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Biomass Power Plant plans delayed in the face of public backlash

April 26, 2011 by


Planning permission for the proposed Biomass Power Station has been delayed for a redesign and second consultation following a backlash against the original plans by residents in Millbrook. Nearby residents were up in arms against the original plans, as we reported on previously, over concerns that the proposed building would dwarf local houses, create extra […]

Opposition building to proposed Biomass Power Plant in Millbrook

March 11, 2011 by


Public opposition is ramping up against a proposed Biomass Power Plant in Millbrook, with local residents concerned that the development will dominate their neighbourhood and increase air pollution in the heavily populated area. The company behind the scheme, Helius Energy, says that the plant will create many jobs for the still recession-hit docks whilst helping […]

‘Big Society’ under threat in Southampton as cuts start to bite

March 2, 2011 by


Voluntary and community groups in Southampton are facing the prospect of around 20% cuts in their funding from the City Council as tough budget cuts are implemented. Critics have pointed out that this stands in contrast with the government’s plans to promote the ‘Big Society’ as an alternative to the public sector, despite many the […]

Portswood gearing up for One Big Community Festival

August 29, 2010 by


Southampton is gearing up for the upcoming One Big Community Festival in Portswood in a fortnight’s time, which is being hosted by the NBSP Community Group at Portswood Recreation Ground. The festival on the 11th September is being billed as a chance for all of Southampton’s communities to get together to mingle and party.  Activities […]

New to The Blowhole – Local Activist Directory

July 31, 2010 by


The Dolphin’s Blowhole has put together a Directory of local community& activist groups and projects in Southampton so that people can find them and get involved with them more easily – if we’ve missed any out or it needs updating email us to let us know!  Enjoy, and spread the link to anyone you know […]

The Librarians Strike Back

July 14, 2010 by


Following the librarians’ strike on the 21st June, which opposed the cuts facing Southampton’s libraries, senior members of the region’s UNISON union branch have met with Southampton City Council to negotiate the cuts. The aim was to oppose the Councils plans for the libraries: 7 librarian posts are to be replaced by volunteers- who may […]

Residents fight to save Pub from Demolition

May 28, 2010 by


Photographer: David Smith, local resident Residents and students have fought against the looming demolition of two pubs on Burgess Road, The Crown And Sceptre and The Gate. The pubs were acquired by the University of Southampton soon after their closures and are scheduled for demolition in June in order to “introduce landscaping to the [campus]” […]