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Councillor Les Stevens at the ARTches site

Portsmouth has been awarded £1.75 million to transform a historic monument into a creative hub, following a successful bid from the government’s Coastal Communities Fund.
The funding means the currently empty historic arches will be converted into 13 artists’ studios. There is also a proposal for a brasserie and kiosk on site. The Round Tower will be used an exhibition space.
Over 100 jobs will be created as a result of the …

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Lib Dems and local residents want their parking zones reinstated.

​Hopes that those running Portsmouth City Council would listen to a huge petition from 2,000 local residents were dashed when UKIP, Conservative and Labour Councillors all joined together to out-vote local Lib Dems at the recent Full Council meeting.  This vote was a repeat of an earlier sub-committee where UKIP, Labour and Conservatives again ganged-up to veto attempts to get the scheme’s so-called ‘suspension’ reconsidered. As before, lots of local …

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Lib Dem campaigner Suzy Horton backs the bid for additional money for Goldsmith Infant School and Brambles Nursery.

When the Lib Dems were running the City, they allocated £1.2 million to Goldsmith Infant School and Brambles Nursery to meet the increasing need for more school and nursery places.
This money, plus some from the Government, and a contribution from the school, created a total of £1.5 million for improvements. However, professionals calculate another £209,000 is now needed to make up a shortfall in monies for the planned works.
Local Lib …