Category: Bursledon

Local vet retires after 30 years

A Bursledon vet who has cared for thousands of pets in a career spanning more than 30 years is set to retire. Martin Fogden first joined Adelaide Veterinary Centre, in Bursledon along with his wife Jacquie in 1992 – in an era pre-internet and email. Martin became a partner in 1994 and has seen Adelaide…

Murder inquiry after body found in Bursledon

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found dead at his home in Bursledon. A 73-year-old man was found dead after police were called to a property on Boundary Road this morning (December 3). A 38-year-old man A 63-year-old woman remain in police custody while officers at the scene…

Rapist Ex-Councillor gets 17 years

A former chair of Bursledon Parish Council, who opposed the introduction of child safe-guarding measures at the village community centre, has been sentenced to a total of 17 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to historic charges of rape and multiple charges involving indecent assaults on children. Appearing at Southampton Crown Court, Mark McCormick,…

Ex Parish Council Chair admits child sex offences

Mark McCormick

A former Bursledon parish councillor, has pleaded guilty to rape and multiple charges involving indecent assaults on children. Appearing at Southampton Crown Court yesterday, Mark McCormick, 49, of Griffon Close, Bursledon, admitted raping a 16-year-old girl, multiple incidents of indecent assault on  children, and one count of taking indecent photographs of a child. McCormick, a…

Former Councillor faces child sex charges

The former Chair of Bursledon Parish Council has appeared at Southampton Magistrates Court today charged with child sex offences. Mark McCormick (48) is alleged to have carried a number of indecent assaults against children under the age 16 between 1997 and 2014. McCormick, of no fixed abode, did not enter a plea and was bailed…

Builder keeps brickworks steaming

Bursledon Brickworks museum is celebrating a windfall donation – appropriately enough, from a local builder! Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties, who are currently building a development on the edge of the village has given the museum a £500 boost went towards the cost of fuel to run a steam engine at the museum’s open day. The…

Drivers warned to avoid exposed M27 during Storm Aileen

Drivers of lorries, caravans and motorbikes have been warned to avoid the exposed section of the M7 between Hedge End and Locks Heath tonight and tomorrow morning during Storm Aileen. Highways England has issued an amber ‘be aware’ alert across the country in response to a Met Office forecast of strong winds and heavy rain,…

Man dies in Pony and Trap accident

A man has died after a late night collision between a car and a pony and trap in Bursledon on Sunday night. The 33-year-old man, from Guildford, travelling in the trap suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he died a short time later. The police were called to Portsmouth Road…

Council buy car boot site for housing

It’s been running for 32 years but in a few months time traders at Bursledon car boot sale will have to find a new venue after Eastleigh Borough Council purchased the site complete with planning permission for 182 new houses. Bursledon’s Local Area Committee granted permission for a new housing estate on the boot sale…

Tories ‘on way up’ as Mims wins in Eastleigh

New MP Mims Davies and Newly elected Councillor Jerry Hall celebrate

Godfrey Olson, the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council’s Conservative Group has declared that the party is ‘on the way up’ after Mims Davies became the constituency’s first female MP in the General Election and the Conservatives took two borough council seats. The result in the General Election was as follows: Eastleigh General Election 2015: Party…

Gove: Miliband attack was ‘shocking and personal’

Gove on Milliband from Eastleigh News on Vimeo. Conservative Chief Whip Michael Gove has hit back at Ed Miliband’s criticism of Tory policy in Libya. While campaigning in Eastleigh yesterday Gove told Eastleigh News that the Labour leader had tried ‘pin the blame’ for recent migrant deaths in the Mediterranean on David Cameron “in a…

Council successfully prosecutes waste offender

The Council has successfully prosecuted a resident for illegally disposing of general waste in Bursledon. The defendant, Mr Peter Rowell of Bishopstoke was fined £200 and ordered to pay £480 costs to the Council with a £20 victim surcharge. Following a report in May 2013 of an abandoned caravan in Shop Lane, Bursledon an Environmental…

MP Mike joins diabetes fund raisers

  Eastleigh’s MP Mike Thornton, was among volunteers collecting on behalf of Diabetes UK at Tesco Bursledon on Saturday. This was part of a ‘Big Collection’ weekend event at 300 Tesco stores nationwide designed to raise £300,000 to support the 3.2 million people living with diabetes in the UK and help find the further 630,000…

Ukip policies “anti working class” says Labour MEP candidate

  Ukip policies “are directly against working class people” according to South East Labour MEP candidate Anneliese Dodds. Dodds, who was speaking at a European Elections husting’s organised by Eastleigh Southern Parishes Older Peoples Forum explained: “They (Ukip) say working class people should pay the same rate of tax as the richest millionaires they say…

New Lowford Centre Unveiled

Hundreds of Busledon residents turned out this afternoon, to see the  Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Malcolm Cross, formally open their brand new Community Centre. The £2.6m Lowford Centre is built on a site that was formerly owned by the Bursledon & District Community Association, land which was transferred to Eastleigh Borough Council to facilitate this development…