Category: Community News

Planner’s letter a ‘Victory for common sense’

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‘The future for Eastleigh looks brighter’ says countryside charity after planning inspector’s letter on Local PlanA countryside charity has welcomed remarks made by the Planning Inspector following the pubic examination of Eastleigh Borough Council’s Local Plan in which she recommends the council scraps policies that would see over 5,000 new houses and a new motorway…

Helping Eastleigh residents stay physically fit – and in good mental health

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During the coronavirus lockdown Advice and other resources for residents staying at home during the coronavirus crisis, that focuses as much on mental wellbeing as physical health, has been developed by Eastleigh Borough Council. Eastleigh Borough Council have been working on ways to support residents during the coronavirus pandemic by offering advice on health and…

Councils launch helpline for vulnerable local folk

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Local authorities across Hampshire, including the County Council and all the districts and boroughs, have joined forces with the county’s community and voluntary sector, to ensure vulnerable people are able to access the support they need during the coming weeks. From today, a new helpline is up and running for frail or vulnerable residents who…

Coronavirus? We’re still happy say 14th Eastleigh Scout and Guide Band!

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 The 14th Eastleigh Scout and Guide Band, “The Spitfires”, have recorded a video to bring a smile to people’s faces despite the Coronavirus outbreak. Assistant Band Master Emma Thompson explains: “On Saturday evening, the band were due to hold a concert for the Mayor of Eastleigh’s Charity Appeal, however as a result of the…

Free Coronavirus book for kids

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Southampton intensive care nurse writes free book for children anxious about Coronavirus  A Southampton intensive care nurse has created a book to help reduce anxiety in children caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. The free online publication, entitled Dave the Dog is worried about coronavirus, has already been downloaded 15,000 times and used in schools and…

Eastleigh lose 4-0 away to Notts County

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Notts County ran out comprehensive 4-0 winners against Eastleigh – a National League contest that became the biggest match in English football following the suspension of the Premier League and English Football League. With the non-league competition giving teams the green light to play despite the coronavirus pandemic, five 15:00 GMT kick-offs went ahead in…

Council offers useful Coronavirus advice after 1st Hampshire case

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‘The risk of catching coronavirus remains low’ says Hampshire County CouncilHampshire County Council Director of Public Health has told residents that the risk of catching coronavirus remains low as the Council confirmed that the county has its first case . The affected patient has been transferred to a treatment centre in London where they are…