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Weston Shore thumbnail City parks among the best in the country

Four of Southampton's parks have been awarded Green Flags, placing them among the UK's best open spaces.

Ballot Box Local Elections 2014

Find out what happened in this year's local election.

Central Bridge Central Bridge construction work

Major reconstruction work to Central Bridge starts on 31 March 2014

Latest news stories

September 2014

Improving Children's Services in Southampton - 16 September
Party in the petunias - 4 September

August 2014

CRUMBS conference aims to help businesses go green and save money - 29 August
Clock Tower repairs - 28 August
Initiative brings thousands of empty homes back into use - 27 August
St Albans Community Resource Centre offered for asset transfer - 22 August
Advice on offer to young people after GCSE results - 20 August
Kingsland neighbourhood gets a facelift - 13 August
Houndwell Park play area - a big hit one year on - 7 August
City parks named among the best in the country - 6 August

July 2014

Have your say on council services - 24 July
New voter registration system launched - 22 July
Millbrook and Redbridge flyovers to get facelift - 21 July
A park fit for a Queen - 16 July
Cabinet decides to consult - 15 July
£500k HeadStart funding boost - 11 July

National day of industrial action on Thursday 10 July - 8 July
Royal Pier Waterfront consultation exhibition to take place - 8 July
Southampton and IOW win joint bid for £15million regeneration funds - 7 July
Applications for large casino licence now closed - 2 July
New Arts Complex awarded £1.2 million Arts Council England funding - 1 July

June 2014

Garden waste service continues to grow - 27 June
Plans for Watermark WestQuay approved - 25 June
Adult learners' achievements celebrated - 23 June
A room with a view - innovative extension to support disabled resident - 17 June
Stunning hoarding images promote new £40m arts complex - 16 June
Leader announces new cabinet - 4 June

May 2014

Southampton - at the forefront of the marine industry - 28 May
Southampton attracts capacity crowd at hospitality showcase event - 14 May
Launch of state-of-the-art community sports hub in St Mary's - 12 May
Find out about becoming a foster carer at our roadshows - 7 May
Work continues to prepare Southampton's roads for the future - 2 May

April 2014

Change to hours for Tudor House and Southampton City Archives - 29 April
Street CRED comes to Harefield - 29 April
Easter bank holiday travel update - 17 April
City's Commonwealth Batonbearers announced - 16 April
Hammerson progresses plans for Watermark WestQuay - 10 April
Street CRED springs into action - 6 April
Platform Road travel update - 3 April

March 2014

Southampton Magazine out now - 31 March
New crane arrives on Arts Complex site - 18 March
Newlands pupils design new ‘smoke-free parks’ sign, meet Saints star - 13 March
Advising schools ahead of proposed industrial action - 13 March
City centre traffic update ahead of 13 March - 7 March
Keep an eye out for your Switch Hampshire offer - 6 March
Join our Facebook Q&A session on highways improvements - 3 March
Royal Pier reaches major milestone - 3 March

February 2014

Woolston District Centre improvement plans on show - 24 February 2014
New glass recycling service and bin collection days - 20 February
Mayor's reception to launch city's 50th anniversary celebrations - 20 February
Proposed increase in admissions at four city schools - 19 February
Sustainable Distribution Centre open - 19 February
Health and social care services in the city enter a new era - 19 February
New initiative launches to tackle food poverty and reduce CO2 - 18 February
Weston shopping parade to be demolished - 17 February
Improving your business through transport-free conference - 13 February
Women needed to lead bike rides in the city - 13 February
Full Council approves 2014/15 budget - 12 February
Winter weather update - 6 February
Local community groups awarded grants from our Community Chest - 5 February
Work begins at Oaklands Pool - 4 February
Find out about fostering in February - 3 February

January 2014

Queen's Baton Relay is coming to Southampton - 29 January
Change gear for 2014 and cycle this winter - 29 January
Overnight closures for Itchen Bridge in February - 29 January
Station Quarter works to begin - 29 January
Budget 2014-15 consultation - your feedback - 27 January
Boosting apprenticeship opportunities in Southampton - 22 January
Have your say on our Local Flood Management Strategy - 20 January
New council vehicles for the Mayor and local community groups - 17 January
Open letter from Cllr Rayment about recent traffic issues - 17 January
City Centre travel update and FAQ - 10 January
Flood alerts for the region as heavy rain returns - 2 January

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