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Latest News From Town Ward Campaigner Lesley Meenaghan

An update from Town campaigner Lesley Meenaghan on her activities in recent months:

“At the beginning of the year I was privileged to join the Open Doors Project as a team leader, helping ensure the most vulnerable in our community were fed and given a bed in the coldest months. 

Gosport High Street To Reopen

As non-essential retail starts to reopen from June 15th, Gosport High Street will begin to open its doors to customers throughout the month.

Calling For Cards To Celebrate WWII Veteran’s 100th Birthday

Local WWII veteran, Ron Cross MBE, is turning 100 on June 8th this year.

Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic and lockdown, it is highly unlikely that Ron will get to celebrate with his family and loved ones as he self-isolates.

Gosport Businesses Urged: Don't Miss Out on Coronavirus Cash

Don't miss out on free money to help you through the coronavirus crisis.

That's the message to businesses and organisations in Gosport and Lee-on-the-Solent who haven't yet applied for a grant to help them survive the current situation.

Tributes to Sir Peter Viggers

After the sad death of Sir Peter Viggers on 19th March 2020, we felt it would be nice to hear about his life from those who knew him well.  Please see below.

From Cllr Stephen Philpott: 

Message from Leader of Council Regarding Coronavirus

These are unprecedented times and I have never seen anything like this in my time in Local Government.

Indeed, by the time you read this, events may well have overtaken some of the key messages I want to outline in this article.

New Homeless Hostel Planned

A new centre for homeless people, offering a bed and specialist support, is being planned by Conservative run Gosport Borough Council.

Gosport High Street Plans Survey

Have your say on transforming Gosport town centre

Local people are being asked to get involved in a major plan to transform Gosport town centre.

Gosport Borough Council is asking them for their views and ideas, as the plan for the High Street and Stoke Road is drawn up.

Gosport Open Doors Project Launch - Article by Gosport Mayor Kathleen Jones

Some of you may be aware that during the last two years I have worked on a project in Portsmouth called the Open Church Project to get the homeless off of the streets during the hardest months of the winter.  On the strength of the success of this and when I was elected Deputy Mayor of Gosport, I