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Funded by Government, supported by HCC acting as a local gateway to the scheme for public bodies, charities and SME’s offering public services. HCC is acting as a Gateway for the scheme, especially for employers who want to recruit young people through the Kickstart scheme.  The next deadline for an application is the 18thDecember 2020, but […]

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Perins closed until December: lessons go online for now…

by Jackie Porter on 19 November, 2020

https://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/18881567.perins-first-covid-19-secondary-school-closure-winchester-district-today-news-numbers-wednesday-november-18/?ref=ebmpn This Hampshire Chronicle says it all… we hope that everyone gets better soon. Many of the children at Perins have had some weeks off school already. This means that year 11’s, who have already have a broken year in year 10, will have missed nearly six months direct contact with their teachers. I will […]

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‘Operation Transmission’As a result of the UK leaving the EU at 11pm on the 31st December, Hampshire County Council Local Resilience Forum (Emergency planning)  is making preparations to ensure there is a smooth flow of freight traffic to and through the ports. This affects us here, because the A31 will be a site for checking paperwork […]

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Many people ask- exactly how many cases of Covid-19 in our area? This interactive map shows number of cases within a specific time period. https://www.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=47574f7a6e454dc6a42c5f6912ed7076 It is a credit to the public living and working in our area that the numbers here are so low- but please continue to take care as numbers are rising […]

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Jackie Porter asks: “Another massive re-organisation proposal by Government- is this really to improve our country -or to create confusion and more work, so we drop our challenges on Brexit and Covid 19?” Ahead of the Government’s motion on the Local Government Boundary Commission tomorrow, Liberal Democrat Local Government spokesperson Tim Farron said: “The Chair […]

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Flooding- how to report to HCC- a quick info piece

by Jackie Porter on 27 August, 2020

You should report flooding online. This ensures the incident is investigated https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/roadmaintenance/roadproblems/flooding If you need urgent help call 101 If you are worried, please contact me on 07973 696 085

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It’s a simple message: this is an #Unfairgovt

by Jackie Porter on 17 August, 2020

Young people have had a hard year; the heartless way in which the Govt has dealt with exams results has made it even harder Universities who made offers know the potential of young people; by not accepting them they are reinforcing the social injustices of the system. They should use the removal of the numbers […]

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Is it Boris or Gove or Williamson that young people should be blaming? Peter Symonds College has written to parents to congratulate the students on a very hard year, but they know that a proportion of young people at PSC didn’t get the grades that the college and the young people were expecting. PSC say […]

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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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