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The Lodge arts centre, Victoria Parks arts cafe, could be forced to close because of a huge council rent increase.
By raising the annual charge from £4,500 to £10,000 Portsmouth City Council could put the not-for-profit Lodge Arts Centre, in Victoria Park, out of business.
The Art centre offers a variety of services, courses to everyone. It is one of Portsmouth's most precious commodities, it offers so much to Portsmouth's cultural diversity and provides us with a culture of it's own. We are proud of what we have created, do not let this injustice come to pass.
We Thank you for your support.
Parking in Southsea is an ongoing nightmare for residents. If you live anywhere near the seafront, you have very little chance of parking near your property.
This is due to offering free parking to anyone for up to 3 hours - this is often abused and in summer/sunny days - there is no chance.
We think Portsmouth City Council should be fair to the residents (Lennox Road South and streets nearby) and have residents parking ONLY!
Petition against the proposed closure of the workshops and the proposed restructuring which will result in the redeployment and redundancies of several staff in the school of Art, Design and Media at the University of Portsmouth.
Please sign to save the building and to keep the building and to preserve the heritage for generations to come.
it is One of the original Oscar Deutsch chain of Odeon Theatres. The Portsmouth Odeon opened on 14th December 1936 with Sydney Howard in "Chick". It was the largest and most expensive Andrew Mather designed Odeon of that year. Total seating was provided for 1,824, with 1,224 in stalls and 600 in balcony.
It has an impressive monolithic tower frontage in cream faience with vertical green bands and a roof of red Spanish tiles. The auditorium's ornate decoration included tall murals on side walls depicting film subjects.
A two week closure from 10th September 1960 for modernisation, including installation of 70mm with new wide screen and proscenium in front of original. Then began a glorious period through the 1960's of almost uninterrupted Roadshow presentations (with the Gaumont almost opposite taking the Rank first-run weekly release).
Tripling took place on 26th August 1973, with 573 seats in screen 1 (former balcony) and 132 in each of the mini-screens located in the rear stalls under the balcony. In 1990 a fourth screen was added in the former front stalls area and a new screen was installed in screen 1. Further refurbishment has taken place since then and the current seating is 1. 631, 2. 229, 3. 179, 4. 259.
The future of St. Peter's Theatre, Southsea, is uncertain. So, we just want to say...
We believe that St. Peter’s Theatre, Southsea, is a centre of cultural and community importance, with a unique history and a wealth of potential to offer the local and wider community, both city residents and visitors.
We want St. Peter's Theatre to stay!
End the postcode lottery for Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Hampshire
residents when it comes to IVF funding and to ensure that current guidelines for IVF funding are adhered to by Oxfordshire PCT, Buckinghamshire PCT, Milton Keynes PCT, Berkshire West PCT, Berkshire East PCT, Hampshire PCT, Southampton City PCT, Portsmouth City Teaching PCT and Isle of Wight PCT.
NICE clearly state in their guidelines for fertility;
“Couples in which the woman is aged 23-39 years at the time of treatment and who have an identified cause for their fertility problems (such as azoospermia or bilateral tubal occlusion) or who have infertility of at least 3 years’ duration should be offered up to three stimulated cycles of in vitro fertilization treatment.”
Unfortunately, many PCT’s do not adhere to this, leaving many couples facing a tough financial commitment or the bleak possibility of having to wait until they are old enough to meet the PCT’s criteria. Whereas some PCT’s do not offer funding for treatment at all.
Please note: Waiting for treatment reduces a women’s fertility rate.
It seems that funding for IVF is not given on the basis of fairness, but on where you live.
For example, if you are in the east of England, your local PCT may follow nice guidelines, however in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Hampshire your PCT use their own rules which in some cases makes you wait until 35 years old. At this age success per cycle drops to only 23.6% (HFEA 2006).
This discrimination is unacceptable as National Health Insurance is not dependant on where you live, so why should healthcare be?
Former Secretary of State for Health, Dr John Reid, said that he wanted “all PCTs, including those who at present provide no IVF treatment, to offer at least one full cycle of treatment to all those eligible. In the longer term I would expect the NHS to make progress towards full implementation of the Nice guidance”. His deadline for this was April 2005, but little has changed
All we are asking for is - End the postcode lottery for Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Hampshire residents when it comes to IVF funding and ensure that current guidelines for IVF funding are adhered to by Oxfordshire PCT, Buckinghamshire PCT, Milton Keynes PCT, Berkshire West PCT, Berkshire East PCT, Hampshire PCT, Southampton City PCT, Portsmouth City Teaching PCT and Isle of Wight PCT.
