Category: Chandler’s Ford

An archive of posts featuring the Chandler’s Ford Parish

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…

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.…

New Fryern Pavillion plans on show Friday

Chandler’s Ford Parish Council is looking forward to taking ownership of the Fryern Pavilion and Recreation Ground from Eastleigh Borough Council on 1 April 2014, subject to the successful conclusion of the transfer of these assets. The Parish Council believes that the Fryern Recreation Ground has the potential to be the heart of the community…

Brine welcomes Post Office Investment

The Conservative MP for Winchester & Chandler’s Ford, Steve Brine MP, has welcomed a £640m investment in the Post Office network. Brine was in the House of Commons as the new funding was announced for the years 2015-2018 by Post Office Minister Jo Swinson who said the cash would enable the Post Office to complete…

Local businesses ‘grave concern’ following shipyard closure

Local businesses are experiencing  ‘grave concern’ following the announced closure of Vosper’s shipyard at Portsmouth Steve Brine has warned. The Chandler’s Ford and Winchester MP has urged the Defence Secretary to engage as widely as possible as a regeneration plan is put together for the Portsmouth shipyard after BAE Systems confirmed shipbuilding in the city will…

Free theatre tickets for elderly ‘Ford folk’

  Elderly and disabled folk in Chandler’s Ford are being treated to free seats at a local theatre companies productions. The Chameleon Theatre Company at Chandler’s Ford are now offering free transport to their shows at the Ritchie Hall after Hampshire County Councillor Chris Greenwood agreed to pay for the transport costs out of his Local…

Promotion for Chandler’s Ford MP

  Chandler’s Ford MP Steve Brine has been promoted in the recent Government reshuffle by Prime Minister David Cameron. The Conservative politician, who also represents Winchester, will become Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Mike Penning, who is Minister of State of the Department for Work & Pensions and also Minister for Disabled People. Although not…

Fund launched to help victim OAP

  A fund has been launched to help compensate Leslie Parsonage – the 97 year-old who had £450 stolen from him while collecting his pension in Chandler’s Ford last week. The partially sighted pensioner was outside Boots at the Fryern Arcadewhen his wallet was lifted and police have appealed for help in tracing a woman…

Chandler’s Ford OAP aged 97 is robbed

. A 97 year- old partially sighted man has been robbed while collecting his pension in Chandler’s Ford.   Police at Eastleigh are seeking witnesses who might be able to identify a woman police suspect may have taken  the man’s wallet after he collected his pension at the post office in the Fryern Arcade, Chandler’s…

Chandler’s Ford folk to have their say…

Chandler's Ford Parish Council

  Chandler’s Ford folk will get the chance tonight to decide exactly where money earmarked for community use should be spent. Seventeen local good causes will be at the Dovetail centre tonight to vie for a slice of a £5,000 pie in an exciting ‘’Have your say’ event organised by the Parish Council. Representatives from…

UPDATE: missing girls found

Police at Eastleigh have confirmed that  two missing 14-year-old girls have returned safely to their homes. The two youngsters -one from Velmore, Chandler’s Ford – were unaware they had sparked a massive social media campaign while they were staying with friends at Shirley Southampton. Police were concerned that they had not been seen since Tuesday…