Category: Fair Oak

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 ‘soundeness’

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…

Fair Oak faces 30 weeks of traffic disruption

Unlucky residents in Fair Oak face eight months of motoring misery commencing March 13. Southern Water will be building a 1km sewer to connect the new housing development at Crowd Hill to the sewage network The sewer will start in Sandy Lane – which has already been marked out for the diggers – at approximately…

Eastleigh’s local plan moves a step closer

  Eastleigh’s much delayed  local plan has moved a step closer to reality last night after Liberal Democrat councillors voted to focus on plans for more housing  in Bishopstoke and Fair Oak with a new by-pass  from Fair Oak to all Allbrook to link to the M3 at junction 12. Councillors heard that with there…

Winchester Road in Fair Oak to remain closed after mains burst

Southern Water have announced they have repaired the burst water main in Fair Oak that caused traffic disruption this morning but the normally busy Winchester Road between Crowd Hill and Fishers Pond is likely to remain closed until 5pm tomorrow (Wednesday June 15). Water has been restored to all properties in Eastleigh but the road…

Water main bursts at Fair Oak

Southern Water say they will have restored water to all premises in the Fair Oak area by this afternoon as they work to repair 16 inch water main which burst this morning forcing the closure of Winchester Rd between Crowdhill and Fisher’s Pond. In a statement published on their website Southern Water say water has…

Family pay tribute as Fair Oak crash victim named

  The family of a man who died following Thursday’s crash on Allington Lane have paid tribute to him while Police continue to appeal for witnesses. Christopher Whyton, 32, of Coxford Road, Lordswood died after his Skoda left the road on Thursday and   ended up beside the railway tracks. In a statement released by police…

Witness appeal following fatal collision in Fair Oak

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision on Allington Lane, close to the junction with Hogwood Lane, in Fair Oak on Thursday. The emergency services  were called at 12.35pm following reports that a silver Skoda had left the road and had landed on the railway tracks. The incident resulted in the closure…