Category: Bishopstoke

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…

Cheryl gets top award

Fair Oak and Horton Heath Parish Cheryl Gosling has been presented with a prestigious award by the Hampshire Association of local Councils – fending off competition from clerks in 250 parish and town councils in Hampshire. The Chairman of Bishopstoke and Fair Oak Local Area Committee Roger Smith –himself a Fair Oak Parish Councillor – presented Cheryl…

Bishopstoke girl wins UK Carnival Queen Title

A Bishopstoke Carnival Queen has been chosen as a Joint UK Junior Carnival Queen. On the 1st of November UK Carnivals took a group of 44 young ladies who represent their home town carnivals from across the UK, to Disneyland Paris to compete in the UK Carnival Court Selection for 2011, during the trip the…

Let Sarah spray you slim!

If you simply haven’t had the time to lie in the garden and get a healthy looking tan despite all the recent sunny weather, then Bishopstoke based beautician Sarah Keenan has the answer for you – Spray Tan Van! Sarah hit the local headlines last year after she followed a hunch and talked her bank…

‘Hairspray’ tonight at The Point

It’s going to be ‘mash potato time’ at the point this weekend as the local ‘Stepping Out’ school of dance stage their own version of the popular cult 60’s musical ‘Hairsrpay’ at Eastleigh’s  ‘The Point’ dance studio. The Bishopstoke based dance troupe has over 50 students who perform in classes covering all major dance styles.…

Girl approached by man in Stoke Park

A ten-year-old girl has told police officers how she was approached from behind by a man who held her round the waist and lifted her up. She said she hit the man with a stick, which caused him to let go of her and he fell to the ground. She then ran away. The incident…

Bishy man gets banged up for screwdriver down sock

A Bishopstoke man who was caught cycling along Mansbridge Rd with two knives and a sharpened screwdriver down his sock has been jailed for 40 weeks. Southampton Crown Court heard that Luke Acourt, 20, was being searched by police for drugs after being stopped for cycling erratically when he pulled out an eight-inch screwdriver from…

Bishopstoke Brownies need you!

Bishopstoke Brownies are looking for more girls to come and join in with their activities – several of the older Brownies are moving up to the guides and there vacancies available to all girls aged from 7 to 10 ½ in the Bishopstoke area with no waiting list. A spokesowl hooted: “We’re a fun pack…

New play area for Glebe Meadow

Local resident tries to stop Councillors from turfing kids off to have a go

Local children and families are set to benefit from a new play area at Glebe Meadow, Bishopstoke that they helped to design. The  new £50k community scheme was funded by Bishopstoke, Fair Oak & Horton Heath Local Area Committee and includes an extended toddler area with two multiplay climbing and slide units for different ages,…

Violent mugger seen off at Bishopstoke

bishopstoke mugger efit

A violent would be mugger was forced to flee empty handed when his victim stood his ground and refused to comply with his demands. The incident occurred in Bishopstoke at approximately 12.50pm on Tuesday, March 15 when a 25-year-old man was approached by another man on a footpath between Church Road and The Hub recreation…

Government in tree climb down

The future of the popular woodland at Stoke Park seems to be assured today as the government performed a U –turn on its plans to sell off all forestry commission land. Addressing parliament the Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman said: “I am sorry, we got this one wrong.” She said she took “full responsibility” for the…