Category: Eastleigh

Paddling pool opens today!

Fleming Park is ready for the summerThe outdoor paddling pool at Fleming Park is scheduled to open today (Saturday 25 May) in time for the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend and half term. The popular summertime attraction is provided by the Council in partnership with the nearby Leisure Centre and thousands of local families flock to…

Sculpture unveiled at new housing development

New affordable homes at Woodside Avenue feature latest energy saving measuresA striking new piece of public art has been unveiled on the site of the old Woodside Avenue recycling depot which has now itself been successfully recycled into a new development of affordable homes – some featuring state-of-the-art energy saving measures. Leah Gardens is the…

Archery GB’s Big Weekend hit for Eastleigh club

AC Delco Bowmen Archery Club welcomed a record number of first time archers yesterday (Saturday 18 May) as part of Archery GB’s Big Weekend. The local archery club was one of 100 participating clubs nationwide and saw over 70 people have a go. All manner of people came through the doors over the weekend, archery…

Council scraps free parking permits

All residents in parking permit zones to pay for first permits – cost to rise to £50 by 2022. Deputy Leader: ‘It’s very disappointing’ All residents in Eastleigh and Chandler’s Ford who live in parking permit zones and park on-street will have to pay for a parking permit from April next year. Currently, residents in…

Eastleigh announce retained players list

Eastleigh manager Ben Strevens has confirmed his retained list for the 2019-20 season. The following out-of-contract players have been offered new deals: – Josh Hare – Andrew Boyce – Oscar Gobern – Cavaghn Miley – Paul McCallum – Ben Williamson – Mark Yeates – Danny Hollands – Joey Jones The following players remain in contract,…

McDonald’s tidy-up town centre

Staff from McDonald’s recently teamed up with the Town’s Business Improvement District (BID) to clean up the local area. A group from the Winchester and Eastleigh branches of the fast-food restaurant embarked on the challenge to give the area around the Wells Place eatery a much-needed refresh. The alleys behind the shops in the town…

Beano gets on his bike

Eastleigh striker James ‘Beano’ Constable to cycle 200 miles for charity. The Eastleigh forward is adding his support to the #TOO500, a cycling challenge for children’s charity, Thinking of Oscar. He has pledged to cycle 200 miles in 2 days to support the charity. The event is in it’s fifth year and aims to raise…

Eastleigh draw 3-3 away to Boreham Wood

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires will face Wrexham on Thursday (7pm live on BT Sport) in the play-offs as their fate was determined with a 3-3 draw away to Boreham Wood. Keiran Murtagh scored a second-half equaliser for Boreham Wood as the hosts came from two goals down to draw wit a youthful Eastleigh side in the…

Youths try to rob boy on Leigh Rd Rec

Police are appealing for a witness to come forward after two youths demanded money from a 14 year-old-boy on Leigh Rd recreation. A man who saw the incident – which took place in broad daylight near the bandstand on Saturday afternoon (April 13) – spoke to the boy’s father after the incident and police would…

Hand knitted chicks laying Easter eggs for charity

The Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity in West End has received over 50 hand-knitted chicks with chocolates inside. These will be sold to raise funds just in time for Easter. Care workers at Fisher’s Pond based Caremark Winchester & Eastleigh have been busy knitting since March and were able to hand them over recently. Calum Gray, Managing…

Students raise £3,000 at Mayors Charity Dinner

After being approached directly by the Eastleigh Mayor’s office, Eastleigh College Events Management students worked in collaboration with its Hospitality and Catering learners to deliver a successful gala dinner for the Mayors Appeal. The evening, which was hosted at The Botley Park Hotel, saw over 100 guests gather in order to raise money for the…