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
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?
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?
Ashley Brown of the Portchester Focus Team writes: We are pleased that the Planning committee again refused the Planning Application from Miller Homes to develop 350 dwellings east of Downend Road. As in the previous refusal the issue was all about traffic generation and traffic/pedestrians crossing the Downend Railway road bridge. The developer, in light … Read moreReprieve for Downend Road
Gone are the days when the daily trek to Waterloo or wherever swallowed the early and late hours. Now employers question why their ventures spent so much on offices and why they ever needed physical meetings – and the scope for Fareham to be more than a sleepy dormitory town is so much greater. Just … Read moreFareham’s new realities