Greenpeace Southampton created a giant heart made from sticks in Southampton on Saturday (Feb 12) outside the old walls and in Houndwell Park, as part of the Climate Coalition’s annual Show the Love campaign, which "shows what people love and don’t want to lose to climate change".
Tony Bunday, who frequently photoraphs in Riverside Park, has sent in these long-lens shots, one (above) which he describes as a "Young Roe Stag with newish antlers in velvet" and others below of "a fox taking an interest in the swans".
An Eastleigh Liberal Democrat councillor who recently resigned has hit out at Eastleigh’s governing Lib Dem party, and paid tribute to a councillor who resigned the party whip after the council overturned a committee decision to refuse planning permission for Southampton Airport’s runway extension.
The council is consulting on extending Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) in five city areas for another three years “as part of its efforts to tackle anti-social behaviour”, including street drinking.
An independent national think-tank says the cost of cleaning the extra carbon emissions generated at Southampton Airport as a result of extending its runway has been underestimated and will end up costing tax-payers £742 million – reports Eastleigh News.
People from various city groups and none took their noisy protest to Southampton Itchen MP Royston Smith’s Tory HQ front door in Bitterne on Saturday (Jan 15), to oppose the police bill currently winding its way through parliament.
Southampton City Council is currently consulting on the idea of creating what it describes as “an independent forum”, in the form of a Climate Commission, to help it achieve its legally binding target to become net zero carbon by 2050.
Two local events marking Big Energy Saving Week - a national campaign to help people cut fuel bills and get financial support they’re entitled to - explore how to improve individual sustainability at a very uncertain time.
On January 22, Southampton City Art Gallery will open Royals to Ratcatchers: 200 Years of Power in British Portraiture, an exhibition curated by undergraduate history students from the University of Southampton.