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Could butterflies stop the bulldozers?

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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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Bishopstoke residents to attempt world record

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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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New cabinet posts revealed

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May 14, 2018
New cabinet posts revealed

Following the recent local elections, new cabinet members for Eastleigh Borough Council have been announced. Councillor Paul Bicknell (Eastleigh South) has been promoted to Deputy Leader replacing the long-serving Anne Winstanley who lost her Bishopstoke ward seat to an Independent candidate. Ian Corben (Hedge End North) and Tina Campbell (Eastleigh Central) join the cabinet...
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Independents ‘disappointed’ by Lib Dem ‘name calling’

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May 13, 2018

The newly-elected Leader of Eastleigh’s Independent Group, Councillor Louise Parker-Jones, has said she is ‘disappointed’ by the Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable who branded her supporters as ‘nimbys’. Dr Cable made the comments following last week’s local elections when Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrats were returned to power with an increased majority but lost all three...
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Vince Cable: ‘I’m certain Bishopstoke will come back’

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May 6, 2018

The Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has praised Eastleigh’s victorious Lib Dems for the ‘brave’ way they have stood up to ‘nimbys’ at a rally in Central Eastleigh. Despite an emphatic victory in Thursday local election, Independents in Bishopstoke unseated three sitting Lib Dems and the party has wasted no time in wheeling out...
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Bishopstoke churchgoers learn of Haiti aid effort

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March 12, 2018
Bishopstoke churchgoers learn of Haiti aid effort

Church members of St Mary’s Church Bishopstoke had a surprise Sunday visitor when a Christian Aid worker from Haiti dropped into the morning service to share details about the reality of delivering development projects in a country hit by hurricanes, storms and a devastating earthquake. Senior Programme Officer Victoria Jean-Louis works with local partner...
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Local volunteers clean up country lanes

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March 12, 2018
Local volunteers clean up country lanes

Volunteers have cleared 76kg of rubbish from two highly littered country lanes leading into Brambridge. A popular rat run with commuters, Kiln Lane and Bishopstoke Lane is frequently littered by people on the move between Winchester and Eastleigh but last week a team from country wear specialists Orvis UK, joined by members of the Campaign...
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Eastleigh MP pledges to help tackle rough-sleeping

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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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Lib Dems quit over housing plan ‘soundeness’

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August 4, 2017
Lib Dems quit over housing plan ‘soundeness’

Two members of Eastleigh’s ruling Liberal Democrat group have resigned from the party citing concerns over the ‘soundness’ of Eastleigh’s emerging local plan. But Cllr Sarah Bain and Cllr Steve Sollitt say they will continue to represent their wards as ‘Independent Liberal Democrats’. Both councillors had joined fellow Lib Dem Cllr Mark Balaam and...
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Local housing on council meeting agenda

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July 13, 2017
Local housing on council meeting agenda

Eastleigh Council is set to consider its Emerging Local Plan – which will determine the location of future housing development in the borough  – at a meeting to be held at King’s Community Church, Hedge End at 7pm on 20 July 2017. The report outlines the emerging approach for the Eastleigh Local Plan including...
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‘I’d chain myself to the railings’

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June 8, 2017

Lib Dem hopeful Mike Thornton has told Eastleigh News he would “chain myself to the railings” to prevent development on Stokepark Woods in Bishopstoke. The location of future housing in the emerging local plan has become an election issue with the Conservative candidate Mims Davies backing protestors who are opposed to options B and...
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Stoke Park pupils enjoy ‘Magical Woodland’

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May 18, 2017
Stoke Park pupils enjoy ‘Magical Woodland’

Children at Stoke Park Infant School in Eastleigh are enjoying the first phase of a new ‘Magical Woodland Theatre’, thanks to a donation from house builder Linden Homes. The donation of £500 was gifted to Stoke Park Infant Association, which has been fundraising for the project. The creation of the ‘Magical Woodland Theatre’ will...
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Local retirement village wins AA Rosette

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March 9, 2017
Local retirement village wins AA Rosette

The Redwood Bistro at Bishopstoke Park the over 65s retirement village, has been awarded a celebrated AA Rosette, making it the first ever restaurant within a retirement village in the UK to be recognised by this rating. To celebrate, the restaurant is now officially opening its doors to the public, allowing members of the...
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Eastleigh’s local plan moves a step closer

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December 16, 2016
Eastleigh’s local plan moves a step closer

  Eastleigh’s much delayed  local plan has moved a step closer to reality last night after Liberal Democrat councillors voted to focus on plans for more housing  in Bishopstoke and Fair Oak with a new by-pass  from Fair Oak to all Allbrook to link to the M3 at junction 12. Councillors heard that with...
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Builders unearth Bishopstoke’s Roman past

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July 13, 2016
Builders unearth Bishopstoke’s Roman past

Evidence of Bishopstoke’s ancient past has been unearthed at a site where 85 new properties are being built by Bovis Homes. As work begins on the new homes on the land off Church Rd, archaeologists have returned to their laboratories to finish piecing together some of their finds following a nine week dig. Some...
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