Cllr Michael Andrewes

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

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Anger at Tory Parking Tax for Southsea

by michaelandrewes on 8 January, 2015

Councillor Michael Andrewes (St Jude Ward – Lib Dem) has voiced his concern and anger at the proposal by the Conservative administration to charge thousands of his residents to park near their homes. He branded it a parking tax. He will be speaking against the plan for first parking permits to cost £40 at a […]

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Housing Benefit Payment Problems update

by michaelandrewes on 6 January, 2015

As an update to this . I have raised the issue of people incurring bank charges because of the error by the council with the Head of Revenue and Benefits at Council and he told me: We will certainly reimburse customers who have incurred bank charges solely as a result of the late payment of […]

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Christmas Tree Disposal

by michaelandrewes on 6 January, 2015

I have had this from the Council: If you have a real Christmas tree to dispose of please use one of the methods below: Christmas trees may be disposed of at your nearest recycling centre. Portsmouth Recycling Centre is open 8am – 4pm. Green Waste Club members can include Christmas trees as part of their […]

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My concern over housing benefit problems

by michaelandrewes on 5 January, 2015

I am very concerned at situation over lack of information given by the council about housing benefit problems with people being left in the dark as to what was happening and have contacted the council about refunding bank charges. The council has said that a BACS banking problem has meant that payments that should have […]

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Submission to Licensing on 9, Wilson Grove

by michaelandrewes on 30 December, 2014

Read my submission to the council as a ward councillor below: wilson grove licence application

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What the Lib Dems have done in Government

by michaelandrewes on 24 December, 2014

£800 tax cut. 1.5 million new apprentices. A real terms increase in the pension after Labour and the Tories doing nothing. More money for schools based on the number of disadvantaged kids they have. Massive progress on renewables.  In tough times, it is pretty good! Check out this graphic (from Lib Dem blogger Mark Pack):

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Happy Christmas!

by michaelandrewes on 24 December, 2014

A Very Happy Christmas and New Year to everyone from Cllr Michael Andrewes and your Lib Dem Southsea St Jude Focus Team. Useful details over Christmas and New Year of opening times and closures Pharmacies open over Christmas and New Year  Rubbish Collections Changes (No change for Wednesday 31st December. Thursday 1st January changed to […]

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Osborne Road closed Monday and Tuesday

by michaelandrewes on 17 November, 2014

As part of the improvements to Southsea town centre, Osborne Road will be closed tonight (Monday 17th November) and Tuesday  for resurfacing work from 7.30pm until 5.30am. Most residents in the immediate vicinity should have had a letter from Colas about it as part of the work. They have said that the work may, unfortunately, […]

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No to the unfair Conservative Parking Tax

by michaelandrewes on 12 November, 2014

I think that is unfair to impose a parking tax on residents in Southsea and Portsmouth – just because they happen to live in areas that are under pressure for parking. But that is effectively what the Conservative administration is doing. They propose to charge up to £45 a year for the first permit in […]

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Osborne Road closure at Elphinstone Road Junction

by michaelandrewes on 28 July, 2014

Osborne Road at the junction of Elphinstone Road will be closed from 8pm tonight (Monday 28th July 2014) in order for Colas to investigate a trench depression and hole that has appeared in the carriageway. Osborne Road will be closed to all through-traffic for the duration of the works however all businesses will be open […]

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