Join the campaign. Put a poster up!

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To show your support for our campaign to help save the Guildhall Walk Healthcare centre and encourage others to sign the petition at http://tiny.cc/8imy4x we’ve created a poster to display in your window.
We hope this will help spread the message that we care about our health services in Portsmouth and want to see a much-loved service retained.
You can download a PDF of the poster at: https://www.pdfhost.net/index.php?Action=Download&File=22a70e4077859c5b9966c3c8d22eb658

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Petition the CCG: help save the Guildhall Walk Healthcare centre 

We’ve set up an online petition to help influence the forthcoming decision of the clinical commissioning group and to save the much loved Guildhall Walk Healthcare centre.
You can sign the petition at:
Thank you for your support


A letter to The News on Guildhall Walk Healthcare Centre

Dear Sirs,
I am concerned by the proposed closure of the Guildhall Walk Healthcare centre by the local clinical commissioning group (CCG). The proposals are bad news for Portsmouth people.
The centre, a GP surgery for 6,000 local people across Charles Dickens ward and other city centre neighbourhoods, provides a much-loved and valuable health service to the local community.
The percentage of local people who report living in good health in the ward is considerably below national averages, whilst parts of Landport see 65% of children in poverty. These ill-conceived proposals from the CCG to close the centre are at risk of putting residents health and wellbeing in even greater risk.
The Centre is popular with students, visitors and residents across the city – who may not be registered with a GP and rely on the excellent facilities and out of hours service – let alone the homeless and other vulnerable members of our communities who access the services at their convenient, accessible central location.
I encourage everyone who has relied on the services at Guildhall Walk to speak up. And for those that are unable to, I urge the CCG to reconsider these concerning proposals on behalf of residents in Charles Dickens ward.
Stephen Morgan, Labour candidate, Charles Dickens ward

Have your say on community safety in Charles Dickens ward

The local police want to consult residents on their views on crime and community safety in Charles Dickens ward in Portsmouth.

Whether you have been a victim/witness of crime or not, it is important that the police have your views on how they can best meet the needs of everyone within the community. All surveys responses are anonymously.
Remember, you can contact us on 101 or, if it’s urgent on 999.
Additionally you can make enquiries via email or by visiting Portsmouth Central Police Station.
To complete the survey go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/dickenscharles
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We love Portsmouth

Had lots of fun today and talked to local people about the things that matter to them and what they love about Portsmouth. You can view some of the photos on Instagram @stephen4portsmouth. Thanks to everyone who came!


A little campaign video for Charles Dickens ward

The first short film on the campaign trail to be selected as Labour’s candidate for the local elections in Charles Dickens ward Portsmouth in May 2016:


Love your street community grants

Could you use £500 to make a positive difference in your neighbourhood?
Love Your Street grants allows volunteer-led groups to apply for mini grants of up to £500, to purchase supplies needed for local projects.
Do you have an idea that would encourage local people to get involved in and around their neighbourhood? Would you like to make your community a cleaner, greener and better place to live?
Portsmouth City Council want to work with residents to help strengthen the community in Portsmouth and encourage residents to make a difference in their area and love where they live.
The Criteria
The project has to:

  1. Address a community concern.
  2. Involve neighbours working together.
  3. Result in concrete and lasting improvements to your neighbourhood.
  4. Able to measure the success of your project.

For ideas on projects visit
Twitter : @Pmouth_Together
Multi-ethnic group of people holding 9 letters of placards forming community.

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Standing for you in Charles Dickens

In less than ten days time, Labour Party members in Charles Dickens ward will have the opportunity to select a candidate for the city council elections in May 2016.
Eligible members will be able to vote at the party’s Executive Committee on 8 October.
I’m Stephen, I’m Portsmouth born and bred, and I’ve thrown my hat in the ring for selection.
I will shortly be sharing more information about my candidacy to be your next Labour councillor.
I would be delighted to have your support.
I’m keen to meet ward party members and residents to find out views, hear oncerns, and share ideas on how to make our community a better place to live.
I am hosting two informal ‘get to know the candidate’ events over coffee this Sunday.
Sunday 4 October 2015 11am-12pm at Starbucks, Guildhall Walk; or 2pm-3pm at The George Hotel pub, Queen Street.
If you can’t pop by please get in touch my email is stephen4portsmouth@gmail.com. It will be good to  chat.
Stephen Morgan