Jackie Porter

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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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In this PSE article, leading councillors warn that the SEND shortage of funding is critical to the delivery of SEND education, and a one off sum isn’t good enough because the level of need is rising. I agree: the schools’ budgets are tight enough and the extra demands placed upon them by SEND provision is […]

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Lib Dems: Responding to the Government’s announcement on free schools, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Layla Moran said: “Free schools are not the answer and there is no evidence that they improve attainment. They are poor value for money at a time when money is tight. They also promote a tortuous system that lacks vision and […]

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Lib Dems: UK citizenship fee hike shockingly opportunistic Responding to the Conservative Government’s decision to increase citizenship renunciation fees, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake, said: “This Tory Government’s decision to hike fees to renounce UK citizenship is shockingly opportunistic. “For British citizens forced to abandon their citizenship because of Theresa May’s reckless Brexit, this […]

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Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement this afternoon that she will publish an LGBT Action Plan in the summer, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Layla Moran said: “The Prime Minister says she wants the UK to be a world leader in LGBT+ rights, but this can’t be achieved unless she stands up to her DUP puppet […]

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On so many occasions, I have said that the Building Regulations system doesn’t work now. It used to: developers of buildings paid a fee as part of their Planning application to cover the cost of the Local authority Building Reg Officer Requirements and subsequent visits to check the work done. But then the regulatory system […]

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The weather has warmed up at last! But it was chilly for our third Dawn to Dusk Day on The Watercress Way- a 26 mile circular route based on the old railway lines in this area. Events included a Dawn Chorus Walk, and a Flora and History Walk later in the day. You can see […]

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I have been asked a few times about the 240 bus timetable. This is a link to it… Alresford 240 bus timetable It operates on Mondays and Thursdays and travels in a circle from Ropley, Old Alresford and around the town of Alresford, including Sun Hill, Grange Road and Jesty Road. It starts at 0910 […]

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A report published by The King’s Fund has shown that 61% of people support tax rises to increase NHS funding, an increase of 21% since 2014. Based on data from the British Social Attitudes Survey, the report ‘Does the public see tax rises as the answer to NHS funding pressures?’ also shows that 86% of […]

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Potholes EVERYWHERE!

by Jackie Porter on 9 April, 2018

Ian Gordon has written this very thoughtful piece- it certainly rings bells with me! Are you like most of us fed up with the state of Hampshire’s Road network? …and the fact that they have fallen into disrepair ever since the Thatcher Government were in power? WHY? You ask; the answer is simple. Margaret Thatcher […]

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