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A31 will be used as Brexit Lorry Park- work starts 4th March

by Jackie Porter on 28 February, 2019

The Brexit effect has started right here in the Itchen Valley Division. The Local Resilience Planning Team have identified port bound queues as a risk and as we grow ever closer to the 29th March deadline, the possibility of a No Deal exit from the EU  is growing. Work will start on the A31 on […]

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The county have planned to put in an island at the Petrol Station- but I can’t get a written commitment to improve the drainage or create a path direct to the PO site. So- if this isn’t done- it just won’t be good enough. I have created a film of the problems. watch a crossing […]

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Responding to the Labour party split, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said: “It is not unexpected, or unwelcome, that a group of Labour MPs have decided to break away from Corbyn’s Labour; in part motivated by his refusal to follow the party’s policy on Brexit. “The Liberal Democrats are open to working with […]

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The only way is to go back to the people…. Diabetes UK and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) have put out a joint press release on their concerns. They say: With just a matter of weeks between now and 29th March and, despite reaching out directly to the Department of Health and Social Care in […]

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On Saturday 9th of February, thousands people marched through Winchester to tell our MP that we wanted the country to have the final say on the Brexit deal- a People’s Vote. It was uplifting to see a much bigger crowd than we expected! The BBC report (including Sir Vince Cable’s quotes ) was  clear: there […]

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Cash-strapped councils asked to prepare for no deal is an insult to local services Responding to the letter from Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government calling for local authorities to prepare for a no deal Brexit, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Local Government Wera Hobhouse said: “Asking cash-strapped councils to prepare for a no deal when […]

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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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Davey: Tory cuts have made it easy for ‘county lines’ drug traffickers Responding to the National Crime Agency’s report on the spread of ‘county lines’ drug traffickers, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey said: “When children as young as 12 are being exploited by drug gangs, the Conservative Government’s approach clearly needs to change. We […]

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Can you get involved? Time to talk day: 7th February 2019

by Jackie Porter on 16 January, 2019

www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/timetotalkday2019   Employers are encouraged to talk informally with staff , and all of us with people we know on Time to Talk Day on the 7th February. It’s a chance to talk about things that re worrying you, your mental as well as physical health and check that the wellbeing of staff and friends […]

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-46793341 In a bid to solve the ports problem if (and when)  Brexit export and import becomes problematical, the proposal to use the M3 between Winchester and Basingstoke has been proposed. A possible reason for using the M3? The main traffic flows down the E1- or the A34 as we know it. Putting the queue […]

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