The Solent Deal Or A Done Deal?

Shelagh Simmons questions the ‘consultation’ process for the proposed Solent Combined Authority, which would see Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight local governance transformed, potentially under the leadership of an elected mayor. Additional reporting [… read more ]

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By Shelagh Simmons So that’s it.  The twisted, burnt effigy to so much destruction in our lives – itself meeting a violent, blazing end – is finally sold.  The property developer will raze what is [… read more ]


Volunteers: Services on the Cheap?

Shelagh Simmons highlights the hypocrisy and myopia of the Council leadership’s sudden endorsement of volunteering. Promoting the city’s latest volunteering initiative, Portsmouth Together, Portsmouth City Council leader Donna Jones recently told The News how supportive she [… read more ]