Local Issues

25 Oct

Past Presidents from the Rotary Club of Fareham

A real pleasure to join many of my fellow Past Presidents from the Rotary Club of Fareham at our annual dinner held this year at Piccola Roma in Bishop’s Waltham. It is good to be able to enjoy the company of these people who have all put Service Above Self in their dedication to Rotary.

23 Oct

Community Speedwatch scheme

I am able to provide funding to set up the scheme. The police don’t fund the initial costs of the equipment but will cover the costs for vetting, training and the support for back office work such as holding the database, doing the checks, sending out the letters and analysing the data.

The initial cost can be up to £3,000 which will secure the equipment to monitor speed, high visibility clothing for health and safety purposes and signs. I will be able to provide a grant for that.

I ask that anyone interested in learning more and possibly becoming a volunteer should contact me at sean.woodward@hants.gov.uk following which I can provide an application form. This is a really valuable community project and does help slow traffic on our roads. The time spent is up to the group and may vary from a few hours a week to a few hours a month for each volunteer.19

16 Oct

Welborne received planning consent

Welbourne received planning consent today. It will provide 6,000 homes and nearly 6,000 jobs for Fareham plus 3 primary schools, a secondary school, a new motorway junction, shopping, community and health facilities and masses of public open space. It delivers on my long-standing pledge that not a brick will be laid until all of the required infrastructure is identified and funded.