Local Christmas Events Full of Festive Fun

Local Lib Dems have been out and about this weekend at different Community Christmas Fairs and Markets.

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Lib Dems Raise Awareness of Brain Tumour Research

Local Lib Dems have been out and about raising awareness of Brain Tumour Research. Whilst at the Spice Island Inn Christmas Fair, campaigners Cllr Ben Dowling, Cllr Suzy Horton and Tom Wood learnt more about this crucial research from Tim, the charity’s regional coordinator (pictured above).

Portsmouth is home to a leading research lab for Brain Tumour Research. The wall below is in the entrance to the labs. Each square is a day which is sponsored by each individual or group that raises £2700. The team that work their dedicate their work each day to the person/s who have put in the time to do something for the cause.

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Greenfingered Lib Dems Friends of Milton Park

Local Lib Dems have been out with the Friends of Milton Park for their last gathering of the year to plant bulbs throughout the park alongside local residents.

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Lib Dem Councillor Supports Small Local Businesses

Local Lib Dems are proud of the small local businesses that keep our Portsmouth and Southsea economy going. Councillor Ben Dowling is pictured above with Samantha Worsley from Southsea Bathing Hut who is bringing back Portsmouth’s long lost soap industry.

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Christmas Bin Collection Changes

There are some changes to the bin collections in Portsmouth over the Christmas period. See below for how this affects you.

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Major Cuts to Baffins Buses

Fewer services and some roads with no service at all: those are the plans for buses in our area Lib Dem councillors have seen.

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Baffins Christmas Market: A Great SUCCESS

The second Christmas Market on Tangier Road was a great success, with hundreds of people braving the rain and wind to join in the fun. 

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Update: Kingston Prison

Councillor Darren Sanders has asked that the plans to build at Kingston Prison deal with parking in the area.

The plans by developer City and Country will see 280 private flats built on the site. The Council does not want a hotel or museum there.

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Junior Doctors Strike - What You Need To Know

As you will be aware, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has declared war on Junior Doctors and industrial action now seems inevitable. Your local Liberal Democrats support the doctors in their battle to secure a fair deal but also recognise that some residents will have concerns about how the strike action will affect them.

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LOCAL ISSUES: Finding out what residents think all year round

The best way to improve things in our communities is to ask local residents, so that's exactly what Steve Pitt and your local Lib Dem Action team do all year round. Unlike other parties, who only appear just before elections, local Lib Dems go out most evenings and weekends chatting with residents and collecting views through ongoing residents' surveys. Steve Pitt is pictured in Devonshire Avenue calling on local homes.  If ever we miss someone, then we leave a 'local issues' freepost survey or calling-card.

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Lib Dem Campaigner Steve Pitt Tackles Mews Mess

Local residents and shops are always pleased to see local campaigner Steve Pitt out and about in their streets getting things done. 

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South Parade Pier: Work Continues

Work at South Parade Pier is progressing well and the underlying structure is now secure against the ravages of the weather.

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Planning Motion Passed

Eastney & Craneswater Lib Dem Councillor Matthew Winnington gained backing at Full Council for his motion calling on the government to give Portsmouth full control over planning.

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Marvellous Milton Market Day - A Big Success


Local residents and traders came together to arrange a community fun day this Halloween. The day took place along Milton Market (Eastney Road shops) including Beddow Library, Milton Village Hall, King & Son’s Butchers and Panini Junction towards the Northern end.

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Portsmouth Conservatives Say 'No' To Refugees

At the Full Council meeting on Tuesday 13th October, Conservative and UKIP councillors forced through a motion closing the city's doors to refugees. This comes at a time when the people of Portsmouth have been showing kindness and compassion and despite protestors outside in Guildhall Square (shown above).


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