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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Street Drinking Update

This evening Cllr Parnell and I met with Council Officers from the Licencing and Trading Standards Departments and with members of the local Police. We met to discuss the problem of street drinking in and around Shirley Road and Shirley High Street. This is a problem I have been highlighting consistently for the past 2 years as I get regular complaints from local residents.I have raised the matter in Full Council meetings, the media and at the city’s Safer City Partnership.Tonight’s meeting was the second of …

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Local Police Meeting

The next Police and Community Together (PACT) meeting for the Shirley, Freemantle and Regents Park area is on the 10th October at 18.30 at Shirley Parish Hall, Colebrook Avenue, Shirley.

I will be going along and there will be city council officer there to answer questions on parking, traffic and highways matters.

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Police and Community Together Meeting (PACT)

Last night I attended the Police and Community Together Meeting (PACT) at Freemantle Community Centre. I thought it would be helpful to post my notes from the meeting for those who weren’t able to make it.

Crime Rates:Overall crime is down locally compared with this time last year.Burglary is significantly down.The only crime which has gone up is theft from motor vehicles.The 3 priorities that the Safer Neighbourhood Teams have been working on since the last PACT meeting were: tackling anti social behaviour, combating street drinking …

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Street Drinking Crackdown

Your local Councillors have met with the police to highlight the growing problem of street drinking along Shirley Road and Shirley High Street and the roads that branch off them.Some time ago we passed a city wide ban on street drinking. We feel that this needs to be enforced in Shirley. We are very pleased that the police agreed to do more to tackle the problem and we are ensuring that signs go up to make it clear that it is not allowed.If you have a …

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Shirley Bus Route Restored

Shirley Bus Route Restored

A popular bus route was brought back earlier this month. The new 7A route serves Bassett, Portswood, Shirley, Swaythling, the University and the General Hospital. There was public outcry at the loss of the number 6 bus and the City Council has acted quickly to fund the replacement route which is run by First Bus. This is great news for local people.

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Action to Curb Cycling on the Pavements

Action to Curb Cycling on the Pavements

A campaign was launched in Shirley last week to stop cyclists riding dangerously on the pavements. I have been working with the city council and the police over the past few months to tackle the problem of dangerous cyclists. Large numbers of residents from Shirley and Freemantle have contacted me. They are concerned that the problem is getting worse.

New signs, like the one above, have been installed along Shirley High Street. Initially the plan is to persuade and educate people. However as a …

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Lottery Boost For St. James’ Park

Lottery Boost For St. James’ Park

St. James’ Park in Shirley

St. James’ Park has received a £65,000 cash boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This will allow detailed plans to be drawn up for the full £1.5million park improvement scheme.

The lottery funding awarded will enable work on the detailed designs to progress over the next 6 months and is a key step towards converting the vision of park users into a reality.

The Friends of St James’ Park have been working with local people on ideas for the park. Plans …

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