Jackie Porter

Liberal Democrat Councillor and Prospective MP for Winchester and Chandler's Ford Learn more

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Although many of us have volunteered or led teams of volunteers in the past, we haven’t had a special TWW volunteer team- until now! On 14th February 2018, the Trustees got started on Bridgets Lane clearance with our new kit funded by the SDNPA. Some of our trustees are going on equipment use courses in […]

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Yvette Riley wants to reduce the use of plastic water bottles. She has placed a petition on change.or for you to join in! It is a brilliant idea- and the Central Winchester Regeneration proposals are a great place to start. Please go to this link to add your name now.. installation of public water fountains […]

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What is an Accountable Care Organisation? An organisation which provides healthcare- but it is a private company, not part of the NHS. Many see it as back door privatisation. I certainly do. A group of 4 eminent health professionals, including our own local ex-chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr Graham Winyard, and joined by scientist […]

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There is a Facebook campaign to stop the renewal licence allowing Bakkavor (industrial salad washing plant) dumping their factory’s daily TRADE EFFLUENT containing a cocktail of powerful chlorinated chemicals into the head waters of the River Itchen. But I would like you to look at the application- and if like me, you object, please write […]

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would you like a cup of tea (or sex?) There is a lot of talk about revealing the sexual history of a complainant in ages of rape. Harriet Harman is suggesting that if the allegation is that Mr A raped him/her, then only the information about the victim’s relationship with Mr A should be revealed, […]

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M3 junction 9 proposals now online…

by Jackie Porter on 9 January, 2018

The M3 Junction 9 proposals are open for public consultation. Today, councillors were shown the first details… The timeline is Public consultation- until Feb 19th 2018 Planning application by mid 2019 Consultation of preferred route mid 2019 Govt confirm whether to give consent 2020 Construction will commence June 2021 New junction open Autumn 2023 You […]

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Have you seen the 38 degrees petition- asking the NHS to make more money available to restore full operating levels this month? http://bit.ly/2Ckblmoyou can sign this petition via this link Routine operations have been cancelled completely to allow the NHS to cope with the winter ‘crisis’ but this was an expected challenge for the NHS- […]

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Happy New Year!

by Jackie Porter on 2 January, 2018

Happy New Year! I hope you had a good Christmas and that you have some good memories to share and sustain you through the cold dark nights ahead! But, we are at the start of a new year- hopefully with some productive resolutions- and it’s a good time to remember that we need to look […]

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Great news for St Mary’s at Itchen Stoke

by Jackie Porter on 22 December, 2017

I love this Church which is now managed by the Churches Conservation trust. A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Advent evensong-stunningly sung by St John’s Choir from Alresford. The sound is amazing. So I was pleased to hear that CCT had received a grant to restore the vandalised memorial.See their update below:- Good Tidings from […]

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Chanukah Sameach!

by Jackie Porter on 13 December, 2017

As we usher in the long, dark nights of winter, so begins the Jewish festival of lights. Hanukkah is a celebration of one of the greatest miracles in the Jewish history and for more than two millennia, Jews everywhere have celebrated the wonder of the lamp that miraculously burned for 8 days. The story of […]

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