Category: Chandler’s Ford

An archive of posts featuring the Chandler’s Ford Parish

Thug breaks takeaway driver’s jaw in Velmore

A takeaway delivery driver had his jaw broken by an assailant while making a delivery in Velmore. The 37 year-old victim had stopped in Devon Drive on Saturday at around 3.45 am when a light blue coloured car pulled up behind him. The driver of the car demanded cash from the victim and assaulted him…

Former local Ukip candidate ‘comes home’ to the Tories

A former Conservative council candidate who defected to Ukip last year and then stood for the Eurosceptic’s in the Borough elections has flip-flopped again and rejoined the party he previously described as “out of touch” and “too far to the left.” Michael Read had been a life long member of the Conservative party and has previously…

Masked men push Chandler’s Ford shop worker to floor

Police in Chandlers Ford investigating an attempted robbery this Monday morning (March 16) are asking witnesses to come forward.

At 5.37am three men who had their faces covered forced their way into the One Stop store on Bournemouth Road and pushed a female staff member to the floor. They did not threaten anyone and left when an alarm was activated. Nothing was taken and no-one was hurt. The men were last seen heading towards Chalvington Road

Local Mum warns of ‘silent killer’ in homes

A Mum of two from Hampshire has warned of the dangers of carbon monoxide after a brush with danger last week. Potentially dangerous levels of the deadly gas were found in Louise Aspinall’s Chandler’s Ford home, even though her boiler was only two years old and had been recently serviced. “Ever since our boiler was…

MP seeks views on ‘Death Tax’

Steve Brine, the Conservative MP for Winchester and Chandler’s Ford  is leading local calls for the Chancellor to raise the inheritance tax threshold in his next Budget. The MP says he was disappointed that the a Conservative manifesto idea was jettisoned from the Coalition agreement back in 2010, and is now pushing to spare families…

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…