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Keith House sticks up for Green Belt

June 21, 2018
Keith House sticks up for Green Belt

The Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council, Keith House, has hit out at a planning consultant’s ‘lobbying’ against a South Hampshire Green Belt. Yesterday Eastleigh News reported remarks made by Robin Shepherd of Southampton-based planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore who said that proposals presented by the Hampshire Branch of the Campaign for the Protection of...
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Green Belt proposals could hit local prosperity

June 20, 2018
Green Belt proposals could hit local prosperity

Proposals for a new Green Belt to restrict building in South Hampshire should be carefully considered to ensure they do not adversely affect growth and prosperity in the region, a leading planning expert has warned. Robin Shepherd of planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore has said proposals presented by the Hampshire Branch of the...
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Could butterflies stop the bulldozers?

June 20, 2018
Could butterflies stop the bulldozers?

Local campaigners opposed to the construction of thousands of new homes on countryside North of Bishopstoke say they are ‘delighted’ to have been given the support of a local butterfly conservation group. A spokesperson for Action Against Destructive Development told Eastleigh News that wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation was the latest group “to add to...
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Beer and Skiffle at St Mary’s

June 19, 2018

Beer was flowing and toes were tapping at St Mary’s stadium for the return of the annual Southampton Beer Festival (June 8-9). The festival organised by the South Hampshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is now in its 22nd year and this is the second year it has been held at...
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Hedge End store Fabb Sofas in administration

June 12, 2018
Hedge End store Fabb Sofas in administration

Furniture retailer chain Fabb Sofas – whose flagship store is in Hedge End Retail Park -has ceased trading and gone into administration leading to a potential 185 job losses nationwide. The retailer, set up by DFS founder Lord Kirkham, opened  in Hedge End  in October 2016 moving into the old Kiddicare building and then...
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‘Finances stretched’ warn County Council

June 11, 2018
‘Finances stretched’ warn County Council

Hampshire County Council’s ruling Conservative Cabinet say adopting innovative technology like robot grass-cutters and Amazon’s Alexa will help save money and to protect vital services but the Liberal Democrat leader of the opposition has slammed the Council for failing to generate new income and has described the county finances as “a mess.” HCC admit...
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Former Spitfires Chairman gets MBE

June 9, 2018
Former Spitfires Chairman gets MBE

  The former Chairman of Eastleigh Football Club,  Paul Murray has received an MBE in today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours lists for “services to charity and the community in Winchester.” The local businessman who had business interests based in School Lane, Chandler’s Ford has also served as Chairman of Winchester City FC and is a...
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Rail users face 3 day strike in guards row

June 8, 2018
Rail users face 3 day strike in guards row

UPDATE: 21/06/18 Planned industrial action on SWR train services from June 21 – 23 has been called off following talks between RMT union and SWR mediated by ACAS. Trains will be running as normal on these dates. Rail users in Eastleigh will face disruption to their journeys later this month as rail union RMT...
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Local school dubbed ‘rat hotel’

June 8, 2018
Local school dubbed ‘rat hotel’

Hiltingbury Junior School has been branded a “rat hotel” and birth control pills for rats were mooted as a possible solution for what councillors in Chandler’s Ford have described as a “rat invasion.” At Wednesday’ nights meeting of the Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury Local Area Comittiee Councillors heard how rats have been seen in...
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Parish council to give cash to protest group

June 5, 2018
Parish council to give cash to protest group

Parish Councillors in neighbouring Colden Common have agreed to donate £3,000 to campaigners who are trying to stop Eastleigh’s controversial Local Plan in a move that was described by Eastleigh Council Leader Keith House as of ‘dubious legality’ that would raise ‘unrealistic expectations’. The Parish Council at Colden Common – which lies within the...
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Rats on agenda at Chandler’s Ford

June 5, 2018
Rats on agenda at Chandler’s Ford

Concerned Conservatives are demanding action on Chandler’s Ford’s ever-increasing population of rats. The rodents are on the agenda at the Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury Local Area Committee meeting to be held tomorrow night (June 6) at The Dovetail Centre on Winchester Road.  Cllr Margaret Atkinson has tabled a motion calling on Eastleigh Borough Council...
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Public consultation timetable announced

June 5, 2018
Public consultation timetable announced

  Eastleigh Borough Council have announced dates and venues for a series of ‘drop-in’ sessions which will give local Residents the chance to comment on whether they think the draft plan has been prepared in accordance with local plan regulations and whether or not it is “sound.” This will be the last chance for residents...
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Bishopstoke residents to attempt world record

June 4, 2018
Bishopstoke residents to attempt world record

  Residents in Bishopstoke are planning to dress up as trees as part of a world record-breaking protest to publicise their campaign against the Council’s Local Plan. The protestors are upset that the Borough Council’s emerging plan will see thousands of houses and a major relief road built on countryside close to their homes...
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Ahmadiyya Muslim Community hosts ‘Big Iftar’

May 31, 2018

More than 60 people came together at Valley Park community centre last weekend to share food and learn more about Ramadan as part of ‘The Big Iftar’ – an event organised and hosted by local Ahmadiyya Muslims, a community who live by the motto: ‘Love for All, Hatred for none.’ The event, aimed to...
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MP praises vital Hamble Lifeboat

May 31, 2018
MP praises vital Hamble Lifeboat

  Eastleigh MP, Mims Davies, joined Trustee, Liam Dobbin, and colleagues at Hamble Lifeboat this week to gain an understanding of their role and the challenges they face as an independent lifeboat station. Hamble Lifeboat, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is located on the Hamble peninsular and plays a vital part in...
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