‘Fewer police blamed for big rise in crime’ Crime in the New Forest has increased by over 20% in 2015/2016, according to figures given to the District Council. But at the same time, Hampshire Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane have written to the government complaining that Hampshire Police are underfunded compared […]
Mind the potholes! Our roads seem to get worse every year, with more and deeper potholes. Some are getting so big that they damage cars driving through them – meaning the council has to pay compensation for the damage. In fact, last year Hampshire paid out more compensation than any other local authority – over […]
Fly-tipping – an ever increasing problem Hampshire County Council have cut local recycling centres opening hours, increased charges and added new restrictions for DIY and building waste. Now local residents are complaining that fly-tipping is increasing. We warned the County Council that their changes would lead to more problems like this, but even we were […]
The will of the people – except when it’s ASLEF Our local party chairman Brian Curwain writes to the Guardian urging the government and Southern railway to accept the democratic legitimacy of the vote and settle the dispute:- So, Southern rail drivers have voted 54% to 46% to reject the Aslef-negotiated deal and plan more […]
Say no to child poverty There are 3.9 million children in poverty in the UK. Yet, in 2015, the Tories scrapped Labour’s child poverty targets. That’s why Dan Jarvis is leading our campaign to bring the targets back. Our Bill goes to Parliament on Friday, so add your name to our campaign now: Sign the […]
Join our NHS campaign Under the Tories our NHS is underfunded and understaffed. Around 3.9 million people on waiting lists. 1.8 million people wait four hours or more in A&E. One in four patients have to wait a week or more to see their GP. Social care is approaching a ‘tipping point’ according to the […]
Labour governments borrow less and repay more Received wisdom says that Labour governments borrow more and repay less when in office, and the Tories borrow less and repay more. This “fact” has been repeated so regularly over the decades by both Tory politicians and in the media to an extent that it is cemented in […]
Ringwood people are not heartless Ringwood Town Council have been condemned by a petition set up by Ringwood school pupils and signed by over seven hundred people. In December the town council agreed a resolution saying that it would not do anything to help any refugees from Syria.