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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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Recycling Centres to open again!

by Jackie Porter on 30 April, 2020

After weeks of campaigning during the lockdown, I am delighted to be able to report that the campaign to persuade Hampshire County Council to re-open the Household Waste Recycling Centres, has succeeded!Know that everyone who contacted me to ask why they were closed will be pleased that HCC will now re-open the facilities soon – […]

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This letter has been sent to George Eustice… FROM: Corundum Suite, Unit 9, Cirencester Office Park, Tetbury Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6JJ 01285 653477 www.acre.org.uk @ACRE_national TO: The Rt Hon George Eustice MPSecretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Seacole Building2 Marsham StreetLondon SW1P 4DF 20 March 2020 […]

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Lib Dems help you to offer support in times of crisis

by Jackie Porter on 19 March, 2020

I am a great supporter of the NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) For example, this week they sent out very useful advice for Trustees who are trying to work out how to continue working safely whilst keeping our charities afloat and supporting the people for whom we are working. So I am really pleased […]

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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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