Category: Fair Oak

Latest plans for 1,000s of new houses on show

There are just three weeks left for Eastleigh residents to have their say on the latest version of the local plan which will determine the future of development in the borough, not just in terms of numbers and location of the new housing but also new roads, employment and community facilities from now until 2036.…

Man injured while chasing stolen van

A Winchester man has been injured after he gave chase to a thief who had stolen his van in Fair Oak. The man had been working with a colleague at an address on Sandy Lane with his Ford Transit flatbed van parked in the road outside. The man aged in his 50s, heard his van…

Fair Oak 2k fun runners raise a grand

Children from Fair Oak Junior School, who ran in the B&Q 2k Fun Run, present a cheque for £1,000 to Gloria Hill charity manager at Wave 105’s Cash for Kids. The money was raised by the children that took part in the event, as well as the race organisers, and was then split between three…

Fair Oak police help recycle cycles

  Police in Eastleigh have donated nine bikes to the Y-Zone youth centre in Fair Oak to help local teenagers. Twenty youngsters have attended the first ‘recycle-a-cycle’ events that have been held since February. They were taught maintenance skills using nine bikes that have been discarded in the local area. These will be refurbished and…

New school for Horton Heath?

Eastleigh’s Cabinet Committee is set to consider proposals for a new secondary school at Horton Heath at a meeting on Thursday 12 December. The new facility will be going into an area south of Horton Heath and west of Burnett’s Lane that has been identified in the revised draft version of the council’s new Local…

Parish Councillors support Fair Oak residents

In a well attended but surprisingly tame meeting of the Planning & Highways Committee at Fair Oak & Horton Heath Parish Council this evening, residents and Councillors found that they were of exactly the same mind over Eastleigh Borough Council’s proposals to develop over 750 new homes in the Parish. The purpose of the meeting…

Fair Oak folk get Arty

Nicky Baker's winning table. pic by Mark Braggins

Arty Fair Oak folk have staged their annual arts and crafts exhibition over the weekend. The members of Fair Oak Arts and Crafts Society exhibited a variety of items in differing media that show that creativity is thriving in the village. The society was founded 32 years ago and currently has around 30 members but…

Ben beats MP in charity squash match

  Eastleigh’s MP Mike Thornton took a beating yesterday – all in the name of charity. The MP was at the Fair Oak Squash and Racketball centre on Campbell Way to support a junior charity squash tournament being held this weekend in aid of the Children in Need appeal . The tournament has been organised…

Fire destroys industrial unit in Fair Oak

An industrial unit off Allington Lane was totally destroyed by fire yesterday evening. The fire broke out at about 4.20pm within a vehicle repair workshop but blaze escalated into a major incident after an acetylene welding cylinder exploded. Ambulances and police cars raced to the scene close to Allington Manor but there were no casualties…

Carnival Fun in Fair Oak

Fair Oak’s annual carnival procession took to the streets in the glorious late June sunshine last Saturday, 29th June. The procession was very well supported by the local community and particularly by the local haulage firm AFS, who provided four vehicles for this event.  Without the contribution from AFS, Fair Oaks carnival procession would have…

Vandals smash Fair Oak house windows

Police at Eastleigh are seeking information about two men who twice broke windows in a Fair Oak house. Large rocks were thrown through the windows of a house in Strawberry Mead on the late afternoon of Wednesday, February 27. The following night, just before 9pm, the front windows again were hit by large rocks, smashing…

Bike Safety Event at the Y Zone with Eastleigh police

  Come and meet your Safer neighbourhoods team at the Y Zone Youth Centre, Blackberry Drive, Fair Oak between 4pm and 6pm on Wednesday 23rd January 2013. Eastleigh police are holding a Bike Safe event aimed at the 10-17 year age group and will be available to security code your cycle,  Dr Bike will be on site…

Appeal after Fair Oak man hit by coach

  A 20 year-old Fair Oak man has received life threatening injuries after being in Collision with a coach during the early hours of Sunday morning Officers from the Roads Policing Unit at Totton are appealing for witnesses to the  accident on Fair Oak Road at about 00:30 Sunday, December 2.   At the time of the…

Fair Oak’s ‘Church without walls’ bucks trend

While many churches are experiencing falling attendances,  Fair Oak’s Parish Church of St Thomas is bucking the trend. With 425 members and growing, St Thomas’ clearly has something many churches do not. Associate Minister Jono Harvey, is taking St Thomas’ out to the people  to “Celebrate 2012”  – a campaign inspired by the extraordinary events in Britain this…