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The notice to do the works on the A31 from Ladycroft to Percy Hobbs was very short. A lot of residents have contacted me, most angry, at the short notice as it affected their journey and their working day- as the ‘Brexit effect’ starts to bite here. Further to all of our queries regarding the […]

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There is a proposal to build an industrial incinerator/energy from waste plant at Barton Stacey. There is no planning application yet. As a National Infrastructure Project, it will be managed by the Govt Planning Inspectorate, but HCC will be a consultee. I understand it is likely to be proposed as an application late 2019/early 2020, […]

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Pre School Education and Childcare starved of cash

by Jackie Porter on 30 January, 2019

I am Chairman of Trustees of a Community run pre school. It runs from a school site, but it is not part of the school. It is run by a charity, registered with Ofsted . The Pre-School Learning Alliance reassures us that we are not unique: our financial situation is mirrored by many other settings. The rate […]

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CAP Money Course by Churches Together in Alresford starting Wednesday 30th January Christians Against Poverty is a national organisation which gives practical help to people struggling with bills and debt. There’s a local course starting in Alresford, but I know several families who have been really helped by the organisation-so it’s worth seeking help if […]

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They work for you…

by Jackie Porter on 5 December, 2018

I recommend receiving a regular update from the service:  ‘They work for you’. It keeps you informed dispassionately and honestly about the views of your MP. This is an extract of today’s email, describing how our MP actually voted on the crucial day that Government was defeated three times:- (i.e. as Mrs May would like) […]

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After a considerable amount of discussion about the size of the homes on this site, there has now been a sale of this site to a developer. In my mind, this was the wrong thing to do- and I have expressed my concerns to the Housing Team at WCC about this decision. I like the […]

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Vince Cable says: Govt must help struggling high streets I have so many conversations with retailers and potential customers as the High Street struggles to retain the big names and smaller shops feel beleaguered by high rents and business rates. Yet, last week I was at the Winchester Business Excellence Awards where innovation, a good product and […]

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Mark, one of the Winchester team members invited me to join them this morning- to watch their Walking Football game against Southampton. Southampton were victorious today but the real winners are each and every player who is gaining friends and fitness as their journey with Walking Football progresses. Contact me if you’d like more details […]

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Today, 4th July 2017, Sgt Stuart Gilmour writes:- There is currently a huge traveller encampment at South Winchester Park & Ride (M3 Junction 11) which currently totals more than fifty vehicles with more vehicles having been arriving steadily for the past forty eight hours. I do not currently have details about when this group are […]

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I have been told this week, that no NHS staff will be available to talk to GE candidates,so I am really pleased to hear that the ex-NHS chief David Nicholson backs Lib Dem 1p tax to save our health service. The former head of the NHS David Nicholson has today backed Liberal Democrat plans to […]

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