Keith Watts

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Archive for the ‘Local Services’ Category

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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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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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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Threat to Andover bus services

by Keith Watts on 17 March, 2014

Evening bus services on route 76 are subsidised by Basingstoke & Deane Council. Now, Labour Councillors want to stop paying for services that take people out of the Borough. They say that Whitchurch people should spend their money in Basingstoke! Keith Watts says “buses should go where people want to go, not where Councillors tell […]

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Keith Watts intends to stand down from his position as Chairman of Whitchurch Silk Mill Trust as soon as a replacement has been found.  Keith has explained: “Last July, all of the other existing Trustees of the Mill resigned, appointing two new Trustees to work with me in appointing a new Board.  In September a […]

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PLANNING NEW HOMES Liberal Democrats support a plan for Whitchurch to have enough new homes for local people but no more.  Of course, some people will leave and some people will come here but the town should not grow faster than the natural increase in population. The first phase will provide 37 affordable homes to […]

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Liberal Democrat Eric Dunlop will defend his seat on Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council in the election on Thursday 3rd May.  In the five years that Eric Dunlop and Keith Watts have represented Whitchurch together they have fought off Conservative proposals for Basingstoke overspill houses to be dispersed to small communities like ours.  Unless the […]

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Bin collection changes 3rd October

by Keith Watts on 9 September, 2011

From 3rd October new rules will apply to bin collections in Whitchurch. As warned in 2009 on this website, any ‘side waste’ left beside or on top of the grey bin will be left behind where it is, not collected by the contractor. Collectors will look inside green bins and if they see anything that shouldn’t be […]

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Harvest Home hoarding to move

by Keith Watts on 2 September, 2011

Any chance of stopping the demolition of the Harvest Home was lost when Council leaders refused to use a new law for fear of having to pay compensation. But the hoarding outside will be moved back. Councillor Keith Watts opposed the planning application for the hoarding because of the affect on the neighbours and the […]

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