Category: Hamble

Hamble Xmas yacht rescue

Both the RNLI Calshot lifeboat and Hillhead Coastguard Rescue Team came to the rescue of a stranded yacht outside the entrance to the River Hamble on Boxing Day. At about 5 pm the RNLI received a call from a 37ft yacht that was hard aground Calshot RNLI D Class Lifeboat Willet was launched with three volunteer crew…

Airbus: Brexit uncertainty threatens local jobs

The future of hundreds high tech manufacturing jobs in Hampshire could depend on Brexit the European aerospace company Airbus has warned. According to a report in todays Times newspaper, Airbus is preparing to stop building aircraft wings at its British plants –  and move production abroad to China or mainland Europe – due to concerns…

MP praises vital Hamble Lifeboat

  Eastleigh MP, Mims Davies, joined Trustee, Liam Dobbin, and colleagues at Hamble Lifeboat this week to gain an understanding of their role and the challenges they face as an independent lifeboat station. Hamble Lifeboat, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is located on the Hamble peninsular and plays a vital part in marine…

Eastleigh’s community groups commended

Three organisations from Eastleigh that work in the community on Law and Order related projects have been recognised at an awards ceremony in Winchester. The Blue Lamp Trust Eastleigh, Eastleigh Victim Support and the Hamble-based Hampshire Constabulary Volume Fraud Investigation Team were among 16 organisations from across the county to receive commendations from The High…

Hamble yacht harbour seeks local views on regeneration

MDL Marinas, the owners of Mercury Yacht Harbour, are to consult the Hamble community on their draft plans for a “mixed-use regeneration” of the site. In a press release MDL describe the harbour as an “under-used brownfield” which they say they will improve and enhance “for the benefit of all”. The site owners plan to…

Burglar makes off with Cafe safe

A late night raider took away more than a sandwich after breaking into a Hamble Cafe – the cheeky burglar made off with the entire safe. The burglary happened at some time between 10.15pm on May 19 and 6.20am on May 20 at the Flying Boat Café, Ensign Way, Hamble. Police say a suspect smashed open…

Muslim community helps keep Hamble Lifeboat afloat

  Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMC) have donated £500 to Hamble Lifeboat Station one of  Mayor Jane Welsh’s chosen charities. The AMC who say their motto is “love for all, hatred for none” raised the money during one of  three ‘Charity Walks for Peace’ they held last year, which raised over £300,000 for…

New bench for Hamble

Local people and visitors to Hamble-le-Rice can now enjoy new seating on the foreshore as they look out across the Hamble river. The design of the new seat was inspired by Hamble’s long established boat building heritage and based on the hull of a boat. The project, that cost £8000, was funded by Bursledon, Hamble…

Council loses appeal against Hamble development

A Bursledon Parish Councillor has called for the Planning Inspectorate to be scrapped and planning decisions left to local authorities after a planning inspector allowed permission for 150 new homes to be built west of Hamble Lane. Builder Taylor Wimpey appealed to the inspectorate after the borough council refused planning permission for a development that…

Protest as Hamble Lane enquiry gets underway

Local residents and councillors made their views known very clearly on Tuesday morning at the Lowford Centre in Bursledon ahead of a planning inquiry. “No” to more building on Hamble Lane. Bursledon Parish Councillor Jane Rich (front, centre) led the demonstration opposing a plan from big builder Taylor Wimpey to bust the Council’s Local Plan…

Hamble Development Rejected

Land near Hamble Station was saved from development this evening, for the moment at least, as the Bursledon, Hamble Le-Rice and Hound Local Area Committee rejected a ‘hostile’ planning application to develop up to 225 new homes, a 60 bed Care Home, a 40 bed extra care unit and a new car park on the…

Eighty new houses on way for Netley

Some of the land that is allocated for development in Eastleigh’s new local plan took another step closer to the bulldozer this evening, as the Bursledon, Hamble-Le-Rice and Hound Local Area Committee approved (subject to various conditions) the outline planning applications for two significant developments on land that was formerly part of a ‘strategic gap’…

Flood warnings for Itchen and Hamble

The Environment Agency have issued flood warnings for the estuaries of the River Itchen and the River Hamble. The flooding is expected to occur when a storm surge co-incides with high tide and a period of heavy rain on Friday morning. Apart from the coastal areas around Netley and Hamble and the tidal section of…

Hamble man attacked and robbed at home

Police at Eastleigh are appealing for help to identify youths who burst into a flat at Chadwick Way, Hamble, assaulted the tenant and stole wrapped Christmas presents and £55 cash. At about 11.25pm Monday, November 18, five youths in their late teens to early twenties kicked in the front door. Armed with a crowbar and…

Lord Chidgey off on fact-finding visit to Ethiopia

Liberal Democrat peer and former Eastleigh MP Lord David Chidgey of Hamble-le-Rice is to set off on a trip to Ethiopia next week as part of a top-level parliamentary delegation. The group, from the UK’s Inter Parliamentary Union, will visit the country to develop links with their counterparts and gain a better understanding of its…