50 Trees Saved

Following contact with Solent NHS by local Lib Dem councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson, they have withdrawn their planning application which would have resulted in about 50 protected trees being cut down. The local Lib Dem team would like to thank everyone who wrote in to the council against the application and the Keep Milton Green team for alerting so many people to the application and arranging the protest featured above.

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"Invest in housing local families" says Portsmouth Lib Dems

Lib Dem councillors in Portsmouth are calling for the City Council to produce a massive investment in the building of new homes at “social rents” to allow local families to rent at prices they can afford.

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Local Lib Dems Active in the Community

Local Lib Dem councillors Ben Dowling, Tom Wood and Suzy Horton had a busy weekend out in the local community, supporting local events.

Between them, they supported the Baffins Fun Day (above, top left), the Southsea Food Festival (above, bottom left), the Beddow Library Bake Sale (above, bottom right), the Grand Opening of Southsea Brewing Company (above, top right) and the Milton Trees Protest. The group also found time to speak to residents about the future of Victoria Park.

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Save Victoria Park Animal & Birds

On Wednesday 13th July the Conservative councillors are hoping to vote through a proposal to get rid of the much loved animal and birds in Victoria Park. Generations of children have enjoyed going to see the animals in the park.

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12,000 New Members!

Over the past week, over 12,000 people have joined the Liberal Democrats as the only party united in standing up for Britain's place in Europe.

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Local Lib Dems campaign for action on speeding, fly-tipping and crime

Raising residents' concerns, Central Southsea's three Lib Dem ward councillors Lee Hunt, Suzy Horton and Steve Pitt arranged a meeting of police, highways, street cleaning and council officials overseeing housing and traffic.

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Residents delighted with swift Lib Dem action on 'sink hole'

Catisfield Road residents alerted city Councillors on Twitter and Facebook to a 4 feet wide sink-hole that opened up wide beneath the Tarmac and dropped down about 2 feet. Lib Dem Councillors Ben Dowling (Milton Ward) and Lee Hunt (Central Southsea) reacted quickly calling out Colas, the city's highways contractor. Cllr Hunt went to the location to await Colas, who arrived within 20mins and caused the affected area to be surrounded by barriers.

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Save the Lodge

We back the petition to make sure Art & Soul Traders stay at The Lodge in Victoria Park, but don't let the Tories off the hook with a petition rule! Make sure YOUR signature counts.

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Local Lib Dems join Queen's birthday street party fun

Celebrating The Queen's 90th birthday local Lib Dems across the city joined in the street party fun. From Drayton to Southsea and Portsea across to Milton residents arranged a fun family day outside their homes after streets were closed off.

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Milton Picnic on the Green: A Great Success

On Saturday 11th June, over 1000 local people came together for the 14th Annual Milton Picnic on the Green on St James’ Green.

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Margaret Foster Action Sees Charles Dickens Clear-up

 

Pictured is just some of the rubbish and fly-tipping that local campaigner Margaret Foster had cleared away in just one morning recently. Margaret commented: "I am getting more and more calls asking me to help get dumped rubbish like this cleared away".

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Southsea Lib Dems clear path in St. Augustine Road

Since the Conservative-run council dumped the new team due to catch fly-tippers and 'litter louts', more and more rubbish is being chucked onto pavements, streets and open spaces. Local Lib Dem councillors and campaigners are working with local residents and businesses to combat so much rubbish dumping.

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People rally to save Southsea 'STRANGER' mural from Tory axe

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Just about a year on from a street row with popular Southsea arts cafe and cultural venue Tea Tray In The Sky, numerous social media comments and media outlets report Portsmouth City's Conservative Culture and Arts boss, is at it again.

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City Parks To Be Maintained In-House

Lib Dem Culture, Leisure & Sports spokesperson, Cllr Lee Hunt, recently attended a decision meeting about how the council should maintain our city's parks and other open spaces.

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Minister For Portsmouth Questioned On Neighbourhood Planning

Lib Dem Councillor Will Purvis recently questioned the Minister for Portsmouth, Mark Francois MP (pictured above), on what additional support the Government might be able to provide for the neighbourhood planning process in urban areas such as Portsmouth.

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