Thousands in Pompey set to lose under government pension changes


Over a million people in the South East will lose out by £10,000 each under Government’s plans for state pension age change.

New analysis by the House of Commons Library has revealed that 7.6 million people will lose out by nearly £10,000 each under the government’s plans to bring forward changes to the state pension age. 1,066,000 people will lose out in the South East.

The change will affect all men and women currently between the age of 39 and 47, who will be forced to work a year longer before they can access their state pension entitlement. Read the rest of this entry »

Campaigning for better tower block safety.

Claire UdyClaire Udy, party member from Charles Dickens ward was out in Buckland this afternoon talking to residents about local issues and gathering signatures on our petition calling on Portsmouth City Council to install sprinklers in its high rise tower blocks.

Claire says:

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Take action on the future of Victoria Park

cou-victoria-park-action-plan-960Here are two ways you can contribute to supporting the future of Victoria Park and the Arts Lodge which have been under question over past months.

Click here to find out more about the consultation launched by Portsmouth City Council – the closing date is 11 November Read the rest of this entry »

The facts about the future of Victoria Park

Arts LodgeYou may have heard some worrying-sounding noises recently about the apparent removal of animals and birds from Victoria Park. Portsmouth Labour would like to set the record straight on the park’s future. Read the rest of this entry »

Portsmouth Young Labour Launches Youth Homelessness Campaign

BYaykPuIgxUuheH-800x450-noPadPortsmouth Young Labour has launched a campaign calling for more accommodation to be made available for local young people at risk of homelessness. We have developed an innovative proposal which would see a small percentage of rooms in newly developed student halls of accommodation used as a “move on” option for young people living in homelessness hostels.

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Guildhall Walk Health Care Service to stay open until 2017

Guildhall centrePortsmouth’s much-loved healthcare centre on Guildhall Walk is set to stay open for another year, thanks to people power.

The current centre runs two popular services – a GP practice and walk-in provision, serving the city centre, students, visitors and the homeless. Read the rest of this entry »

What future for old Wymering Community Centre site?

Graham Heaney is canvassing views of residents about the future of the former site of the Wymering Community Centre. The concrete foundation of the old building remains and the old ball court area is still fenced off. Local people should have their say on how this area of open space should be used.

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