The Blockade of Eastleigh by a coalition of workers from HCC and various Roads and Energy agencies intensifies tomorrow (Monday 8th February) when Eastleigh’s principal approach road, the A335 Leigh Road will be closed between Between Junction 13 of the M3 to the Junction with Bournemouth Road until 19th February.
In addition further sections will be closed at Night.
Eastleigh will completely surrounded – by diversions.
Traffic will be diverted along Bournemouth Road, Chesnut Avenue, Woodside Road, and Allbrook Hill
A spokesman is claimed to have said:
“Residents should think about allowing a little extra traveling time onto their journeys – say three or four days”
On behalf of our local traders and residents, Eastleigh News issues this solemn vow:
We will never surrender!
They may try and starve us out, but as long as long as there is still food on the shelves at Lidl, we will see it through!!
One local historian commented.
” In 1870 at the small town of Villeneuve St Georges, ( twinned with the Borough of Eastleigh) the first shots were fired in what was to become the ‘Siege of Paris”
“Things got so bad, residents were reduced to eating rats”
“starvation will not be a problem”.
Outside Burtons and Oswald Baileys in Market St today there were already signs that traders were preparing to tunnel their way out.
I’m lost for words – can you think of anything to say?