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Southampton Campaigns

HMOs: Our Homes, Our Say

Southampton Liberal Democrats believe that local residents should have a say in whether a family home can be used as a House in Multiple Occupancy (HMO) by giving local authorities effective powers.

Find out more and sign our petition here.

No to Visitor Parking Charges

Southampton's Conservative Council plans to introduce charges for visitor parking permits in Residents' Parking Zones.

This may hit low income households hard so please sign our petition. You can help by downloading the petition sheet and collecting signatures too.

Find out more and sign our petition here.

Take a Stand on Truancy

The Government's figures for Southampton are shocking. As recently reported in the Daily Echo, "Almost one in 14 Southampton secondary school pupils - 7.3 per cent - missed the equivalent of at least 32 days in a single term." The national average is just 4.5 per cent.

Southampton's Conservative Council has cut resources to tackle truancy, which would have helped some of the most vulnerable children in our community. They could have protected this service and still balanced the books. Please TAKE A STAND to show that you believe this is a priority by completing the petition here.

Post Office Closures

Southampton Liberal Democrats voiced their deep concern about the closure of 10 sub post offices across the City last year. Liberal Democrats feel the loss of the branches causes severe problems particularly for older and disabled people, and those without their own transport.

The Liberal Democrats have always attached high importance to post offices, as one of the corner stones of our communities. The Liberal Democrats have made strenuous representations to support local communities, asking the Post Office to reconsider these proposals.

We are also concerned to learn about the threat of closure of Crown Post Offices in the City and the complete lack any real Government plan to stop the long decline of this important network.

Labour's plans threaten more post office closures

Southampton's Lib Dems take the fight for your Post Offices directly to No.10

Lib Dems National campaign "Save Our Post Offices"

Twin Bin Recycling Scheme

Alternative weekly collections improve recycling

  • Waste Collection Charges Forced up!
  • Recycling Rates Forced Down!
  • Residents Opinion Poll Ignored!

Labour and the Tories have voted together against the Liberal Democrats to destroy the successful alternate weekly recycling scheme in the City. Now residents are having to pay an extra £750,000 every year for the extra collection. It also means a reward grant of £420,000 is under threat if recycling targets are not met as a result.

Labour Breaks Promise

Having forced a stop to the City rollout of the alternate weekly waste collection system in February 2004, Labour had promised to abide by the result in a review. However, when a MORI Poll showed that overwhelming majority of residents backed the system, Labour claimed the findings were invalid.

Tories Rubbish Residents' Poll

The Tories also rejected the findings, although some of them had helped to draw up the MORI Poll questions.