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HCC councillors vote to support £19M worth of cuts.


"The majority of councillors at the economy, transport and environment select committee voted to recommend the proposals to cabinet, with the exception of the three Liberal Democrat councillors Rupert Kyrle, Martin Tod and David Simpson"

 Link to The Daily Echo article.


HCC plans to slash £20M from services


Following months of public consultation, Hampshire County Council officers have suggested almost £20m could be saved by the tabled cuts which could see school crossing patrols (£1.2m), subsidised bus services and community transport (combined £4m) lose their entire funding pot.

The proposed cuts are part of a plan by the county council to address an anticipated budget shortfall of £140m by April 2019.

And they also suggest that £1.2m could be saved by closing household waste recycling centres – £100,000 per site – and amending the hours of the rest.
 Link to The Daily Echo article.




Anger over Fareham Borough council's introduction of £60 charge to deal with rodents

 Link to The Daily Echo article.

Possibly the other question to ask is the speed of response. When you have rats in the house a two week wait for the exterminators to turn up doesn't help much.

Don't forget that a lot of household insurance policies cover for RAT infestation. You need to check your policies carefully.


Further HCC cuts


Quote from  The Daily Echo article

“The Serving Hampshire – Balancing the Budget consultation asks residents and stakeholders to give us their views on a number of high-level, strategic options including potential changes to services, further ways to generate income and potential increases in council tax.

“It is important to stress that at this stage, the county council is not proposing specific changes to services.

“Any proposals will be informed by feedback from this consultation and subject to further, more detailed public engagement.”

The consultation closes on August 21.

 Link to the consultation


Stubbington allotments


Stroud Green A CONSULTATION on proposals to bring allotments to open space has been extended.
People can now give comments on the Stroud Green allotment plans until Monday, June 26.
It comes as Fareham Borough Council wants to add a further 35 plots to the open space in Stubbington.

This will be discussed at the CAT meeting in Holy Rood Church on June 20th

 Link to The News article.

FBC's new hotel


Does it go here, or in the home page or in the developments page? My guess is that as it is a service industry and FBC will own the place after buying it with our taxes, this is the most appropriate.

PREMIER Inn has been named as the operator for a potential 84-bedroom taxpayer-owned hotel in a town centre.

Plans for the hotel are due to go on display at a consultation event in the shopping centre on March 23 and 24.

The News icon  Link to The News article


The costs of fly-tipping


I am sure that nobody would claim that charging for the disposal of some types of rubbish at the re-cycling plants has caused ALL of this, but I am sure that it can't have helped either.

"Six councils, Portsmouth, Havant, Fareham, Gosport, East Hampshire and Winchester, spent £137,214 on enforcement.The same authorities spent £295,903 on clearing up the thousands of items of waste ditched in the countryside.

Fareham saw 325 incidents, which cost £20,007 to clear up and £11,748 in enforcement cost."

The one thing missing from this article is how much was reclaimed from the enforcement proceedings, or is that included in these figures?

The News icon  Link to The News article


Fareham Today


Well it's a bit of luck that you are computer savvy because this is the last hard copy of the famous magazine, so full of fascinating and interesting news.

Fareham today cover

The full list if you want to catch up on past events back to 2012 is available here.

If you just want the current pdf iconPDF version, it is available here.

Alternatively the e-reader version is here


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