Category: Fair Oak

£200 reward offered for missing Fair Oak cat

Titch - Missing Cat

A distraught Fair Oak cat lover is offering a £200 reward for the return of her missing pet. Titch, a one year old female Chocolate Burmese, went missing on July 24 from her Harding’s Lane  home and an extensive leaflet drop in the area has failed to come up with any information. Owner Chrissy Russell…

Green Flag goes up at Knowle Park

The Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Rupert Kylre was at Knowle Park in Fair Oak this morning (Sunday July 22)  to raise the green flag which has just been awarded in recognition of the park as a ‘well managed, high quality public open space’. The Mayor who was accompanied by his wife – and Botley parish…

Fair Oak landfill study published

The study into land contamination  on the site of old landfilled sandpits at Fair Oak is almost complete with the risk to the vast majority of the 1300 homes falling within acceptable levels in line with government guidelines. An independent review to monitor landfill gas, was commissioned by the Council after research had shown that…

Sex club claims ‘Nonsense’

The owners of a popular Fair Oak pub have dismissed claims that it could be reopening as a members only swinger club as ‘nonsense’. Mystery had surrounded the fate of the family friendly Fox pub – formerly the Fox and Hounds – after it shut its doors unexpectedly and strange messages began to appear on…

Local printer beats recession

Fair oak print and design

Despite the recession, business looks rosy for Eastleigh based Fair Oak  Design & Print Ltd. As part of their expansion into high quality digital printing, they have recently invested in a state of the art Xerox. Printer Charles Prewitt, with his wife Joy as financial manager, started the  family business in 2006 using a single…

Spectacular car accident on Fair Oak Road

An Audi car ended up on its roof last night after a spectacular crash on the B3037 Bishopstoke road after clipping a kerb. The police, ambulance and fire and rescue service all sped to the scene at about 8 pm last night but fortunately there were no serious injuries. Twitter user @d4ve0 who was driving…

New chip shop angers locals

A new chip shop in Fair Oak has been given the go-ahead despite the overwhelming opposition of locals who made their feelings known during a fiery November meeting of Bishopstoke and Fair Oak local area committee which resulted in the Chairman threatening to clear the room. The controversial chippy will now be one of three…

Cheryl gets top award

Fair Oak and Horton Heath Parish Cheryl Gosling has been presented with a prestigious award by the Hampshire Association of local Councils – fending off competition from clerks in 250 parish and town councils in Hampshire. The Chairman of Bishopstoke and Fair Oak Local Area Committee Roger Smith –himself a Fair Oak Parish Councillor – presented Cheryl…

Fair Oak teens face drinking crackdown

Police in Fair Oak are cracking down on teenage drinking after residents discovered evidence that after hours activities at the Youth Activity Centre on Blackberry Drive appeared to include drinking, smoking, graffiti, causing litter and busting up picnic tables. Last weekend , residents visiting the  Youth Centre  found that local teens appeared to be not…

Burglars strike again

Blue Police Lamp

Criminals are keeping Eastleigh detectives busy this week. Following burglaries on Monday and Wednesday, police are now also appealing for information after two men entered a house in Winchester Road, Fair Oak and stole items from the homeowners. The incident took place at around 9.30pm last night, Thursday, March 31. An occupant of the house…

Garden Centre thieves strike again

Police are investigating a burglary at the Aquajardin garden centre in Allington Lane, Eastleigh. Offenders struck at the remote site just after 1am on Sunday, February 27. The offenders forced entry at the rear of the complex before entering the office area and removed a safe containing an undisclosed amount of cash. This is one…

Pie Thieves strike in Fair Oak

Hungry thieves have cut their way through two wire fences to steal food from a popular Fair Oak garden centre over the weekend. The incident happened at the Arturi’s Garden Centre on Allington Lane sometime between 5pm on Friday, February 18 and 8.45am on Saturday, February 19. Two wire fences were cut to gain access…

Huhne backs community woodland

Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne has declared his support in the fight to keep Stoke park woods in the public domain. Recently it was revealed the well used, much loved local woodland that lies between Bishopstoke and Fair Oak will put up for sale by the government Writing in response to campaigner Robert Byrne, Mr Huhne…

“Save Stoke Park” Rob begs PM

Fair Oak resident Robert Byrne has written to prime minster David Cameron asking him to intercede in plans which could see Stoke Park wood sold off to a private company. Local walkers and nature lovers throughout the UK have been left reeling by news that the government plans to privatise the Forestry Commission who manage…

Police Release E-Fit of Kuti’s Mugger

Detectives in Eastleigh have released an e-fit of the man they are hunting for the vile attack on two workers from Kuti’s restaurant in Fair Oak They had just cashed-up the evening’s takings and left the restaurant at about 1.15am on Sunday, October 17 with a substantial amount of cash and walked towards Eastleigh along…