Category: Hiltingbury

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…

Tickets selling fast for the Hilt Beer Festival

Following last year’s successful Beer Festival, Hiltingbury Community Association Social committee are repeating the event, with an even bigger selection of ales and ciders! Running once again at the HIlt on Friday 1st June and Saturday 2nd June from 6pm until 11pm some of Hampshire’s best ales and ciders will be served up in an intimate and…

Biker burglars made off with jewellery

Two bikers  made off with a haul of jewellery following  a brazen broad daylight burglary in Hiltingbury. Police have issued CCTV stills of two people who broke into a house on Lakewood Road on Monday (September 19). The pair were captured on camera arriving and leaving on a motor bike between 11am and 11.20am but their…

Veteran Conservative Councillor to stand down in May

Eastleigh’s longest serving councillor, Godfrey Olson OBE will not be seeking re-election to Eastleigh Borough Council when his present term as a councillor for Hiltingbury East ends in May. Cllr Olson was installed three times as the borough’s Mayor and also served twice as Leader of the Council He is the leader of the Conservative…

New Hospice charity shop for Hiltingbury

Hiltingbury residents no longer have to travel to Eastleigh town centre for their charity shopping as the former Hiltingbury Motors Mazda Car Showrooms on the corner of Thorold Road and Hiltingbury Road is now trading as a charity shop. The Hospice Shop supports local Hospice’s Countess Mountbatten House in West End and the Oakhaven Hospice…

Special meeting tackles problems in Hiltingbury

An urgent meeting of police and community representatives has recently been held, after a run of anti-social behaviour around the Recreation Ground in Hiltingbury. The meeting, which was held on Friday 13th December, heard how local teenagers have been entering the building without permission and causing a nuisance for other users of the community building.…

Yobs try to spoil the party

Yobs who tried to prevent an audience from leaving a show at the Hilt are also suspected of causing nearly £1,500 worth of damage to Hiltingbury Pavilion. Around 80 people attended a show by tribute act ‘the Bootleg Blues Brothers’ at Hiltingbury rec on Saturday evening while a group of youths hung around outside making…

Bus passengers get their say

  Bus passengers in Chandler’s Ford have an opportunity to have their say on local bus services today as a mobile bus surgery is being held at Fryern Hill and Hiltingbury. Local operators Velvet Bus recently decided they had to withdraw the C1/C2 route for commercial reasons and rather than see passengers left stranded Hampshire…

Scout’s Honour: John’s 80 years in Scouting

Scouts, beavers and cubs of 4th Chandler’s Ford (Hiltingbury) Scouts, along with leaders both past and present,  gathered together at their district campsite on Sunday to pay tribute to John Goble, their group president who is celebrating an incredible 80 years of involvement  in the scout movement. The youngsters,  mostly aged between 6 – 14,…

Parish Council Election Round Up

In the elections on the 27th May for the new parish councils of Chandlers Ford and Allbrook – and for the Hiltingbury wards – both the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats took 11 seats each leaving the Conservatives with overall control of both Hiltingbury wards. Peter Luffman, the former Labour leader in the Borough council…