eu flagsOn 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum took place and 17.4 million voted to leave the European Union. This 17.4 million was the largest winning vote in any election in the UK’s history.

On 22 September 2017, 15 months later in Florence, Theresa May of the Conservatives proposed a five-year transition period with the UK effectively remaining in the EU until 2021.

It is my position that Theresa May and the Conservatives have wilfully betrayed the British people again, including Havant residents, by failing to implement the EU Referendum commitment.

megfield1024sNeither Hayling Island nor Havant Borough Council (HBC) wanted the green field development, known as Goldring Close, at Mengham Fields to take place, but the Conservative led coalition Government over-ruled HBC and allowed the development to go ahead with conditions and HBC then permitted an over-intense development against resident wishes and government conditions.


In 2014, a consultation was carried out on the speed limit along the main Havant Road on Hayling Island. Two Conservative councillors supported the reduction in the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph because they felt speeds of vehicles at or above 30mph were dangerous on the Havant Road.

Cllr John Perry opposed the speed limit reduction as there was a 4:1 majority against the change in the speed limit as it was his policy to support resident's opinion.

We would like to devote this short article to Trevor Perry (not related to Cllr John Perry) who performed a very brave act in 22 May 2014, in swimming out 200m into treacherous currents to rescue and save a young boy and girl who had been swept out to sea and would surely have drowned had Trevor not performed his brave act. This good news story is well documented on the Portsmouth Evening news web site on:

31 July 2014 - Grandfather hailed a hero for rescuing children from sea at Hayling

6 November 2014 - Signs to go up in Hayling where girl almost drowned

Trevor contacted me after the incident and after we contacted Havant Borough Council and Hampshire County Council (HCC), and had new warning signs erected. Thank you HCC.

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