Category: Chandler’s Ford

An archive of posts featuring the Chandler’s Ford Parish

Helping Business to Beat the Bust

Best selling writer and internet guru Henry Baker is keen to help local businesses who have been crunched in the credit squeeze by showing them how boost their online income without falling prey to marketing gimmicks. “Many of our much loved local businesses have been struggling due to recession” says the Eastleigh author. “That leaves…

“We prefer to live next to a dump”

Snooty councillors on the Conservative dominated Chandlers Ford and Hiltingbury local Area Committee have put the kibosh on a Co-op convenience store opening on Hursley road. Planning permission had been sought to convert the derelict Forum garage, fast becoming an eyesore, into a late night supermarket but the committee backed almost 600 residents who had…

Hit and run driver sought

A car failed to stop following a collision in Chandlers Ford on Friday September 10 and Police are appealing for information to help trace the driver. The collision occurred on Bournemouth Road at 1.40pm involving a Yamaha motorcycle and a blue car which failed to stop at the scene. Both vehicles were travelling from the…

Local Surgeon named as one of top 10 in UK

A local orthopaedic consultant has been named as one of the top ten hip replacement surgeons by his peers in a recent poll conducted by the Daily Mail asking other hip surgeons who they would send their ‘nearest and dearest’ to should they need a total hip replacement and why. Mr Douglas Dunlop, who has…

1400 cops to go. £10 million eyesore to stay

Hampshire’s Chief Constable has announced that budget cuts will mean a potential 1400 jobs could be shed to save money. Meanwhile the constabulary has millions of pounds tied up in a festering industrial unit on a Chandlers Ford trading estate. In a statement issued yesterday Chief Constable Alex Marshall predicted an anticipated shortfall in funding…

Axeman gives shop the chop!

Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted burglary at a supermarket in Chandler’s Ford. The incident took place at around 1.15am on Tuesday July 13 at the Waitrose store in Oakmount Road. An axe was used to smash one of the store windows but no entry was gained. PC James Pieri said: “After the…

500 Jobs in the Balance at New Police HQ

The creation of 500 jobs at the proposed new Police Headquarters in Eastleigh looks under threat as Hampshire Police Authority announce they will review the plans for the Chandlers Ford site in the light forthcoming cuts in the Police budget. The plans will up for discussion at the Police authority meeting on July 20th. At…

Thieves nick £39k car

Thieves managed to drive away in their booty following a burglary in Eastleigh on Sunday June 27 during which a £39,000 Mercedes was stolen. The incident occurred between 2am and 8.30am at an address in Guildford Drive an affluent area of Chandlers Ford. Entry was gained to the house via the front door where the…

County cop jobs under Threat

Hampshire Constabulary has announced plans to streamline some of its services with that of neighbouring forces, which could result in the loss of jobs it was warned. The county police force is one of 5 county forces along with Kent, Thames Valley, Surrey and Sussex which form the South East police region. This region corresponds…

Eastleigh Insurance giant to create a 100 new Jobs

Fortis Insurance has opened a second office in Tollgate, Chandlers Ford to handle the firm’s increasing growth and expanding workforce. Fortis, which already has more than 1,000 employees in Tollgate, has acquired office space in Turnpike House, opposite its current offices. The new office follows the announcement that the firm is to hire a further…

Tales of the Riverbank

Eastleigh residents face the risk of flooding unless remedial work is undertaken to counteract the erosion of the Monks Brook riverbank. That’s the stark warning from Sam Snook , a local environmental campaigner who claims that recent housing developments at Valley Park and the Pirelli site – and the office complexes at the top of…

Chandlers Ford power tool alert

Police are appealing for information following the theft of some unusual tools from a van in Chandler’s Ford. The incident occurred between 11pm on Wednesday May 26 and 6.30am on Thursday May 27 while the van was parked in Hursley Road. About £15,000 worth of specialist Dewalt and Festool carpentry tools were stolen during the…

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…

Aviva night shift helps net £100,000

Aviva staff in Eastleigh helped raise a bumper £100,000 for charity after taking part in a sponsored sleep out. Almost 30 Aviva employees slept rough outside the insurer’s Chilworth House office and were joined by senior management, including chief executive, Aviva UK Life, Toby Strauss. The Sleep Out was part of Aviva’s global Street to…

Aviva staff sign up for Eastleigh night Shift

Staff from insurance giant Aviva, will sleep rough on the streets of Eastleigh this Friday to highlight the issue of street children. The Sleep Out is part of Aviva’s ‘Street to School’ programme which is designed to help vulnerable children get off the streets and back into education. Aviva employees from all over the town…