Local Issues

09 Jan


Fareham Borough Council is delighted to announce that it has awarded the charity, One Community, the funding it needs to launch a new Community Lottery for Fareham.  This exciting new lottery will not only provide residents with the chance to win cash prizes but will also provide a vital source of income for valued charities and community groups based in Fareham, many of which have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Within 48 hours of starting registration for good causes, One Community has already signed up a wide range of local charities and community groups, which will start receiving funds from the lottery after the first draw on the 13 March 2021. These include:
  • 3rd Portchester Scouts
  • Stop Domestic Abuse
  • Stubbington Stitch and Knit Group
  • Swanwick Lions Club
  • The Crafty Makery
  • The Moving on Project
  • Titchfield Festival Theatre
The number of good causes supported by the lottery is expected to grow considerably over the next weeks and months, providing charities and community organisations the opportunity to receive 40 percent of each £1 ticket purchased.
Tickets for the March draw will be available from 9th February and residents who buy tickets will not only be in with a chance of winning cash prizes but they can also decide which good causes their tickets will benefit by selecting a charity for every ticket purchased.
I am delighted that so many charities have already signed up to be part of the Community Lottery. They represent a wide range of good causes which benefit every generation of our community as well as providing some with a vital lifeline for help and support. This is exactly what the lottery was designed for and I hope that Fareham residents will show their support when tickets are available from early February.
If you know a local charity that has not signed up yet please get them to email info@1community.org.uk
09 Jan


The infection rate in Fareham, even though it is below Hampshire as a whole as well as the rest of the country, continues to rise extremely rapidly. The statistics are here in detail brought up to date as of 3rd January. The trend for Fareham remains one of rapid increase and the areas with the highest number of COVID-19 infections are Sarisbury, Whiteley, Fareham Town and Portchester.
Many people have contacted me with many questions about the lockdown restrictions which I continue to answer to the best of my ability. It is however concerning that a number are about ways to circumvent the restrictions in place. The law is now clear – STAY AT HOME except for work, exercise and medical appointments. Other exceptions are just that – exceptions, not norms.
Please stay safe and remain in your bubbles. It is not the virus that travels around, it is the people spreading it.
15 Nov


Good to be able to joing part of the 12-strong Sarisbury Community Speedwatch team in Burridge earlier this month. Thank you for what you are doing to help make our roads safer. Please to provide the funding from Hampshire County Council to purchase the kit necessary to do this work. Speeding mororists can look forward to letter from the police along with visits for repeat offenders.
The team are concentrating on Botley Road, Swanwick Lane, Barnes Lane, Brook Lane, Barnbrook Road and Yew Tree Drive.