While the council had been expected to name its preferred ‘bidder’ to run the Cobbett Road library by today (Dec 22), it has issued a statement to say it’s still in discussions with two potential partners as a result of its latest call for applicants.
Bus company Bluestar has announced new routes from February 19 next year following the recent announcement that First’s City Red buses are leaving Southampton.
The council says work has now finished on the permanent traffic filters in south St Denys, completing the latest stage of the St Denys Active Travel Zone (ATZ) work.
Local group Touch Network, which runs neighbourhood story-sharing evenings where speakers talk about overcoming personal challenges, is encouraging people to “save a little joy for January” and send someone a special treat in the darkest part of the year.
Overnight work upgrading road markings on Meggeson Avenue from the junction with Old Farm Drive to Townhill Way is scheduled for next week, with temporary lights in place. Image: Google
Police are appealing for information after a man had to receive hospital treatment following an assault in Portswood. Image: Google
By Jamie Shapiro, Local Democracy Reporter Labour has won the Bitterne by-election, beating the Conservatives by just 13 votes.
Politicians were bigging up local businesses to mark Small Business Saturday on December 3.
Freehold offers are currently being invited for The Junction Inn in St Denys.
An appeal, brought by Southampton International Airport against a 2021 decision by Southampton City Council to refuse plans to fell tall trees at airport-owned Marlhill Copse, has been dismissed.
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Police say they made 48 arrests and recovered 213 knives in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight during their recent week-long crackdown on knife crime.
Plans to build 35 apartments across two blocks on the former St Denys car showroom site, unused now for three years, were rejected by a council planning committee on Tuesday (Nov 22).
Southampton City Council is set to introduce tariffs for using its electric vehicle charging points in December.
In November 2021 Bitterne Park memory cafe opened its doors for the first time, offering dementia support. Three couples attended the inaugural session. One year on, and organisers say it has gone from strength to strength.
By Jamie Shapiro, Local Democracy Reporter
There have been renewed calls for action over an unadopted Portswood road full of potholes which suffers from “huge drainage issues” and frequent fly-tipping.
By Jamie Shapiro, Local Democracy Reporter
Southampton City Council councillors have turned down their own ‘pay rise’, saying that receiving one in the midst of a cost-of-living crisis “would not be right”.
Protesters, many in costume, gathered by the Itchen on Saturday (Nov 12) to kick up a stink about sewage.
You can now travel in and around Southampton for £1 for a single journey after 6pm on Bluestar and City Red buses.
Sing Noodles Southampton is applying for permission to offer a takeaway service with courier delivery options from the Dolphin pub on Osborne Road South, St Denys.
The candidates standing in the by-election for Bitterne ward in Southampton, which takes place on December 1, have been confirmed.
Police are taking part in ‘Operation Sceptre’ - described as “intensified efforts to crack down on knife-enabled crime and violence” this week.
Southampton City Council (SCC) has opened its draft budget consultation for 23/24, as it says councils across the country face “unprecedented financial challenges from the cost-of-living crisis and continued rising demand for adult and children’s social care services”.
As the national cost of living crisis intensifies, the council says the city’s libraries, family hubs and housing with care schemes are extending a warm welcome to residents concerned about the cost of heating their homes and needing a safe place to go during this challenging time.
Arts Council England (ACE) has announced their investment in culture across the country, and Southampton has secured £3.88 million per year over the next three years.
‘It's going to set the scene for how we create a liveable city & deal with climate change for the next 20 years’
Residents, businesses and community groups are being invited to share their views on the council’ draft ‘City Vision’, Southampton’s new local plan, which will set out policies for years to come.
The Haunted House on the Hill Halloween display has raised £1700 - just over last year's total - for charity Abby's Heroes, it's been announced.
Whether you want to start growing your own food or you’re already an experienced gardener, you can order free seeds for collection next year as part of a ‘Big Seed Giveaway’.
Riverside Pre-school has received a hard-to-achieve ‘Outstanding’ rating following an inspection by the government’s watchdog Ofsted in September. Photo: Google
Alehouse The Butcher’s Hook is starting a beer tasting club letting you try a selection of treats served from cask, keg and bottle.