Keith Watts

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Whitchurch in Hampshire Learn more

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POST OFFICE TO BE UPGRADED

by Keith Watts on 7 August, 2016

POST OFFICE TO BE UPGRADED Whitchurch to have “Main Style” branch PO will close for works 6th to 22nd September Post Office Limited have announced that their branch in Tesco Express, Whitchurch, will change to one of the new main style branches, meaning a newly refurbished branch providing “a modern environment for customers” the same […]

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Are you still on the list? New forms should have been sent in Across Basingstoke and Deane hundreds of families previously registered as needing a Housing Association home will not be on the new list from Friday 1st October because they have not sent in a form necessary to meet new rules. These forms were […]

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Stagecoach plan to change the route of the 76 bus through Whitchurch to avoid the sharp turn by the White Hart. A Stagecoach employee says “Currently the turn from Newbury Street into London Street is nothing but dangerous.  We cannot continue.  Furthermore the delays and difficulties encountered trying to negotiate London Street impacts upon service reliability […]

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Tim Farron’s first speech as Leader

by Keith Watts on 17 July, 2015

Tim Farron has been elected as Leader of the Liberal Democrats.  Here is the video of his rousing first speech as Leader.      

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I have my ballot paper. Who shall I support for Leader of the Liberal Democrats? The two candidates are both sound Liberals. They fought for their seats in Parliament, didn’t get them as gifts from previous campaigners, unlike the two we had to choose from last time. I will look past their leadership campaigns, candidates […]

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Liberal Democrats have welcomed the return of a dedicated Scrutiny Committee to Basingstoke and Deane Council.   Liberal Democrat Group Leader Councillor Gavin James said:  “It has taken months, years really, for the Conservatives to acknowledge and action what the report into the Manydown fiasco told them, that the Council needs a better scrutiny process that […]

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Liberal Democrat MEP is re-elected

by Keith Watts on 26 May, 2014

Following her re-election as Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament for South East England, Catherine Bearder commented “I’m delighted to be elected to represent the people of the South East once again.   “It was a disappointing night and a bad result for the party but we knew that this election would be difficult. I’m […]

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“Thank you for your confidence in me”

by Keith Watts on 24 May, 2014

Keith Watts has been re-elected to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council by a big majority of Whitchurch voters.                          The result of the voting on Thursday 22nd May was as follows: 1033 (55%) Keith Watts Liberal Democrat   469 (25%) Tom Thacker Conservative   203 (11%) Simon Hession UKIP   182 (10%) Colin Phillimore  Labour […]

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Keith Watts says “I have more work to do”

by Keith Watts on 14 May, 2014

My priorites are: Fight proposals to build more homes than we need (see more) Find answers to all our traffic and parking problems (see more) Upgrade all facilities for a growing population (see more)    

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It was recently announced that funds will be made available to enlarge Whitchurch Primary School.  New building in Whitchurch, Overton and around must be supported by money for growth of Testbourne School. Whitchurch has very few public playing fields for the number of people who live here.  Youth football teams have to go far afield […]

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