With every seat in Fareham up for grabs, you’ll never have a better chance to have your say.
The major question – ‘the elephant in the room’ – at Fareham Council’s budget meeting last week was: How can we remedy the Central Government’s damage? And the most cohesive answer was provided by Cllr. Roger Price – Leader of Fareham’s Liberal Democrat Group. He told councillors: “This Conservative government has made it impossible for this council … Read moreElephant in the counting room
Everyone who wants to see an end to Tory domination in Fareham is urged to register for postal votes to help Lib Dems make major gains in Hampshire’s biggest – ever Local Elections on May 6. And the need to vote is heightened by the Government’s announcement that electors voting in person will have to … Read morePost it, don’t pencil it
We continue to destroy our only planet, driven on by the moneymen – and women. Politicians, in awe of the economists, see growth as the answer to every question. Anyone who stops to think for a moment can see that more and more growth is not any sort of a solution to today’s problems on … Read moreGrowth won’t save the planet
A funding fiasco means that the 6,000-home Welborne estate will be less effective than promised in providing homes for people who really need them. The developers, Buckland, will have to pay a bigger share of the cost of improving Junction 10 on the M27. Buckland has agreed to double its contribution from £20million to £40million. … Read moreGoodbye garden village?
If you watched BBC News South Today last week you may have noticed that the show ran a segment about the local elections scheduled for next May – and whether they might be cancelled. South Today was not alone. Media outlets, Press, TV and Radio, across the UK all had this topic injected into their … Read moreYour future is in the post
Fareham’s Local Plan could be derailed because of yet another change of mind by Whitehall, yet the Council committee which oversees planning strategy is not due to meet until after the May elections. The Full Council meeting on December 17 was told that the Government had vetoed a reduction in the assessment of Fareham’s housing … Read moreWe need councillors, not cyphers
A local resident has recently reported a number of dead swans in the Fareham Creek area, and they have been found to have had Avian Flu. Fareham Borough Council’s Environment Department have confirmed toCouncillor Katrina Trott that they are liaising with both the lead agencies, DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and theEnvironment … Read moreSwans in danger
Are Fareham’s communities thriving? And, if not, what can be done? There are umpteen ways of gauging local communities. Do people want to live here? Is there work? Good schools? Full fibre? Are the natives friendly? Affordability? Clean air? Positive answers to most of these questions are very much in the hands of the local … Read moreChanging the lightbulbs
With the longer nights very much here, after a difficult year for our community, it can sometimes feel somewhat bleak. However as with all things there is hope and we can all be inspired to make positive changes. Something we found particularly uplifting this year was the seeming “bounce” our local wildlife enjoyed during the … Read moreShould we be blooming wild?