Category Archives: Portsmouth City Council

A Blog About Nothing Much Happening

The local elections were held on Thursday May 5th, 2016. So little happened in Portsmouth that it has taken me nearly a month to summon up the enthusiasm to record the event for posterity. Compare the composition of the City … Continue reading

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Not The Northern Quarter

I have been moaning for a long time about Portsmouth’s doomed “Northern Quarter” project, partly because I have worked in retail and store development for a long time. I have 20 years experience mostly concerned with growing businesses, driving profitability, … Continue reading

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Lib Dem Election Gimmick Special: “Pompey tickets for the kids?”

I’m all in favour of getting more kids into Fratton Park. Anyone who’s spent long enough watching Pompey will realise how the hikes in ticket prices, moves to all-seater stadia, and increasing competition from football on TV have pushed the … Continue reading

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Mike Hancock and Gerald Vernon-Jackson – will the real Lib Dem candidate please stand up?

I can’t believe anyone in Portsmouth, least of all anyone who follows politics closely, was surprised that Mike Hancock has announced he is going to stand again to be MP for Portsmouth South. He has kept himself busy in Parliament, … Continue reading

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McCarthy & Stone Stopped

There’s already a good write-up from The News of last night’s Planning Committee meeting at which the Savoy Buildings development was discussed again, after the previous deferral which, we thought, was going to be used by the developer to ‘have … Continue reading

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South Parade Pier Repairs Order Issued

Portsmouth City Council announced a few weeks ago that the owners of South Parade Pier, Fred Nash and Dawn Randall, would be served with a repairs order for what The News accurately described as “the derelict attraction”. After years of … Continue reading

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UKIP Holocaust Row Looms As Mr Denny Disappears

I have long had doubts about the suitability of UKIP’s newly-binned prospective Parliamentary candidate for Porstmouth South, Douglas Denny. When I first heard he had been selected by the local party, a quick bit of Googling soon revealed something of … Continue reading

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South Parade Pier Sale – Dead or “Just Sleeping”?

We are now almost exactly six months on from the first claims made by the parties involved that South Parade Pier had been sold.  It still hasn’t, if you check the Land Registry.  The claims have been repeated at intervals, … Continue reading

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Mike Hancock interviewed on Radio Solent 2/9/14

Radio Solent were yesterday trailing an interview with Mike Hancock, which apparently culminated in him hanging up on interviewer Jessica Parker.  Sadly, we didn’t get to hear the full version this morning, which is understandable in one sense as there … Continue reading

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St James’ Hospital Consultation

Plans go before the Cabinet tomorrow from PCC officers recommending guideline figures for how much housing could be built at St James’ Hospital. The NHS has started to sell it off for housing development, and it is vital that PCC … Continue reading

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