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Kieran James

NCTJ trained. Previously Assistant Community Reporter for The News, Portsmouth. Sport and gig reviews are my passion.

Council provides local non-profit making community groups with up to £1,000 grants

Community grants of up to £1,000 are being distributed to a range of non-profit making organisations by Eastleigh Borough Council. Recipients include community groups, voluntary organisations, trusts, friendly societies, social enterprises and community interest companies. Priority is given to groups whose aims reflect the Council’s priorities of promoting health, prosperity, the environment, and community development…

Monthly village market launches in Hamble

A new monthly market begins on Friday 20 August in Hamble village as part of the Eastleigh Borough Council’s Borough Markets scheme, an initiative to encourage residents to shop locally. The Hamble market will host some of the same stalls as the current weekly market that takes place on the former Budgens site in Hedge…

Tickets on sale for Eastleigh Film Festival

Eastleigh Film Festival is back for 2021, bringing a full week’s schedule of screenings to unique and unusual locations across the Borough. Tickets are on sale now for the festival line-up from Monday 13th – Saturday 18th September. Following last year’s drive-in cinema at Itchen Valley Country Park, the festival heads into the dark, dark…

Barton Peveril Students Celebrate Results

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College is celebrating its A Level and Level 3 results, with a 99.68% A Level and 100% Level 3 pass rate, on Tuesday 10th August 2021. Of the A Level entries, 84% were graded A*-C, 62% A*-B, and 34% A*-A. Speaking on the success of this year’s students, Barton Peveril Principal,…

Tom Whelan joins Spitfires

Eastleigh have signed midfielder Tom Whelan, on a permanent basis. The 25-year-old midfielder joins the Spitfires following his departure from National League rivals, Chesterfield. Whelan enjoyed a successful 2020/21 campaign with the Spireites, after joining them in January from Weymouth. He scored eight goals in 34 games across both clubs, with five of those strikes…

Barton Peveril Alumnus Helps Unemployed

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College alumnus Reece Black has been helping young adults in the community find employment, after joining social enterprise Digisheds. The social enterprise helps unemployed 16 to 30 year olds, who are typically underrepresented or overlooked, access the career ladder through a digital skills and personal development programme.  Digisheds enhances the career…

Eastleigh town centre roads reopening

Market Street and High Street in Eastleigh town centre will reopen to vehicles on Monday 19 July following the Government’s announcement to ease social distancing requirements from this date. Hampshire County Council has advised the Council that when social distancing measures are lifted by central government the temporary pop-up schemes which have been introduced across…

Popular paddling pool to reopen

The popular outdoor paddling pool at Fleming Park, Eastleigh is planned to open on Saturday 24 July – at the start of the school summer holidays. The facility is provided by the Council in partnership with Places for People (who manage Places Leisure Eastleigh) and is popular with thousands of local families that flock to…

Fairport Convention to star at Wickham Festival

Fairport Convention will close this year’s Wickham Festival which runs from August 5-8. The folk legends are the new Sunday night headliners after Covid travel regulations forced the Waterboys to postpone until next year. It is a major coup for organisers who have secured one of the biggest names on the circuit for their only…

Barton Peveril’s Award-Winning Pastoral Team

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College’s Pastoral Team has won the Sixth Form Colleges Association’s  Covid Above and Beyond Award. The Team was recognised in the awards for their work on the frontline, during the pandemic. Whilst the College transitioned to remote working, the Pastoral Team were on campus ensuring students continued to receive all the…

Charity award establishes Point bursary scheme for young people

The Point Eastleigh will use a generous donation from a former local charity to create a new arts bursary in the Borough.  The donation of almost £10,000 is the final act of the Arts & Youth Trust for Eastleigh, which is now closed. The money will support The Point’s Creative Learning and Participation programme to deliver a scheme for local young people. …

Eastleigh’s 2021/2022 fixtures announced

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires have announced that the 2021/22 Vanarama National League campaign will commence on Matchday two, following a bye week for the Spitfires on the opening day of the season.  With an odd number of teams in the league again this year, our season will kick off with a home fixture against Wrexham on…