Really lovely to visit Bitterne Local History Society with the Mayor of Southampton as they celebrate their 40th birthday. The society is run by a really dedicated group of volunteers with a wealth of knowledge. Make sure you visit their shop and museum on Peartree Avenue.
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I was delighted to visit the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) recently to learn about the incredible research underway there. I met with Emre Mutlu (part of the Marine Robotics team) and Professor Ed Hill, CEO of NOC. They introduced me to Isis ROV which is a remotely operated vehicle used to gather information in some [...]
The vibrant and diverse arts and cultural sector in Southampton makes our city so unique and a such a great place to live. Sadly, a lot of the cultural sector has been hit hard over the last 18 months with restrictions effecting creative events, the arts and venues which would normally be welcoming many visitors. [...]
Great to visit the Southampton Children's Play Association Family Day at Hoglands Park. They had a really successful day, with lots of families joining for a fun day out. Well done to Anna and all the team at SCPA. It was great to bump into the Mayor, Cllr Alex Houghton, Cllr Spiros Vassiliou, Anna Roberts [...]
PoliticsHome: Building Safety Bill must not leave behind leaseholders saddled with ruinous remediation costs.Royston Smith2021-06-25T11:15:15+00:00
This week I had an article published on PoliticsHome. During the passage of the Fire Safety Bill, Ministers said the issue of leaseholders would be addressed in the Building Safety Bill. We will hold them to their word and remind them that protection must be for all leaseholders, not just for the leaseholders of the future. [...]
Scams and fraud are a massive issue and these crimes can happen to anyone. We can all play our part in spreading awareness and look out for potential scams. As a result of coronavirus, many people are facing issues with employment, debt, housing and health, and scammers are exploiting people during this particularly difficult time. [...]
The 1st June marks the first day of the 37th annual Volunteers’ Week. This takes place during the UK’s Month of Community and is a celebration of the contribution and dedication of millions of volunteers who give up their time to help and improve other peoples lives. Volunteers are always at the centre of every [...]
I am delighted that the next stage of the Government’s roadmap plan has arrived. The success of the UK vaccine rollout, fall in cases and close monitoring of new variants has allowed the Government to unlock and reduce the number of coronavirus restrictions on our lives. Today’s relaxation of the rules will introduce indoor activities, [...]