As your local City Councillors ,Jacqui , Derek and Stephen work hard to support many Residents Groups in the Ward. Bevois Ward includes Northam, Newtown, Inner and Outer Avenue up to Waitrose in Portswood. We work with many Residents Groups and Diverse Communities to ensure their concerns are heard. The main issues are:
Objected to many Planning Applications and provided support at the Planning Meetings.
2. Waste Collections
Jason Evans from the Council has attended Residents meetings listening to concerns, and offering advice. Waste bins left on street Pavements is considerable problem in the Ward. (Jason has now moved on)
3. HMO licensing
The Scheme has been extended to include more Wards in the City. Landlords have been the subject of Legal action by Southampton City Council resulting in significant fines. The Council continues to pursue Article Seven regarding Agents to Let Boards
4 Investment in Roads
The Council has doubled its investment on roads and Cllr Rayment as Cabinet Member, has worked with Balfour Beatty to ensure Potholes and road surfaces are actioned. The crossing at Blockbusters in Portswood is having a short term repair. All Potholes should be reported via Southampton City Council Website or by phoning Action Line.
Other developments include improving Air Quality, the Late Night Levy, and protecting areas from anti-social behaviour .As a Labour Council we froze Council Tax, kept Surestart children Centres open. Worked with a cross section of organisations to keep the Libraries open.
We managed to get Balfour Beatty to help with the installation of a new notice board for the area. As your local Labour Councillors we look forward to continuing to work with you and hope you have a good productive year.