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Mental Health – My view

The very sad news about comedian and actor Robin Williams has shocked a lot of people and prompted a fresh round of articles in the press...

Public bike hire scheme

The majority of members of the New Forest National Park Authority today voted to abandon plans to introduce a public bike hire scheme....

Boris not impressed

London Mayor, Boris Johnson, would not be impressed by local Conservatives...

Election pledge on Museums

As the General Election gets near, the different political parties are starting to announce manifesto pledges....

Freedom of Information requests

Most of you will know that your local council is obliged to answer requests from the public under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act....

Eling wharf noise nuisance

A resident in Eling Lane has contacted me to complain that trucks in Eling wharf have started parking up nearer homes in recent weeks...

Marchwood Military Port Latest

I am absolutely delighted to report that nearly two thousand people have signed the petition...

Cheam Way play area, Totton

I have been asked to find out why the play equipment in the Cheam Way play area has been taken out of action....

“I am Not Interested – Thanks ! “

There has been some daft speculation in The Echo that I might be about to stand as a Parliamentary Candidate in Southampton....

Hampshire in top six for dog thefts

There can be very few things more distressing than having your much loved pet stolen....

Broadband Download Speeds

I know that there are still some people without great broadband download speeds in the areas of Totton and Marchwood that I represent....

Don’t put the brakes on bike scheme

I'm going to try my level best to stop the New Forest National Park Authority from putting the brakes on a £2 million bike hire scheme that it was due to roll o...

Yellow Lines – Bartram Road

I'm just back from two weeks holiday and working my way through hundreds of e-mails, phone messages and a pile of post....

Tory Cuts Hit Our Older People

I have spent the day trying to persuade the Conservatives on Hampshire County Council not to impose cuts that will mean the loss of some community alarm systems...

Older Persons Luncheon Clubs

You may remember my reporting, earlier this year, that the Conservative controlled New Forest District Council decided that it would no longer provide funding...

Photo of the Month

I spend a lot of time visiting different parts of the patch that I look after as a Councillor....

Park Authority Messages

I can't say that I always agree with the messages that are put out by the New Forest National Park Authority....

Public Bike Hire System

New Forest National Park Authority members are discussing whether a public bike hire system would be right for the south east of the Forest and as part of the p...

No Job, or Want a Better Job?

I am actively considering helping to organise a "Jobs Fair" in Totton....

Rumbridge Street Car Park

I have not given up with my efforts to persuade the Tory run New Forest District Council to drop the £5 a day charge for parking at the Rumbridge Street car par...

Tombstoning Warnings

You know summer has truly arrived when The Echo runs the annual story about the dangers of jumping into water...

Highway Safety – Difference of Opinion

I have not been able to reach agreement with officers at Hampshire County Council...

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