Debating the ‘Shaping’ of ‘our Future’

Wednesday evening's council meeting lived up to expectations. Not a particularly hard challenge since expectations were frankly not high to start with. It was the first time I'd watched a full council meeting via Skype for Business and all I can say is I sincerely hope that the the council's move to Microsoft Teams Live … Continue reading Debating the ‘Shaping’ of ‘our Future’

Ray Cobbett

It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of Ray Cobbett after a short illness. We shared the same employer and both moved to Havant at the same time, being near neighbours for many of the last forty years. Ray was a tireless supporter of the community in and around Havant, an … Continue reading Ray Cobbett

Langstone Sea Defences

If you've been traveling into Portsmouth recently - or more specifically around Portsea Island - you cannot fail to have noticed the ongoing work on design and development of new sea defences. While this is well outside our area, the problem of global sea level rise and the rapidly decaying state of sea defences along … Continue reading Langstone Sea Defences

39 West Street – Shouldn’t HBC practice what they preach?

One of today's responses to the HSBC / Pizza takeaway planning application had me running for the search engines to find the source, and here it is.   Dating from as recently as November 2017, the HBC 'Healthy Borough Assessment' is well worth a read. The whole of Section 3 - Planning and Health - is … Continue reading 39 West Street – Shouldn’t HBC practice what they preach?