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Plea to ‘save Hampshire’s wildlife’ as stats reveal decline in birds and garden creatures

A nightingale

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 17th December 2018

Story by Byron Melton

ENVIRONMENTALISTS are urging councils to promote the enhancement of their biodiversity in future planning policy in a bid to ‘save Hampshire’s wildlife’.

Pleas from Havant Friends of the Earth and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust come as statistics lay bare the rate at which species of birds have declined across the county.

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Campaigners urge businesses to sign up to free water bottle refill scheme

The Refill sticker businesses can put in their window

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 2nd November 2018
Story by Byron Melton

 

HUNDREDS of businesses in Havant could benefit by joining a free water bottle refill scheme.

That’s the message from campaigners who are throwing their weight behind the smartphone application Refill in the fight against single-use plastics.

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Fight over future of Langstone field as owners confirm talks with housing developers – despite Havant council’s no-build covenant

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 27th October 2018
Story by Byron Melton

 

CAMPAIGNERS have vowed to fight controversial plans for housing on land historically placed off-limits by the council.

It comes as the future of Southmere Field is thrust into uncertainty after its owner confirmed they are in talks with residential developers.

The nine-acre Langstone Road site, between Havant and Hayling Island, is protected by a no-build covenant imposed by Havant Borough Council in 1980.

Its owner Fasset Limited said no sale of the land is being advertised but admitted it is trying to get the site included in the council’s local plan.

Havant campaigner and historian, Ann Griffiths, said any development on the site would be a ‘disaster for the wider community’.

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