Local Issues

14 Jan

Britten-Norman at Solent Airport, Daedalus.

I was delighted to have a look over the first aircraft to be constructed in a Fareham Borough Council business hangar at Solent Airport, Daedalus It is a Britten-Norman Islander that will shorlty be ready for delivery.

Britten-Norman (BN) is a privately owned British aircraft manufacturer and aviation services provider. The company is the only independent commercial aircraft producer in the UK. Britten-Norman has sold more than 1,250 aircraft to customers in more than 120 countries.

Thank you to B-N Chief Executive William Hynett for showing me around hangars 5 and 6. I am pleased that thay are working well for you and that you have such a significant presence at our airport.

08 Jan


I was really pleased to be asked to open Little Sunbeams in its new setting at Waypoint.

Little Sunbeams Preschool is Not For Profit term time only, operating since 2009 based out of the Locks Heath Free Church /Waypoint. It is a volunteer committee-run preschool with five permanent members of staff looking after 2, 3 and 4-year olds from the local Locks Heath, Park Gate and Titchfield Common area. It is expertly managed by Lyn and Amanda

As a result of the refurbishment of the church the pre-school now has a lovely new setting which can accommodate more children than previously with free flow play into the garden at the back of the church.

It was wonderful to meet the committee, staff and children with Rev Mark Madavan and I wish you all the most positive future at Waypoint Church

05 Jan

A sad farewell to Fareham Borough Council’s Fareham’s Ferneham Hall staff and volunteers.

The hall closed its doors for the last time following a record-breaking run of of Beauty and the Beast by Jordan Productions. Some of these people have been with us for most or all of the Hall’s 38 years entertaining the people of Fareham and south Hampshire. Thank you to all of you for everything you have done. I hope we will be able to welcome you back to the new £12.5m entertainment complex in 2022.