Alan’s priorities for Havant Town/St. Faith’s
Alan’s priorities for Havant Town/St.Faith's ward and every other community across the Havant constituency are clear: a strong economy, successful schools, and vibrant communities. Alan’s local priorities for Havant Town/St.Faith's ward include:
- Strengthening Havant’s local economy, especially protecting the town’s many small businesses.
- Backing the re-development of Market Parade, and the regeneration of East Street, supporting Havant Borough Council’s work in both areas.
- Supporting local schools like Warblington and Bosmere to give every young person from Havant Town/St.Faith's ward the best start in life and the skills to succeed in today’s competitive, global economy.
- Championing Langstone Technology Park’s continued success, and promote inward investment into our business parks and industrial areas around Harts Farm Way.
- Supporting high-quality local infrastructure and public services.
- Encouraging vibrant community life, supporting our many community groups such as the Warblington & Denvilles Residents’ Association and Langstone Sailing Club
- Preserving Havant as a great place to live and work.
Alan’s activity across Havant Town/St. Faith's ward
Alan has worked hard to understand local issues and meet local residents, businesses, schools and community groups.
A small snapshot of Alan’s work and activity across the St. Faith’s ward includes:
- Visiting local businesses including Laura’s Kitchen, SSE, Fourteas Tearoom, Kuru, Senator Press, Lewmar, Eaton, Apollo Fire Detectors, Outsource Electronics, Pfizer, Turbulent Designs, HeadRomance, Specsavers and Fasset, and Langstone Technology Park.
- Regularly meeting local Havant Town/St. Faith’s councillors Jackie Branson, David Guest, Ray Bolton and Tim Pike, to discuss local issues.
- Visiting Warblington School and Havant Sixth Form College to discuss education issues with staff, the head teacher and students.
- Joining with hundreds of residents to mark Remembrance Sunday in Havant, paying his respects Britain’s veterans, Armed Forces military families and those who have given their lives for our freedom and security.
- Welcoming a multi-million pound planned investment by hydraulics manufacturer Eaton as a vote of confidence in Havant's economy following a visit to its plant.
- Helping to open the new Havant branch of nationwide clothes retailer Next. The brand new store in Solent Retail Park features nearly 25,000sq.ft of shopping space for local residents, whilst also creating 13 new jobs and bringing in 95 transferred roles to the premises.
Inviting campaigning expert and housing minister Gavin Barwell to give a talk to politics students at Havant Sixth Form College on what it takes to win an election.
- Helping among others a local father and daughter to secure jobs at Havant Leisure Centre by organising the successful Havant Jobs, Apprenticeships and Careers for two consecutive years.
- Writing on behalf of constituents demanding ‘quicker, longer and better trains to London, something South West Train's new franchise operators FirstGroup and Hong Kong-based firm MTR have promised to implement.
- ‘Buying a brick’ to support domestic abuse victims and help raise funds to build a specialist safe house in South Hampshire.
Havant Town Centre/St.Faith's ward is represented on Havant Borough Council (HBC) by:
Havant Town Centre/St.Faith's ward is represented on Hampshire County Council (HCC) by: