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Concerns over new waste plant for town

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June 17, 2014
Concerns over new waste plant for town

Fears that a new waste recycling plant in Eastleigh could lead to air pollution and a nasty pong has caused one concerned Eastleigh resident to call on townsfolk to lobby the Environment Agency who are considering an application for an environmental permit. Simon Payne, who lives on Southampton Rd, believes the new waste recycling...
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Council successfully prosecutes waste offender

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June 16, 2014
Council successfully prosecutes waste offender

The Council has successfully prosecuted a resident for illegally disposing of general waste in Bursledon. The defendant, Mr Peter Rowell of Bishopstoke was fined £200 and ordered to pay £480 costs to the Council with a £20 victim surcharge. Following a report in May 2013 of an abandoned caravan in Shop Lane, Bursledon an...
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Shock Result in Eastleigh:Updated

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May 23, 2014

In the local elections Eastleigh’s ruling Liberal Democrats and their Conservative opposition have managed to hold on to all their seats after anticipated gains by an invigorated Ukip failed to materialise. Only 15 of the 45 seats were contested this year, so there was no prospect of a change of overall control of the...
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Botley Councillor stands down

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April 12, 2014
Botley Councillor stands down

Long serving Botley Councillor Cathie Fraser will be standing down from her Borough seat at next month’s local elections and has already stood down from her seat on Botley Parish Council. Fraser also relinquishes her cabinet seat where she held the portfolio on health. The Liberal Democrat also sat on the Police and Crime...
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Full Council meets at the Lowford Centre

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April 11, 2014
Full Council meets at the Lowford Centre

The first Council meeting since Eastleigh Borough Council moved to new Offices in the Town Centre took place yesterday, 10th April, at the new Lowford Centre in Bursledon. When Eastleigh Borough Council was based at the old Civic Offices, Council meetings were traditionally held in the Council Chamber.  Although it has meeting rooms, the...
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Council claim Garden Waste success

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April 9, 2014
Council claim Garden Waste success

Eastleigh Borough Council have claimed that their revised Garden Waste service is proving a huge success, as collections of the new brown-lidded wheelie bins commences this week. Although the Garden Waste  service has been running for some years, the old-style bags were awkward to handle and easy to lose, particularly if they were emptied...
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New Lowford Centre Unveiled

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March 22, 2014

Hundreds of Busledon residents turned out this afternoon, to see the  Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Malcolm Cross, formally open their brand new Community Centre. The £2.6m Lowford Centre is built on a site that was formerly owned by the Bursledon & District Community Association, land which was transferred to Eastleigh Borough Council to facilitate this...
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Council claim 11-year-record on council tax

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February 26, 2014
Council claim 11-year-record on council tax

  Eastleigh Borough Council confirmed that it will provide residents with a real term cut in its Council Tax for 2014-15 for the eleventh year in a row. Less than 10% of the total Council Tax bill goes to Eastleigh Borough Council and this year the average borough element for a Band D household...
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Final Curtain in the Council Chamber

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February 25, 2014
Final Curtain in the Council Chamber

The Council Chamber at the Civic Offices in Eastleigh hosted its final theatrical performances this evening, in front of an empty public gallery, as the Full Council met for the last time prior to the move to its new offices at Eastleigh House, in the Town Centre. The main purpose of this meeting was...
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BPAG weigh up options

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February 13, 2014
BPAG weigh up options

Campaigners opposed to house building at Boorley Green are considering if they are going to appeal against yesterday’s court decision not to grant them  a judicial review. A spokesperson for Botley Parish Action Group told Eastleigh News that it was ‘premature’ to think the process was over and that they still had seven days...
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New finance chief for Eastleigh

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January 24, 2014
New finance chief for Eastleigh

Sarah King has been appointed as the Council’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The position as CFO is an important position in the organisation, holding the financial reins of the Council and ensuring that resources are used wisely to secure positive results. Achieving value for money and securing stewardship are key components of the...
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Christmas Eve Market in Eastleigh

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December 18, 2013

Eastleigh Borough Council have announced that there will be an additional market day in Eastleigh, on Tuesday 24th December this year. The Christmas Eve market will be held in the usual location on Leigh Road precinct, between 9am and 2pm. In a press release, a spokesman for the Council says; ” We are pleased to...
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New school for Horton Heath?

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December 5, 2013
New school for Horton Heath?

Eastleigh’s Cabinet Committee is set to consider proposals for a new secondary school at Horton Heath at a meeting on Thursday 12 December. The new facility will be going into an area south of Horton Heath and west of Burnett’s Lane that has been identified in the revised draft version of the council’s new...
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Parish Councillors support Fair Oak residents

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November 26, 2013
Parish Councillors support Fair Oak residents

In a well attended but surprisingly tame meeting of the Planning & Highways Committee at Fair Oak & Horton Heath Parish Council this evening, residents and Councillors found that they were of exactly the same mind over Eastleigh Borough Council’s proposals to develop over 750 new homes in the Parish. The purpose of the...
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‘Borough News’ Scoops gold award

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November 25, 2013
‘Borough News’ Scoops gold award

Eastleigh Borough Council scooped a ‘Gold Winner award’ for the ‘Best External Publication’ at the glittering Wessex & Channel Islands Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Pride awards evening held at St Mary’s Stadium. The Council won its award for ‘Borough News,’ its flagship publication designed to keep residents informed about a wide range of...
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