Keith Watts

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Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

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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Any new building will make our local traffic and parking problems worse.  Keith Watts has put forward a scheme for £70,000 to be spent in Whitchurch improving the situation over five years.  A decision will not be made on this until after the election.

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20 m.p.h. – please don’t phone US!

by Keith Watts on 12 May, 2014

The 20 m.p.h signs appearing in Whitchurch are for a “pilot” being run by Hampshire County Council.  Their enquiry phone number is 0845 603 5633. Please don’t phone your Liberal Democrat Borough Councillors, who have no inside knowledge nor influence over the scheme.

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Funds for traffic and parking improvements

by Keith Watts on 16 April, 2014

Everyone who replied to a survey by the Whitchurch Liberal Democrats says that traffic and parking improvements are the top priority for Whitchurch. Keith Watts has now applied for Local Infrastructure funding of £70,000 to be spent on this issue over the next five years.  This proposal is supported by the Town Council, the Whitchurch […]

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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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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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Eric Dunlop is A local Councillor who knows Whitchurch and understands local issues An experienced Councillor who keeps you informed and asks for your views through regular Focus newsletters An effective Councillor who speaks up  strongly for all local people. Eric’s priorities for the Borough Council are: 1 Increase the number of affordable homes to […]

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Tom McCann says “we will cut car emissions”

by Keith Watts on 2 April, 2010

Speaking in Whitchurch recently, Parliamentary challenger Tom McCann said that Liberal Democrats aim to achieve zero-carbon emissions from all cars by 2040, adding “We will increase funding for research into low-carbon technologies in universities and research laboratories”.

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Lib Dems report 250 potholes

by Keith Watts on 15 March, 2010

Liberal Democrat Councillors have reported 250 potholes and similar faults in Basingstoke & Deane to the County Council following a quick survey in the wards they represent.  Several of the worst cases have been patched since these surveys were done.       Whitchurch Councillor Keith Watts said “It is estimated that there is a pothole every 120 yards […]

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