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Self service only after Valley Park ram-raid

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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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Local school dubbed ‘rat hotel’

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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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Rats on agenda at Chandler’s Ford

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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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Ahmadiyya Muslim Community hosts ‘Big Iftar’

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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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Tickets selling fast for the Hilt Beer Festival

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May 26, 2018
Tickets selling fast for the Hilt Beer Festival

Following last year’s successful Beer Festival, Hiltingbury Community Association Social committee are repeating the event, with an even bigger selection of ales and ciders! Running once again at the HIlt on Friday 1st June and Saturday 2nd June from 6pm until 11pm some of Hampshire’s best ales and ciders will be served up in an intimate...
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Fryern frys in Funtastic sunshine

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May 11, 2018
Fryern frys in Funtastic sunshine

Thousands of Chandler’s Ford residents made the most of the Bank Holiday heat-wave at Fryern Recreation ground on Sunday by visiting the annual ‘Funtasia’ May-Fair. Declaring the event open, Mayor Mrs Maureen Sollitt urged the crowd to have ‘fun in the sun’ – in recent years the event hasn’t been blessed with the best...
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Selwood brings Easter joy to children’s charity

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March 28, 2018
Selwood brings Easter joy to children’s charity

  Selwood is helping to bring Easter joy to hundreds of young carers and vulnerable children after donating 200 chocolate eggs to charity. The leading pump and plant company, based in Chandler’s Ford, donated the Easter eggs to Honeypot Children’s Charity and the colourful gifts were personally delivered by Richard Brown, Managing Director –...
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Chandler’s Ford man to tackle double marathon

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March 13, 2018
Chandler’s Ford man to tackle double marathon

A 59 year-old man from, from Chandler’s Ford will be running a double marathon along the South Downs Way, for the second year Dean Bailey, 59 is running Race to the King,– this time for fun, having raised £1,400 for the British Heart Foundation last year when he ran with his daughter, Lisa Bailey....
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Local care home joins dementia campaign

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May 25, 2017
Local care home joins dementia campaign

The care home operator which runs Chandler’s Ford Care Home, has joined John’s Campaign, which is calling for the right of people with dementia to be supported by their family carers. John’s campaign works to enable more people to visit and help care for their relatives in medical and social care services at the...
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Toynbee campaigners report missing sign

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April 6, 2017
Toynbee campaigners report missing sign

Campaigners battling for the introduction of a safe crossing outside Toynbee School are asking Hampshire County Council to replace a ‘School Ahead’ sign that has disappeared from Bodycoats Rd giving drivers no warning that children may be crossing. Last month local mum Suzy Woolford begged HCC for help ‘before someone is killed’ on Bodycoats...
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Giant gnomes delight little Lola

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March 29, 2017

The Asda store in Chandler’s Ford  invited a young girl with learning disabilities into the store to give her some giant gnomes. Lola Anderson, who’s four, loves Asda gnomes and was left heartbroken when one of her favourite gnomes had broken. Abbie Bowers, customer trading manager, asked little Lola to come into the store...
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Local man in charity cycle trip

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March 22, 2017
Local man in charity cycle trip

A Chandler’s Ford man is planning to cycle from London to Amsterdam this May in aid of cancer charity Marie Curie. Ed Pearce will be joining a party of 25 fundraisers who will be cycling the 134 miles in two days. The 45 year-old sales managers has always loved cycling but after his father-in-law...
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‘Please help us before someone is killed’

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March 18, 2017
‘Please help us before someone is killed’

A Chandler’s Ford mum who says she fears for the safety of her visually impaired children is calling on Hampshire County Council to introduce traffic calming measures outside Toynbee School saying “please help us before someone is killed.” The dramatic plea came as friends and neighbours of Suzy Woolford, who lives on the Oakmount...
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Chandler’s Ford man ‘ripped-off’ workers

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December 10, 2016
Chandler’s Ford man ‘ripped-off’ workers

A Chandler’s Ford man has become the first employer in Hampshire to be prosecuted for National Minimum Wage offences, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Kreshnik Dida, 29, of Southdene Road was trading as Dida Hand Car Wash at Bitterne Road West, Southampton and is believed to have “ripped-off” workers by...
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Biker burglars made off with jewellery

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September 20, 2016
Biker burglars made off with jewellery

Two bikers  made off with a haul of jewellery following  a brazen broad daylight burglary in Hiltingbury. Police have issued CCTV stills of two people who broke into a house on Lakewood Road on Monday (September 19). The pair were captured on camera arriving and leaving on a motor bike between 11am and 11.20am but...
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