Category: Business

Hedge End superstore to feature in BBC reality TV series

Customers and Staff at Hedge End’s Sainsbury’s superstore will find themselves the stars of a new BBC reality series as cameras go behind the scenes to document a year in the life of the supermarket. The series of six 1-hour long episodes which has been given the title of ‘Inside the supermarket’ and coincides with…

McDonald’s tidy-up town centre

Staff from McDonald’s recently teamed up with the Town’s Business Improvement District (BID) to clean up the local area. A group from the Winchester and Eastleigh branches of the fast-food restaurant embarked on the challenge to give the area around the Wells Place eatery a much-needed refresh. The alleys behind the shops in the town…

MP celebrates tourism week with local businesses

Taking a break from the turmoil of Westminster’s Brexit crisis Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies visited the town’s popular local The Good Companions in Leigh Road, and the Gleneagles Equestrian Centre in Allington Lane to mark English Tourism Week. Taking place in spring each year, English Tourism Week which campaigns to raise the profile of the industry…

Local vet retires after 30 years

A Bursledon vet who has cared for thousands of pets in a career spanning more than 30 years is set to retire. Martin Fogden first joined Adelaide Veterinary Centre, in Bursledon along with his wife Jacquie in 1992 – in an era pre-internet and email. Martin became a partner in 1994 and has seen Adelaide…

Aldi for Budgens site?

  Hopes that the site of former Budgens’ supermarket in Hedge End will be re-opening as a branch of Aldi supermarkets seem to have been dashed today after a Eastleigh Borough Council spokesperson denied rumours that the German discounter was coming to the village but Council Leader Keith House has not ruled it out. Last…

Airbus: Brexit uncertainty threatens local jobs

The future of hundreds high tech manufacturing jobs in Hampshire could depend on Brexit the European aerospace company Airbus has warned. According to a report in todays Times newspaper, Airbus is preparing to stop building aircraft wings at its British plants –  and move production abroad to China or mainland Europe – due to concerns…

Former Spitfires Chairman gets MBE

  The former Chairman of Eastleigh Football Club,  Paul Murray has received an MBE in today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours lists for “services to charity and the community in Winchester.” The local businessman who had business interests based in School Lane, Chandler’s Ford has also served as Chairman of Winchester City FC and is a trustee…

New convenience store In Fair Oak Square

The old Brook Social Club site in Fair Oak square is once again open for business as a shop after the Mayor of Eastleigh officially opened a new Co-op Welcome Store in the Village Centre. The village landmark that was converted into a supermarket by Morrisions has been empty again since 2016 after the M…

Southampton’s East Street development underway

National Regional Property Group has commenced works on a major Build to Rent regeneration project that will completely transform a key part of Southampton city centre. The £27m development, designed by HGP Architects, will feature a range of contemporary one and two bedroom apartments. The project has now moved forward as National Regional Property Group…

Selwood brings Easter joy to children’s charity

Selwood is helping to bring Easter joy to hundreds of young carers and vulnerable children after donating 200 chocolate eggs to charity. The leading pump and plant company, based in Chandler’s Ford, donated the Easter eggs to Honeypot Children’s Charity and the colourful gifts were personally delivered by Richard Brown, Managing Director – Pumping Solutions…

MP hints at more Town Centre housing

Eastleigh’s MP has revealed a brown field site ‘in the centre of Eastleigh’ – currently owned by Network Rail could be re-developed for housing. In a press release Mims Davies describes a recent meeting she had with roads minister Jesse Norman in which she presented the case for a Chickenhall Lane link road but during…

Railway Works changes hands in £20 million deal

The former British Railway Locomotive Engineering works which was once the heart of Eastleigh, has been sold in a £20 million deal. Key Property Investments (KPI), a joint venture between leading UK developer St. Modwen and Kuwait based Salhia Real Estate Company, has sold the works, currently a multi-let train maintenance facility, to the Corporate…

Free evening parking in Swan Centre

Eastleigh Borough Council has announced that as from today (12 December) there will no longer be a charge to park in Eastleigh’s Swan Centre car parks in the evenings (from 6pm) giving local people the opportunity to park for free while they enjoy the town’s leisure facilities including a cinema, gym, bowling alley and a…

New Vets4Pets opens in Hedge End

Eastleigh pet owners now have a new veterinary surgery to take their furry friends to after vets Przemyslaw Jelonek and Andrew Thornton opened the doors to their brand new Vets4Pets practice located inside the new Pets at Home store at Hedge End Retail Park. Eastleigh Mayor Councillor Mo Sollitt, accompanied by Eastleigh MP Mims Davies…