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Eastleigh Council Chief rebukes Sports MInister

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November 30, 2018
Eastleigh Council Chief rebukes Sports MInister

Eastleigh’s chief executive has rebuked Sports Minister Mims Davies after the MP used a council meeting to ask questions regarding the recent conviction of the former Chair of Bursledon Parish Council on child sex and rape charges. Last month Mark McCormick was sentenced at Southampton Crown Court to a total of 17 years for...
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Eastleigh backs people’s vote

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October 26, 2018
Eastleigh backs people’s vote

Eastleigh is officially backing calls for a second referendum after Councillors overwhelmingly backed a motion calling on the government to hold a referendum to accept or reject whatever deal the government finally negotiates as a result of Brexit negotiations – with an option to withdraw Article 50 and remain in the European Union. In...
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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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Hedge End Councillor resigns from Cabinet

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March 27, 2015
Hedge End Councillor resigns from Cabinet

Louise Bloom the Liberal Democrat Councillor for Hedge End Grange Park has resigned her Cabinet seat today. Bloom who held the portfolio for environment and sustainability has been absent from cabinet meetings since June following a highly publicised split from long term partner Eastleigh Liberal Democrat and Council Leader Keith House. But in a...
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Further Lib Dem resignation at Hedge End Town Council

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January 7, 2015
Further Lib Dem resignation at Hedge End Town Council

There are now two vacant seats on Hedge End Town Council after Councillor Louise Bloom, the former partner of Council Leader Keith House, resigned her Grange Park West seat last night citing personal reasons. Although the Eastleigh Borough Council Cabinet member for the environment has surrendered her place on the town council , she...
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Ex Mayor: ‘Leader thinks he is God Almighty’

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December 10, 2014

A former mayor of Eastleigh has compared the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council to “God Almighty’ saying “power has gone to head” after a small but determined group of Ukip activists staged a protest demo outside the civic offices yesterday (Tuesday 9 Dec). The protestors called on EBC Leader Cllr Keith House to break...
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BPAG win High Court appeal

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September 3, 2014
BPAG win High Court appeal

Campaigners opposed to housing development at Boorley Green were celebrating last night after they won a High Court appeal granting a judicial review of the planning decision to build 1,400 new homes in the village. Botley Parish Action Group had previously been turned down twice but the group persisted despite Eastleigh Council leader Keith...
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Eastleigh loses another Mayor

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August 20, 2014
Eastleigh loses another Mayor

  The Council has announced the death of another former Mayor, Mrs Bobbie Jones, just two days after her colleague Mrs Doreen Wellfare passed away. Bobbie Jones represented the Borough’s Chandler’s Ford Ward as a Conservative Councillor for eight years from 1988 to 1996 and was elected Mayor of Eastleigh in 1994-95. During her...
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Council acts to protect tenants

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August 5, 2014
Council acts to protect tenants

The Council has successfully prosecuted a landlord for not complying with housing laws designed to protect tenants under the Housing Act 2004. Harvinder Balli of Handsworth, Birmingham owns a property in Haddon Drive, Eastleigh which he rented to tenants. In January 2013 the Council’s Environmental Health team were contacted with regard to the lack...
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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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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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Council staff picket Civic Offices

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July 10, 2014
Unison picket line

Union members at Eastleigh Borough Council joined thousands of council workers, teachers and firefighters across the country in a one day strike over pay and pensions today. Pickets were outside the civic offices and the council depot at Hedge End. Unison Branch Secretary Mark Lonsdale told Eastleigh News: “It’s about fairness we’ve had a...
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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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