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Adam Fountain

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First ‘Hampshire Day’ celebrated in Winchester

Eastleigh Council Leader Keith House blasts county celebration as “a total waste of money”.A flag-raising ceremony to mark the first ever ‘Hampshire Day’ was held at the Castle in Winchester today, St Swithun’s Day (July 15) – but the Leader of the Liberal Democrat opposition on Hampshire County Council, Councillor Keith House blasted the event…

Deliveroo to bring gig economy to Eastleigh

Deliveroo, the food delivery service, is on the look-out for drivers and riders in Eastleigh, where the service is due to launch later next month as part of an Amazon funded expansion plan to bring the business model out of the city and into towns and suburbs. The company is appealing to car, bicycle, scooter…

Shakespeare Junior School tackles air pollution

Pupils at Shakespeare Junior School in Eastleigh reclaimed the street outside their school during an afternoon of traditional games, chalk drawing and plenty of cycling and scooting in an attempt to cut back on air pollution – the first school in Hampshire. The road closure was the first of its kind in Hampshire, though the initiative…

Mayor cuts ribbon on refurbished Costa

Eastleigh’s Mayor Councillor Darshan Mann – along with Cuppy the Costa Coffee mascot –  paid a visit to the grand re-opening of the newly refurbished Costa Coffee on the Borough Council owned Channon Retail Park on Woodside Avenue, The popular coffee shop has been refurbed to Costa’s latest specification following a two week closure. The…

MP Mims attends Eastleigh Hope 19 week

Eastleigh MP Mims Davies visited  All Saints Church on Desborough Road last week as part of Eastleigh HOPE 19 week to meet Church leaders, volunteers and church groups. Eastleigh HOPE 19 is about Churches Together in Eastleigh (CTiE) coming together and jointly offering a series of events across the week. There were several ‘streams’ offered…

Paint shop sponsors outdoor flicks

Eastleigh’s Outdoor Cinema Season has received sponsorship from a local decorating shop. The programme, part of The Point, Eastleigh’s Summer Social, invites audiences to grab a drink and some popcorn from the pop-up bar, pull up a deckchair and enjoy a line-up of blockbuster and classic film screenings on the Outdoor Garden Stage. The Outdoor…

Community chips in for new kitchen at Fryern

Ribbon is cut on updated catering facility at the Age Concern CentreWhen the Age Concern Centre at Fryern found itself in need of a new kitchen, members of the local community chipped in to cover the costs and on Monday, supporters, tradesmen, fundraisers and donors gathered at the centre to celebrate the opening of the…

New curate for Bursledon

The Reverend Jill Kells has been ordained by the Bishop of WInchester,The Reverend Jill Kells is the new curate for Bursledon parish. Rev Kells was one of the new Deacons to be ordained by The Bishop of the Winchester The Right Reverend Tim Dakin during a service at Winchester Cathedral this weekend Reverend Kells is…

Fryern Junior school to be rebuilt

Existing 1960s building will be replaced by a modern sustainable facility.Chandler’s Ford residents have been finding out about the proposed plans for the redevelopment of Fryern Junior School at an exhibition and drop-in event yesterday. The existing school building – which include a 2 storey block – date back to the 1960s and while structurally…

Eastleigh Street Pastors mark 10 years

Eastleigh Street Pastor Co-ordinator Steve Smallwood tells Eastleigh News how things have changed after a decade on Eastleigh’s night-time streets.Eastleigh’s Street Pastors will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary with a Thanksgiving and Commissioning Service at Eastleigh Baptist Church at 7.30pm on Friday 12th July 2019. The keynote speaker at the event will be the Rev Les…

Volunteers needed at Hat Fair

‘Gain valuable festival experience and meet countless performers from around the globe.’The hosts of Hat Fair still need more volunteers to help out at this popular event, the UK’s longest running festival of Outdoor Arts. The free, three-day festival, which runs from Friday 5 – Sunday 7 July this year and celebrates 45 years this…