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Associated British Ports - Dibden Bay

Dibden Bay Nimby’s

Another utterly pointless letter in today's Echo from a Southampton resident who says everyone in the New Forest who opposes ...
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Other News Stories

Hythe to Marchwood Cycle Route

Hythe to Marchwood Cycle Route

An interesting afternoon yesterday and a major step forward in my campaign to get a new cycle route in place that will link up Hythe & Dibden with Marchwood ...
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Marshall Islands

Savages and Immigrants

I don't know about you but I found the John Pilger documentary on how the USA have treated the inhabitants of the Marshall Islands profoundly depressing ...
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Headway Christmas 2015

Happy Christmas at Headway

I have just had a call from a local journalist, sharing the news that the Planning Inspector has turned down the Appeal against the decision of New Forest District Council ...
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Happy Days Nursery

Fingers firmly crossed for Happy Days Nursery

I am keeping my fingers firmly crossed that the future of Happy Days Nursery at Totton College will yet be secured ...
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Southampton Water at dusk

Cruise Company Shame

This news report is particularly shocking because it raises a lot of questions that need answers ...
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Trust in Politicians Plumbs New Depths

One less talked about aspect of the referendum is that it has plunged "trust in politicians" even further down the depths ...
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Slow down sign

Speeding Hazard

It's embarrassing when police officers get pulled over for speeding. It sometimes happens to politicians to. They react in different ways ...
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Alex Brunsdon with background of entrance to Marchwood Recycling Centre

Have you been caught by Tip Charges?

An interesting report back from one of my fellow Lib Dem Councillors, Alex Brunsdon, ...
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Protecting our green spaces from "Creep"

Protecting our green spaces from “Creep”

This report is being considered by the Planning Committee on Wednesday evening at the Civic Centre. Meeting starts at 19.15 hours ...
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New speed limit map courtesy of New Forest District Council

New Speed Limit: from January 1

The District Council are advertising a new proposed speed limit on the main route into and out of Southampton. I am not proposing to object to it ...
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David enjoying his holiday in Lanzarote

Confessions of a Holiday Maker

It is never a good idea to serve notice, on social media, that you are going away on holiday, so I can now tell you that I have just returned from a week spent in the lovely island of Lanzerote ...
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Hampshire County Council - The Castle

Council Shake Up

I spent an hour today in the company of the Chief Executive and Leader of Hampshire County Council ...
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David's thoughts on Air Pollution in Totton

Three Thousand Thanks

It might go up a bit, it might go down a bit, but logging on and finding I have three thousand "likes" on this Facebook Page feels like quite an achievement ...
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New Forest Centre

Over Nine Hundred Sign Petition!

I am very grateful indeed for the nine hundred people who have signed my petition calling upon New Forest District Council not to close the Visitor Information Service at Lyndhurst ...
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Don’t Share Abuse Video Clips

I am regularly seeing people sharing clips of people or animals being abused on Facebook ...
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Ken Thornber to leave County Council

It's sad to hear that Brockenhurst County Councillor, Ken Thornber, has announced his decision not to re-stand for election in May next year ...
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Happy Days Nursery

Totton College & Happy Days

As many of you will know, there is a campaign up and running to try and secure the future of Happy Days Nursery, based at Totton College ...
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Alastair Welch

Port Director meets Forest Councillors

Alastair Welch, the new Port Director, employed by Associated British Ports, came and talked to New Forest Councillors this evening ...
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Smarter than we think?

Maybe Donald Trump is smarter than we all think ...
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