Developers are consulting on the future of the large site on Fratton Road
A number of residents have been sharing views with me about development proposals for the old cinema site (currently United Footwear) on Fratton Road.
With previous concerns around the impact of Asda’s expansion in the area and the number of late night licenses for premises on Fratton Road, it is important the pre-planning application process by the developers both listens and responds to the views of residents.
People have already told me they are worried about the potential impact on the area including parking, density of the development, access to the site or expected disruption during the works.
If any local resident has ideas or issues you would to discuss about the proposed development, please contact me – details can be found on the ‘Get in touch‘ page.
Holocaust memorial on 27 January 2016
Today I’ve joined others across our communities to mark Holocaust Memorial Day by attending a remembrance event.
As the number of witnesses falls, the importance of remembrance becomes more vital.
Anti-semitism, racism and hatred still exists in our communities.
We must continue to fight it.
Stephen Morgan has been campaigning hard on the proposed closure of the healthcare centre
In less than a month the clinical commissioning group will be closing their consultation on the much-loved healthcare centre in Guildhall Walk.
Help our campaign to save the centre from closure by signing the petition, sharing it on social media and encouraging absolutely everyone you know to sign it too!
Here’s the direct link to where you’ll find the petition online: http://tiny.cc/8imy4x
Together, we can make a difference.
Flytipping at Windsor House, Landport, is an eyesore
Whenever and wherever our local doorstep team is out and about across Charles Dickens ward we keep an eye out for local issues that matter to residents.
Residents have told us that flytipping and the dumping of things like shopping trollies and unwanted furniture is an issue for them – it’s unsightly and gives the impression that no one cares about the local area. Local Labour do.
That’s why every time we see things dumped in our communities we report it to the council or relevant agency.
Thanks to local Labour action we’re helping to clean our communities in the following ways in recent weeks:
- You told us about abandoned Tesco trollies around the Crasswell Street. We reported this to the supermarket and ensured action was taken.
- You told us about the broken down lift at Sarah Robinson House. We contacted Housing Services and kept the pressure on them to get it fixed.
- You told us about the flytipping and eyesore that is Windsor House on the corner of Railway View and Canal Walk. We reported this and the council have issued a Community Protection Notice on the owner of the land and it is now with the council’s legal team for prosecution.
These are just a few examples. We’ll continue to identify local issues and importantly ensure action is taken.
Child poverty is a real issue across communities in Charles Dickens ward
The Government were defeated in the House of Lords this week over proposals to change the way child poverty is measured.
Peers approved an amendment to the Welfare Reform Bill which blocks Conservative plans to abolish income-related child poverty targets.
This will mean the Government will have to continue to publish annual data on child poverty measured with reference to average household income.
The national charity, Child Poverty Action Group has welcomed the decision.
Stephen said “In Charles Dickens ward up to 65% of children live in poverty….
…In today’s age, that is unacceptable, and it’s one of the reasons I’m standing for the council. Our community needs strong representation on social issues like this and the council needs to do more to both address the root cause of poverty in the city, and support the most vulnerable families across our communities.”