Southampton Boat Show cancelled day before opening on Public Health recommendation. MP objects

southampton boat show

Conservative MP says he's embarrassed by council's actions, adding that "If this was dangerous it was dangerous two months ago or last week, it was not dangerous at seven o’clock last night"

Friday, 11th September, 2020 11:12am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Could the Bigbelly rubbish-crushing solar-powered bins be the answer to overflowing bins?

Bigbelly bin in Southampton cropped

The Isle of Wight has recently experienced problems of littering and flytipping after busy beach days. Could these bins being trialled in Southampton be the answer?

Wednesday, 10th June, 2020 9:34am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

40m high Spitfire monument a step closer with £3m pledge from Government

Artist's impression of spitfire monument

Mr Smith said it could take a couple of years to complete the scheme but a detailed timescale is yet to be confirmed.

Thursday, 12th March, 2020 11:57am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Portsmouth Council’s Donna Jones selected as Conservative PCC candidate by two votes

donna jones in 2015

It is understood she won by two votes, beating former Southampton City Council opposition leader, Jeremy Moulton, who came second

Wednesday, 4th March, 2020 9:00am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter

Improvements to section of M27 approved, with tech solutions to bottleneck problems

motorway roadworks

If you use the M27 and have experienced delays due to the bottleneck at Junction 7, these improvements should be welcomed

Wednesday, 15th January, 2020 10:47am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Southampton City council pledge to hold VE Day commemoration

remembrance crosses

After criticism earlier in the year, Southampton City Council have committed to holding a “special event” to mark the 75th anniversary of the victory for Europe over Germany.

Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 10:07am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter

Southampton’s Royal Pier deal scrapped

Artist impression of Southampton Royal Pier

Southampton's Royal Pier development – which was due to sit on the current site of the Red Funnel ferry terminal - has been scrapped. Details within.

Tuesday, 27th August, 2019 7:19pm

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter

Hampshire County Council to lead Public Health services on the Isle of Wight

hampshire county council offices

The plans that have been approved by the Isle of Wight cabinet have now been approved by Hampshire County Council.

Wednesday, 24th July, 2019 8:42am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

M27 to close this weekend for bridge replacement: Major diversions in place

New M27 bridge

Anyone driving to or from the Island via Southampton this weekend should note the closure of the M27 and diversions that will be in place.

Friday, 28th June, 2019 8:33am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter

Late night road closure on M27 could hit ferry travellers

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People heading back to the Island via the M3/M27 on Friday 28th June should be aware of this late night road closure on the M27.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 10:34am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter

City of Culture 2025 could be on our doorstep if Southampton bid successful

city sea museum

Having a City of Culture on our doorstep could be great for Islanders, if this bid by Southampton City Council is successful.

Friday, 17th May, 2019 10:39am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter

Southampton’s Green City Charter set to be launched

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Southampton City Council's Green Charter includes plans to become carbon neutral by 2030 and aims to tackle all types of pollution.

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 8:10am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments