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MP hails funding for Botley By-Pass

February 2, 2018
MP hails funding for Botley By-Pass

 Eastleigh MP, Mims Davies, has hailed the Government’s decision to provide £10 million for the construction of the Botley Bypass as part of its wider investment in the South East’s infrastructure. In a statement Mims Davies said: “Approximately 80% of traffic currently passing through Botley is non-local through traffic that will be encouraged to...
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More Fair Oak traffic misery ahead

January 25, 2018
More Fair Oak traffic misery ahead

Residents in Fair Oak will face further traffic hold-ups from Monday a press release from gas distribution company SGN has revealed. From Monday 29 January work will commence on replacing the existing metal gas mains with plastic piping which will entail closing Summerlands Roadd at its junction with Winchester Road for three weeks, and...
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Green party MEP backs Farage call for 2nd referendum

January 11, 2018
Green party MEP backs Farage call for 2nd referendum

    The Green Party’s Keith Taylor has backed his fellow South East MEP Nigel Farage after the former Ukip leader suggested he could support a second ‘ratification’ referendum on EU membership. Speaking on C5 ‘Wright Stuff’ show this morning  ‘Brexit Bad Boy’ Farage said a fresh vote could; “Kill (the Remain campaign) off...
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Railway Works changes hands in £20 million deal

January 10, 2018
Railway Works changes hands in £20 million deal

The former British Railway Locomotive Engineering works which was once the heart of Eastleigh, has been sold in a £20 million deal. Key Property Investments (KPI), a joint venture between leading UK developer St. Modwen and Kuwait based Salhia Real Estate Company, has sold the works, currently a multi-let train maintenance facility, to the...
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Promotion for Eastleigh MP in reshuffle

January 10, 2018
Promotion for Eastleigh MP in reshuffle

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies has been promoted in this week’s government reshuffle. Davies who first entered Parliament for Eastleigh in 2015 had previously been a Parliamentary Private Secretary in in the DCLG, she now becomes an Assistant Government Whip – which is a ministerial role. The ‘very excited’ MP told Eastleigh News she was...
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Free evening parking in Swan Centre

December 12, 2017
Free evening parking in Swan Centre

Eastleigh Borough Council has announced that as from today (12 December) there will no longer be a charge to park in Eastleigh’s Swan Centre car parks in the evenings (from 6pm) giving local people the opportunity to park for free while they enjoy the town’s leisure facilities including a cinema, gym, bowling alley and...
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Eastleigh MP pledges to help tackle rough-sleeping

December 11, 2017
Eastleigh MP pledges to help tackle rough-sleeping

Eastleigh MP Mims Davies has pledged to help end rough sleeping at a St Mungo’s event in Parliament, hosted by Mary Robinson MP. More than 80 guests, including St Mungo’s clients, parliamentarians and charity representatives, met in the House of Commons to discuss the government’s commitment to end rough sleeping, with Communities Secretary Sajid...
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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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