Category: Chandler’s Ford

An archive of posts featuring the Chandler’s Ford Parish

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…

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…

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.…

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…