Mounting concern over infrastructure
Children's author and Gosport resident Tina Helme talks about raising money for a Ghanaian nursery and new housing developments
Here is the latest local news for Gosport.
Jake Momen, aged 14 from Brewers Lane, Bridgemary needs to raise £2,000.
He is going to Ghana in July to a school linked with Crofton School in Stubbington.
So far Jake has raised £750 towards a new playground for the Ghana nursery school.
Jake was brave enough to face the winter elements at Stokes Bay Gosport for the annual New Years Day early morning swim.
The GAFIRS gave Jake a certificate for his achievement.
He is continuing to raise futher money by doing small jobs such as gardening in the Gosport area.
Jake is looking for a job so please let him know if you hear of anything available on his Facebook page Jake Momen.
If you would like to make a donation please send it to [email protected] which is the Paypal address.
Jake also went on a 30 mile charity bike ride to add extra funds to the cause.
At Crofton School in his break times, he does bag packs and sells snacks to pupils to add more funds for Ghana.
Elsewhere, the government has announced 249 new houses are to be built for first-time buyers at the disused airfield at Daedalus in Lee-on-the Solent.
The building work will begin this year.
Concern is mounting over the local infrastructure of Gosport, as local residents are saying with the existing traffic, the existing roads will be unable to cope with the extra volume of traffic.
Each new home is anticipated to have two car owners per family.
This complicates traffic flow in rush hour traffic out of Gosport.
Will the local schools, dentists and doctors be able to accommodate all the new residents?
Services are already stretched, with local government and NHS cutbacks.
Most first-time buyers will be unable to find the finance required for the £250,000 expected cost of purchase.
In other news, adult colouring club at Bridgemary library, Brewers Lane Gosport is proving a great success.
Everyone is welcome on Thursdays from 2.30pm until 3.30pm.
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Wishing you all a very peaceful and happy week ahead.