyone but I enjoy packing in to 4 days as much as possible; from policy debates in the main auditorium, wandering round the Exhibition Hall, attending training or interesting fringe events and, of course meeting up with friends and socialising and discovering the eateries in new cities!

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Proposed Changes to Current HMO (Shared Housing) Policy

We are delighted to report that there is finally some real progress in addressing the pressing issues around HMOs (shared houses) in Portsmouth.

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BMX Track at Fratton Recreation Ground?

Planning permission was recently granted for a BMX Pump Track at Hilsea, near the Lido. This facility will provide a fantastic resource for local young people (and some not so young!).

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Eastern Road to be Improved

Work is being planned which will improve the city's 'eastern corridor' from Drayton down to the seafront - this includes the Eastern Road, Milton Road and Eastney Road.

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Fratton Bin Trial

The City Council have recently been running a trial scheme in parts of Fratton Ward in an attempt to reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill.

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Feedback from Residents' Meeting with Police

Local campaigner Tracy McClure hosts meeting with Police to discuss local concerns.

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