Category: Eastleigh

ELAC splash the cash

Councillor Chris Thomas

The impact of cuts in funding from County Council made itself felt on Monday night’s short, though slightly confused, meeting of the Eastleigh Local Area Committee, as the allocation of developer contributions came under the spotlight. Developer contributions are a local tariff charged by councils on new building developments to offset the increased spending on…

Priorities and Choices

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“It’s about priorities and choices” said Council Leader Keith House as he delivered his blueprint for dealing with a £800k shortfall in government funding while presenting this year’s budget to the council. In a wide ranging speech he detailed how the property market would deliver an income stream through commercial rentals and through payments from…

Brawl on Market Street

Missenden Place Eastleigh

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 20 year-old woman suffered head injuries following a brawl in Market Street in the early hours of Saturday morning. The woman was taken to Southampton General Hospital with head injuries. Police were called to Missenden Place, Market Street, Eastleigh, just after 2am to find a gang and several people…

Town Centre Pub Fire

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Eastleigh fire-fighters were called to the scene of a town centre blaze today as the former Mija bar in the Leigh Road shopping precinct caught fire. Two fire engines with ten crew were called at approximately 2.30 pm while the precinct was still busy with dozens of shoppers and the area immediately to the front…

Visitors Slam ‘Grubby’ Eastleigh

Visitors to Eastleigh complain of “litter, broken glass, dog fouling, grubby streets, closed and empty shops… and an excess of takeaways, bookmakers and charity shops.” While motorists complain that Eastleigh has high parking charges, “overzealous” enforcement of parking regulations and perceive buses as “expensive, unreliable and irregular”. These are the findings of a recent public…

Stay Out of Town!

A Hedge End town councillor has warned car drivers to stay away from Eastleigh town centre or pay the price. Speaking at a public meeting organised by Southampton and Eastleigh Friends of the Earth, Eastleigh’s cabinet Minister for Environment Louise Bloom claimed that parking controls were part of the councils strategy to reduce local carbon…

We Will Remember Them…

The centre of Eastleigh came to a stop today (Sunday 14th November) as the community gathered together at the town’s ‘Angel of Mons’ war memorial to remember the fallen of two world wars. Led by his worship, The Mayor of Eastleigh John Caldwell and his chaplain the Reverend Ian Bird, representatives from all political parties,…