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Mayor and Deputy quit Lib Dems over Local Plan

December 8, 2017
Mayor and Deputy quit Lib Dems over Local Plan

Eastleigh’s Mayor and Deputy Mayor have both quit the council’s ruling Liberal Democrat Group over Local Plan concerns. The Mayor, Councillor Maureen Sollitt and her deputy Cllr Chris Thomas have joined three other rebel councillors who form the  Independent Liberal Democratic group led by Cllr Steve Sollitt – the Mayor’s son. The move means...
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Government warns council over Local Plan

November 16, 2017
Government warns council over Local Plan

The Government has warned Eastleigh Borough Council that it might step in and take over responsibility for its housing plans if it fails to make progress in producing a Local Plan. If this happened the council may have a Local Plan imposed on it. In a letter to the council Sajid Javid, the Secretary...
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Former Councillor faces child sex charges

November 9, 2017
Former Councillor faces child sex charges

The former Chair of Bursledon Parish Council has appeared at Southampton Magistrates Court today charged with child sex offences. Mark McCormick (48) is alleged to have carried a number of indecent assaults against children under the age 16 between 1997 and 2014. McCormick, of no fixed abode, did not enter a plea and was...
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Mims gets the needle

November 9, 2017
Mims gets the needle

Eastleigh MP Mims Davies is urging Eastleigh folk to get a flu jab so they can stay well this winter. Davies was vaccinated at a town centre pharmacy at the weekend. The injection is available to everybody and is free from GP surgeries for people who are over 65 , or who care for...
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Lib Dems continue to split over Local Plan

November 8, 2017
Lib Dems continue to split over Local Plan

Another councillor has resigned from Eastleigh’s ruling Liberal Democrat group over the direction of the Local Plan and has joined rebel councillors Steve Sollitt and Sarah Bain who who have been sitting as the Independent Liberal Democratic Group since resigning themselves in August. Cllr Mark Balaam who was elected in 2015 for Eastleigh Central...
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Strike action disrupts train services

November 8, 2017
Strike action disrupts train services

Rail commuters in Eastleigh face 48 hours of disruption starting today as Conductors on South Western Railway (SWR) take industrial action –  a move the town’s MP has described as “political.” The striking conductors joins members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union from five of the UK’s rail operators in the dispute...
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A chance to ‘shape your community’

October 30, 2017
A chance to ‘shape your community’

  Eastleigh council has launched a “shaping your community” survey to give local people a chance to feedback on what their planning priorities are for the Borough. While the council continues to work on collecting evidence for the emerging local plan they say the survey will help them gain a better understanding of what...
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Police Commissioner will continue to ‘explore options’

October 26, 2017
Police Commissioner will continue to ‘explore options’

Michael Lane has said he will continue to “explore options” for “cost effective and value for money ways” to deliver in his role as Police and Crime Commissioner a day after his newly appointed deputy Flick Drummond stepped down from her £64,000 a year post. The Commissioner and his Deputy have parted company by...
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Riding charity appeals for help with sick horse

October 26, 2017
Riding charity appeals for help with sick horse

A local riding centre that provides therapy for children with lifetime conditions is appealing for donations to treat a sick horse after a flood left the registered charity struggling financially. Hampshire Riding Therapy centre is based at Colden Common, a few miles outside Eastleigh and provides tuition and therapy to adults and children with...
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Long wait almost over for new Fleming Park

October 21, 2017
Long wait almost over for new Fleming Park

  “The wait is almost over!” declared Eastleigh Borough Council as they announced a date for the “soft opening” of Fleming Park’s replacement leisure centre which has been named “Places Leisure Eastleigh”. The council had originally intended to open the new state-of-the-art centre in time to celebrate the 2016 Rio Olympics –  but it...
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Builder keeps brickworks steaming

October 20, 2017
Builder keeps brickworks steaming

Bursledon Brickworks museum is celebrating a windfall donation – appropriately enough, from a local builder! Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties, who are currently building a development on the edge of the village has given the museum a £500 boost went towards the cost of fuel to run a steam engine at the museum’s open day....
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Hamble yacht harbour seeks local views on regeneration

October 19, 2017
Hamble yacht harbour seeks local views on regeneration

MDL Marinas, the owners of Mercury Yacht Harbour, are to consult the Hamble community on their draft plans for a “mixed-use regeneration” of the site. In a press release MDL describe the harbour as an “under-used brownfield” which they say they will improve and enhance “for the benefit of all”. The site owners plan...
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Eastleigh MP holds Christmas card comp for kids

October 18, 2017

Mims Davies MP is holding her annual Christmas card competition – sponsored by  Eastleigh Football Club. She has chosen to ask the pupils of the schools and preschools in the constituency to design the Christmas card she will be sending to her colleagues in Parliament and friends in her constituency. The MP says she...
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Number of jobseekers in Eastleigh rises again

October 18, 2017
Number of jobseekers in Eastleigh rises again

Unemployment in Eastleigh continues to be at a two year high according to figures released today by the Office for National Statistics. The number of people out of work and claiming job seekers allowance (JSA) has increased for the third month running. Last month there were 685 people claiming jobseekers allowance. This is a...
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Former Bursledon Parish Councillor charged with indecent assault

October 12, 2017
Former Bursledon Parish Councillor charged with indecent assault

A former Liberal Democrat Parish Councillor who until recently was the Chair of Bursledon Parish Council has been charged with offences on children Hampshire Constabulary has announced.  Mark McCormick, 48, of Griffon Close, Bursledon has been charged with 24 offences connected to indecent assaults on children and one count of indecent assault. The charges...
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