Tuesday, 23 August 11 - 02:03 PM (GMT)
By Vincenzo Capozzoli in Bins and Waste
Although the council's waste collection crews are back at work the trade unions are still pursuing ‘action short of a strike’ which continues to have an impact on the waste collection service, including further delays to collections.
We continue to use third party collectors to supplement its own waste collection crews.
We are prioritising the collection of black bag waste first followed by dry recyclables and this has meant that currently garden waste and special bulky household waste collections are not taking place.
Please note that as waste collections are likely to be subject to delay, if your bins are not emptied on the scheduled day, please continue to make them available for collection as we will return the following day(s).
If you wish to dispose of this waste yourself please take it to the household waste recycling centre at Endle Street (off Albert Road North) Southampton or Grange Road, Netley. These sites are open 8am – 7pm, 7 days a week.
You can find further information on the councils website.
Tuesday, 23 August 11 - 01:43 PM (GMT)
By Vincenzo Capozzoli in Communities
New official figures from Companies House show that over half a million new companies have been created under the Coalition Government.
The figures also show that there has been an 11 per cent increase in the number of new companies created over the past year.
Companies House statistics show that 506,000 new companies were incorporated between 16 May 2010 and 31 July 2011. The figures also show that 416,000 new companies have been incorporated over the year to July 2011 - an 11 per cent increase on the year before.
Business minister Mark Prisk said:
"Helping the private sector create jobs and economic growth is the top priority of this Government - that's why we're cutting business taxes, supporting start-ups and tackling red tape.
"It's been a tough few months but it's positive news that over half a million new businesses have been created since the Coalition entered office. Up and down the country entrepreneurs are turning their great ideas into the next generation of successful, innovative British firms."
Thursday, 21 April 11 - 05:35 PM (GMT)
By Vincenzo Capozzoli in Roads
A new £1m scheme to resurface Southampton’s pavements is being launched this spring. The extra money will mean nearly 40 miles of additional pavements repaired next year.
Matthew Claisse (Portswood Conservative Candidate) says “Some of the pavements in Portswood desperately need resurfacing. Westwood Road for example was resurfaced last year and the improved surface has made life a lot easier for some of the elderly residents living there. This year we shall also be resurfacing Winn Road to bring it up to an acceptable standard.”
Thursday, 21 April 11 - 05:33 PM (GMT)
By Vincenzo Capozzoli in Elections
Under AV the votes for least popular parties can be counted 2 or 3 times.
Can you imagine if the BNP voters had their second preference votes counted over yours. It's not fair and we don't need it.
VOTE NO to keep the current system.
Thursday, 21 April 11 - 05:30 PM (GMT)
By Vincenzo Capozzoli in Press
Conservatives give you consistently better value
Royston Smith - the leader of the council, comments on the Conservatives in Southampton.
"For the last two years your Conservative Council has delivered the lowest council tax increases ever and this year we will freeze it for everyone. It was disappointing that Labour voted against this freeze. In spite of the financial crisis you will have noticed your Conservative Council has continued to invest in Southampton's roads and footpaths.
We have also protected the front line services that you have told us you care about. Libraries, leisure centres and Sure Start Centres will stay open, and we will continue to empty your bins weekly. Sadly, Labour voted against all of these proposals."
Saturday, 05 March 11 - 11:11 AM (GMT)
By Vincenzo Capozzoli in Press
The Conservative Administration have agreed to freeze council tax for the next year. We also kept our promises to invest our roads and pavements, protect SureStart and Libraries and invest in more social workers to help vunerable children.
Unlike other councils, such as Manchester and Liverpool, who are closing leisure centres and libraries, we have been able to protect the front line services people tell us they care about.
This is because we have taken decisive action over the past few years to cut out waste and bureaucracy and promote jobs and employment in the city.
Regrettably, Labour have no credible plan to deal with our current financial situation and their lack of an alternative budget means two things;
Higher Council Tax Rises
More cuts to services & more council jobs lost
The Liberals plan to borrow more money to cover the short term which will leave a £4.5 million black hole in the Councils finances. This will mean more cuts next year, and the year after that, and the year after that………
Wednesday, 02 March 11 - 09:31 PM (GMT)
By Vincenzo Capozzoli in Communities
Energy firm Helius is now consulting on its proposals for a wood chip powered biomass power station in the Western Docks, ahead of submitting a formal planning application.
The deadline for responses has been extended to 21st April and details can be found at www.southamptonbiomasspower.com
There is another chance to view the plans on 21st and 22nd March between 2pm and 7.30pm at Thompson Memorial Hall, Millbrook Baptist Church, Testwood Road.
Monday, 28 February 11 - 09:28 PM (GMT)
By Vincenzo Capozzoli in Safer Communities
A new police website (http://www.police.uk) is now up and running, giving details of local crime information. From April it will be possible to receive text updates for your area and to use the website to pass on information to the police.
Monday, 28 February 11 - 04:07 PM (GMT)
By Vincenzo Capozzoli in News
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES SUPPORTED BY YOUR LOCAL CONSERVATIVE ADMINISTRATION
Conservatives on the City Council are working hard to attract businesses and jobs to Southampton.
Associated British Ports are to add a 5th cruise terminal,
LIDL are to open a major warehouse in nearby Nursling,
Southampton University have plans for a £116m research centre with marine giant Lloyds Register,
Griffin Hoverwork are relocating manufacturing to the new Woolston development,
Oasis Academy has been granted planning permission for a new school in Lord’s Hill,
Costco have been granted planning permission on the former BAT site in Regents Park.
And – news coming in that Admirals Quay may well be back on the starting block which would be great for Ocean Village.
ALL CREATING LITTERALLY HUNDREDS OF JOBS
Incredibly good news for our city as we fight our way out of the economic mess left by Labour.
Friday, 18 February 11 - 07:04 AM (GMT)
By Vincenzo Capozzoli in General
As a port city with 2 universities, Southampton has areas with large concentrations of HMOs, leading to parking problems and other difficulties.
New planning powers, called an Article 4 Direction will allow the council to require planning permission for new HMOs and will mean it is possible to refuse applications where they are inappropriate or set sensible conditions on the applicants.
The council has announced that it will implement an Article 4 Direction as soon as possible.
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