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Eastleigh prepares to remember

November 9, 2018

Eastleigh’s remembrance sunday service marking the centeneary of the Armistaice on the 11 November will feature two new additions to the town’s war memorial – two granite and marble monoliths bearing the names of Eastleigh’s “Glorious Dead” – all those who fell during the First and Second World War. Last year Eastleigh Local Area...
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Could you foster a hedgehog?

November 7, 2018
Could you foster a hedgehog?

  A Hampshire based wildlife rescue charity has issued advice on helping hedgehogs to survive winter and is looking for people to foster the little creatures through the cold months ahead. HART Wildlife Rescue say that currently, hedgehogs – including young juveniles born during September and October – will be trying to fatten up...
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Eastleigh’s MP is new Sports Minister

November 6, 2018
Eastleigh’s MP is new Sports Minister

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies has been appointed Sports Minister following the much-publicised resignation of Tracey Crouch who quit in protest of an ‘unjustifiable’ delay in the introduction of curbs designed to make bookies’ highly addictive gambling machines less attractive to vulnerable gamblers. Davies’s move from her current unpaid Junior Ministerial post in the Wales...
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Santa to switch on town’s Xmas lights

November 1, 2018

Santa Claus and his elves will be dropping from the North Pole on Saturday November 17 to start Eastleigh’s Christmas shopping season with a bang. From 5.15 pm a torch lit procession will wind it’s way round the Town Centre culminating at the Leigh Road recreation ground bandstand where at 6pm Santa will throw...
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Council submits Local Plan

October 31, 2018
Council submits Local Plan

Eastleigh Borough Council has submitted its Local Plan to the Secretary of State for formal examination today (31 October) and while the Leader of Eastleigh Council says it will deliver “the right homes in the right places” local residents objecting to the plan say they believe it fail the examination and does nothing “to help...
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Eastleigh backs people’s vote

October 26, 2018
Eastleigh backs people’s vote

Eastleigh is officially backing calls for a second referendum after Councillors overwhelmingly backed a motion calling on the government to hold a referendum to accept or reject whatever deal the government finally negotiates as a result of Brexit negotiations – with an option to withdraw Article 50 and remain in the European Union. In...
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MP raises sex-abuse case at Council Meeting

October 25, 2018
MP raises sex-abuse case at Council Meeting

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies caused a stir at a council meeting last Thursday ( 18 October) after she accused the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council, Keith House and Cabinet member Tonia Craig – who also both sit as Bursledon Parish Councillors – of a making ‘a grave error of judgement’ in opposing the introduction...
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Eastleigh approves Local Plan

October 25, 2018
Eastleigh approves Local Plan

Eastleigh’s councillors have agreed to submit the Local Plan for independent examination by the government inspector at last Thursday’s (18 October) council meeting at The Point.  The Local Plan determines the location and number of new homes to be built in the Borough up until 2036 and provides for over 5,000 new homes and...
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Rapist Ex-Councillor gets 17 years

October 14, 2018
Rapist Ex-Councillor gets 17 years

A former chair of Bursledon Parish Council, who opposed the introduction of child safe-guarding measures at the village community centre, has been sentenced to a total of 17 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to historic charges of rape and multiple charges involving indecent assaults on children. Appearing at Southampton Crown Court, Mark...
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Ex Parish Council Chair admits child sex offences

September 19, 2018
Mark McCormick

A former Bursledon parish councillor, has pleaded guilty to rape and multiple charges involving indecent assaults on children. Appearing at Southampton Crown Court yesterday, Mark McCormick, 49, of Griffon Close, Bursledon, admitted raping a 16-year-old girl, multiple incidents of indecent assault on  children, and one count of taking indecent photographs of a child. McCormick,...
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Vandals force paddling pool closure

July 9, 2018
Vandals force paddling pool closure

The  paddling pool in Eastleigh’s Fleming Park, which has been hugely popular during the current heatwave, will be closed for repairs this Wednesday (11 July) following vandalism to a recently laid surface. Over the weekend vandals tore up the pool’s rubber crumb lining and, while the current condition of the facility doesn’t present a...
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Councillors propose ‘modest’ 8% pay rise

June 26, 2018
Councillors propose ‘modest’ 8% pay rise

Councillors in Eastleigh have voted to recommend an inflation busting 8% pay rise for themselves – that is twice the 4% proposed by an independent pay review panel – although the overall cost of members allowances will be reduced. In comparison, in the last pay round Eastleigh Borough Council- which boasts a rental income...
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Local Plan consultation starts Monday

June 22, 2018
Local Plan consultation starts Monday

Eastleigh Borough Council’s Chief Executive Nick Tustian has signed off the Local Plan today. With all the evidence and technical reports in place the long awaited public consultation can now finally get underway . The consultation starts at 12 noon on Monday (June 25) and will run until 12 midnight on Monday 6th August....
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Airbus: Brexit uncertainty threatens local jobs

June 22, 2018
Airbus: Brexit uncertainty threatens local jobs

The future of hundreds high tech manufacturing jobs in Hampshire could depend on Brexit the European aerospace company Airbus has warned. According to a report in todays Times newspaper, Airbus is preparing to stop building aircraft wings at its British plants –  and move production abroad to China or mainland Europe – due to...
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Self service only after Valley Park ram-raid

June 21, 2018
Self service only after Valley Park ram-raid

Armed cops and a police chopper were scrambled to sleepy Valley Park in the early hours of Thursday morning (June 21) following a burglary at the Tesco Express in Pilgrims Close when three suspects made off with the shop’s tills. It’s alleged that three men had ram-raided the shuttered store and were pursued in...
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