About Eastleigh News

Street Party in Eastleigh. Pic: Kieran James

About Eastleigh News

Eastleigh News is an independent hyperlocal community news website and is a  member of the Independent Community News Network (ICNN). We have been reporting news from Eastleigh, Hampshire, an area with a population of 130,000, since 2009.

The site is not run for profit and all contributors are unpaid volunteers. The Editorial Team are trained journalists.

Up to December 2019 the site has published over 4,000 articles and received millions of pageviews and has 7,900 subscribers across all platforms. In March 2020 there were 53,000 page views from 41,000 unique visitors.

Analytics show 85% of visitors to the site are from the UK and that 22% are aged 25 – 35 while 43% are aged 35 – 55.

Editorial, Submissions and Posting Policy

We welcome submissions with a strong local news angle that are consistent with our values as a community news website.

We do not pay for content.

It is advisable to pitch before submitting any material. We read all incoming mail so if you so not hear back from us then there is no need to follow up, please assume we are not interested – we cannot respond in every case due to the high level of enquiries.

All contributions are subject to terms and conditions.

Eastleigh News reserves the right to withhold, withdraw or edit any material submitted.


The opinions and views left by site users in comments are theirs alone and are not endorsed by Eastleigh News who will not be held responsible for them. Neither should it be assumed that contributors subscribe or endorse views held by the site owner, sponsors or other contributors.

We ask all contributors to ensure their comments are not offensive, illegal or profane in any way and that all material has been gathered in accordance with the BAJ (British Association of Journalists) code of conduct. By submitting comments or articles users agree to accept these conditions.

Any comments or blog posts submitted which are found to be in breach of these conditions, or that have been submitted with false or missing contact details, will be removed.

Repeated breach of this policy by any one user will result in suspension of posting rights without warning.


Eastleigh News links to third party websites and is not be responsible for content on them.

Press releases, guest posts and ‘sponsored content’

  • Press releases should have a strong local news angle – i.e goods and services within the Eastleigh area.
  • We only accept guest posts; sponsored content; sponsored posts: advertorials or native advertising that are consistent with our values as a community news site. Therefore we will not promote gambling; high-risk financial products or any other ‘get-rich-quick’ scheme.
  • All paid posts must comply with regulations and guidance from CAP,ASA and FCA – that it will be clearly marked as ‘sponsored content’ with any links marked ‘no follow’ or ‘sponsored’. No more than one link per post.
  • We do not sell, buy, share or ask for links.

Any other articles, press releases, photo’s or news stories should have a strong focus on the immediate Eastleigh area, we do not pay for submissions.

Please send any material for submission or address enquires to: news@eastleighnews.co.uk.  

We read all incoming mail, if you do not hear back then we are sorry but this means we won’t be using your material, we do try and respond but it is not always possible to reply to every enquiry.

Copyright and use of images and materials

All images and articles on Eastleigh News are subject to copyright but are free for non-commercial use always provided author names and credits are preserved.

If the photograph you wish to use contains a watermark please do not crop it out and please acknowledge source and author of any piece you wish to use preferably with a backlink.

To licence materials for commercial use please contact licence@eastleighnews.co.uk.

If you are concerned that material on this site has breached your copyright then please email admin@eastleighnews.co.uk.

Right of Reply

You may leave a comment on any story using the comment box at the foot of the post page or you may submit a full post for consideration by emailing it to news@eastleighnews.co.uk.

Any comments or articles submitted by way of reply to previously published material will still be subject to the Editorial and Posting Policy outlined above.


Eastleigh News contributors voluntarily agree to abide by the BAJ code of conduct when news gathering and articles are published on this website with reference to the Editors’ Code of Practice . If you believe Eastleigh News to have fallen short of these standards or are concerned by any comments, posts or articles published on this site and wish to make a complaint, full details of our complaints procedure can be found on this page.

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Page last updated: 20 June 2021