More School Street trials on the way

By Jamie Shapiro, Local Democracy Reporter

school street closures dimond rd sign 7 7 22 600px CUSeveral new ‘School Streets’ locally are to be added to Southampton’s growing list of school-time vehicular road closure trials, including near Bitterne Park Primary, Townhill Junior and Bitterne C E Primary School.


Pub stamps for thirsty pilgrims

pilgrim passport pr 600pxPlans to revive a historic English route that medieval pilgrims used to walk to Santiago de Compostela in Spain have taken a step forward with the introduction of pilgrim stamps from pubs along the way – including at The Junction Inn in St Denys and other nearby hostelries.

Scrapstore: a crafty treasure trove on our doorstep

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Southampton Scrapstore, a 35-year-old arts and crafts resource centre which saves discarded materials from landfill so they can be used for creative projects by schools, community groups and individuals, is on the lookout for more members after quieter times during the pandemic. We took a tour to find out more. Read on, and see our photo gallery and video.