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Southampton Civic Centre

You're probably already familiar with our community newsletter "Focus". This Website is an on-line version of "Focus". If you visit this site regularly you'll see that we keep the site updated with information about Southampton and your community.

As you know, Liberal Democrats Councillors and Focus Teams work all year 'round to improve your community. If there is any way we can be of help, please do get in touch!

If you share our passion for working for local people and believe in the Liberal Democrats aims, why not join us? By being a member you keep in touch with the Party throughout the year, join us at our regular social events, and get a vote in all Party Elections.

Recent updates

  • Adrian Ford - HMOs, estate agent boards
    Article: Apr 28, 2016
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Following on from a Lib Dem proposal, the City Council is now consulting on a new policy on Houses in Multiple Occupation.

    New HMO applications which would result in family homes being 'sandwiched' between two HMOs would be banned.

    Portswood campaigner and council candidate Adrian Ford says:

    'This is a step in the right direction, but there's a missed opportunity to tackle the wider community impact of an over-concentration of HMOs in wards like Portswood.'

  • Document: Apr 28, 2016
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    In Adrian Ford's 2016 Election Address to the residents of Portswood ward, you will find articles including 'Adrian Ford's pledges to you'; 'Six to Fix'; 'Putting Portswood First'; and more.

  • Southampton Liberal Democrats logo
    Article: Apr 21, 2016
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Southampton Liberal Democrats are contesting 18 seats across all 16 wards on May 5th.

    One third of seats (16) on the council are to be elected this year, but there wil also be by-elections in Harefield and Woolston - remember that in these wards, you will have two votes to use.

    James Read, candidate for Bitterne Park and Chair of Southampton Liberal Democrats, comments;

  • Richard Adair
    Article: Apr 20, 2016
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police & Crime Commissioner candidate Richard Adair appeared at a hustings broadcast on BBC Radio Solent this morning.

    Richard, who spent 10 years of his police career stationed at Portswood Police Station, says;

    "We'll have to wait to see if (encumbant PCC) Mr Hayes' promise made on the show is true, that "these cuts have stopped". Only after the Paris terrorist attacks did the Government go into reverse!

  • St James Road - Shirley
    Article: Apr 20, 2016
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Following Peter Galton's presentment to the Council's Court Leet, the council have now carried out surveys in St James Road near the Methodist Church to assess the traffic flow for a crossing.

    There isn't sufficient traffic to build a crossing, but the Council are now going to investigate building an island in the road to help people on foot cross the road more safely.

    Peter says: "It's great news that the Council has now acknowledged that people often need help to cross here safely. It's a very busy road."

  • HM Treasury analysis: the long-term economic impact of EU membership and the alternatives
    Article: Apr 18, 2016

    Commenting on Treasury analysis, which shows that Brexit would cost British households up to £4,300, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron said:

    "The sheer volume of serious and sobering evidence against turning our backs on Europe is overwhelming. The Treasury assessment today, showing a £4,300 cost to families, gives another stark warning about the impact on every household in Britain.

  • Peter Galton with pothole, Shirley ward
    Article: Apr 18, 2016
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Shirley candidate Peter Galton welcomes the announcement that Southampton is set to receive £80,000 to be spent on road repairs in the city.

    Peter comments: "There's certainly no shortage of potholes in Southampton that this money can be spent on. Our streets have been left to fall apart."

    Peter has reported all of these, and more, to the Council for repair.

    1. Junction of Wilton Road and Hill Lane

    2. Junction of Winchester Road and Malvern Road

    3. Pirrie Close

    4. Pavement in Wilton Crescent needs repair

    5. Junction of St James Road and St James Close

    6. Junction of Janson Road and Treeside Road

    7. Mulberry Walk

    8. Queens Road - potholes all over the road.

  • Peter Galton - Common play area
    Article: Apr 15, 2016
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Landscape architects Davies White and Southampton City Council are consulting the public on proposals for a new play space on the Common.

    Shirley Lib Dem candidate and former Councillor Peter Galton says:



    "Living as close to the Common as I do, I know what a valuable community asset Southampton Common really is.

    I'm pleased about the proposal, but where possible I would like to see the old play equipment refurbished and reused at other parks across the city, so more areas can benefit indirectly from the scheme."

    The next public engagement event will be held at the Hawthorns Centre on Saturday, 23rd April.

    To learn more about the project, view the current proposals, and give your feedback, please follow this link.

  • PCC candidate Richard Adair with Southampton Lib Dems, Portswood Police Station
    Article: Apr 13, 2016
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Liberal Democrats candidate for Hampshire & Isle of Wight Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Adair met supporters and campaigners in Portswood on Saturday.

    Richard, who has 37 years service as a neighbourhood beat constable and fast response police driver, says:



    "As part of my Hampshire police career of 37 years I was stationed at Portswood for 10 enjoyable years and spent a year at Southampton Central, so have an understanding of issues in the city. During that time I was a beat patrol officer along Portswood Broadway shopping area, surrounding neighbourhoods and on the vice squad."
  • Document: Apr 13, 2016
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    This edition includes an introduction to Peter Galton, your Liberal Democrat candidate for Shirley, and some of his campaign priorities, as well as some examples of the work Peter is undertaking in the ward, such as improving road safety by campaigning for better pedestrian crossings and reporting potholes. Also, an inroduction to Richard Adair, our Police and Crime Commissioner candidate



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