Category: Botley

Archive of Eastleigh News stories about Botley

Hedge End councillor puts Botley first

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  Hedge End’s voters will be rather surprised to discover that Lib Dem Councillor Rupert Kyrle, who sits on their Town Council and represents Hedge End and Botley as a County Councillor, has declared that he puts ‘Botley First’ in an “Election Special’ edition of Lib Dem newsletter ‘Focus’ delivered in the village. Councillor Kyrle,currently…

Consultation summary grows online

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Eastleigh Borough Council have published some of the thousands of submissions that were received during their consultation on the draft local plan. The summary document isn’t complete yet, but what has been processed so far can be read by following the hyperlink on the Planning and Building Control page of the Eastleigh Borough Council website.…

Christmas in Botley Square

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The community spirit that makes the village of  Botley special was on full view this afternoon. Hundreds of Botley residents packed Botley Square to sing Christmas Carols around their Christmas tree. The community carol singing was led by the Reverend Ruth Schofield, curate of All Saints Church in Botley.  Children from Botley School opened the singing,…

The new battle of Botley…

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Botley Parish Council have urged all Botley residents to respond to the consultation on Eastleigh’s draft local plan. At their Parish Council meeting this evening, Botley’s Parish Councillors discussed the Councils formal response to the Boroughs new plan, but concluded that more work was needed before it could be submitted. It will be discussed again…

Botley Councillor joins North Whiteley Forum

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Botley  Councillor, Mrs Cathie Fraser, has agreed to represent Eastleigh on a new forum run by Winchester City Council. The North Whiteley Development Forum will consider the implications of Winchester City Councils housing development proposals for North Whiteley and the impact on the surrounding areas, including the Borough of Eastleigh and Botley in particular. The…

Kyrle suggests Botley School will be unsustainable

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Recent controversy about Cllr Rupert Kyrle’s suggestion that Botley School was under threat of closure [Reported here on Eastleigh News] came to a head at the Hedge End, West End and Botley (HEWEB) Local Area Committee this evening. Conservative campaigner, Paul Redding, referred to the recent controversy and asked Cllr Rupert Kyrle the direct question…

We’re NOT closing!

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A head teacher in Botley has denied suggestions that her school is in danger of closing. Sian Tomlin, the head of Botley School was forced to write to worried parents after they had received a letter from Botley Cllr Rupert Kyrle claiming the school was in danger of closure if more houses were not built…

Botley SDA back on

George Osborne has announced he will tackle the ‘forces of stagnation’ by ripping up planning laws to allow the development of housing on sites like the former Botley SDA. Speaking during the emergency economics debate in this week’s recalled parliament, the chancellor said housing development is needed to stimulate the nation’s economy, reinforcing a message…