Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage has this morning welcomed news from the Government that the long awaited Stubbington bypass has finally received the go-ahead.
In response to the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership’s bid for a funding package to ease congestion in Gosport and Fareham, the Government has agreed to an initial investment of £19.7 million which will be used for preliminary work on the Stubbington bypass.
In addition, the Government has agreed to work with the Solent LEP to negotiate a phase of co-investment to support road improvements on the Gosport peninsula, namely the construction of the Stubbington bypass.
For decades, the Gosport peninsula has been in desperate need of an additional access road so today’s announcement of the first tranche of money to build a new access road is landmark news. Not only would this new road cut travelling times for long suffering commuters, it would also make our area more attractive to investors and help to create jobs locally. Having worked hard to secure this new road for the past four years, I am delighted that the ministerial visits and meetings have paid off and that the Government has recognised our very real need for a decent access road to Gosport."
If you've always dreamed of managing a fort then this may be the perfect job for you. No Man's Land in the Solent is looking for a manager when it opens later this year. However you may need your own boat or helicopter to get to work as the fort can't be accessed any other way!
No Man's Land Fort is one of three 19th century grade II listed forts in the middle of the Solent. A private island with 22 bedrooms, plenty of luxurious function spaces and unparalleled privacy, No Man's Land Fort needs a manager to rule the fort, which will open its doors in autumn 2014.
Accessed only by boat or helicopter, the chosen manager will boast the most stylish daily commute and can take advantage of other perks such as hosting laser fort parties and being the envy of every sailor in the Solent.
The Government is investing seven million pounds in a new enterprise zone in Oxford to promote science jobs in the local economy. It's estimated that the bioscience innovation hub will create up to 370 new jobs. It's part of a range of measures announced by Ministers today.
ITV Meridian spoke to Kris Hopkins MP, Communities Minister.
A jet skier has been fined for breaking the 10 knot speed limit at Lee-on-the-Solent.
A member of the public was close to the shack café at Hill Head beach in July when he saw a red and white jet-ski travelling west to east, close to the shore and at very high speeds.
He described how a large wake was generated by the craft, and he estimated the jet-ski was travelling at between 35 and 40 knots and was no more than an arm’s length from adults and children swimming in the water.
Chris Cronin of Walnut close, Bicester has been found guilty of two offences- operating a jet-ski in the dockyard port area without the requisite QHM licence and at a speed in excess of the 10 knots speed limit. He was fined £500 and ordered to pay costs.