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We have some good news about your bus routes in Sholing and Woolston!

We were concerned that First Bus' decision to remove the number 5 bus from service was going to leave the residents of Sholing and Woolston without any means to travel to the centre of town, and to and from the doctors' surgeries that the bus route served. This would have been a massive inconvenience to all, and would have left those without alternative transport isolated. 

However, Southampton Labour Council, through working with Bluestar buses have managed to secure an alternative. From September 6th Bluestar will introduce a brand new bus route, that will operate every 30 minutes throughout the day. This bus route will link up Woolston, Sholing and the City Centre and it will run on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Bluestar confirmed the new route this week mentioning that:

"In this case, we have been working closely with Southampton City Council to preserve services for customers living in or wishing to travel between Sholing, Woolston and the city centre - particularly since another operator decided to cease operations in part of this area."

Proving once again that the Southampton Labour Council is delivering for our city. 

Councillor for Sholing Dan Jeffery who worked alongside Councillor Jacqui Rayment Cabinet Member for Transport to arrange alternatives to the number 5, was delighted with the news saying:

“Sholing should get as fair a deal as other parts of the city. Labour in Sholing is delivering for residents and I’m proud to be part of it. I’ll never take for granted the needs of residents in the area.” 

 If you would like to contact us regarding this or any other issue in the city, you can contact us on info@southampton-labour.org.uk

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We have some good news about your bus routes in Sholing and Woolston! We were concerned that First Bus' decision to remove the number 5 bus from service was going...

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Last Thursday we had a social to welcome the hundreds of new members that have joined Southampton Labour Party since the election. 

I'm the Campaign Organiser at Southampton Labour Party, and it was wonderful to be able to welcome so many new and enthusiastic members to our team. 

I know that if we want to keep Southampton Council in Labour's hands come 2016 we need every single one of our members. Our strength as a party comes from the time that they tirelessly give to us week after week. 

 

Judging from the group that came together on Thursday night it is clear to see that our party here in Southampton is thriving. Our new members range from teachers to nurses, from small business owners to students and all were there because they believe that the Labour Party offers a better future for the people of Southampton.

Alan Whitehead, MP for Southampton Test, was there to say a few words about what he thinks it means to be part of our movement. He attributed his increased majority in Southampton Test at the current election to the dedication of Southampton Labour party activists, and told the new members 'This is now your party too'. 

If you are a new member and you want to find out more about getting involved just click here or email me on lisa.mitchell@southampton-labour.org.uk

I look forward to seeing you soon 

Lisa Mitchell 

Southampton Labour Campaign Organiser

This is now your party too

Last Thursday we had a social to welcome the hundreds of new members that have joined Southampton Labour Party since the election.  I'm the Campaign Organiser at Southampton Labour Party,...

You may be aware that a consultation is currently being carried out by Southampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG the NHS body that funds most of the services in the city) regarding a proposal to close the Bitterne walk-in centre.


What you may not know is that The Tory Government has slashed Southampton’s CCGs budget, just like it slashed the budget to our city council. Whilst cutting ours in Southampton, they’ve increased the budgets of other Hampshire CCG’s. We feel this is unfair considering the health needs of our city.

However, Southampton Labour Party will oppose the closure unless and until an out of hours service is provided. This new service should be available to all patients registered at a Southampton GP.

We are worried about out of hours health provisions for those who find it difficult to get to other parts of the city and concerned that if the walk-in service closes before an out of hours service is established, then this will put even more pressure on A&E at Southampton General Hospital.

You can get more information and make sure your voice is heard by clicking here before 4th September 2015.

Bitterne Walk-In Centre

You may be aware that a consultation is currently being carried out by Southampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG the NHS body that funds most of the services in the city)...

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