A Great Time At The Freemantle Festival!

A Great Time At The Freemantle Festival!

My family and I had a great time at the Freemantle Festival today. Despite the weather being a bit patchy it was a big success. I especially enjoyed the climbing wall – which was a new addition this year! Well done to Rebecca, Cevn and Anne and the Friends Of The Field for all their hard work in organising the day.

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Your Views On Regents Park Community College Move

Plans to relocate Regents Park Community College in Regents Park to the St Marks School site in Shirley Road have taken a step forward with the launch of a formal public consultation on the proposed move. I have been lobbying for money from the government to rebuild the school as part of a new learning campus with the civil service sports ground in Stafford Road serving as playing fields, for the schools and for the local community. For further information click HERE and select the …

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After School Sports Launch

After School Sports Launch

Southampton’s new after school sports programme was officially launched today at Upper Shirley High School on Friday. This unique scheme is a partnership between Southampton schools, Southampton Solent University (SSU) and Southampton City Council.5 schools are taking part in the pilot programme which will see SSU sports undergraduates running after school sports for local children.Tailored sports programmes are now up and running in Redbridge Secondary School, Upper Shirley High, Highfield Primary School, St Marks CofE Junior School and Bevois Town Primary School. 9 more …

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A Week In Politics

It has been a busy and eventful week in Southampton Politics. My casework post bag gone up considerably since the start of the year and there is lots going on in the city.

Council TaxOn Wednesday the BBC ran a story on how across the country council tax is set to rocket again this year as local councils continue to face cut backs in funding from the government. I did an interview on the Ten O’clock News and was able to highlight how Southampton, being in …

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Green Light for New Learning Campus

Southampton Conservatives are pushing ahead with plans for investment and modernisation of secondary education in the city. Later this month the Council’s Conservative Cabinet are meeting to approve the next steps for the eventual development of 4 new secondary schools in Southampton:

The Lord’s Hill Oasis Academy which is to be built on the 5 acre field site on the northern boundary of the city.
The Mayfield Oasis Academy which will be developed on the Grove Park School site.
The relocation of Regents Park Community College to …

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MP Whitehead Finally falls off the Fence…and lands on the right side!

I was delighted to learn that Southampton Test Labour MP Alan Whitehead has finally decided to back the Conservative Campaign for the Council to buy the former Civil Service Sports Ground so that it can be used by local people, by neighbouring St Marks School and nearby Regents Park School.Conservative Councillors have been pushing for this as it will be a huge boost for local children and the community as well as the best and most practical solution for saving the land from flats being …

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