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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 […]

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 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 […]

Local Campaigners suspect political influence in Community Garden decision process

June 8, 2010 by


Campaigners in Portswood have raised concerns that the recent election may have had an undue influence on the progress in securing the NBSP Community Garden, as crucial reports have been withheld from local residents by the Council for months longer than promised.  The councillor responsible for overseeing the application (who also happens to be the […]

Election Time in Southampton

May 5, 2010 by


The UK will hold one of its most hotly contested General Elections ever tomorrow, with parts of Southampton potentially crucial in tipping the balance between the parties.  In this article, the Dolphin’s Blowhole will give you a run-down on some of the candidates for our city, and issues surrounding this election. Southampton North and Romsey […]

Local Community Garden wins chance to keep Community Space open

March 31, 2010 by


Southampton City Council has decided that a former Neighbourhood Advice Centre based on the site of Ropewalk Community Garden should remain as a community space following successful campaigning by the volunteers who run the garden.  The council has agreed to: To agree to dispose of the site at Rope Walk, Derby Rd to facilitate the […]

Guerrilla Gardeners begin campaign in Portswood

February 19, 2010 by


A new Guerrilla Gardening group in Southampton teamed up with local residents to do their first dig in Portswood on Monday.  Around 15 members, some of whom are students from the University of Southampton’s Green Action Society, and 15 residents met up opposite the Drummond Arms on Welbeck Avenue to illicitly cultivate a long ignored […]