Category: Chandlers Ford

Council scraps free parking permits

All residents in parking permit zones to pay for first permits – cost to rise to £50 by 2022. Deputy Leader: ‘It’s very disappointing’ All residents in Eastleigh and Chandler’s Ford who live in parking permit zones and park on-street will have to pay for a parking permit from April next year. Currently, residents in…

A community together – Fryern Funtasia 2019

The sun made an appearance on Bank Holiday Monday as Chandlers Ford’s Fryern Funtasia kicked into gear, opened by Eastleigh’s Mayor Bruce Tennent. As in prior years, the event hosted a wide variety of displays, including a maypole dance by the pupils of Fryern school – which was soon followed by a choir – and…

Detectives appeal over death of Chandler’s Ford man

Detectives investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Sagar Bhatti in Chandler’s Ford are renewing their appeal for information. Officers are keen to speak to anyone who saw Sagar on the evening of Saturday, 9 March or during the early hours of Sunday, 10 March to help piece together his movements in the hours before…

Chandler’s Ford driver in blue badge fraud

A former Hampshire County Council worker from Chandler’s Ford has been fined for illegally using her husband’s ‘blue badge’ parking permit while on HCC business following a clamp down on Blue Badge fraud by Portsmouth City Council. Natasha Smallwood 45, illegally parked her Mercedes SLK outside Portsmouth Family Courts, while she was attending  hearings on…

Self service only after Valley Park ram-raid

Armed cops and a police chopper were scrambled to sleepy Valley Park in the early hours of Thursday morning (June 21) following a burglary at the Tesco Express in Pilgrims Close when three suspects made off with the shop’s tills. It’s alleged that three men had ram-raided the shuttered store and were pursued in a…

Local school dubbed ‘rat hotel’

Hiltingbury Junior School has been branded a “rat hotel” and birth control pills for rats were mooted as a possible solution for what councillors in Chandler’s Ford have described as a “rat invasion.” At Wednesday’ nights meeting of the Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury Local Area Comittiee Councillors heard how rats have been seen in ‘broad…

Rats on agenda at Chandler’s Ford

Concerned Conservatives are demanding action on Chandler’s Ford’s ever-increasing population of rats. The rodents are on the agenda at the Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury Local Area Committee meeting to be held tomorrow night (June 6) at The Dovetail Centre on Winchester Road.  Cllr Margaret Atkinson has tabled a motion calling on Eastleigh Borough Council to…

Selwood brings Easter joy to children’s charity

Selwood is helping to bring Easter joy to hundreds of young carers and vulnerable children after donating 200 chocolate eggs to charity. The leading pump and plant company, based in Chandler’s Ford, donated the Easter eggs to Honeypot Children’s Charity and the colourful gifts were personally delivered by Richard Brown, Managing Director – Pumping Solutions…

Chandler’s Ford man to tackle double marathon

A 59 year-old man from, from Chandler’s Ford will be running a double marathon along the South Downs Way, for the second year Dean Bailey, 59 is running Race to the King,– this time for fun, having raised £1,400 for the British Heart Foundation last year when he ran with his daughter, Lisa Bailey. The…

Local care home joins dementia campaign

The care home operator which runs Chandler’s Ford Care Home, has joined John’s Campaign, which is calling for the right of people with dementia to be supported by their family carers. John’s campaign works to enable more people to visit and help care for their relatives in medical and social care services at the times…

Toynbee campaigners report missing sign

Campaigners battling for the introduction of a safe crossing outside Toynbee School are asking Hampshire County Council to replace a ‘School Ahead’ sign that has disappeared from Bodycoats Rd giving drivers no warning that children may be crossing. Last month local mum Suzy Woolford begged HCC for help ‘before someone is killed’ on Bodycoats Road…

Giant gnomes delight little Lola

The Asda store in Chandler’s Ford  invited a young girl with learning disabilities into the store to give her some giant gnomes. Lola Anderson, who’s four, loves Asda gnomes and was left heartbroken when one of her favourite gnomes had broken. Abbie Bowers, customer trading manager, asked little Lola to come into the store following…

Local man in charity cycle trip

A Chandler’s Ford man is planning to cycle from London to Amsterdam this May in aid of cancer charity Marie Curie. Ed Pearce will be joining a party of 25 fundraisers who will be cycling the 134 miles in two days. The 45 year-old sales managers has always loved cycling but after his father-in-law died…

‘Please help us before someone is killed’

A Chandler’s Ford mum who says she fears for the safety of her visually impaired children is calling on Hampshire County Council to introduce traffic calming measures outside Toynbee School saying “please help us before someone is killed.” The dramatic plea came as friends and neighbours of Suzy Woolford, who lives on the Oakmount Park…

Chandler’s Ford man ‘ripped-off’ workers

A Chandler’s Ford man has become the first employer in Hampshire to be prosecuted for National Minimum Wage offences, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Kreshnik Dida, 29, of Southdene Road was trading as Dida Hand Car Wash at Bitterne Road West, Southampton and is believed to have “ripped-off” workers by £21,000…