Stephen Slominski

I'm the News Editor and admin for this site and a life-long Eastleigh resident.

Eastleigh volunteers sew scrubs for NHS workers

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‘It’s the Dunkirk spirit’ says group organiserA group of Eastleigh residents are putting their sewing skills to good use by producing home-made ‘scrubs’ – the vital protective clothing needed by frontline medical staff that are in short supply due to the coronavirus outbreak. ‘Eastleigh Scrub Hub’ is part of a national network of voluntary community…

Hospital erects marquee to triage coronavirus patients

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University Hospital Southampton outlines changes to emergency admissions during coronavirus outbreak The emergency department at University Hospital Southampton has been transformed as part of preparations to manage Coronavirus (COVID-19). All patients who self-present or are referred by their GP are now assessed in the marquee outside of the department. Patients of all ages with respiratory…

Council urged to accept Local Plan changes

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The Leader of the Eastleigh’s Conservative Group is urging the Council to make modifications to the Local Plan and put an end to “uncertainty and hostile planning applications.” In a letter to the Council chief Nick Tustian, Councillor Margaret Atkinson also complained that a press release posted on the Council’s website was ‘misleading’. Earlier this…

Planner’s letter a ‘Victory for common sense’

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‘The future for Eastleigh looks brighter’ says countryside charity after planning inspector’s letter on Local PlanA countryside charity has welcomed remarks made by the Planning Inspector following the pubic examination of Eastleigh Borough Council’s Local Plan in which she recommends the council scraps policies that would see over 5,000 new houses and a new motorway…

Mayor to serve second year


Mayor and Deputy Mayor to serve second year after Mayor Making ceremony called off under coronavirus restrictions. The Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Darshan Mann and Deputy Mayor Cllr Cynthia Garton will both serve a second term in their respective roles until May 2021 in the light of the ongoing uncertainty over the Coronavirus crisis. The…