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Vandals force paddling pool closure

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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

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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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Keith House sticks up for Green Belt

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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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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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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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Parish council to give cash to protest group

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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

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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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New convenience store In Fair Oak Square

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May 27, 2018
New convenience store In Fair Oak Square

The old Brook Social Club site in Fair Oak square is once again open for business as a shop after the Mayor of Eastleigh officially opened a new Co-op Welcome Store in the Village Centre. The village landmark that was converted into a supermarket by Morrisions has been empty again since 2016 after the...
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Keith House re-elected as Council Leader unopposed

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May 17, 2018
Keith House re-elected as Council Leader unopposed

  Councillor Keith House has been re-elected as the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council during the Council’s Annual General Meeting which was chaired by the newly elected Mayor, Cllr Bruce Tennent. The Liberal Democrat takes the top job for the twenty-fifth consecutive year after leading his party to an emphatic win in the recent...
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Bruce is new mayor for Eastleigh

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May 15, 2018
Bruce is new mayor for Eastleigh

  Councillor Bruce Tennent has been invested as Mayor of the Borough of Eastleigh at the annual Mayor-Making ceremony. It was an evening of ‘thank you’s’ and ‘goodbyes’ at the Kings Community Church, Hedge End as the outgoing Mayor Maureen ‘Mo’ Solllitt – who was leaving public life to retire overseas – thanked those...
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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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All seats up for grabs in Eastleigh Election

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May 3, 2018
All seats up for grabs in Eastleigh Election

Voters in every ward in Eastleigh Borough are headed to polls today to choose a new council in a rare ‘all out’ vote that could see a fundamental change in the balance of power in a town that has been Liberal Democrat since 1994. Boundary changes, an active anti-development lobby and recent defections have...
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Ukip councillor: ‘NHS Trust put lives at risk’

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March 26, 2018
Ukip councillor: ‘NHS Trust put lives at risk’

  Today’s news that the Calmore-based Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust have been fined £2 million for failing two patients who died in its care has come as no surprise says former Ukip County Councillor Andy Moore. Last year Southern Health pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety laws due to a series of...
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