Category: Velmore

Daytime burglars strike in Velmore

Police are investigating a burglary in Westfield Road, Velmore  that happened yesterday (November 30). Items of jewellery were taken including Asian gold and ladies and gents watches by Michael Kors , Rado and Burberry. Entry was gained via the back door. Detective Constable Dal Andrews said: “ This burglary occurred in a residential area during the daytime.…

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…

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…

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…

Velmore’s Christmas

The new Velmore Centre held its first Christmas Craft Fayre yesterday, 15th December. Stalls selling an assortment of festive products were located in the main hall of the building and a side room, with refreshments available in the new cafe area at the front of the building. With Santa indisposed, dealing with some troublesome Elves, a rather attractive looking Mrs…

Lib Dem’s stay-away Councillors

Liberal Democrat Councillors have failed to show up for Chandler’s Ford Parish Council Meeting for the second time this year. Out of 18 Parish Councillors, nine of the eleven ruling Conservatives turned up but all seven members of the opposition –  six members of the Lib Dem group and the single Labour member – stayed…

Dormouse could hold up Woodside housing plans

Nesting dormice could stand in the way of more housing at Woodside Avenue by holding up the planned relocation of the council waste tip to Chandlers Ford. Chandler’s Ford Parish Council met last week to consider EBC plans to open a mega waste recycling centre at Stoneycroft Rise off  Chesnut Avenue – a move which…

Mayor formally opens the Velmore Centre

Velmore residents were delighted to welcome The Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Rupert Kyrle  to formally open the new Velmore Centre today, an event that they had all been excitedly anticipating. Although the recently extended and refurbished facilities have actually been in use for the last couple of months, including for the Diamond Jubilee, today was about bringing together everybody who has been…

Velmore’s Doves take to the skies

A new piece of public art has recently been installed at the Velmore Centre in Chandlers Ford, providing the the finishing touch to the new facilities that were opened last month. The artwork, which is affixed to the roof of the Velmore Centre, depicts 80 stainless steel Doves-in-flight with inscriptions and graphics incorporated into the wings of the Doves. The designs for the wings have been created by…

Diamond Jubilee celebrated at Velmore Centre

The recently extended and refurbished Velmore Centre was put to very good use this afternoon with a Jubilee Party. It was one of many events being held around the Borough of Eastleigh today, to commemorate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. But the party at Velmore was a double celebration. First opened in 1968, the Velmore Chapel…

Lib Dem group ‘no show’ at Parish Council

The entire group of  Chandlers Ford’s  Liberal Democrat parish councillors failed to take part in discussions regarding the re-siting of the Council dump after all six members of the group  were a ‘no –show’ at Tuesday night’s Parish Council meeting. The Lib Dems -who campaign on a promise that they will ‘speak out’ and ‘stick…

New support group for stroke patients

The Stroke Association is setting up a new stroke support group at the Hexagon Centre in Velmore. The Stroke Association which is the only national charity which supports everyone affected by stroke say that currently there is very little support in the community for people affected by stroke in the Eastleigh area. They will be…

New pre-school for Velmore

A new pre-school for the Velmore estate in Chandlers Ford is being launched tomorrow. The ‘Little Stars’ pre- school will be holding a fund raising summer fete and barbecue from 3 pm on Saturday July 2 at the Belmont Hall on the corner of Falkland Road and Belmont road. Little Stars manager Chrystal Perry, who…

Weekend Road Accidents

There were two road accidents on Saturday morning involving local road users. A motorcyclist from Eastleigh, Wayne Moores, 28, was tragically killed as a result of an early morning accident on the M4 near Swindon, which closed the motorway for several hours. A 25 year old motorist was arrested at the scene and later released…

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…