Category: Community News

Eastleigh lose 2-0 away to Dagenham & Redbridge

Eastleigh’s play-off chances suffered another setback as Dagenham & Redbridge beat The Spitfires 2-0 on Good Friday.. Goals from Ollie Harfield and Chike Kandi either side of half-time consigned seventh-placed Eastleigh to a fourth defeat in five games. Dagenham & Redbridge went ahead in the 44th minute when Angelo Balanta’s cross was diverted home by Harfield. The hosts doubled the lead seven minutes…

Southampton to get its first woman Bishop

Debbie Sellin is set to become the first woman to be the Bishop of Southampton, and will also be first woman to be a Bishop in the Diocese of Winchester. Downing Street has today announced that the Queen has accepted the nomination of the Reverend Canon Deborah Sellin as the next Bishop of Southampton. Sellin…

Youths try to rob boy on Leigh Rd Rec

Police are appealing for a witness to come forward after two youths demanded money from a 14 year-old-boy on Leigh Rd recreation. A man who saw the incident – which took place in broad daylight near the bandstand on Saturday afternoon (April 13) – spoke to the boy’s father after the incident and police would…

Hand knitted chicks laying Easter eggs for charity

The Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity in West End has received over 50 hand-knitted chicks with chocolates inside. These will be sold to raise funds just in time for Easter. Care workers at Fisher’s Pond based Caremark Winchester & Eastleigh have been busy knitting since March and were able to hand them over recently. Calum Gray, Managing…

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…

Students raise £3,000 at Mayors Charity Dinner

After being approached directly by the Eastleigh Mayor’s office, Eastleigh College Events Management students worked in collaboration with its Hospitality and Catering learners to deliver a successful gala dinner for the Mayors Appeal. The evening, which was hosted at The Botley Park Hotel, saw over 100 guests gather in order to raise money for the…

Pollution monitoring system wins government funding

Government funding for an innovative system to monitor air quality has been won by Eastleigh Borough Council. The award of £58,750, from Defra’s Air Quality Grant, will pay for 25 mobile air quality and traffic monitors as part of a targeted programme around the Borough. The award is the full amount applied for by the…

Eastleigh lose 4-2 away to AFC Fylde

AFC Fylde turned around an early two-goal deficit to beat Eastleigh 4-2 at Mill Farm in front of 1525 spectators. A firm header past Jay Lynch by Alex Wynter – the defender’s second goal in three games – gave the visitors an early lead. Paul McCallum then rose to nod in Eastleigh’s second. The Coasters…

Ten-man Eastleigh lost 3-0 at home to Barnet

Ten-man Spitfires missed the chance to go give five points clear off of a play-off spot after a hot-tempered 3-0 defeat at home to Barnet in front of 1579 fans at The Silverlake Stadium. Eastleigh manager Ben Strevens, who use to play for Barnet, was left empty handed as side could have climbed to fifth…

Fake taxi caught in Eastleigh

Council officers prosecute two drivers after going undercover A fake taxi driver and a licensed private hire driver caught illegally plying for fares have been successfully prosecuted by Eastleigh Borough Council as part of  routine undercover operations. In a rare case for the Borough, which raises serious public safety issues, unlicensed driver Dennis Hewlett of…

Eastleigh beat Hartlepool 3-2 to extend play-off chances

Ben Strevens’ Spifires maintained their National League play-off push with an entertaining home win over Hartlepool at The Silverlake Stadium in front of 1863 spectators. Ben Williamson put Eastleigh in front in just the second minute following a well-worked corner routine as Mark Yeates played it short to the striker as Williamson placed a well…

Search is on for Eastleigh FC’s next female star

Eastleigh FC is committed to promoting the female game and has successful teams at every age. An FA Charter Standard Club it’s Ladies team currently play in the FA Southern Region Women’s Football League while their girls play in the Hampshire Girls Youth Football League (HGYFL). The girls and ladies are an integral part of…

Wildern School pool to be refurbished

Forty-year-old community swimming pool to undergo extensive makeover Planning permission has been granted for an extensive refurbishment of the main swimming pool at Wildern School in Hedge End. As part of the project, the popular community swimming facility will benefit from a complete overhaul of its roof and the addition of new spectator seating. Work…

Detectives appeal over death of Chandler’s Ford man

Detectives investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Sagar Bhatti in Chandler’s Ford are renewing their appeal for information. Officers are keen to speak to anyone who saw Sagar on the evening of Saturday, 9 March or during the early hours of Sunday, 10 March to help piece together his movements in the hours before…

Sam Matthews returns to Eastleigh on loan

Former Spitfire Sam Matthews has signed on loan to Eastleigh in the hope of extending The Spitfires chances of reaching the National League play-offs this season. The 22-year-old former Bournemouth player returns for his third stint at the club, after agreeing a deal until the end of the season. Manager Ben Strevens told the official…