Category: Botley

Archive of Eastleigh News stories about Botley

A welcome visitor to Eastleigh…

Steam will return to Hedge End and Eastleigh briefly on 5th December, when passengers can travel to Bath behind two ‘Black Five’ locos hauling The Cathedrals Express. The event is also likely to attract steam enthusiasts and train-spotters to all the other stations along the route, many of whom will find Botley a good vantage point as the…

Botley Park Hotel takes action for Children

Staff from the Macdonald Botley Park Hotel, Southampton, will be taking part in a range of exciting activities from abseiling and dragon boat racing to marathons, to raise £10,000 for Action for Children in 2013. To date the hotel has raised £2000 towards the year-end target. Action for Children; a leading children’s charity which supports…

Botley continues the fight…

Botley Parish Council have resolved to continue the fight against Eastleigh Borough Council’s decision to develop 1400 new homes in Boorley Green, for the time being at least. At an extraordinary meeting of Botley Parish Council this evening, 19th February, the seven Councillors who were present passed a resolution; “That the Council shall agree to allocate a budget of £5,000…

Boorley Green gets Outline Planning Permission

In a special meeting of the Hedge End, West End and Botley Local Area Committee, the controversial development of 1400 new houses at Boorley Green was granted Outline Planning Permission, subject to a few conditions, this evening, 18th February. The meeting was held in the main hall of the Kings Community Church, a much larger facility…

Botley protests against Borough’s local plan

Protestors brought the centre of Botley to a standstill at lunchtime today. Such protests are rare in this part of the world, but temporary road closures were in place to allow a march organised by the Botley Parish Action Group to protest against the developments that are proposed in Eastleigh Borough Council’s new local plan. The plan has…

Botley High St to close for protest

  Traffic will grind to halt in Botley at noon tomorrow as up to four hundred local residents are set to Stage a protest march through the town’s High Street which will be closed to traffic from 11.45 am to 12.45pm (diversions will be in place.) Botley isn’t the sort of place you might normally…

Upset for Local Plan in Botley and Stoneham

  Doubts over Eastleigh Borough Council’s ability to deliver part of their Local Plan have emerged today after County Council Leader Ken Thornber confirmed that HCC would not be releasing land they own at Woodhouse Lane for a new 1,000 home development and that it would not support the construction of any more than 300…

Botley traffic: Time for action?

  The Chair of Botley Air Pollution Group has called on townspeople to be more proactive in the campaign for a reduction in traffic – and its accompanying air pollution – driving through the congested town centre. In a newsletter reviewing the campaign so this year Steve Robinson-Grindley told the group that politicians  ‘at all…

Police hunt Botley footpath indecency suspect

Police at Hedge End today released an e-fit of a man seen committing an indecent act on three nights on a footpath behind Jenkyns Close, Botley. A dog-walker reported finding the man on September 20 – 22 at about 10.30pm looking through a frosted bathroom window from behind a 6ft fence.  When challenged on each…

HEWEB Youth Partnership Looks Ahead

The HEWEB Youth Partnership Committee met for only the third time this evening, reviewing progress, solving a few problems and thinking ahead to the future. Inaugurated in January this year, as a local solution to the cuts to Youth Services made by Hampshire County Council, a lot of work has already been done, with the help & support…

Police issue hot weather warning

Don’t make life easy for opportunist thieves in hot weather advise police Police are reminding people to take care not to leave their windows and outside doors open in the current hot weather if they are out or even if they are in and the open windows and doors are out of their view. Opportunist…

Botley school pool nominated for Kumho cash

With the Olympic Torch passing through the neighbouring cities of Southampton and Portsmouth this weekend, the whole nation looking forward to the Olympic Games and many also thinking about the legacy of those games, local campaigners in Botley are busy trying to save the swimming pool at the local Primary School… No longer funded by Central or Local Government, the pool has [until…

Botley Park Golfers help local special needs children

Generous golfers at threatened Botley Park Golf Club have chipped in to help  local children with special needs. During the last year the Men’s and Seniors’ Captains at Botley Park Golf Club adopted St Francis School for special needs children, Fareham, as their charity and have held a number of golf events dedicated to raising…

Botley’s “Big Lunch” goes down well…

Botley’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations were in full swing today, with the main event being the “Big Lunch” in the village’s historic market square. As has become customary in Botley on special occasions, the A334 that runs through the heart of the village was closed to traffic from 9am until 6pm, allowing the festivities to take place…