Deer Park Alpha proposes a Community DIY project that through art, history and memories utilizes an under used part of the city. It will be a testing ground for future development through long term community involvement.
It will promote Portsmouth as a place capitalizing on the Credit Crunch, and enable people to decide how their city will be in the future.
This project is a vision for a series of routes crossing the city of Portsmouth that are designed with pedestrians, cyclists and buggy users in mind, where the car would be an occasional guest.
The routes are part of a vision for Portsmouth that is aimed at making it a liveable city. The Route 001 starts at Castle Road in Southsea, passes through Guildhall Square, and continues for 5km (3 miles) north to Alexandra Park and the new fifty-metre swimming pool at the Mountbatten Centre.
It creates a series of vibrant places that connect the neighbourhoods of Somerstown, Landport, Buckland and Stamshaw. There are already lots of interesting things to see and do along the route - this project suggests others that could be added. It takes 1 hour to walk the entire route and 20 minutes to cycle leisurely.
Although this particular route has been focused on, it could be the first of many (see next slide). There are very few major changes required to realise the Route in its simplest form - the starting point for all the ideas shown here is a Route that already exists and simply needs to be defined.
Some of the benefits of this proposal are:
1. Links people and communities,
2. encourages non car transit,
3. promotes healthy living and links to Healthy Towns funding,
4. regenerates under used streets in the city
5. provides opportunities for existing and new business,
6. links the new 50m Olympic swimming pool to the city centre
7. links cultural destinations in the city e.g. the birth place of Charles Dickens.
8. provides Portsmouth with an international identity and therefore boosts tourism and inward investment.
It has been proposed by Portsmouth City Council to introduce a residential parking scheme in the following roads: ANGERSTEIN ROAD, CARDIFF ROAD, KING EDWARD CRESCENT, LONDON AVENUE, MONMOUTH ROAD, NELSON AVENUE, NORTH END AVENUE, NORTH END GROVE, STAMSHAW ROAD, WEYMOUTH ROAD.
The anticipation of costs are as follows: The first resident permit is free to all residents with a vehicle. The second resident permit costs £50 and additional permits, if approved, cost £100 each.
The first business permit costs £100. The second business permit costs £200 and additional permits, if approved, cost £300each.
Permits for visitors can be purchased for 24 hours, or 4 or 7 consecutive days, costing £1.50, £5 and £9 respectively.
Initially the second resident permit was £25 but increased to £50 in February this year at the Council Budget review.Unfortunately the residents are unable to oppose this increase.
I am starting this petition to formally voice to the council the weight of opposition to this proposal. I feel strongly that the council have enough schemes in place to generate money from us, such as road tax, parking fines etc and I feel this an example of a generic scheme being put into place without any substantial thought or consideration of the residents, and feel emphasis and effort should be put on improving the substandard public transport system in the city instead of creating a new tax for the residents.
I also feel that as the Council often promotes the city as a great place to visit, I think it is ridiculous to further charge friends and relatives when they want to do just that.
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Portsmouth council is considering introducing parking charges on to St Helens Parade and Eastern Parade, Southsea.
This has the potential to cause severe parking problems on the neighbouring, unrestricted, roads.
Caroline Care Home in Portsea, Portsmouth, may be closed by Christmas to save council money.
It is home to 24 elderly people aged in their 80s and 90s who will have to be moved on and found alternative accommodation at this late stage in their lives.
One of the resident's, 92-year-old Bob McGowan, has began a petition completely off his own back - visiting shops to get them to put up his home made poster and leaving petition lists in dozens of premises.
This online petition intends to support his efforts.
On January 10 Th of 2001 Jake Rice's bond was revoked at his preliminary hearing. At his trial on March 13 th of 2001 his trial date, Mr. Rice's attorney was approached by assistant commonwealth attorney Andrew Robins about having Mr. Rice released on bond if he would agree to a continuance. The lawyer and Mr. Rice agreed. The judge agreed to, saw no reason for Mr. Rice's bond not to be reinstated so it was.
The trial was rescheduled for April. The first judge almost dismissed the case and made statements that he was going to. At the new trial date there was a new judge with out notice and this one knew the victim. Mr. Rice was convicted of a 3rd degree felony and sentenced to 10 years, serving 6 with 4 of probation.
This was Mr. Rice's first offence and the judge made it clear that another judge would have found Mr. Rice innocent but he need to make some unvoiced point.
After the trial in April Mr. Robins testified that Mr. Rice's bond was revoked due to a clerical error in the commonwealth attorney's office and that if it had not been for this mistake Mr. Rice would not have spent 2 months in jail. There is no law or recourse for someone wronged by the commonwealth attorney's office.