Category: Bishopstoke

Bike Safety Event at the Y Zone with Eastleigh police

  Come and meet your Safer neighbourhoods team at the Y Zone Youth Centre, Blackberry Drive, Fair Oak between 4pm and 6pm on Wednesday 23rd January 2013. Eastleigh police are holding a Bike Safe event aimed at the 10-17 year age group and will be available to security code your cycle,  Dr Bike will be on site…

Young driver rescued after river plunge

Emergency services were called to Bishopstoke Rd just before midnight to rescue a trapped driver after a car left the road and  ended up in the river in almost the same circumstances which claimed the life of a local man 11 years ago The silver Fiat Punto crashed through railings and came to rest with…

Bishopstoke hit by two break-ins

  Burglars have struck twice in Bishopstoke’s Hamilton Road police report. On Thursday, October 25, an 87-year-old woman woke to find her front door insecure and her laptop computer missing from the dining room. The computer is a bright red Dell Inspiron 1545.  No other items were missing. On Halloween night, between 5 – 8pm,…

Bishopstoke Brownies reach 30!

The 4th Bishopstoke Brownies have celebrated their 30th birthday in style with Brownies and leaders old and new attending a fun party. The 4th were formed on September 21st 1982 and to celebrate reaching this milestone old girls and current Brownies came together to play traditional Brownie games to music from the 1980’s, they also…

Uncertain times for local learning disabled people

Having been a focus for learning disabled adults – and a place where they have gone for regular support in literacy, numeracy and independent living skills – the Eastleigh Advocacy Centre on Leigh Road is due to shut it’s doors this summer, due to lack of funding. The organisation was started with the help of One Community some 20 years…

Jenny wants to follow in Amanda Holden’s footsteps

Jenny Tilley

A young Bishopstoke actress is hoping to raise £14,000 to help her achieve her dream of following in the footsteps of local star Amanda Holden. Talented Jenny Tilley 23, beat off competition from hundreds of aspiring actors to be offered one of only 24 places at the  prestigious Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London…

Weekend community events at Bishopstoke

  Bishopstoke Methodist church on Sedgwick Road will be staging some community events this weekend. This Saturday (May 19) they will be holding a Coffee morning and plant sale in aid of CLIC Sargent Children’s Cancer Charity from 10 am till 12 noon during which visitors will be able to grab some plant bargains for…

Police seek Bishopstoke Hit and Run driver

Police working to trace a car involved in a hit-and-run are appealing for witnesses after a 20 year-old was left lying in the road with serious injuries. The incident happened at about 10pm on Thursday, May 3 in Bishopstoke Lane between Bishopstoke and Colden Common. The victim, a 20-year-old man from Colden Common was struck…

Police foil garage ATM raiders

Police officers disturbed thieves trying to empty the ATM cash machine outside the Bishy Esso garage after a 999 call from a local resident The  police were alerted at around 1.30 am this morning (April 4) that the free standing ATM was under attack. Officers from Eastleigh police quickly arrived at the scene to find…

Residents call leads to arrests: Updated

Prompt action by local residents led to the swift arrest of suspects following a break-in at Bishopstoke last night. Police raced to the Co-op store in Spring Lane, Bishopstoke at approximately 1 am, after residents reported a Burglary in progress. When officers arrived they found the front door had been smashed and the alarm was…

Ancient Oak felled in Bishopstoke

A mighty oak has finally been felled at the junction of Itchen Avenue and Bracken Crescent in Bishopstoke. I thought a little poem might be cool as the tree is about 250 years old so I wrote this. “I stand by the stump of an ancient tree, this mighty old oak stood here long before…

Thieves steal drinks cash from Hub

Robbers have busted into the drink vending machines at ‘The Hub’ Sports Hall and Pavilion on Bishopstoke Road and emptied it of money. The incident happened last Thursday January 12 between 6.55 and 7.26 pm. Two men entered The Hub. One man has gained access to the inside of the two drinks machines within the…

Guitarman fights off muggers

A gang of would be muggers attempted a steal a guitar from a man walking through Bishopstoke. The 57-year-old man was walking down Nelson Road at around 8pm last Friday, December 30. As he reached the junction with Stoke Park Road he was pushed from behind and fell to the ground A group of four…

Locals in road speed plea

A Bishopstoke Mum battling to reduce the speed limit along Alan Drayton Way claims lives will be lost if the current speed limit remains in place. At the November meeting of the  Bishopstoke, Fair Oak  and Horton Heath Area Committee, Hunters Way resident Natalie Stanfield branded the 40 mph stretch of the B3037 as a potential…

Eastleigh now building aircraft carriers

A Bishopstoke company is celebrating after being awarded a subcontract to assist in the production of two of the largest and most powerful warships ever constructed for the Royal Navy. Wessex Galvanizers – who are based on the Tower Industrial Estate off Chickenhall Lane  – will galvanize steel pipework which will be used in the…