Local Issues

14 Sep

Fareham College

Thank you to Andrew Kaye, Principal and Kevin Briscoe, Chairman of Governors for meeting me at

Fareham College today to discuss their future plans and show me the improvements made around this first class college over the summer break. Taken with the CEMAST and CETC campus at
Solent Airport, Daedalus this is one excellent and high-performing further education institution. No surprise it is rated as OUTSTANDING by Ofsted
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11 Sep


I was pleased to attend the initial training by
Hampshire Constabulary

Special Inspector Simon Tavender and Katie Strange at Burridge Scout Hut where the team members were able to familiarise themselves with the rules of the scheme and the equipment for which I allocated a £3,500 grant from my

Hampshire County Council

Members’ devolved grant scheme.

Community Speedwatch enables members of the community to become police support volunteers and take action against speeding on roads of concern within their area. I have recommended that particular attention is paid to the following roads which have all been approved for action:
Botley Road
Barnes Lane
Brook Lane
Sweethills Crescent
Swanwick Lane
Yew Tree Drive
Barnbrook Road
Volunteers use equipment that can monitor the speed of passing traffic and then record the details, later adding them to a database. Vehicle checks are then undertaken by the police and letters are then sent to the registered keepers advising them of their speed and reminding them of why it is a community concern. Repeat offenders receive a police visit.
Community SpeedWatch is an educational scheme, not enforcement. It is considered as the first tier response to speeding issues. If a problem persists, it can be escalated to tier two, meaning that enforcement can be undertaken by the police neighbourhood policing teams.
I am very grateful to all of the volunteers who care about road safety in their local community and especially to Stuart Kimber who will be the Sarisbury Community Speedwatch Co-ordinator. The team will be happy to have more volunteers.
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10 Sep


Britain has few aircraft manufacturers and Britten-Norman has a proud 65-year heritage and manufactures at
Solent Airport, Daedalus

the Defender and Islander aircraft The British Army is a major customer but there are many others worldwide. The company has built over 1,200 aircraft in its time and the latest, Sir Miles Clifford, is awaiting delivery to the Falkland Islands Government Air Service.

The history of Britten-Norman is a fantastic one. It was a very great pleasure with Chief Executive William Hynett to officially open their new hangars, to honour the past and look to the future. Great to welcome keen aviator Rt Hon David Davis MP and local MP

Caroline Dinenage

There was a great past to Daedalus, but just five years ago it didn’t have a future.

Fareham Borough Council

turned the site around and now we have many exciting businesses coming here creating many new jobs. Britten-Norman has been critical to that success.