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Bitterne Park

Ward Spokesperson

James Read

James Read

Local campaigner James Read, who has lived in Southampton for 17 years, lives in Bitterne Park and works locally for an insurance company. He has been working hard in Bitterne Park for the last 6 years, and is keen to fight for local residents as part of a Liberal Democrat group on the council.

James is an active campaigner and in the recent years James has campaigned to improve roads & pavement repairs, against fracking in Southampton, to save the cheque book, for better play areas, against fluoride, against Post Office closures, for better public toilets, and against charging disabled drivers on Itchen Bridge.

James is especially interested in environment issues, the economy and, as a former auxilliary nurse, the health service.

James has been officially endorsed by campaigning organisation @48PercentPlus because of his support of the UK's continued membership of the European Union.

Contact: bitterne.park@southampton-libdems.org.uk


Robbie Robinson

Robbie RobinsonRobbie lives in Bitterne Park and is the founder editor of Bitterne Park Focus.

Arnold Edwin 'Robbie' Robinson is a retired electronics engineer and HGV lorry driver. Robbie is currently chair of Southampton's Pensioners' Forum and is an active member of a number of community groups, like the Slink steering group and the NHS's public patients input group.

Robbie's main aim is to improve the facilities provided for young people in the area. Having campaigned for years for a better Community Centre in Townhill Park he now wants the Council to encourage better use of the Centre.

He is an active campaigner on local issues and has a special interest in the welfare of older people.

Bitterne Park Focus

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Ward Information

Bitterne Park ward covers the areas of Bitterne Park, Bitterne Manor and parts of Bitterne and Townhill Park. It has a population of around 13,500 and neighbouring wards are Portswood, Swaythling, Harefield and Peartree.

Bitterne Park is bounded by the River Itchen and it is possible to walk along it from Cobden Bridge to Mansbridge. There are many parks, open spaces and play areas such as Riverside Park, Bitterne Manor, Deep Dene, Ozier Road, Meggeson Avenue and Woodmill.

There is a district shopping area with a variety of national and independent shops.



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