Council leader demands Government save Airbus jobs

The Leader of Portsmouth City Council, Lib Dem councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson, has written to the government’s Business Secretary, Greg Clark MP, following the news that Airbus could pull out of the UK after Brexit.

He is demanding that the Business Secretary acts to save the 1400 highly skilled jobs in Portsmouth which are at risk. Airbus said they may be forced to relocate out of the UK, if the government negotiates a Brexit bad deal.

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New wheelie bins from Lib Dem council will protect weekly bin collections, encourage recycling & make streets cleaner

Residents across Portsmouth are set to receive new wheelie bins as part of a move by the new Lib Dem run council to protect weekly rubbish collections, encourage recycling and help make streets cleaner.

This follows trials across the city where the use of the new bins saw the amount of rubbish being disposed of reduce in some areas by around 20 per cent.

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Lib Dems Take Control of Portsmouth

After four years of Conservative and UKIP councillors running the council, today the Liberal Democrats took over the running of Portsmouth City Council.

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Party Leader Backs Portsmouth Campaign

Vince Cable MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, recently visited Portsmouth to show his support for the Portsmouth Liberal Democrats' bid to take back control of Portsmouth City Council at the local elections on Thursday 3rd May.

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40 Days To Go

With 40 days to go, we have launched our manifesto for the 2018 local elections in Portsmouth.

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Southsea lap dancing club bid bites the dust as people power wins

A bid for a lap dancing club in Southsea's Albert Road has been thrown out after a majority vote by a panel of Portsmouth City Councillors. At an all day hearing, residents, businesses and local Councillors worked together to explain to the city's Licensing Committee how the venue would be inappropriate in the heart of Albert Road shops surrounded by dense residential housing and close to local schools, churches and community centres - keeping residents awake until the early hours of the morning. In a majority 2-1 vote Councillors agreed and decided not to grant a Sexual Entertainment Licence.

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100 Days To Go

With just 100 days to go, the Lib Dem team is hitting the ground running with candidates in place across the city.

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Albert Road Lap Dancing Club

We have been informed that the application for a sex establishment licence (SEV) for the Lap Dancing club at 149 Albert Road, has been submitted. The current proposed operating hours are until 4am.
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2018 Sea Defences Consultation

Following the engagement events at the end of last year, the Southsea Coastal Scheme team are going to be out and about across the city in February & March holding a new series of consultation events on their emerging designs.

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Bring the Bayeux Tapestry to Portsmouth

'Bring the Bayeux Tapestry to Portsmouth!' That is the cry today from our Culture, Leisure and Sport Spokesperson, Cllr Steve Pitt.

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Update: Queens Hotel

The new owners of the Queens Hotel in Southsea have put in a planning application to turn most of the Queens Hotel into flats leaving just 28 hotel bedrooms. They also want to build two blocks of flats adjacent to the current building; one facing the sea between the Queens hotel and Homeheights block and the other would be facing Osborne Road.

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1862 Ambulance Delays So Far This Winter

1862 patients in Portsmouth have faced waits of half-an-hour of more in ambulances outside A&E so far this winter, Liberal Democrat analysis has revealed. Of these, 665 faced waits of over an hour.

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Happy New Year

We want to wish everyone in Portsmouth a very Happy New Year.

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Merry Christmas

We want to wish everyone a very merry Christmas. We hope you and your family have an enjoyable festive season and a prosperous New Year.

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Budget Amendment for a Cleaner, Fairer, Safer City

On Tuesday 12th December, Lib Dem councillors put forward an amendment to the Conservatives' Council Budget for 2018/19. We sought to make changes which would have contributed towards making Portsmouth a cleaner, fairer and safer city. Sadly, the Portsmouth Labour councillors put forward no amendment or alternative to the Conservatives' plans whatsoever.

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