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Stephen Slominski

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

Statement from Swaythling Housing

Swaythling Housing Society have issued the following statement in response to our posts ‘Eastleigh’s Anti-Social Tenant Shame’ and ‘Update On Anti-Social Tenants’ “In the Eastleigh area the Society owns 896 properties. We have been taking robust action to address anti-social behaviour wherever it affects residents, including Eastleigh. As a result by the end of December…

Council’s open space puzzler

“Local residents are being consulted by the Council as part of a plan to help shape our plans for meeting the future needs and requirements for open space throughout the borough. The Council has produced a questionnaire that is available at www.eastleigh.gov.uk/openspaces which aims to obtain your thoughts and opinions on the quality, quantity and accessibility of open…

Brambridge Break In

Following news that Burglars had struck in Chandlers Ford and West End Police are also now appealing for witnesses after a break in at a home in Brambridge. The house near the junction of Church Lane and Highbridge Road was targeted by burglars between 7 and 8pm on Monday, February 1. The offenders smashed a…

Prize Bonanza for Eastleigh Shoppers

If you play your cards right in Eastleigh on Saturday, between 11 and 3, you will be a winner! The Swan Centre has joined up with the Town Centre Partnership to invite Eastleigh Shoppers to have a punt while they pick up everything they need for a perfect Valentine’s Day. There is a free gift…

Borough Burglary Spree

Police are appealing for information after Burglaries in the Chandlers Ford and West End areas of the Borough High value jewellery and electrical items were stolen from three addresses in Chandler’s Ford between 6.45am and 4.30pm on Monday, February 1. Two of the burglaries were at properties in Shaftesbury Avenue; the third was at an…

Update on Anti Social Tenants

Following Publication of the Feb 1st story regarding anti social behaviour by Swaythling Housing tenants. Eastleigh News has been contacted by Swaythling Housing parent company, Radian. A spokesman was at pains to stress that although the figures quoted in an abstract from the association’s magazine were accurate, they pertained to incidents across the association’s portfolio…

Swan Centre bucks trend

Swan Centre Sign

The Swan Centre in Eastleigh is celebrating a  29% increase in shoppers year on year according footfall figures they have released for December. This contrasts sharply with a 2.8% national fall reported by retail data company Experian. The Swan Centre also claims 75% of their businesses reported ‘excellent sales’ over the Christmas period despite figures…

Power woes continue…

Businesses in Eastleigh face ongoing disruption to their trade in a knock on effect from recent power cuts. Following Chris Huhne’s stinging rebuke to Scottish & Southern Energy over the trading losses suffered by 26 premises in the Town Centre, the energy supplier has been attempting to locate and repair the source of the problem…

Council ‘Snoopers’ set to call

Eastleigh households are to be subject to a housing survey the council has announced on its website. 1500 addresses within the borough will be selected at random and visited by surveyors who will appraise the property and report on its condition and value to the council. The council say that they are legally obliged to…

Huhne: ‘Electricity supply is shocking’

Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne has criticised Southern Electricity for failing to stop power cuts that are threatening business and job prospects in the town. Mr. Huhne has written to the chief executive of Scottish and Southern Energy to complain about five power cuts in the town centre since the end of December that have resulted…

Rail Hope or Rail Hype?

Claims that Eastleigh’s former railway works are about to ‘rise from the ashes’ with 400 new jobs leading to a railway renaissance may have been overstated it has emerged. On the 14th January the Daily Echo reported on its website that Knights Rails Services who currently operate on the former British Rail and Alstom site…

Eastleigh’s ‘empty shop’ economy

Despite the recession having officially ended just over 48 hours ago, shock figures just released by Eastleigh Borough Council show a 26% increase in empty town centre business premises year on year. There are now a total of 32 empty business premises within the town centre boundary, 19 empty/unoccupied shop units and 13 office premises…

Stop selling your stuff on Ebay

The ‘Help the Aged’ Charity shop has issued an urgent appeal for more item donations. It seems local folk are not being as generous as they once were. A worker at the Leigh Rd store explained that since the recession there has been an increase in demand from buyers – particularly in clothing. But at…

Save our Spitfires!

Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne today urged the town’s residents to help save the Spitfires of the Battle of Britain Flight from defence budget cuts. Following claims in the Daily Mail that the veteran Spitfires and Hurricanes were in danger of the axe Mr Huhne said that the flight was “a crucial link to the most…

Eastleigh crime down by 15%!

Latest Eastleigh crime figures are showing a marked decrease, almost double the national average published by the Home Office earlier this week. While an 8% drop in crime was recorded nationally current statistics for the Eastleigh District show a 15% decrease and a detection rate of nearly 30%.