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Friday, 15 December 2017 00:12

New community facilities to be built at new church development

A new activity hall, community space and coffee shop for local residentswill be built as part of a new church building in Fareham - thanks to an agreement with Hampshire County Council. Working with Fareham Borough Council, the County Council agreed for Locks Heath Church to expand their church building with new facilities, to benefit the local community.Councillor Roy Perry,…
Friday, 03 November 2017 23:34

Parish and Town Councils empowerment

HELP FOR PARISH AND TOWN COUNCILS TO DO MORE Hampshire Conservative Councillors have backed a £ 500,000 fund to help Town and Parish Councils provide local services that their local communities. The details are being worked out but those Parish and Town Councils that want, for instance, to increase the frequency of grass verge cutting in their village could get…
Thursday, 25 May 2017 14:13

Extra Care investment in excess of £70Million

Conservative Hampshire’s investment in Extra Care tops £70 million Hampshire County Council’s investment to enable the development of Extra-Care accommodation to support the greater numbers of people living into old age, and younger adults with learning and physical disabilities is set to exceed £70 million by 2022. £45 million is being invested over a decade to stimulate the development of…
Saturday, 08 April 2017 21:54

Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP visits Basing View, recently declared an Enterprise Zone

Conservatives were delighted to welcome Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to Basingstoke. One of the sites the Secretary of State visited was Basing View, recently declared an Enterprise Zone, where thousands of jobs will be created as the business centre is modernised and regenerated. Hampshire County Council (HCC) and Basingstoke & Deane…
Friday, 24 February 2017 22:26

Highway Maintenance Transformation

The Conservative led Hampshire County Council has embarked on a new chapter for Highways Maintenance and awarded Skanska a £210m contract which will cover highways maintenance of the county’s roads for the next seven years. The County Council confirmed to Construction News that the contractor had been chosen as the preferred bidder for the deal.   The contract, which will be one of the…
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 23:08

Chineham Library

Chineham Library Expands Activities Hampshire County Council is NOT closing Libraries but developing the Libraries into community hubs and this strategy is underpinned by investment in Libraries. Chineham Library is a highly regarded Library and will benefit from investment in new mobile book shelves which allow the Library to be able to take on yet more Community activities. Over the…
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 15:31

Energy Savings - Overachieved by an energy efficient County

Lower carbon emissions save on electricity costs for Hampshire County Council Energy Saving Advocate, Cllr Mel Kendall (pictured) says,  "My mum used to nag me about switching lights off to save on electricity costs. She would have been very happy with Hampshire's PFI contract to replace street lights, dim them when not needed on bright, and save millions each year as…
Thursday, 09 February 2017 12:46

Hampshire Meets Committments

Ten Conservative Achievements for Hampshire 1.  After years of freezing the Council Tax, it remains one of the lowest in the country—£100 lower than inflation since 2010. 2.  90% of Hampshire’s schools rated Good or Outstanding 3.  90% of children get their 1st choice of school 4.  Improved family support by targeting the most needy. 5.  962 residential and nursing…
Thursday, 09 February 2017 12:19

Working for Hampshire

New village hall at Nether Wallop officially opened Councillors joined villagers to toast the opening of a brand new village hall in Test Valley after the former hall was demolished Nether Wallop’s new village hall was opened on Saturday (7 January) after the former dilapidated hall was knocked down on the same site in The Square. The new venue includes…
Monday, 09 January 2017 00:00

Superfast internet for thousands of extra Hampshire homes

An EXTRA 8,500 homes and businesses are to have access to superfast internet speeds across the county after a council approved a £7.8m extension to a scheme. Councillor Roy Perry, leader of Hampshire County Council, approved the scheme which is set to extend superfast speeds of 24 megabites per second (Mbps) to 97.4 per cent of county properties by 2019. The…
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