Yesterday's press release from Havant Borough Council raised more than a few eyebrows among our members and peer groups. HBC have issued a press release on the subject of 'the Warblington Farm initiative' before and the residents' reaction this time is broadly similar. The HBC submission in the 'Planning for the natural environment' category of … Continue reading Havant Borough Council wins creative writing award
On Friday October 2nd, the Environment Agency published their long awaited 'Environmental Performance Assessment (EPA) results 2019 for water and sewerage companies' document and the results don't make for happy reading for Solent area residents. Click on the chart if you want to zoom in on the detail of why Southern Water have just been … Continue reading Southern Water – ‘Performance Status Red- significantly below target’
[Originally written as an email update to members] If you've been keeping an eye on the website, you'll be aware of the staggering amount of change happening around us. If you haven't, then please take the time to follow the links in this email to read more detail. While the primary focus of the Civic … Continue reading September Digest – A ‘perfect storm’ warning?
An excellent letter from from Ann Buckley, co-ordinator of the Havant Borough Residents Alliance, to the Portsmouth News in response to the recent HBC press release . "I write in response your recent article "Trailblazing move to help housebuilding'. My first reaction to this was, if Havant Borough Council had listened a decade ago and … Continue reading HBC Warblington Press Release – Greenwash at its worst!
While we welcome a positive news story for Havant, we should put today's press release from Havant Borough Council into a broader context and in doing so perhaps remove some of the political spin. (To read the original press release from DEFRA et al, from which most of the text of the HBC press release … Continue reading Nutrient neutrality and the HBC Warblington Farm ‘initiative’.
The Covid-19 situation seems to have given Havant Borough Council more excuse than usual to fly under the radar, with meetings held away from the public gaze and a distinct lack of scrutiny. On the back of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust's 'initiative' on nitrate mitigation, it was obvious that Havant Borough … Continue reading Warblington Farm – HBC flying under the radar
You may have noticed the changes taking place during lock-down at the front of the North Street Arcade site. During the lockdown, the ill-starred Grastar Restaurant unit has been divided into two separate retail units while the former Dominos site has also been refurbished as a retail unit. The new flank walls suggest that the … Continue reading North Street Arcade and its nitrate bill