Category: Eastleigh

Echo Staff in Strike Threat

Staff working on popular local newspapers ‘The Daily Echo’ and ‘Hampshire Chronicle’ have voted an overwhelming 95% in favour of taking industrial action over a two year pay freeze. The journalists are employed by news publisher ‘Newsquest’ which has a monopoly of local titles including the Echo, Hampshire Chronicle and weekly freebie ‘News Extra’ –…

HAT Full of Praise on Pothole Progress

Members of Eastleigh’s Hampshire action team (Eastleigh HAT) have been updated by the County Council’s Highways Department on progress being made on ‘Operation Restore’, the ongoing programme to repair local roads after the disastrous severe winter conditions had left the Borough’s roads pitted with potholes. So far this year the County Council has carried out…

Subdued Retail Sector Weighs on Town Centre

As the recession continues to bite, business lettings in Eastleigh remain languishing in the doldrums as the recent consultation paper on the Eastleigh Town Access plan acknowledged, describing the Town Centre as ‘Underperforming’. A report issued last week by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said economic growth in the third quarter was “considerably” slower…

Georgina Edmonds update

Detectives leading  ‘Operation Columbian’ the two year investigation into the brutal murder of widow Georgina Edmonds at her Brambridge home, have just released the following Statement: “A 32-year-old Eastleigh man arrested on suspicion of the murder of Georgina Edmonds has been re-bailed until January 11 2011 pending further inquiries.” The suspect had originally been arrested at an address in…

Even more van break ins

More power tools worth hundreds of pounds have been taken in anther spate of overnight van – break ins in Eastleigh. This time three vehicles  in  two days were hit in central Eastleigh . Thieves struck in Newtown  stealing equipment from vehicles parked in Archers Road and The Crescent a van in Goldsmith Road was also…

Les Miserables Anniversary at Eastleigh Cinema

Vue Eastleigh will be screening the one-off 25th Anniversary performance of the World’s longest running musical, Les Miserables. The Cinema, located in the Swan Centre will be showing this stunning interpretation of  Victor Hugo’s on masterpiece on Sunday 3 October The special performance from the O2 arena in London, which sold out in record time…

Daylight Robbery

Have you seen anyone walking through Eastleigh carrying a top-of-the range 40” flat screen telly recently? Cops are appealing for witnesses following an audacious daytime burglary in the centre of Eastleigh on Wednesday, September 22. The incident occurred between 6.55am and 3.15pm at an address in Blenheim Road. A black 40inch Sony Bravia LCD television-…

The Russians are coming…

The shutters were down at the Monks Brook filling station on Chesnut Avenue yesterday prompting fears that the Total garage had been sold to Russian state owned gas and oil giant Gazprom. It transpired that the Passfield Avenue station had to close its doors when a technical problem affecting their tills left them unable to…

Hit and Run 2

There has been another hit and run incident in Chandlers Ford involving a blue car. Last week a motor cyclist was thrown off his machine on Bournemouth Road by a driver who drove off in a blue car. Police are now also appealing for witnesses to a collision which occurred between 7.30am and 7.40am on…

Parking Permit Bombshell

Eastleigh Borough Council have announced they propose to charge £ 30 for residents parking permits. Currently the first vehicle is free of charge with a second permit costing £50 and a third £100 (plus a £25 inspection fee) however all new applications for a first permit will cost £30 in future. There are no plans…