Fareham Liberal Democrats joined a 2,500 strong march to call for a People’s Vote for the people to have a final say on the Brexit deal. The march was friendly and positive with people from all walks of life and political persuasions. Crowds were treated to some light hearted Brexit themed songs, followed by speeches from Sir Vince Cable and Lord Adonis.
The Brexitometer came to Fareham this weekend, asking local residents: is Brexit is going well, how it will affect Jobs, the NHS and should we have a vote on the final deal.
Lib Dems were joined by Green and Labour activists in a cross party attempt to engage with local residents, discuss the impact of the Brexit and call for a People’s Vote on the final deal. A broad range of views were encountered from wholehearted support to “We’ve already voted”.
A number of leavers declined the opportunity to participate, but of the people who did, a large majority do not think the negotiatons are going well and that we should have a final say on the outcome.
Photo of some of the concerned activists who spent time handing out leaflets during four and a half hours on a bitterly cold day!
Fareham Councillors raised questions back in JULY about the slowdown in the Borough’s recycling rate. They mentioned the need to recycle a wider range of items, eg plastic tubs and trays.
Fareham’s Head of Recycling explained then that plans for a Super Materials Recovery Facility, which would give wider recycling opportunities, had been put on hold until after the Government’s Waste Strategy was to be announced in AUTUMN.
Lib Dem Councillor Katrina Trott asked at the Council’s DECEMBER meeting whether that strategy had been announced, and was told it would be announced in JANUARY next year.
Cllr Trott says: “Fareham Council is quite rightly campaigning to reduce the consumption of single use plastics in the Borough, yet a project which could help with that has been needlessly delayed for SIX MONTHS.
“It’s yet another example of policies the public want and need being kicked into the long grass while Tory ministers stumble and squabble over Brexit.”