Cllr Michael Andrewes

Lib Dem Councillor for St Jude Ward - Working for Southsea Learn more

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No need for Tory Parking Tax

by michaelandrewes on 1 May, 2015

There is no need for the Tories’ “parking tax of charging for the first permit. The figures from the city council show a very small cost and that can be eliminated and indeed a small surplus made if they can be applied for and renewed online (in line with savings achieved by other councils). Cost […]

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Councillor to ask council to back his campaign for cheaper bus fares At a meeting on Tuesday Cllr Andrewes is ask Portsmouth City Council to back his campaign for cheaper bus fares in the city. This follows a significant reduction in fuel prices over the last 12 months. In January First Bus increased the price […]

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Animal welfare charter for Portsmouth

by michaelandrewes on 13 March, 2015

I am calling for a comprehensive animal welfare charter to be introduced by Portsmouth City Council. The first stage is at next week’s council meeting. If you support this then please support my petition at https://www.change.org/p/portsmouth-city-council-a-comprehensive-animal-welfare-charter-for-portsmouth There are more details on it at http://democracy.portsmouth.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=146&MId=2416&Ver=4 In summary it calls for the City Council: To oppose vivisection Ban […]

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This was thrown out by Portsmouth’s Planning Committee after I along with residents spoke at the committee. However the applicant has appealed to the national Planning Inspectorate. I am campaigning against it being granted permission. Please support my petition against it at www.change.org/p/reject-lapdancing-club-in-albert-road

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Bin Parking Charge

by michaelandrewes on 3 February, 2015

Cllr Michael Andrewes (Liberal Democrat – St Jude) has got the council’s proposal to charge for the first residents parking permit to go to a scrutiny committee which can ask the Tory Transport boss to reconsider his decision to introduce charges. In his submission bringing it to the committee Cllr Andrewes is calling for the […]

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Give me your views on ASB and Crime

by michaelandrewes on 26 January, 2015

Outrage at bus fare hikes!

by michaelandrewes on 23 January, 2015

Local councillor demands First Bus cut fares A Portsmouth councillor says that he is shocked, outraged and amazed that First Bus is increasing ticket prices tomorrow (Saturday 24th January) when the cost of fuel is falling dramatically. Cllr Michael Andrewes  says this is “blatant profiteering” by First Bus at the expense of its passenger and […]

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Make planning more local

by michaelandrewes on 20 January, 2015

Do you want Portsmouth planning decisions decided in Bristol? I don’t! I am sure Bristol is a very nice place but it is a long way from Portsmouth and I don’t want decisions about Portsmouth decided there. But many are because it is the home of Central Government’s Planning Inspectorate. And if developers are turned down […]

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Dates for your diary

by michaelandrewes on 16 January, 2015

Dates for your diary: Every Thursday 4.45pm-5.45pm – Lib Dem Councilor Advice Centres : I along with my colleague Cllr Hugh Mason saw over 200 people in person at our councillor advice centres. Please pop along if there is anything we can help with. We are the only Southsea Councillors to do weekly advice centres! […]

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Cllr Michael Andrewes proposes “snow angel” scheme

by michaelandrewes on 14 January, 2015

I am calling for “snow angels” to be recruited to lend a helping hand across the city this winter. I have proposed in a motion to be debated next Tuesday that Portsmouth should consider introducing the Snow Angels scheme. It sees volunteers clear snow and ice from the footways and pathways in their local area. […]

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