Have Your Say: The Gender Recognition Act

The 2004 Gender Recognition At (GRA) set up a process to allow transgender (trans) people “to receive legal recognition of their acquired gender” (Gov.uk, 2018). There are some who would argue that this system has flaws, and so the government is now consulting on reforming the GRA. It is important to note that this is not a proposal to reform the 2010 Equality Act, nor … Continue reading Have Your Say: The Gender Recognition Act

Reducing drug related litter in our city

Since October last year, Southampton City Council has been looking into how to reduce drug related litter in the city with a focus on keeping the community safe. This comes after there were 7,567 items of drug related litter found across the city in 2016/17, 95% of which were in the city centre. This has been undertaken by an official scrutiny panel made up of … Continue reading Reducing drug related litter in our city

General Election 2017 – The importance of voting

Theresa May recently announced her plans for the snap UK General Election, which is to be held on the 8th of June. The past few years have been rife with voting, and even more politics and debate may be grating on your soul. But now more than ever, it is imperative that you use the vote you are given by your democratic right. Voting turnout … Continue reading General Election 2017 – The importance of voting