Airport bosses have been told by the city council they can’t butcher 25 trees by cutting off the tops and reducing their height, although the meeting heard the secretary of state could intervene under the Civil Aviation Act. Fourteen other trees will be cut for safety reasons.
“We have shown the power of putting money into the hands of local people,” said the chair of SO18 Big Local, at a celebration of its resident-led achievements, as the community organisation winds down after 11 years.
Supporters of wild swimming were only prepared to dip their feet in the Itchen from St Denys Boat Club at an annual community celebration on Saturday (Feb 17). The event usually involves a swim, but there were concerns about water quality. Interviewed in this BBC report Gavin Millar said they'd like to see ultra violet treatment in the sewage works up the road, as has been installed elsewhere in the city. A crowd funder to pay for further independent water testing of the river has now been set up.
“An extraordinary gig” at St Denys Church centre proved “operating outside the Music Biz can result in some special moments and incredible music”, according to a review of Saturday’s (Feb 10) The Jesus Bolt performance.
Work to recover from subsidence on St Denys Road, which resulted in a long-standing lane closure on the westbound approach to Thomas Lewis Way just as previous major roadworks were finishing, could last until the end of March.
Young people will take the lead in fundraising for No Limits, showcasing their skills and giving something back to the charity that helped them at a craft event at Westquay in Southampton on Tuesday (Feb 13).
A recent ePetition implores the council to metamorphose the dormant Toys R Us site into an exhilarating theme park, featuring rollercoasters, a monorail, axe throwing, and comedy shows headlined by the likes of John Cleese and Jimmy Carr.