Let’s Slow Down The Traffic In Freemantle

As local councillors for Freemantle Ward, speeding traffic is one of the top issues raised with me and my colleague Brian Parnell, by local people.Being close to the city centre many of the roads are used as rat runs to get into town and to the station and they can get very busy indeed.Also the local schools have grown enormously. When I first became a school governor at Freemantle school it was a small infant school. Today it is a primary with 500 children. Similarly …

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Labour’s Late Night Levy Will Hit Local Pubs In Freemantle

On Wednesday at Full Council, Labour will look to push through a new tax on pubs in the city. This ‘Late Night Levy’ was initially billed as a measure to ensure that pubs and clubs in the city centre, pay more towards the ‘costs’ of the city centre night time economy. It is claimed that the funds raised will be spent on policing and street cleaning, but the worry is that the money will simply backfill other budget cuts.It has since become clear that this …

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We Are Better Together

Well done to the Daily Echo for its bold editorial stance in campaigning to save the United Kingdom. The Scottish Independence vote doesn’t just affect the Scots, it affects the whole of the UK, and whilst we English are denied a vote, we should not be silent about our views.The Union between Scotland and England has lasted over 300 years and in my view served both countries very well. We are better together – safer and more prosperous.Real risk lies ahead for an independent Scotland; …

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Standing to be the Southampton Test MP

Standing to be the Southampton Test MP

Last night I was selected as the Conservative candidate for Southampton Test at next year’s General Election. Really honoured to be chosen and will work hard to become a good constituency MP.

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Thank you for your support!

Thank you for your support!

“I am very grateful for the trust local residents have put in me by re-electing me as a councillor for Freemantle Ward.Thank you if you did vote for me this time, but either way I will work hard to represent you and to do a good job, standing up for the area and local people.“– Jeremy Moulton

The full results for Freemantle Ward are: 

BARTRAM, Dean – UKIP: 471 
BLUEMEL, Christopher Francis – The Green Party: 449 
MARX, Michael – Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts: 36 
MITCHELL, Harry – Liberal …

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12 YEARS OF HARD WORK FOR THE FREEMANTLE WARD

12 YEARS OF HARD WORK FOR THE FREEMANTLE WARD

Dear ResidentI have been your local councillor for the past 12 years and on 22nd May I am standing for re-election.I have always worked hard to represent everyone in the area and to get things done and make a difference. For me this is the best part of being a councillor. It’s a job I love and which I put my all into and I hope after May to continue to represent you and the area I grew up in.We have great community spirit in …

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Changes to Bin Collections

Changes to Bin Collections

The City Council is changing the bin collection days for the whole city. Those areas shown in Blue in the map above will have their days on Monday and those in Orange on a Tuesday.The changes will coincide with the introduction of a new doorstep collection of glass. This new service is funded by the government (see link to earlier article about the bid to government) to improve recycling whilst keeping the our weekly residual waste bin collections.The changes will undoubtedly mean some teething problems …

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Again Labour Show Why They Can’t Be Trusted

The deceit of the Southampton Labour Party knows no bounds. Ahead of the last council election they were peddling the message that the Council’s Community Language Service was safe with them and that the Conservatives would end it. I recall one Labour Councillor, now the Communities Cabinet Member, telling a packed public meeting this in 2012. Now Labour are in power they are axing the service. When the Conservatives ran the city we protected Community Languages because we valued the work of all the dedicated …

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Plenty of U-turns when it comes to parking charges

Do we believe Labour when they say no more parking charge hikes in Southampton? They made a similar promise before the 2012 council election but as soon as they were in power they set about increasing charges and introducing new ones like residents parking first permits and night time city centre charges. They also voted through plans for charges for shoppers in district centres like Shirley and Portswood. If Labour are genuinely having a rethink and accepting that their approach up until now was wrong, …

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Scrapping City Patrol Would Be a Big Mistake

The City Council is currently consulting on its proposals for next year’s council budget changes. Amongst these is the scrapping of the City Patrol service. I would urge a rethink. City Patrol do a huge amount of good work – dealing with matters like fly tipping, illegal car sales, dog fouling and littering. I use the service frequently in dealing with issues in Freemantle Ward.  At the last Full Council meeting I asked how many matters they have dealt with in the last 2 years …

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