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Eling Wharf Exhibition

Just got back from visiting the Eling Wharf Exhibition at the Masonic Hall. It was quite busy. ...

Eling Wharf Consultation

Just a reminder that the public exhibition starts today at Totton Masonic Hall, Lexby Road, Eling, from 3pm to 8pm. ...

Testwood Paddling Pool

Thank you Facebook followers who have helped me clearly demonstrate the degree of public support for Testwood paddling pool. ...

According to the Tories. It’s all my fault

As you will see..... despite the fact that the Tories control the budgets on the Town Council and Hampshire County Council, it's apparently my fault that we are losing the bus services... ...

Eling Wharf Consultation

Burt Boulton Holdings Ltd have now published their "Masterplan" for regenerating the Eling Wharf ...

RSPB New Forest

I took some time off today to join a group of keen birdwatchers, all members of the RSPB, for a pleasant stroll around the Burley area of the New Forest. ...

NACRO Invite talks

I have been invited to meet with Josh Coleman, Education Principal at NACRO, in order to discuss and better understand exactly what plans they have for Totton College. ...

Tory Nursing policy ill thought out

Prime MInister, David Cameron has announced a policy that will mean thousands of foreign nurses working in junior posts in the UK could be forced to return home under new immigration rules. ...

I think we are going to do it!

In a clear demonstration of people power, it is looking increasingly likely that over one thousand people are going to sign the petition to save Testwood paddling pool. ...

Totton College

I have just had a call from Mike Hawker, Chair of the Governors at Totton College. ...

local MP lands top defence job

The local Conservative MP must be thrilled to have been elected by his fellow MP's to serve as Chairman of the Defence Select Committee. It represents a high point in his political career. ...

Marchwood to Totton Cycle Route

A few people have contacted me asking if they can see a plan of the new footway and cycle route that is currently under construction. ...

Ups and Downs of Facebook

These days, I am probably better known through Facebook than I am in "real life". It's humbling to know that about two and a half thousand people think that the thoughts and activities of a local Councillor are interesting enough to follow regularly. ...

Rum Green Walk – A thorn in the side

Last week, I asked the team at New Forest District Council, (who look after the Rushington side of Rum Walk), to cut back vegetation that was making it difficult to walk along by the walls without risking a thorn in the side or a twig in the ear. ...

Bury Brickfields

I am dealing with an issue which means that some of the residents of the Gypsy & Travellers Site at Bury Brickfields have suddenly found that they are having to pay an increased weekly rental of about £23 a week. ...

Anchor Inn, Eling

Sad to hear reports that The Anchor Inn has apparently closed once again. ...

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