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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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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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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Southampton City Council Refuses to be Biomass Power Station Customer

Southampton City Council Refuses to be Biomass Power Station Customer

At yesterday’s full Council meeting the Council debated two issues that relate to the proposed Helius Biomass Power Station.
Firstly the Council approved the Hampshire Waste and Minerals Plan. This is an important planning document which forms part of the Council’s planning framework. Back in 2011 the draft plan was amended so that it ruled out very large developments in the Western Docks, such as the Helius Power Station. This change has been retained in the final plan and so this will be a powerful tool …

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Call for Southampton City Council Never to Become a Customer of Helius

On Wednesday Southampton City Council will debate a motion about the proposed Helius Biomass Power Station.If passed Southampton City Council will commit to never become a customer of Helius Energy to never buy heat and power from the company. It is becoming increasingly clear that any large scale biomass power station in the Western Docks would need to provide combined heat and power (CHP) and be linked in with a buyer of the heat that it generates. By making it clear that the council will never …

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Civil Service Ground Update

You may be aware that Southampton City Council now owns the former Civil Sports Ground. I would like to take this opportunity of updating you with what has happened and what we intend to do in the near future and in the coming years.
The site has been bought in order to provide more school sports pitches but we are also very keen to look at future opportunities for the land including community use.  To this end, Councillors and Council officers have met with a number …

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Labour’s Night Time Parking Charges Need A Rethink

Plans by the Labour council to introduce evening parking charges in Southampton city centre need a serious rethink. Charging to park at night will damage businesses, hit city centre workers and also residents.It will mean more people parking on the outskirts of the city centre in places like Freemantle and Banister Park, to escape the charges. This will mean residents having to compete for parking spaces here when they return home from work. There is also a safety issue for people walking longer distances to …

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Sulphur Plant Approved By Council’s Planning Committee

The City Council’s Planning and Rights of Way panel this morning considered the application for the Sulphur Plant in the Western Docks.

I am very disappointed to report that the application was approved. Click here for a link to the Daily Echo’s coverage: http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/10446477.Sulphur_boss_faces_council_over_plans/

I had hoped that the decision could be deferred and further investigation be carried out regarding safety concerns and the environmental impact of the plant. I had asked that independent consultants be engaged to investigate these matters, in light of the fact there …

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