Category: Fair Oak

Planner’s letter a ‘Victory for common sense’

‘The future for Eastleigh looks brighter’ says countryside charity after planning inspector’s letter on Local PlanA countryside charity has welcomed remarks made by the Planning Inspector following the pubic examination of Eastleigh Borough Council’s Local Plan in which she recommends the council scraps policies that would see over 5,000 new houses and a new motorway…

Independents lose control of area committee

Despite winning in Bishopstoke during May election, control of Local Area Committee passes to Lib Dems Bishopstoke’s group of Independent councillors say they are unhappy that Eastleigh Borough Council have appointed a new Lib Dem Chair to Bishopstoke Fair Oak and Horton Heath Local Area Committee (BFOHH) over their heads. In last years (2018) ‘all…

‘The Green party can make a difference’

Jack Stapleton says local government can benefit from the fresh ideas and new thinking offered by the Green Party. Horton Heath resident Jack Stapleton – the Green party candidate for Fair Oak and Horton Heath in Thursday’s local election – says fresh thinking and new ideas could transform local government by involving everybody in the…

Eastleigh approves Local Plan

Eastleigh Civic Offices

Eastleigh’s councillors have agreed to submit the Local Plan for independent examination by the government inspector at last Thursday’s (18 October) council meeting at The Point.  The Local Plan determines the location and number of new homes to be built in the Borough up until 2036 and provides for over 5,000 new homes and a…

New convenience store In Fair Oak Square

The old Brook Social Club site in Fair Oak square is once again open for business as a shop after the Mayor of Eastleigh officially opened a new Co-op Welcome Store in the Village Centre. The village landmark that was converted into a supermarket by Morrisions has been empty again since 2016 after the M…

Independents ‘disappointed’ by Lib Dem ‘name calling’

The newly-elected Leader of Eastleigh’s Independent Group, Councillor Louise Parker-Jones, has said she is ‘disappointed’ by the Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable who branded her supporters as ‘nimbys’. Dr Cable made the comments following last week’s local elections when Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrats were returned to power with an increased majority but lost all three seats…

Fair Oak Art and Craft Society Spring Exhibition

The Fair Oak Art and Craft Society (FOACS) is holding its Spring Exhibition this weekend, 14th and 15th April 2018, at Fair Oak Village Hall. As always, there will be a mixture of stalls, displays, and demonstrations. It’s a great opportunity to see all sorts of arts and crafts, and to meet some of the artists. The exhibition…

Fair Oak Art and Craft Annual Exhibition 2017

The Fair Oak Art and Craft Society (FOACS) Annual Exhibition is returning this weekend, 11th and 12th November, at Fair Oak Village Hall. As always, there will be a mixture of stalls, displays, and demonstrations. It’s a great opportunity to see all sorts of arts and crafts, and to meet some of the artists. The exhibition is open…

Open Studios Exhibition in Fair Oak 19/20th August

Fair Oak Art and Crafts Society is holding an Open Studios Exhibition on 19th and 20th August, at Fair Oak Village Hall. There will be a wide variety on show, including: Oil, acrylic, and watercolour paintings Mixed media Textile, mixed media and hanging crafts There’s something to suit all tastes, with subjects including Landscapes Seascapes…

Lib Dems quit over housing plan ‘soundness’

Cllr Steve Sollitt and Sarah Bain

Two members of Eastleigh’s ruling Liberal Democrat group have resigned from the party citing concerns over the ‘soundness’ of Eastleigh’s emerging local plan. But Cllr Sarah Bain and Cllr Steve Sollitt say they will continue to represent their wards as ‘Independent Liberal Democrats’. Both councillors had joined fellow Lib Dem Cllr Mark Balaam and Conservative…