Southampton council issues guidance for councillors’ social media accounts. Should IW do the same?

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Southampton council has just adopted a guide for councillors' social media accounts - to help them from embarrassing themselves and their council. It's solid advice like 'Don't drink and Tweet!' OnTheWight has the detail. A good idea for Isle of Wight council too?

Tuesday, 11th September, 2018 6:58pm

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Southampton council look to charge lorries £100 for CAZ. Red Funnel not happy (Updated)

Lorry exhaust

The Government want Southampton council to reduce air pollution. The council suggests a £100 fee for non-compliant lorries. Red Funnel, taxis and ports are not happy.

Monday, 18th June, 2018 10:25am

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

£3 million station upgrades if Combined Fire Authority goes ahead

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Cabinet members are due to vote on the proposals at tonight's meeting, but at a meeting of the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority in Winchester, council leader, Dave Stewart, has already confirmed the authority would back the proposals.

Thursday, 14th June, 2018 10:02am

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Robotic grass cutting in Hampshire: Good idea for the Isle of Wight too?

Robocutter June 2018 - Hampshire council

They're starting to use Robotic grass cutting in Hampshire (details in here). Would it be an idea that would translate to the Isle of Wight as well to you think?

Friday, 8th June, 2018 7:14am

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Southampton gets cash to make 145 city buses greener

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This latest news ties in with the introduction of a Clean Air Zone charge in Southampton, as reported by OnTheWight last year.

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018 1:45pm

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Police Federation officers re-elect Apter as chief

John Apter - Police Federation

The role is one which represents the interests of constables, sergeants, inspectors and chief inspectors across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 15th May, 2018 5:48pm

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter

Massive ‘No Confidence’ vote in Police and Crime Commissioner

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It was revealed by the Police Federation rep today that, of those responding to a vote of no confidence in the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, 98% agreed.

Friday, 13th April, 2018 6:55pm

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

First UK Hyperloop One Basingstoke to Woking? Route under discussion says Hants Councillor

Screen grab from Virgin Hyperloop One video

The details of what appears to be the first Virgin Hyperloop One route in the UK popped up in a council meeting in Hampshire. A Chinese firm would build the tunnel and, with a legislation change, the route could go all the way to Heathrow.

Thursday, 5th April, 2018 5:49pm

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments