Members of Fareham Lib Dems have set up the Facebook group Fareham Coronavirus Support Group . The intention is to share ideas on how residents can help one another and support the most vulnerable people, while minimising risk of spreading the infection. In a fast-moving situation we need constantly to monitor the advice we share to make sure it … Read moreWorking and listening in the crisis
This response is made on behalf of communities within the jurisdiction of Fareham Borough Council and has been compiled, approved and submitted by Fareham Liberal Democrats as part of our support for local communities. In summary, we reject the rationale underlying the proposed options for Hampshire library service budget reductions. We call for a reversal … Read moreResponse to Hampshire County Council’s Library Service Consultation 2020
3,700 of our local children (nearly 1 in 5) are living in poverty . That may be better than the UK average but still grim. No ifs and no buts. This has been created by Tory policies. They have no shame. According to the Social Metrics Commission, nationally 14.3 million people in the UK are now in poverty and more than four million people are trapped in deep poverty. Seven million people, including 2.3 million … Read moreThis is Fareham in 2020.
We don’t need to look as far as the White House to find fake news. Listening to Matt Hancock repeatedly claiming that care homes have been prioritised since the beginning of the pandemic is an example close to home. This demonstrably false claim is worse than fake news, it is an attempt to exterminate the … Read moreWhat price for honesty?
By David Chalmers It is now over 12 weeks since the UK officially left the European Union and Boris Johnson has until 30 June to ask for the transition period we are now in to be extended by one or two years, otherwise we shall be crashing out with No Deal on 31 December. It … Read moreChoppy waters lie ahead
Peter Davison writes: Fareham town centre has several more shops lining up for closure. Along with the previous losses of BHS, the flagship M&S and others, the town centre is becoming a ghost town of charity, coffee, pizza, phone and gambling shops. Portchester town centre has lost its Co-op and further closures are likely. This … Read moreGoing, going, gone?
Lib Dems called on Fareham Council to plant more trees in the Borough, using part of its large capital reserves rather than adding to the increase in Council Tax. A one-off spend of £100,000 would enable the Council to plant 500 extra trees, whose benefits would last for generations. The Council has reserves of £5,500,000 … Read moreFighting for more trees
There’s no denying the entrenched Conservative devotion of our parliamentary constituency but in contrast to their large gains elsewhere, Fareham folk bucked the trend, with the Lib Dem vote more than doubling. The marginal growth (0.7%) in the Tory share of the vote was underwhelming given that they must surely have benefited from former UKIP … Read moreThat’s Why They Call It The Blues
A 10-week public consultation is under way, asking for your views before March 18th There are two options proposed: Reduce opening hours of all Hampshire libraries by 25%; or Close up to 10 libraries and reduce opening hours of all remaining libraries by an average of 15%. This is a continuation of Austerity – cutting … Read moreLibraries under threat
Progress on the 6,000-home Welborne development is at risk because the Tory Borough Council, County Council and Government cannot get their act together. The three bodies are playing pass the buck over funding for the new Junction 10 on the M27 which is vital for the project to go ahead. There was a report last … Read moreSnarl-up over M-way funding