Three important elections are due this May, for Fareham Council, Hampshire County Council and the Police Commissioner. To make sure of your vote, request a Postal Vote . That way you won’t miss out, even if locked-down, self-isolating, home schooling … or taking a long-delayed and welcome holiday.
Our government doesn’t need to fret over how to get out of lockdown. It just needs to look to the Australian state of Victoria. Their first criterion was to get to less than 5 new cases a day (roughly 1 per million people). That target was achieved by taking the whole situation seriously with strict … Read moreRoute out of lockdown
REMEMBER – Friday December 18 the deadline for the consultation on Fareham’s Local Plan, which will shape the Borough from now until 2037. If you want to comment, go to the consultatation pages HERE on Fareham Council’s website which givse advice and links on how to view documents and maps, and how to make comments. The … Read moreLast chance to make it YOUR Plan
Liberal Democrats have warned that the Government’s planning proposals will “disempower” local authorities like Fareham and allow developers to “run roughshod” over local communities’ wishes. A motion accepted at the Party’s Autumn Conference, making it official party policy, lays bare the risks of the Government’s proposals, which the Party says amount to a Government “power … Read moreStop Whitehall’s power grab
It is difficult to avoid the endless promotion of electric cars — but when will we ever see a similar transformation of boats? The idea of swapping out a smelly diesel engine, gear box and fuel tank for a small electric motor and a larger battery pack seems a fair idea — we could surely … Read moreFloating on the current
The water environment within the Solent region is one of the most important for wildlife in the United Kingdom. There are high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus input to this water environment causing algal blooms which suffocate much of the invertebrate life with knock on effects on other wildlife. Whilst the biggest contributor to the nitrate is agriculture, a bigger population also … Read moreWater pollution in the Solent
Local councils have put in temporary schemes to improve walking and cycling safety in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. They are bidding for funds for more projects. In the longer term, we need high-quality permanent improvements to encourage a shift away from unnecessary, polluting car journeys to healthier walking and cycling. The Government recently announced … Read moreCycle pathology
I remember the time, way back, when the school RI syllabus changed from (Christian) Bible Study to Comparative Religion – a far more interesting, more-inclusive, approach that opened our young minds to a world we would not have encountered. Ever since, I’ve approached any challenging study by standing back and surveying the wider scene. The … Read moreImagine if our local authority had authority
I’m in a bind. My car, a 1.6 diesel has done 216,000 miles and does 65 mpg. Great for CO2 and cost, but diesels have to go and surely mine will fail at some point. But what to replace it with? I have just investigated the brand new Toyota Yaris self charging hybrid. Toyota claims … Read moreWhat car?