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Campaigners holding Night Walk to raise awareness on Violence against Women

November 19, 2010 by


Southampton Domestic Violence Forum are going to hold a night walk across Southampton next Thursday (the 25th) for White Ribbon Day, the annual international day campaigning against violence against women. The SVDF ( is a Council-backed group made up of over 60 representatives from organisations that work in the Southampton area working together to end […]

City Council to sell Broadlands Allotments to University

November 18, 2010 by


It has been confirmed by Caroline Nokes MP that the Broadlands Road Allotment site is to be sold off by the Council to the University to expand on to. Plot holders have feared such a decision has been in the pipeline since the University offered them sums of money earlier in the year to sell-up […]

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 […]

Victory for local community group as Council backs allotments on scrap land

November 8, 2010 by


Southampton City Council has promised that it will turn over a piece of idle land, that they originally intended to sell off for housing to allotments.  This follows a long campaign by local community group NBSP who had asked for either a community garden or allotments. The 3/4 acre piece of land lies unused opposite […]

Portswood Community Group fighting to save local park’s picnic area from development

October 28, 2010 by


A local community group in Portswood is fighting to save its recently established picnic area in Portswood Recreation ground after finding out the the City Council want to replace it with an extra tennis court only months after giving the picnic area permission. Local residents are perplexed as to why only months after the Council […]

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. […]