A RESIDENTS Association have met with their MP to discuss the relevant issues going on in their area.
Members of the Warsash Residents Association (WSA) were given a talk by Fareham MP Suella Fernandes, who gave the constituents a rundown of her career in politics and then listened to any questions afterwards.
It is important to talk directly with the people of Fareham about the issues that matter most to them – this is at the core of being a local MP.’Suella Fernandes
Miss Fernandes, who represents the Conservative party, took over from Mark Hoban in 2015 and won her seat by a landslide victory.
On the talk, Miss Fernandes said: ‘It was a pleasure meeting Warsash Residents Association. The Association works to bring local people together, taking up campaigns on issues that matter to the people of Warsash and pursuing these issues with members of local and central government.
‘At the meeting, I had the opportunity to talk about life in Parliament and the honour of being Fareham’s advocate and champion. Members quizzed me on everything from Brexit and Government legislation, to local issues such as speeding and schools in the constituency.
‘In my first 18 months as Fareham’s MP, I have met many different community organisations. It is important to talk directly to the people of Fareham about the issues that matter most to them – this is at the core of being a local MP.’
Residents in the area have expressed concern over the explosion of planning applications that have been submitted by various developers recently.
Vic Styles, member of the WSA, said: ‘A lot of the plans that have been applied for do not fit into the local plan of Warsash.
‘We do not have the facilities such as schools, doctors or roads in the area and a lot of the area is countryside.’
Sean Woodward, leader of Fareham Borough Council, said: ‘The applications have all come at once which has come as a bit of a shock but they don’t fit into the local plan of ours.’
Residents also raised problems with speeding especially from the village on the Warsash Road towards St Margaret’s Roundabout.
Ward councillor Trevor Cartwright said: ‘After a meeting with the chief inspector he’s promised to get the Speedwatch team on the case.’