Keep the Yomper in Eastney

The Royal Marine's Museum is closing this spring and a local petition, run by local residents, has collected over 5,000 signatures (online & offline) to keep the Yomper (a statue of a Royal Marine from the Falklands conflict) in Eastney. The petition can be found at: https://www.change.org/p/professor-dominic-tweddle-keep-the-yomper-on-our-seafront.

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Eastney & Craneswater Campaigner Tracy McClure Hits The Ground Running

Experienced, now recently retired Probation Officer and mum to two teenagers with a husband serving with the Royal Navy, Tracy McClure has joined our local Eastney & Craneswater Lib Dem campaign team.

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VICTORIA PARK: Public reject Conservatives' plans for people's park

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A damning report published by Portsmouth Liberal Democrats has overwhelmingly shown that Portsmouth City Council are moving in the wrong direction with developments to Victoria Park. 

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Cut crime, not budgets says retired police officer


UPDATE: Portsmouth Fire Services

Today (Thursday 12th January 2017), Portsmouth Lib Dem councillors met with some of Portsmouth's fire officers. The video above shows Cllr Steve Pitt finding out exactly what the situation is from Nigel McCullen who is a fire fighter at Southsea Fire Station and member of the Fire Brigades Union.

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Merry Christmas from Portsmouth Liberal Democrats


"We have to fightback."

By Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Lib Dem Group Leader on Portsmouth City Council and the Local Government Association

Last month I was asked to address a staff conference at the LGA with some thoughts about the current political situation. In the past this would have meant a discussion on what bills were coming up through parliament and how this might affect local government. But things have changed so much over the last yea and the political landscape is now so different I thought I had to say something different.

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Richard Adair campaigning to clean-up Southsea streets

Born and raised here Richard Adair is putting his experience of 37 years policing to good work by campaigning to clean-up untidy streets and fly-tipping. Richard says, "It's an offence to litter streets, but too little is being done to prevent and deter those doing it," he adds "just out walking you can't help, but almost fall over fly-tipped sofas, fridges, freezers, rubble and all sorts of unwanted items and rubbish".

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Fly Tipping UP

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By Lee Hunt

I attended the city's Environment and Community Safety meeting yesterday to make representations about NOT closing Paulsgrove tip on Thursdays and NOT reducing its opening hours.

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Lib Dem Campaigner Helps Out at Community Fun Day

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Lib Dem Campaigner Richard Adair recently spent the day in Wimbledon Park helping at a community fun day. Richard commented: "It's really good to be helping local residents at the Wimbledon Park community fun day. Even the rain didn't put off several 100 local residents and children coming to find out more about animals, birds, bats and insects with Hampshire and IoW Wildlife Trust."

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Scores Sweep 'Sunny Southsea' Shore

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Joining with scores of local residents local Lib Dem Councillors and campaigners helped the national 'Surfers Against Sewage' weekend on action to help keep UK beaches clean.

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Portsmouth Conservatives charge residents to get rid of their DIY waste

Portsmouth’s Conservative administration have decided people must now pay to get rid of their DIY waste.

The fees include charges to dispose of soil and rubble, plasterboard, and cement-bonded asbestos and came into force on Saturday. But critics say authorities are not being specific enough, nor clear over what waste remains to be free of charge.

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People Power VICTORY

 

Pressure from local residents and from Lib Dem councillors has changed the City Council’s mind. They will now rebuild the aviary in College Park that was demolished.

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Lib Dems Support New Mosaics

It was a rather wet Southsea Saturday but that didn't deter Lib Dem Councillors and campaigners from supporting the unveiling of the new Albert Rd mosaics.

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Annual Allotments Show continues to bring in the crowds

The Annual Milton and Eastney Allotments had another successful Autumn Show on Sunday 4th September. Local Lib Dem councillors Ben Dowling and Gerald Vernon-Jackson were on-hand to help with setting up and packing down.

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