Discussing the future of former defence sites

I chaired a panel discussing the future of Hampshire’s former defence sites.

The event – held at Bursledon Brickworks – was organised by Hampshire Buildings Preservation Trust and focused on the sustainable regeneration of former Defence sites in our region.

Defence Heritage

Good afternoon, may I first of all thank everyone at Hampshire Buildings Preservation Trust for organising today’s seminar, and inviting me to say a few words and chair the panel.

Former defence sites offer a range of opportunities.

Surgery at Titchfield Community Centre

I held a busy surgery with residents to hear about local issues. The session, held at Titchfield Community Centre, allowed Fareham residents to raise a number of important issues. On the agenda was council tax rates, Southern Health, local roads and schools in the area.

Welcoming the start of same day service at FCH

The new same-day service, also referred to as Fareham Primary Care Service, will involve four GP practices in the borough – Highlands Practice in Fareham, Jubilee Surgery in Titchfield, Stubbington Medical Practice, and Whiteley Surgery – working together to provide the service.

Friends Through Pain visit

I had a great afternoon meeting the inspirational people who run, and members of, Fareham's Friends Through Pain 

The group provides support for people who suffer day to day with a wide variety of conditions and the friends and family who look after them.

New Cycle Safety Review

I have welcomed a new government review to look into road safety rules.


People in Whiteley, Warsash, Titchfield and Locks Heath are struggling with intermittent, poor or simply no connection to a network. Residents this week met with me to talk about the daily struggle they have with their broadband connection.