Red Faced Tories Over Tide Mill Project

More than a few local residents have expressed surprise that that the project, known as "The Eling Experience", to renovate the Tide Mill and improve the Heritage Centre, to include a Learning Centre, has not materialised.

Totton Crime Update

I have now had an update from Sergeant Paul Southam, at Totton Police Station, with regard to questions I put to him.


I regret to report that the meeting I had set up with the police at Totton Police Station has had to be cancelled due to "Operational Reasons".

Police And Crime Update

I have been invited to visit Totton Police Station next week and discuss concerns about the apparent upsurge in crime with the Sergeant in charge.

Robberies And Burglaries

The survey of residents that I undertook in recent weeks has picked up a fairly widespread concern about the standard of policing in Totton.

Another Local Robbery

I really am getting concerned at the number of local robberies that are taking place. Sadly, our local, very popular, sweetie shop was targeted this week ;

Positive Engagement Works Better Than Facebook Gripes

I am so pleased that at least a couple of Totton residents were encouraged enough by my urgings to attend the public session of a Town Council Amenities meeting and express their concerns about the paddling pool / splash pad opening times and related issues.

Rum Walk Kingfisher Hunt

A photograph I took earlier this week, enjoying a walk along the river at Rushington.

Paddling Pool – Pad Opening Times

A report is going to the Town Council Amenities Committee on Wednesday, 8th March, 7.15pm, proposing the following opening times:

Testwood Tornadoes

Luke Smith, who runs a very successful local football team (they play their home games at Testwood Recreation ground) has contacted me about an exciting business opportunity for any locally based business to take up.

Become a Councillor

This is a very useful guide for anyone who is interested in becoming a Councillor.

Sorry, But it wasn’t Sneaky

I know some motorists are being caught out by the new reduced speed limit, from 50mph to 40 mph, along the A35 from Redbridge into Totton.

Ichthus Charity Shop, Totton

The Rumbridge Street based charity shop does a great job raising money for local projects, as well as supporting overseas projects in third world countries.