Consultation events in Portsmouth for Solent Combined Authority plans

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A SERIES of events are being held for people in Portsmouth to have their say on plans for a Solent Combined Authority.

As part of a consultation on proposals to secure new powers and funding from government, Portsmouth City Council has arranged three drop-in consultations.

The first event for residents is at Cascades Shopping Centre on Saturday between 10am and 4pm.

This will be followed by an event at Southsea library on Palmerston Road between 10am and 4pm on Tuesday, August 30.

The final session will be at 1000 Lakeside, at North Harbour, on September 8 between midday and 2pm and then between 4pm and 7pm.

Council leader Donna Jones said: ‘The Solent Combined Authority would secure £30m a year for us to spend on improving roads, public areas, housing and job creation benefiting residents.

‘This is a really positive and exciting step forward for residents and businesses in south Hampshire and can give them better opportunities and outcomes for years to come.

‘I’m keen we get the opinions of residents and businesses.’

Residents can also take part in the consultation by visiting solentdeal.co.uk. It is running until September 18.

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