Category: Chandlers Ford

MP wins promise of M3 resurfacing

The Conservative MP for Winchester and Chandlers Ford, Steve Brine MP, has announced that he has secured a commitment to bring forward the major resurfacing work on the M3 motorway. The Minister of State for Transport wrote to Steve Brine MP in August to confirm that the Highways Agency will bring forward plans to resurface the M3. …

Eastleigh loses another Mayor

  The Council has announced the death of another former Mayor, Mrs Bobbie Jones, just two days after her colleague Mrs Doreen Wellfare passed away. Bobbie Jones represented the Borough’s Chandler’s Ford Ward as a Conservative Councillor for eight years from 1988 to 1996 and was elected Mayor of Eastleigh in 1994-95. During her Mayoral…

Efit released of Chandler’s Ford robbery suspect

Police have released an efit image of one the men suspected of robbing a 31 year old man of £280 as reported earlier this month. The robbery took place some time between 9am and 10am on Friday, August 8 while the 31-year-old victim was walking along the alleyway between Bournemouth Road and Templars Way, close to…

Mayor opens new Costa Cafe in Chandler’s Ford

Coffee lovers in Chandler’s Ford have a new place to relax over a latte as cafe chain Costa Coffee have opened thier latest franchise at Fryern Arcade First to sample a cappuccino was Eastleigh Mayor Malcolm Cross who said: “I am delighted to be opening the new Costa coffee store in Chandler’s Ford. The new…

Sophia’s wish to swim with Dolphins comes true

Nine-year-old Sophia Banger from Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire, recently had her wish of a lifetime to meet Winter the Dolphin, the star of Dolphin’s Tale, and swim with dolphins in Florida granted by Starlight Children’s Foundation, the UK’s leading wish granting charity for children with serious and terminal illnesses. When she was very little, Sophia was…

Chandler’s Ford duathlete wins at national championship

A Chandler’s Ford duathlete is celebrating winning at this year’s English Duathlon Championships which have been held at Newbury Hall in Yorkshire. Sam Aplin, a 25 year-old Administration assistant, finished third overall and was crowned champion in the 25 – 29 yr age group. The Eastleigh Running Club member also competes for Team GB in the…

Update: Marathon man Frank is raising funds for Myositis

A Chandler’s Ford pensioner will be running for charity in Sunday’s London Marathon. Frank Littler, 67 will be one of eight runners who will be raising money for Myositis UK by pounding the streets of the nation’s capital along with thousands of other athletes from all over the country This will be the veteran runner’s…

Eastleigh’s local history mystery

  Eastleigh’s revived local history society is asking for help in identifying photos of people and places stored in its picture archive. The society has uploaded around 300 photos to its new website and plans to put up more as a permanent resource for those interested in the history of our borough The first batch…

Man assaulted in Chandler’s Ford

Police in Chandlers Ford are investigating a possible assault after a 25-year-old man was discovered lying in the road with injuries to his hand and foot. He was discovered on Bournemouth Road at around 2.30am on Saturday, March 29, and told officers he had been attacked by another man. A taxi is believed to have…

Velmore: From Huts to Homes

A year-long local history project was successfully  completed this evening, as a brand new book describing the history of the Velmore estate was launched at the Velmore Centre. Entitled Velmore: From Huts to Homes (1950s – 2014), the new book is the result of a community project funded by First Wessex, picking up on a…

HSBC robbers jailed for 2011 heist

robbery scene chandlers Ford precinct

Two men sentenced for their part in the 2011 Chandler’s Ford HSBC robbery had also taken part in a previous 2007 robbery at the same bank in which two gunmen were shot dead by the flying squad Police have revealed. Leon Hall, 36, of Oxtoby Way, Streatham, South London wwere sentenced today to six and…

Tory Candidate defects to Ukip

Michael Read, the former Conservative candidate for Eastleigh Central ward who resigned from the Tory party at the weekend has now joined Ukip. The retired Chandler’s Ford schoolteacher was welcomed by the Chairman of Ukip’s Winchester branch John Edwards. Michael Read said he was ‘relieved’ to be joining Ukip: “I haven’t changed my views at…

Tory candidate resigns

The Deputy Chairman (political) of Eastleigh Conservative Association has resigned form the party claiming it no longer reflects his conservative values. Michael Read  is a 72 year-old veteran activist who was due to contest the Eastleigh Central ward in the May local elections, has cited a ‘disconnect’ between the party hierarchy and its grassroots and…

New stroke support group in Chandlers Ford

Stroke Association Logo

The Stroke Association and the Rotary Club of Chandlers Ford and Itchen Valley are launching a new stroke support group for stroke survivors, their families and their carers. The new Chandlers Ford Stroke Support Group offers information about stroke, support and the opportunity to meet others who have been through similar experiences. This group starts…

Chandler’s Ford’s own ‘Oxford’ school in court

A law school based in Chandler’s Ford has been ordered to drop the word ‘Oxford’ from its name the BBC has reported. The University of Oxford has won an action against the ‘Oxford Law School’ – which was registered to an address in Colvin Gardens – after a judge in the Intellectual  Property Enterprises Court…