Matthew Myatt

MP Mike’s ten minute triumph

Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton has been successful in his attempt to ask the government to establish maximum waiting times and  standards for access to evidence-based psychological therapies for adults and children nationally. Mike Thornton, retained the closely fought Eastleigh parliamentary seat for the Liberal Democrats – albeit on a vastly reduced majority – following the…

Keith saves Day!

Independent Hedge End Town councillor and local blogger Keith Day has helped to secure the future of the laburnum tree which became the centre of a village war after a local pre-school tried to have it felled to make way for a second play area. Tempers flared when local WI Chairperson, Jill Borrows, objected to…

Technophobia?

At a recent council meeting, Eastleigh Borough Councils new Head of Communications, announced that as part of a revamp of the way the council communicates its ‘good news’ to the borough it will introduce of the use of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to get enable Eastleigh residents to hear firsthand what…

New parking charges confirmed

New charges of 10p for up to two hours of parking are being introduced in three of Shropshire’s market towns, as the council moves to provide a consistent approach to parking across the county. Prior to Shropshire Council being formed, off-street car parks fell within the control of district and borough councils, and on-street parking…

Come rain or shrine…

The Stoneham Shrine -a memorial built in parkland off Chesnut Avenue to the memory of the local squire – is nearing the end of a reconstruction at the cost of £152,000 and the felling of a small beech copse. The Independent Group of Eastleigh Councillors claim it has cost tens of thousands of pounds worth…

NUTS!!

Nuts on roundabout

Driving around the streets of Eastleigh Town is hard enough with heavy lorries and busses coming at you from every angle and with increased traffic levels the last thing drivers need is the additional problem of nuts being allowed on the road. Well that’s just what drivers got today, thousands of them.!! At around 2.50pm…