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News stories on Eastleigh Council, its services and councillors

Former Mayor passes away

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August 19, 2014
Former Mayor passes away

Eastleigh Borough Council has announced the death of former Mayor Doreen Wellfare. Doreen Wellfare represented the Borough’s Hiltingbury Ward for thirty eight years making her the Council’s longest serving lady member and was elected Mayor of Eastleigh in 1980. Mrs Wellfare was also awarded the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Eastleigh in November...
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Fair Oak and Netley folk get say on recycling centres

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August 14, 2014
Fair Oak and Netley folk get say on recycling centres

Residents and small businesses in Fair Oak and Netley are being encouraged to take part in Hampshire County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) survey. Meanwhile Eastleigh’s Council leader has said that the town’s long delayed new recycling centre on Chestnut Avenue will finally open at the end of 2015. Responses to the HCC...
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Retiring councillors to get honorary title

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July 26, 2014
Retiring councillors to get honorary title

Long serving Councillors will no longer have to revert to being called plain old ‘Mr’ or ‘Mrs’ on their retirement following a special meeting of Eastleigh Borough Council in front of a virtually empty Thornden Hall on Thursday night. Councillors who have completed at least three terms (12 years) will in future be able...
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Council submits Local Plan

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July 17, 2014
Council submits Local Plan

The Eastleigh Borough Local Plan 2011 – 2029 was submitted to the Secretary of State for formal Examination on Tuesday 15 July 2014. It was submitted along with all the representations on it that we received in response to our consultation on the Revised Pre-submission Local Plan in February – March this year and...
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Road signs changed after spelling howler

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July 10, 2014
Road signs changed after spelling howler

Red-faced contractors have replaced a set of road signs after local residents were surprised to see that their road had been renamed. The new signs had been paid for out of developer’s contributions but contractors had left a W out of Newtown. A council spokesman said that the contractors had been responsible for the...
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Strike action could disrupt council services

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July 9, 2014
Strike action could disrupt council services

“Council workers deserve a decent wage” said a local union organiser as staff at Eastleigh Borough Council prepare to take part in a national day of strike action tomorrow (Thursday 10 July) in support of improved pay and conditions. Hundreds of Carers, social workers, refuse collectors, street cleaners and teaching assistants all over Hampshire...
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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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