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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City’s first carton recycling bank introduced

Portsmouth’s Lib Dem run council has taken another step towards a greener city, with the opening of its first carton recycling bank.

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Christmas Bin Collection Days

Something we can sometimes forget in the busyness of the festive season is when to put our bins out. Save the image below to your phone to make sure you know when to put your bins out!

50,000 Trees for Portsmouth

Portsmouth is getting a new country park with over 50,000 trees. Across the city a programme of tree planting will also take place, creating a ‘green grid’ to target areas of poor air quality.

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Working to ensure our port is not damaged by Brexit

Portsmouth International Port is owned by the City Council. It brings in vital income which helps to support services for local people.

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Portsmouth This Christmas

Christmas is an important time of year for the city and its residents. This year we have a whole host of Christmas activities taking place across the festive period, some of which are listed below:
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Campaign to tackle absences at school

It was a double success (and 6 full council speeches in one meeting) for ex-teacher and education expert, Councillor Suzy Horton, with the City Council unanimously supporting her motion on the new campaign to tackle low attendance at school.

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Campaigning against government cuts to school budgets

Today Labour, Independent and Conservative councillors supported our motion from former teacher and university lecturer in education, Councillor Suzy Horton (Lib Dem – Central Southsea), condemning government cuts to school funding.

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Lib Dem motion passed calls on government to review PIP and ESA

We are delighted that today full council supported our proposal by Councillor Matthew Winnington (Lib Dem – Eastney and Craneswater ward) to call upon the government to immediately review their decision making process for personal independence payment and employment support allowance.

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Lib Dem plan to improve green spaces in Portsmouth gets go ahead

Portsmouth Lib Dems have given the green light to radical plans to expand green spaces in the city.

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