Category: Botley

Archive of Eastleigh News stories about Botley

Hedge End councillor puts Botley first

Rupert Kyrle

  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…

The Invitation of Choral Music

Today, as Gareth Malone on TV has shown, singing in a choir and listening to a choir has become popular.  In Hampshire, everyone has access to concerts by local choirs, to be appreciated by performers and audience alike.  Botley Choral Society has been involved in this musical feast for nearly 90 years.  On 24 and…

Local plan puts up Council Tax

Botley residents are facing an increase in their council tax due to the cost of fighting Eastleigh Borough Council’s local housing plan. In a survey of residents sponsored by the parish council last October, 96% of respondents said they were opposed to an extra 1400 new homes being built on Boorley Green. The Parish council…

Botley’s Jubilee celebrations

While Hedge End’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations appear to be locked at committee stage as reported by Ray Turner, folk at nearby Botley can look forward to a full programme of events thanks to their parish council. On Sunday June 3 the square will be closed to traffic form 9 am to 6 pm and there…

Consultation summary grows online

Daft local plan Eastleigh

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

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…

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

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

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…

Outrage as Mail prints Lib Dem flyers

Publishers of pro- conservative newspaper The Daily Mail – which has been investigating alleged election overspending on leaflets by Chris Huhne – are now printing his leaflets for him. Conservatives in Botley had been up in arms over the latest mail shot from Eastleigh Lib Dems, claiming that the four page full colour ‘newspaper’ styled…

Police officer assaulted in Botley

A Police Officer was assaulted and a man and teenager left injured after being set upon by a gang of youths in Botley on Friday Night. The incident happened outside a property in Rowley Close at around 9pm. A 35-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were approached and assaulted by four young men. The man…

Botley housing plans resurface

It was standing room only at Botley primary school last Tuesday as the Parish Council called a public meeting as a “first stage in a community wide consultation to identify the changing needs of the community over the next five to ten years”. Up to 100 Botley residents, who have only just fought off plans…

Bringing Books Alive For Charity

Children at Woodhill School in Botley will be dressing up as their favourite fictional characters in order to raise money for a local charity on Friday, 1st October. The pupils are already planning to collect produce for Friends of the Homeless at their Harvest Festival and when they heard that this charity, which helps feed…