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Street light ‘dimming down scheme’ approved
The council says there’s no evidence to suggest safety will be affected when it moves ahead with dimming new streetlights later this year, in a bid to reduce energy use and CO2 emissions.
Keeping it fresh at Long's
It's out with the old sign, with missing letters, and in with the fresh new signage at Long's greengrocers on Portswood Road. Pic: Ann MacGillivray
New guide offers dementia support
A new booklet to help guide people with dementia and their
carers through their journey with dementia has been launched by the
Glass collection service on its way
council will roll out a city-wide glass collection service, beginning
this autumn with communal collection facilities for most living in
flats, and then with a phased introduction for kerbside collections from
houses next year.
Plenty to explore at new Houndwell play area
When in town with younger people, they may well appreciate a visit to the newly landscaped play area in Houndwell Park.
Search following attack on Southampton Common
There was a heavy police presence on Southampton Common after a woman was attacked on Wednesday morning (July 17).
Get involved with Portswood's Community Fun Day
Friends of Portswood Rec are organising a fun day on September 21 – and if anyone can spare a couple of ours to help out, either on the day or before, they'd love
Have green waste collected
You can now have your garden waste collected by the council for £17.50 until the end of March 2014. More info here or call 023 8083 3005.
Sula’s promises taste of the Med
A new restaurant has opened in Portswood offering ‘a taste of the Med’, with fresh food to eat in or take away. Pic & report: L Weedy
Landlords now need licences for HMOs
A scheme to licence Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in Portswood and Bevois came into force at the beginning of July.
Portswood Post Office is on the move – but only over the road, to the Portswood Computers premises at 40-41 Portswood Road.
Police warning over website dating scam
are investigating a case where women have been conned out of tens of
thousands of pounds by a man they met on a dating website.
Morrisons pulls out of Portswood
Morrisons is no longer planning to open a convenience store on the former Blockbuster site in Portswood.
Lots on offer at St Denys Youth Club
Denys Youth Club opens on Friday, June 21 at St Denys Community Centre
from 6.30-8pm for those of secondary school age. Table tennis, art, Wii,
sports, and the opportunity to spend time with friends are on offer. £1
Keeping the loan sharks at bay
Southampton’s ‘co-operative’ City Council wants to make the city a ‘Credit Union Zone’ by supporting Southampton’s two credit unions, which are community-owned and run financial organisations that let their members save and take out low-cost loans.
Blaze behind Charcoal Grill
Hampshire Fire and Rescue were called to a blaze early Sunday morning (May 19) in an extension
that was under construction behind Charcoal Grill burger and kebab bar on
Campaign to improve Portswood’s street lights
An online campaign
has been started to improve street lighting in Portswood, in a bid
to boost night safety and cut local crime.
Empress Road workshop evacuated
Commercial premises in Empress Road, Bevois Valley had to be evacuated on May 14 due to a leaking gas cylinder.
Want to play badminton?
Avenue Badminton Club, which meets on Thursday evenings at Richard Taunton’s College, is on the lookout for new members. More info here.
Grant Sharkey. 1 man. 20 years. 40 albums.
We caught up with Grant Sharkey,
the Southampton man who says he wants to release an album every six
months for the next twenty years, while filming a video for his new song
'The Clown' in 'undulating' Bitterne Park. And he was wearing a
onesie. Use the audio player below – we'll let him explain!