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…

Eastleigh nature walk plots bee-friendly areas

A commitment to help tackle and raise awareness of the decline in bee numbers nationally was applauded on Wednesday by a team from Friends of the Earth as part of an organised expedition around Eastleigh and Southampton. Walkers from the environment charity will be mapping out and discovering habitat, as part of new campaign to…

Bus station butties back on Menu!

Eastleigh’s Bus Station users were in for a real treat today with the news that their much loved cafe has reopened. Eastleigh News reported back in February, the fight to keep ‘Refreshers Cafe’ open after the Borough Council informed staff that they were not going to renew the lease. However staff were not going to…

Eastleigh’s unsung heroes

While most of the residents are tucked up nice and snug in their beds, a small army of unseen, dedicated council workers are heading to the town for a daily routine of cleaning and scrubbing the streets to make sure that Eastleigh looks its best for visitors and residents. One such cheerful soul is Richard…

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…

Busman’s butties under threat!

The popular ‘Refreshers’ café at the town bus station on Upper Market Street is set to close as the council has refused to renew its lease – but the manageress and staff have promised to put up a fight they say will be no storm in a tea cup! The council have told the owners…