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Put your festive socks on and brighten a young person’s day

no limits appeal single sockSouthampton youth charity No Limits has launched a Christmas Socks appeal, which will see individuals, organisations, local schools and colleges get involved with wearing festive socks to raise money for vulnerable young people across the city.

West End hit Hetty Feather comes to Southampton this Christmas

Hetty Feather 460 copyright Helen MurrayNuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) welcomes the Olivier Award nominated and West End hit production Hetty Feather, based on the book by best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson, to NST Campus from November 21.

On the lookout for Woodcraft Folk

Apple  pressing reducedThe Southampton Woodcraft Folk, a local group for children and young people, is inviting children and their grown-ups to come along to a local session and find out more.

Pedestrian in critical condition following Bitterne Road West collision

bitterne rd west signPolice are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was left in a critical condition following a collision with a taxi opposite the BP petrol station on Bitterne Road West on Sunday (Nov 12).

Raising funds for a defibrillator in St Denys

defibrillator-809448 640 pixabayThere's a meeting on Tuesday (Nov 14) for those interested in getting a defibrillator for St Denys.

Zombie Invasion raises £260 for charity

zombie zone 2 2017 460 A MainwringVisitors to a Halloween display at a Bitterne Park house raised £260 for charity on Tuesday evening.

Warn elderly relatives about calls from fake officers, urge police

fraud alert sign pixabayPolice are urging members of the public to warn elderly relatives about phone calls from fake police officers after three people in their 80s gave a total of £25,000 to fraudsters.

Accessible carriage launched for Riverside steam railway

wheelchair in new carA new accessible carriage was launched at the miniature steam railway at Riverside Park at the weekend (Oct 22), offering wheelchair access to train rides for the first time.

Riverside geese fall 'fowl' of Storm Ophelia

geese at riverside3The glinting silver geese at Riverside Park near Cobden Bridge have been brought down following damage by Storm Ophelia.

Free courses: Get to know your tablet and phone

smart phone under cc2 by Japanexperterna dot se Free courses in Bitterne, Portswood and Shirley are starting in November designed to help new owners get more out of their Android or Apple tablet or phone.

CCTV released following robbery from Bitterne Park shop

triangle newsagent oct 17Police want to identify a man as part of enquiries into a robbery at a convenience store in Bitterne Park.

Ever wondered what the view's like from the crane?

Bitterne park 06-10-17 006 (002)The McCarthy & Stone crane's been a feature of our landscape for some time, but have you ever wondered what the view's like for the operator? Well wonder no more, as we bring you a selection of shots taken earlier this month...

Have say on local policing priorities

police mirror textThe police are conducting a survey to help them “set community policing priorities for the next three months” for Harefield and Bitterne Park. You can take part from this link.

Mayor officially opens Riverside Park games area

muga official opening2Friends of Riverside Park chair Doug Perry said at an official opening ceremony on Tuesday (Oct 3) that finally seeing the Riverside Park multi-use games area (MUGA) in action after 11 years was like a “dream come true”.

Council reassures over safety following Cobden tree fall

supervisorUpdate: Cobden Avenue reopened about 9pm
As work continued on Friday  to clear the tree that fell onto Cobden Avenue just before 8am, the council released a statement about tree safety.

• Tree misses traffic as it falls onto Cobden Avenue in rush hour

New eye service available to residents with a Southampton city GP

eye PR shotRather than attending the eye emergency department for less serious eye conditions, Southampton residents registered with a city GP can now make an appointment with the ‘minor eye condition service’ (MECS) at participating opticians, and be assessed by an accredited optometrist.

Townhill Park: Work to start on homes for affordable rent

townhill park plot 1 phase 1 pr shot 460The council says work's due to start this month building 56 affordable homes on the corner of Meggeson Avenue and Townhill Way, as part of a wider plan for 665 new homes at Townhill Park.
• Townhill regeneration consultation closes on October 1

‘Love the Triangle’ – plans anticipated

triangle pixelated 460Council officers are expected to be coming back shortly to a ‘Love the Triangle’ group of residents with a plan of achievable improvements at the Triangle.

Residents urged to secure property following recent break-ins

police mirror textPolice have warned residents to secure property following recent shed and garage break-ins in the area.

Townhill regeneration consultation closes on October 1

meggeson avenue hoarding2The council’s consultation on its “draft decommissioning and acquisition policies and proposed regeneration of Townhill Park” closes on Sunday, October 1, and there’s a further drop-in session about proposed changes coming up.
• Townhill Park: Work to start on homes for affordable rent

City’s Clothes Bank moves to Bitterne Park

clothes rail 460Southampton’s Clothes Bank, which provides donated clothing to those in need, has moved its base from St Mary’s to Bitterne Park.

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