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promoting cycling in Totton

Promoting Cycling in Totton

I have invited the Cycling Development Officer for Cycling UK to meet with me in Totton at the end of ...
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traffic on A31

A31 The Seven Hour Traffic Queue

Earlier this week, there was an accident on the westbound A31 ...
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Beach hut revamp cost is high

Audit Boss Declines to Investigate

I have just received notification from the external auditors of New Forest District Council, Ernst & Young, that they have decided not to investigate the authority ...
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Shoppers experience at local stores

Scanning Versus Customer Service

I see that Asda are stepping up the encouragement for shoppers to scan the items that they have picked up to buy in the Totton store ...
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Testvale Crossing

Testvale Crossing

I have been trying to get the Town Council to repaint the crossing that leads from the Testvale Surgery to the War Memorial car park, opposite ...
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Former Mayor of London - Boris Johnson

Mayor Idea “Dead”

My sources are telling me that the Tories have completed a rather quiet U-turn and have apparently given up on the idea of trying to force the Hampshire area to have a new Metro Mayor as its' Leader ...
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Jeremy Corbyn MP and the train

The Truth About Corbyn and the Train

My recent post about Jeremy Corbyn sitting on the floor of a train turned out to be one of the more interesting discussion threads ...
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grey power for club

Grey Campaigning Power for Club

I received 17 postcards today, all from satisfied users of the local BrendonCare Club in Totton ...
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Splashes of Colour in gardens

Delivering Splashes of Colour

One of the real benefits of walking the streets, delivering Focus leaflets, is that I get to see some wonderful gardens. ...
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Virgin trains and Jeremy Corbyn MP

Corbyn and the Virgin Train Story

There is an interesting breaking story of whether Jeremy Corbyn was dishonest in pretending that there were no seats available on a Virgin train ...
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British Gas Scam

E-Mail Scams get more sophisticated

Beware for e-mail scams that look more and more convincing ...
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Wooden Bike

New Forest Wooden Bike Ride

I met up with Nick and Sarah Coates, manufacturers of sustainably engineered bicycles ...
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One green field group photo

Only a Victory in media terms

It's easy for people who only get to know the outcome of planning decisions through the local press to assume things that aren't the case ...
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Bournemouth Pier

Town Clerk deals with Pier Pressure

It never gets any publicity, but every year our Town Clerk at Totton, Derek Biggs, who must be one of the fittest of local government officers, raises money for charity by undertaking a swim challenge ...
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South West Train

Train Strain

A lot of people share my misgivings about the way we run our railways ...
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People on the bus

Changes to Bluestar 8 and 9 Services

I have just been told about changes to the Bluestar 8 & 9 Services ...
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Poppies in a field

Remembrance Day – Help Needed

Each year the Totton & Eling Royal British Legion organise a Remembrance Day Parade ...
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David at Minstead Training Trust

Minstead Training Trust

I spent a lovely afternoon, in good company, with supporters and volunteers of the Minstead Training Trust ...
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Ten Flats Plan for Totton Central Site

Ten Flats Plan for Totton Central Site

New Forest District Council has received a planning application for construction of a building that comprises of ten flats and car park on land adjacent to the Westfield Road car park, just off Salisbury Road ...
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Collection of leaflets

Getting the message out

Not everybody uses social media in order to communicate ...
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