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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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Faulty sewage tank causes footpath flooding

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June 1, 2016
Faulty sewage tank causes footpath flooding

A riverside footpath popular with ramblers was flooded over the Bank Holiday Weekend after a crack in a storage tank resulted in  the escape of  thousands of gallons of treated waste water from the Chickenhall Lane Water Treatment Plant. On Sunday a local man out walking his dog along the Itchen Navigation spotted water...
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Latest plans for 1,000s of new houses on show

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January 28, 2016
Latest plans for 1,000s of new houses on show

There are just three weeks left for Eastleigh residents to have their say on the latest version of the local plan which will determine the future of development in the borough, not just in terms of numbers and location of the new housing but also new roads, employment and community facilities from now until...
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Bishopstoke shop worker assaulted by jam thief

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December 25, 2014
Bishopstoke shop worker assaulted by jam thief

A Bishopstoke shop worker was pushed into a door when she tried to stop a man leaving with unpaid goods. The man was walking out of the Co Op on Spring Lane with two jam jars when he was confronted by the member of staff, as a result  Police are issuing a CCTV image of...
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Bishopstoke Bridge closed again

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November 16, 2014

  Bishopstoke Bridge is closed to traffic today in what is described by Hampshire County Highways Department as an “emergency temporary closure” in order to carry out essential maintenance work. The B3037 Bishopstoke Road from the junction with Dutton Lane to the junctions of the North and South slip roads with Station Hill and...
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Britain’s Best Pharmacist is in Bishopstoke

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November 6, 2014

The small village of Bishopstoke might seem an unlikely setting to find Britain’s best pharmacist but Sultan Dajani , who runs Wainwrights chemist at Riverside, has just won the title in a competition organised by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in conjunction with Woman’s Weekly magazine. Sultan, also known as Sid to his customers, is...
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Blockage at Bishopstoke Mill cleared

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October 24, 2014
Blockage at Bishopstoke Mill cleared

Gates on the river Itchen at Bishopstoke Mill had to be closed last week to allow workers to clear it of obstructions after water levels began to rise. The culvert had become blocked with debris and local County Councillor Andy Moore told Eastleigh News that he contacted the Environment Agency because he was concerned...
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Homeless man living in Bishopstoke woods

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August 5, 2014

A homeless man has been living in a tent in Stoke Park woods for the last three weeks. When local carvery chef Desmond Spiers (28) lost his home and his job he turned to Eastleigh Borough Council for help but then rejected their offer of a space at a night shelter in Winchester because...
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Stoke Park kids bury time treasure

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July 17, 2014
Stoke Park kids bury time treasure

Local children have spent weeks collecting items to be buried in a time capsule in the grounds of a new retirement village and care home being built in Bishopstoke. Pupils from Stoke Park Junior School collated magazines, photographs, letters and toys to capture the essence of modern life, which were buried alongside documents relating...
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Forestry Commissioned!

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December 8, 2013
Forestry Commissioned!

  Rainbows, Brownies and Guides from Bishopstoke district joined Forestry Commission Rangers Ben Phelan and Dan  Charlesworth for a morning of tree planting and litter picking in Stoke Park Woods. The girls learned about the animals, trees and plants that live and grow there and it was a chance for them to earn their...
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Councillors booed at Bishopstoke planning meeting

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November 14, 2013
Councillors booed at Bishopstoke planning meeting

  Angry Bishopstoke residents booed their councillors last night after the go-ahead was given for a new housing estate in the village. Around 280 objections had been received by the council and over 100 locals crammed into the council committee room to try and persuade the area committee to kick out plans for 85...
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Police on a high after drugs seizure

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July 19, 2013
cannabis leaf

Chief Inspector Simon Tribe of Eastleigh Police has paid tribute to his Officers, following some good Police work which led to the seizure of an estimated £6,000 worth of herbal cannabis and about £1,000 in cash. Just before 6pm on Thursday July 18, Officers spotted a suspected drugs dealer at in a car park in...
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Smoke Alarms save Bungalow

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July 10, 2013
Hampshire Fire & Rescue Logo

Fire crews from Eastleigh, Botley and St Marys Fire Stations attended a fire at a property in Windsor Court, Bishopstoke just before 10am this morning, Wednesday 10 July. The property had previously been fitted with smoke detectors, by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) during a Home Safety Visit. Although the occupier was not at home at the time...
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Drug abuse warning following Man’s death

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June 14, 2013
Drug abuse warning following Man’s death

Police in Eastleigh are reminding residents  of the dangers connected with illegal drug use after a local man was found dead on Tuesday, June 11. Police were called to a house in Templecombe Road, Bishopstoke,  at about 10.30 am.  An ambulance was called to the address when a man was found collapsed but he...
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