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Welbeck Avenue area, evening/night of 24/09/21: Male seen looking up driveways, suspiciously

Welbeck Road area: reported third hand within Road Group WhatsApp chat. Male with access to a vehicle seen looking up driveways, suspiciously, on evening/night of 24/09/21. Also matches description of male who took package from a doorstep recently. The details of the sightings on 24/09/21 have been reported to the Police.
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Knife gang in Southampton City Centre targeting teenagers

Reported in the HRA Crime information sharing WhatsApp group on 24/9/21. This was on the BBC website yesterday and one to be aware of: Knife gang in Southampton City Centre targeting teenagers https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-58649901
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One of our followers is looking for a gardener. See a couple of the responses received on F/Book

We have received the following message from one of our followers. She has tried News Life Garden Services but they are fully booked. Has anyone got any other gardener recommendations? Carolyn’s message is below: “Hello! Hoping someone can help with recommendations for a gardener, for my parents who live in Westbourne Crescent? My parents are open to whether weekly, monthly, or...
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Portswood High Street is changing.. two new restaurants / cafes emerge…

As well as XIONGQI HOTPOT, a Chinese Restaurant ‘opening soon’ near to the Trago Lounge; in the previous location of the Halifax Bank, CHAIIWALA is now emerging (still in the early stages!). The Tidal Tape divides one from the other. CHAIIWALA are adversting for store managers, kitchen staff, shift supervisors. A restaurant/food outlet? Anyone know? Responses received on Facebook:...
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Another beautiful ‘Plant of the week’ from Portswood Rec: the majestic Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’, from their Pollinator Patch.

Friends of Portswood Rec Plant of the week – Thanks to Bruce for these photos of this week’s Plant of the week in the Pollinator Patch. The majestic Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’: standing a good 2m tall and covered in daisy like yellow flowers, it’s impossible to miss! The bees love it too!
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The University of Southampton’s Montefiore Halls of Residents blocks in Wessex Lane have undergone a £12m revamp

….just in time to accommodate students at the start of term. Courtesy of the Daily Echo. dailyecho.co.uk https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/19593120.university-southampton-revamps-montefiore-blocks-wessex-lane/?fbclid=IwAR1fbn7SZdrqf-lsf9DYGa74EgqvpeeXq7KP92kLDLVuiq1SdGC6dBwem94 Ageing block of Southampton flats transformed into student halls in £12m revamp...
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After the fire, Fone Revive in Portswood appears to be undergoing an internal revamp.

 It looks as though it will be a while before they open again…
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September 2021 News Update

Dear Member, News Update September 2021 This consultation contains proposed changes to two time-limited permitted development rights in the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 which were introduced to support businesses and the high street in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It covers the following areas: 1. Class BB of Part 4 permitting moveable...
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