Jackie Porter

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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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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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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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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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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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