Category: Hedge End

Hedge End Choir ‘frustrated’ by new Covid guidance

Government says singing indoors is dangerous for amateurs but ok for professionalsMembers of a Hedge End Choir say they are disappointed and frustrated by new guidance issued by the government which prohibits amateur singers from performing or rehearsing indoors in groups of more than six while professional groups have been exempted from any restriction –…

Weather warning for Hedge End M27 drivers

Gale force winds this weekend may cause problems on exposed section of M27 between J8 – J9   Highways England is advising drivers using the M27 on the exposed stretch  between Hedge End J8 and Locks Heath J9 to take extra care and be prepared for strong gales on Sunday (9 February). The Met Office…

Wildern STEM students reach Tech contest semi-finals

A team from a Hedge End school has been named a semi-finalist in the Longitude Explorer Prize a competition for young people to create and develop tech solution to the major challenges our world faces. The STEMgineers team from Wildern Secondary School’s STEM club could now be in line for a £25,000 prize from Nesta…

Hedge End Church to take part in global ‘wave of prayer’

Members of the congregation of St Luke’s Church, Hedge End are inviting people to join them in saying the Lord’s Prayer while also taking part in various activities to take away, draw, and reflect upon the power of prayer. The congregation in Hedge End is joining with other churches Southampton and across Hampshire in a…

Hedge End superstore to feature in BBC reality TV series

Customers and Staff at Hedge End’s Sainsbury’s superstore will find themselves the stars of a new BBC reality series as cameras go behind the scenes to document a year in the life of the supermarket. The series of six 1-hour long episodes which has been given the title of ‘Inside the supermarket’ and coincides with…

Wildern School pool to be refurbished

Forty-year-old community swimming pool to undergo extensive makeover Planning permission has been granted for an extensive refurbishment of the main swimming pool at Wildern School in Hedge End. As part of the project, the popular community swimming facility will benefit from a complete overhaul of its roof and the addition of new spectator seating. Work…

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…