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Review by Local Government Boundary Commission for England on an additional ward and 3 extra Councillors for Southampton – Public Consultation runs to 31/1/22

Southampton City Council are asking local people and organisations for their help in drawing up new ward boundaries across Southampton. They are about to draw up a new pattern of wards to accommodate 51 Councillors, which the Local Government Boundary Commission is minded to recommend. The review is being conducted by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. The Commission is...
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A reminder about 20 mph residents’ requests

HRA has already received communications from HRA members suggesting roads where they think a 20 mph limit would improve their neighbourhood. HRA is to discuss this topic at the next Committee Meeting on Tuesday 14 December and hopes to collate representations or objections and then seek the support of our Ward Councillors before submitting a Highfield Residents’ Association response. The...
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Portswood Primary School has been named as one of the best primary schools in the UK

It appears on a list of the top 20 primaries in the country in the latest edition of Parent Power – the annual guide published by The Sunday Times. Parent Power identifies the highest-achieving schools in the UK, ranked by their examination results from 2017-19. Results recorded for 2020 and 2021 have not been used in determining this year’s rankings because of the disruption caused by the...
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Roadworks in our outer area this week which might affect us

Roadworks this week in our outer area which might affect us. Information taken from Southampton City Council – City News: Closure of Priory Road/Aberdeen Road junction – Major Highways Improvements Scheme: 29 November to 17 December: Works to improve the gateway to the Saltmead footpath. For travel and transport updates across the city, visit the interactive roadworks map...
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Have you read the HRA Winter 2021 Newsletter?

The HRA Winter 2021 Newsletter has now been distributed by our voluntary Street Reps to approximately 4,000 households and local businesses in most of the Highfield and Portswood areas. Thank you to our Street Reps! If you haven’t seen it, here it is below. https://www.highfieldresidents.org.uk/…/Newsletter…
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University of Southampton Jubilee Sports Centre extension

A major extension to the University Jubilee Sports Centre is planned and the scheme details have been made available to HRA. The current facilities on University Road opened in 2004 but as the University grows and Health and Wellbeing become ever more important, additional and improved facilities are planned in the major new extension which will include a large fitness suite, studio spaces, 3...
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Do you have a Representative for your area of Highfield in HRA’s Crime information sharing WhatsApp group?

The Crime information sharing WhatsApp group for Highfield was set up by HRA in July 2020, for community group/road representatives to share information on crime and anti-social behaviour incidents in their area, in order to: – raise awareness and encourage greater vigilance among local residents, – encourage and increase Police reporting, – reduce crime. The Group’s...
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