The number of Jobseekers’ Allowance being claimed across Havant, Fareham, Gosport, Chichester, Winchester and East Hampshire fell between August and September.
At a time when so many businesses are struggling it may not have seemed wise to open a small cafe overlooking the coastal village of Hill Head. However, this did not deter Maria Lewis, who has combined her love of art, beach culture and great food to create Breezes Cafe.
On Wednesday last week Clinton Cards were forced into administration. The future for the businesses and their staff is currently uncertain. Clinton Cards have stores all across Hampshire, along with Birthdays, its party stores.
A new air traffic control training school has opened at the National Air Traffic Services HQ in Fareham, Hampshire. Students will soon be arriving from all around the world to learn practical air traffic control skills before taking up positions.
Fareham is to be the home of a new multi-million pound renewable energy plant. L & S Waste Management has been given the green light by Hampshire County Council to start building a green energy plant on its Pegham Lane site in Fareham. This new site will provide an important source of sustainable energy to the UK.
Lucketts Travel from Fareham have won 2 awards in the Coach Tourism Awards 2011.
Lucketts Travel won an award for the best Coach Tour Operator Website of the Year and also for the Coach Tourism Professional of the Year which was awarded to Maria Pond, Lucketts' develop manager.
Good news for Fareham. Dunelm Mill, a homeware retailer, is building a new out of town store in Fareham. This will be their 112th store and it is expected to create around 100 new jobs in the area.
The new superstore will cover 33 thousand square feet and will be open 7 days a week. It will be situated on the Southampton Road for easy access.