Category: Bishopstoke

Bugsy Malone bring 1920s to The Point

Bishopstoke based Musical Theatre group brings the gangster comedy musical to town  Bishopstoke based musical theatre group Spot On Productions are bringing the much loved gangster comedy musical Bugsy Malone to The Point this July………. but with a twist! Bucking tradition, Spot on Productions are presenting the musical with a mixed cast of adults and…

Police ask for help in tracing missing Bishopstoke man

Updated. Please note, Mr Gosling has now been found. Police are asking help in finding a 75-year-old man who has gone missing in Bishopstoke. Ronald Gosling left his home address in Torch Close to head to his local shops at around 3.45pm this afternoon (Thursday 20 June) but has not been seen since. Police say…

Map reveals most searched for local celebrities

A DJ, a soap actor and a 17th Century witchfinder are all associated with places in Eastleigh A Judge who took part in the Salem Witch Trials, an Australian soap star and a radio and TV presenter are former Eastleigh residents who are the most searched for people from the Borough on Wikipedia. Data journalists…

Independents lose control of area committee

Despite winning in Bishopstoke during May election, control of Local Area Committee passes to Lib Dems Bishopstoke’s group of Independent councillors say they are unhappy that Eastleigh Borough Council have appointed a new Lib Dem Chair to Bishopstoke Fair Oak and Horton Heath Local Area Committee (BFOHH) over their heads. In last years (2018) ‘all…

‘I will work with with any party for my community’

Ray Dean, admits that running as an Independent is quite challenging Councillor Ray Dean, the Independent candidate for Bishopstoke is defending the one of the three seats the Independent group won last year from the Liberal Democrats who had angered many residents by voting in favour of the Council’s Local Plan that will see 6,000…

‘Stop arms sales to Saudi’ pleads Bishopstoke church

  Members of St Mary’s and St Paul’s Church Bishopstoke are calling on the Government to act for peace and suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia as it takes part in Christian Aid’s ‘Be A Peacemaker’ appeal. More than half of Yemen’s population live on the brink of famine due to war. Church members have signed…

Eastleigh approves Local Plan

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Eastleigh’s councillors have agreed to submit the Local Plan for independent examination by the government inspector at last Thursday’s (18 October) council meeting at The Point.  The Local Plan determines the location and number of new homes to be built in the Borough up until 2036 and provides for over 5,000 new homes and a…

Could butterflies stop the bulldozers?

Local campaigners opposed to the construction of thousands of new homes on countryside North of Bishopstoke say they are ‘delighted’ to have been given the support of a local butterfly conservation group. A spokesperson for Action Against Destructive Development told Eastleigh News that wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation was the latest group “to add to the…

Bishopstoke residents to attempt world record

  Residents in Bishopstoke are planning to dress up as trees as part of a world record-breaking protest to publicise their campaign against the Council’s Local Plan. The protestors are upset that the Borough Council’s emerging plan will see thousands of houses and a major relief road built on countryside close to their homes on…

New cabinet posts revealed

Following the recent local elections, new cabinet members for Eastleigh Borough Council have been announced. Councillor Paul Bicknell (Eastleigh South) has been promoted to Deputy Leader replacing the long-serving Anne Winstanley who lost her Bishopstoke ward seat to an Independent candidate. Ian Corben (Hedge End North) and Tina Campbell (Eastleigh Central) join the cabinet to…

Independents ‘disappointed’ by Lib Dem ‘name calling’

The newly-elected Leader of Eastleigh’s Independent Group, Councillor Louise Parker-Jones, has said she is ‘disappointed’ by the Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable who branded her supporters as ‘nimbys’. Dr Cable made the comments following last week’s local elections when Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrats were returned to power with an increased majority but lost all three seats…

Vince Cable: ‘I’m certain Bishopstoke will come back’

The Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has praised Eastleigh’s victorious Lib Dems for the ‘brave’ way they have stood up to ‘nimbys’ at a rally in Central Eastleigh. Despite an emphatic victory in Thursday local election, Independents in Bishopstoke unseated three sitting Lib Dems and the party has wasted no time in wheeling out a…

Bishopstoke churchgoers learn of Haiti aid effort

Church members of St Mary’s Church Bishopstoke had a surprise Sunday visitor when a Christian Aid worker from Haiti dropped into the morning service to share details about the reality of delivering development projects in a country hit by hurricanes, storms and a devastating earthquake. Senior Programme Officer Victoria Jean-Louis works with local partner organisations…

Local volunteers clean up country lanes

Volunteers have cleared 76kg of rubbish from two highly littered country lanes leading into Brambridge. A popular rat run with commuters, Kiln Lane and Bishopstoke Lane is frequently littered by people on the move between Winchester and Eastleigh but last week a team from country wear specialists Orvis UK, joined by members of the Campaign for…

Eastleigh MP pledges to help tackle rough-sleeping

Eastleigh MP Mims Davies has pledged to help end rough sleeping at a St Mungo’s event in Parliament, hosted by Mary Robinson MP. More than 80 guests, including St Mungo’s clients, parliamentarians and charity representatives, met in the House of Commons to discuss the government’s commitment to end rough sleeping, with Communities Secretary Sajid Javid…