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Covid 19- Information updates and help available

by Jackie Porter on 19 March, 2020

What uncertain times we are in. Many of you have kindly offered to help where you can, but many too are worried about the future and what it will bring. I write this on the 19th March, conscious that you might be reading this later. As every day’s 5pm announcement comes, the situation changes so […]

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This response to the Stage 2 Consultation does not require the simple matter of an objection or support: the consultation invites response.  As the County Councillor for the division covering Sutton Scotney and nearby communities in the north of Winchester district, there are a number of points I wish to make and information I need to […]

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Paula FERGUSON is standing for the Liberal Democrats in this constituency. Ahead of the party’s General Election launch, the Liberal Democrats have declared a Liberal Democrat government will Stop Brexit and use the £50 Billion Remain Bonus to invest in public services and tackle inequality.  Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson said: “The Liberal Democrats are the […]

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Jackie Porter asks: “Another massive re-organisation proposal by Government- is this really to improve our country -or to create confusion and more work, so we drop our challenges on Brexit and Covid 19?” Ahead of the Government’s motion on the Local Government Boundary Commission tomorrow, Liberal Democrat Local Government spokesperson Tim Farron said: “The Chair […]

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Flooding- how to report to HCC- a quick info piece

by Jackie Porter on 27 August, 2020

You should report flooding online. This ensures the incident is investigated https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/roadmaintenance/roadproblems/flooding If you need urgent help call 101 If you are worried, please contact me on 07973 696 085

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It’s a simple message: this is an #Unfairgovt

by Jackie Porter on 17 August, 2020

Young people have had a hard year; the heartless way in which the Govt has dealt with exams results has made it even harder Universities who made offers know the potential of young people; by not accepting them they are reinforcing the social injustices of the system. They should use the removal of the numbers […]

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Is it Boris or Gove or Williamson that young people should be blaming? Peter Symonds College has written to parents to congratulate the students on a very hard year, but they know that a proportion of young people at PSC didn’t get the grades that the college and the young people were expecting. PSC say […]

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Salad Packing Unit to leave Alresford

by Jackie Porter on 6 August, 2020

https://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/18630704.bakkavor-close-alresford-salad-branch/?ref=ebln This is a report that Bakkavor are leaving Alresford. Their use of chemicals to clean the packing plant has been controversial and conservation charities were dismayed when our local MP supported the extension of time to use chemicals which the Salmon and Trout Association believed were damaging the river. This is not a good […]

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https://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/riba-tells-jenrick-to-urgently-reconsider-planning-reforms/5107348.article In this article RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) are asking Robert Jenrick MP, Housing and Local Government Minister, to think again about his proposals, due out this week, to remove the need for a local planning system. Liberal Democrats want to build Communities, not just homes.. …Ironically Robert Jenrick MP’s title in the […]

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https://www.tes.com/news/SEND-nearly-all-ehc-plan-complaints-upheld-ombudsman This article confirms what I hear from parents: the process to secure an Education Health and Care Plan for children with special needs is not working for all families and that even if an EHCP is agreed, too many families feel they just haven’t got the treatment and hearing that they feel is necessary […]

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Responding to the Prime Minister’s speech Ed Davey, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats said: “Many people have been waiting to hear from the Prime Minister about how we deal with the challenges we face, but all we saw was a lot of Boris bluster. “The Prime Minister says he will “build build build” but […]

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Opening until 6pm from Saturday 23rd May Hampshire County Council will be extending opening hours of all Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) to 6pm from Saturday 23 May 2020 22 May 2020 The County Council has issued this press release…. “With new measures in place at HWRCs for safe social distancing, the number of vehicles […]

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https://www.enterprisem3.org.uk/?utm_campaign=567937_EM3%20COVID-19%20Daily%20Business%20Briefing%2011.05.2020&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Enterprise%20M3&dm_i=4ZTK,C681,1OXHVB,1CZGG,1 After the deeply unhelpful announcement by Boris last night, the Business Community is reeling with the uncertainty that its brings for both bosses and workers. It is ridiculous to announce there WILL be a 50 PAGE document coming out just 24 hours before businesses are supposed to provide safe spaces to work. This Government […]

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