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Rodent and Mouse Removal Petition

Fareham Borough Council has recently decided to change it's policy on rodent and mouse removal. The service, which was previously free, will now cost £60 per treatment but will be free to households in receipt of benefits.
 
We believe this decision creates an unnecessary public health risk. It is not justifiable to ignore the predictable unintended consequences: incorrectly treated or untreated infestations and risk of harm to other animals including peoples' pets.The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Professionals' policy statement since 2011 is that charging for controlling rats and mice is not in accordance with councils' duties under the 1949 Pest Control Act. This service is not currently free as some Conservatives have implied, it is paid for out of our council tax which was just increased again by the maximum allowed without a referendum. The council retains a duty to deal with rats and mice on our own land and they do not respect property boundaries. Residents who aren't exempted because they are in receipt of certain benefits like Employment Support Allowance may nevertheless be on low incomes and face significant financial stress if faced with an unexpected expense of £60.
 
We have started a petition and are hoping to gather a large number of signatures to present to the council. If you can help, please print out a copy of the pest control petition and gather some signatures; they will need to be Fareham residents to count. Please return completed petitions to: 27 Shearwater Avenue, Portchester, Fareham, PO16 8YE

 

Stubbington: Bells Lane parking survey

Many residents say driving in Bells Lane between Stubbington Lane and Angelus Close is becoming hazardous because of parked cars.

Some have asked for Funds for yellow lines to be installed, but funds for these have been severely cut, and in any case restrictions might increase pressure on the already scarce parking in the village.

Others have suggested “green” parking on the other side of the road - perforated concrete like that in the car park outside Crofton Court, which allows grass to grow through it and preserve the look of the Recreation Ground. Let us know your views so that we can put forward suggestions which suit as many road users as possible.

Follow this link to take part in our survey.

When cars are parked here, vision is restricted

Lord Stoneham Visit

 
Fareham Lib Dems were inspired by  a recent visit from Lord Stoneham, Liberal Democrat Chief Whip in the House of Lords.
 
A key figure in the Lib Dem parliamentary party, he spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of local Lib Dem members and supporters. He shared with us his long-standing experience in politics an d insights into Education, Housing and of course the overriding issue of the day: Brexit.
Lord Stoneham led the challenge in the Lords to Government moves to limit Parliamentary scrutiny of the crucial negotiations on our country's future.
 
Ben Stoneham has been a Lib Dem Peer since 2011. Born in Kent and educated at Cambridge and Warwick Universities, he spent most of his career in the newspaper industry as Managing Director of a local newspaper company and Operations Director with News International. He has had a strong interest in housing and regeneration,  currently chairing the Housing 21 Group.
 

Matthew speaks for Fareham

Our thanks to Matthew Winnington, who once again proved an excellent candidate in the recent General Election,which saw an increased number of Lib Dem MPs nationally, and an improvement in our standing locally. With the country rightly rejecting the Tories' arrogant and unnecessary demand for an increased majority, another election may not be far away. Matthew remains our Parliamentary spokesman. Below is the message he put to Fareham voters.  
Download Matt's election address below: 
Election address page 1
Election address page 2
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Cllr Maryam Brady marches for science

Some girls would ask for a spa break for their Birthday. Maryam wanted to go on a march.

Maryam joined marchers in London to celebrate the role that science plays in each our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives up insight into the world.  People who value science have remained silent for far too long in the face of policies that ignore scientific evidence and endanger both human life and the future of our world. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-39679629​

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