Category: Bishopstoke

Planner’s letter a ‘Victory for common sense’

‘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…

Local plan hearings in change of venue

The public examination of Eastleigh’s long delayed Local Plan draws to its conclusion this week with a change of venue for the last two days of hearings after the original venue – the Botleigh Grange Hotel – pulled down the shutters and called in the administrators. The remaining sessions start Tuesday 28 January and Wednesday…

Bishopstoke artist raises £750 for Local Plan challenge

Bishopstoke artist raises £750 for Local Plan challenge. A Bishopstoke-based artist has donated the proceeds from the sale of one his paintings to help pay the legal costs of campaigners opposed to Eastleigh’s Local Plan. Paul Stratton – a lifelong Bishopstoke resident – described the Borough Council’s proposal to construct a new 6,000 home community…

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…