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Category: Government

Police & Crime Commissioner candidates on road danger reduction

There are 7 people asking for my vote in the Police & Crime Commissioner election in Hampshire on 5 May 2016 (see the website ChooseMyPcc.org.uk): Richard Adair (LibDem), Simon Hayes (Independent), Don Jerrard (Independent), Michael Lane (Conservative), Robin Price (Labour), Roy Swales (UKIP), Steve Watts (Zero Tolerance Policing ex Chief). The incumbent is Simon Hayes…

Free Parking

I love landing on the Monopoly® “Free Parking” space because in our household we get to collect all the money in the pot which was built up from paying government taxes and fees stated on Community Chest and Chance cards. This weekend, councils up and down the UK who are responsible for collecting parking fees are promoting their own giveaway…

Bingle! Cycle Proofing Bizzo!

The Department for Transport (DfT) advertised in June for the role of ‘Cycle Proofing Policy Advisor’ specifying that ‘experience of cycling or planning policy will be an advantage, but is not essential‘ however the person would be ‘instrumental to taking forward the Prime Minister’s commitment to deliver a cycling revolution in Britain – from policies to…

Highways Agency admits £10m Basingstoke roundabout unsafe for cycling (updated)

The £10,000,000 rebuilding of Black Dam roundabout in Basingstoke, next to the M3 junction 6 interchange, will result in an intersection that is unsafe for people who choose to cycle and walk, according to the Highways Agency. The decision to make the intersection unsafe flies in the face of official Department of Transport statements and official…

Hampshire County Council set to fund Fleet Station forecourt, no strings attached

UPDATE: Strings attached after successful lobbying! See CORRESPONDENCE section below for news from Councillor Seán D T Woodward Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment at Hampshire County Council. On Tuesday, 4 November 2014, Hampshire County Council’s Economy, Transport and Environment committee will decide if they want to give £300,000 to South West Trains, who have already…