Category: Hedge End

New ‘Spitfire Party’ flies to rescue of Brexit

Eastleigh’s own maverick politician, Ray Hall, is hoping to build on the success of his Beer, Baccy and Crumpet Party which finished sixth out of the fourteen candidates in the 2013 Eastleigh by-election with the launch of a new political party. The Spitfire Party plans to contest seats locally and more widely across the UK.…

Salvation Army launch Christmas toy appeal

Eastleigh’s Salvation Army is appealing for Christmas presents so that local families who are struggling to buy gifts for their children can make sure there is a surprise for them under the Christmas tree this year. Commissioner Charles Swansbury of The Salvation Army’s Southern Division said: The Christmas Story inspires us as a church to…

Hedge End OAP hit by bus dies

An 88-year old man has died in Hospital after he was hit by a bus in Hedge End. The man was crossing Upper Northam Road at about 6pm on Friday evening (November 16) when he was struck by a Xelabus single decker. Following the incident, the road was closed for three hours while emergency services…

Aldi for Budgens site?

  Hopes that the site of former Budgens’ supermarket in Hedge End will be re-opening as a branch of Aldi supermarkets seem to have been dashed today after a Eastleigh Borough Council spokesperson denied rumours that the German discounter was coming to the village but Council Leader Keith House has not ruled it out. Last…

Deer saved from drowning in Hedge End pool

RSPCA inspector Alan Browning rushed to a home in Hedge End, on the outskirts of Southampton, early on Sunday morning (20 May) to reports of a young roe deer stuck in a swimming pool. He explained “When I arrived at the home I realised quite how perilous the situation was,” “The deer had fallen into…

All seats up for grabs in Eastleigh Election

Voters in every ward in Eastleigh Borough are headed to polls today to choose a new council in a rare ‘all out’ vote that could see a fundamental change in the balance of power in a town that has been Liberal Democrat since 1994. Boundary changes, an active anti-development lobby and recent defections have combined…

Police hunt Hedge End phone thieves

  Hampshire Police are appealing for help in identifying two ‘youths’ they wish to interview in connection with the theft of a smart phone from a Carphone Warehouse store. The police say they believe four youths were involved, three youths distracted staff at the store at the Hedge End Retail Park while a fourth took an…

New Vets4Pets opens in Hedge End

Eastleigh pet owners now have a new veterinary surgery to take their furry friends to after vets Przemyslaw Jelonek and Andrew Thornton opened the doors to their brand new Vets4Pets practice located inside the new Pets at Home store at Hedge End Retail Park. Eastleigh Mayor Councillor Mo Sollitt, accompanied by Eastleigh MP Mims Davies…

Hedge End J7 to get £2.5m upgrade

News that the government has pledged to improve the motorway junction at Hedge End has drawn a mixed reaction from Eastleigh’s politicians. While Eastleigh’s MP took to Twitter to hail the news, the Council Leader described the £2.5 million earmarked for a traffic light upgrade as a “token sum.” In a statement Mims Davies, Conservative…

Police warn on bogus gardener in Hedge End

Police are warning residents in Hedge End after an elderly man paid for gardening work that wasn’t carried out. At around 2pm on yesterday,(Tuesday June 21) a man knocked on the door of a house on Mallard Gardens and claimed to be from the council. The man said there’d been a complaint about an overgrown…

Cyclist mugged in Hedge End

A man cycling home from work was set upon by a gang in Hedge End. Police are appealing for witnesses and have released CCTV images following the attempted robbery on Saturday night (February 5). The 18-year-old man was cycling along the motorway bridge on St John’s Road, at 10.15pm on when a gang of around…

Hedge End Gang Show to celebrate ‘Best of British’

Hedge End gang show is back with big plans for their return to the scouting stage with their ‘Best of British’ production which will hit the stage in February 2016. The show has been providing creative activities for scouts in and around the Itchen district for over half a century having celebrated its 50th birthday in…

Ski mask ram raid on Hedge End bank

Police are hunting ram-raiders who used a silver Ford car to smash their way into the Hedge End’s HSBC bank on Wednesday. At about 5pm two men wearing ski type masks and hi-vis vests entered the store and grabbed several cash boxes  cannot confirm the amount stolen at this time. Several staff were present at…

Tory top brass keep up pressure

The conservative campaign in Eastleigh is still drawing in the big guns. Former party leader William Hague has been canvassing in Hedge End followed the day after by the Defence Secretary Michael Fallon. In an interview at the Hedge End Conservative Club, William Hague told me these high profile visits were a measure of the importance…