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Demonstration tomorrow to ‘Save Bitterne Walk-In Centre’

November 12, 2010 by


A demonstration will be held tomorrow morning over the proposed closure of the Bitterne NHS Walk-In Centre, with protesters concerned that Southampton’s GP services will become overstretched if the centre closes. The local health authority is considering the Walk-In’s closure as one of many cost-saving measures as it cuts its budget, despite the NHS being […]

The Axeman Cometh – Southampton braces itself for the Spending Review

October 18, 2010 by


Campaigners and residents in Southampton are bracing themselves for the results of the ConDem Coalition government’s Comprehensive Spending Review, in which the degree of cuts to public services will be revealed, whilst activists will take to the streets in Southampton as well as in London to protest the cuts. The Coalition government is using this […]

Campaigners intending to use Local Democracy Week to challenge City Council

October 5, 2010 by


Local campaigners are intending on using Southampton City Council’s Local Democracy Week, part of a Europe wide democracy initiative, to challenge the Council over their future plans, from environmental measures to impending cuts. The week will include a “Get involved” evening, on Tuesday 12th October from 5-8pm in Central Library, where there’ll be the opportunity […]

The Librarians Strike Back – Part II

August 10, 2010 by


Southampton’s Librarians, having delayed a second wave of strikes a few weeks ago (as reported by the Blowhole), have again voted to reject the Council’s plans to replace 7 employed librarians with volunteers and proceed with the closure of Thornhill and Millbrook libraries, and are set to strike this Friday 13th and on Monday 16th. […]