Category: Hedge End

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…

Foreign Secretary hits local campaign trail in Hedge End

Hedge End voters were surprised to see the Foreign Secretary Phil Hammond out and about canvassing in the town. The Conservative front bencher was campaigning in support of Jerry Hall who is the Conservaitve Candidate for St John’s Ward in the Borough Election and he was accompanied by Mims Davies who is hoping to become…

Hedge End Councillor resigns from Cabinet

Louise Bloom the Liberal Democrat Councillor for Hedge End Grange Park has resigned her Cabinet seat today. Bloom who held the portfolio for environment and sustainability has been absent from cabinet meetings since June following a highly publicised split from long term partner Eastleigh Liberal Democrat and Council Leader Keith House. But in a statement…

M27 closed till this evening following Eastleigh collision

Drivers using the M27 in Hampshire today are being advised to plan ahead, as repair work following a collision this morning means that delays to journeys are likely. Lane 3 will remain closed in both directions on the M27 between junction 5 (Eastleigh) and junction 7 (Hedge End) in Hampshire following a collision this morning.…

Police seek witness to Hedge End attack

Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to following an assault in Hedge End as they believe he may be have vital information. The incident occurred between 11.45pm and 11.55pm on Sunday, December 28 on Kings Copse Avenue. The victim, a 40-year-old man, was a passenger in a…

Further Lib Dem resignation at Hedge End Town Council

There are now two vacant seats on Hedge End Town Council after Councillor Louise Bloom, the former partner of Council Leader Keith House, resigned her Grange Park West seat last night citing personal reasons. Although the Eastleigh Borough Council Cabinet member for the environment has surrendered her place on the town council , she will…

Hedge End sets 2015-16 budget

Hedge End Town Council approved it’s  budget for 2015-16 this evening, with the good news that Council Taxpayers will see another 0% increase on the Parish component of their Council Tax bill. However the Finance & Admin meeting was far from uneventful, with some rare dissent within the ranks of the Lib Dems… Cllr Nathan…

Christmas arrives in Hedge End…

A large crowd gathered in Hedge End this evening, to see The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Tony Noyce, and Hedge End’s Carnival Queen, Harri Killen, switch on Hedge End’s Christmas lights. The switch on ceremony itself was rather brief, with the crowd enjoying the traditional countdown before the ceremonial plunger was depressed, but was preceded…

Hedge End councillor resigns

Jenny Hughes the Hedge End Liberal Democrat Councillor has resigned both her borough and town council seat. Cllr Hughes co-represented Wildern ward (along with Council Leader Keith House) and Shamblehurst ward on Hedge End Town Council. Last April Cllr Peter Hughes – Jenny Hughes’s partner and Lib Dem- stood down for unspecified reasons having first…

Starling trapped in Hedge End boiler

  The RSPCA were called out to rescue a starling which had become stuck behind a boiler on Friday (14 November). The bird had somehow managed to get down the flue and behind the boiler in a bungalow on Westbury Court, Hedge End. The first the homeowners knew of the starling was when they saw…

Hedge End’s Fireworks Cancelled

Hedge End Carnival Committee have announced that the annual fireworks display and fun fair, which was scheduled to take place this weekend, Saturday 15th November, has been cancelled. The unfortunate news has also been announced on the Hedge End Town Council website. Although it was not on the agenda, there was a brief discussion prior…

Local arrests after £11 million drugs haul

Four people from Eastleigh were among a group of 13 local persons arrested for offences involving the supply of millions of pounds worth of drugs. On Monday (November 3) the Police raided 12 houses which led to a man from Toynbee Rd and a man from Shamblehurst Lane South being arrested and charged for the…

Police hunt Hedge End flasher

A man exposed himself to a woman with a child in Hedge End on Tuesday. The incident occurred on Shamblehurst Lane at around 9am on Tuesday, November 4. A 41-year-old woman was walking towards Tesco Express with her one-year-old child in a buggy when she noticed a man walking towards her indecently exposing himself. The man…

Replacement Trees for Dowds Farm Park

Hedge End Town Council have agreed to replace 14 dead and dying trees at Dowds Farm Park, at a cost of just under £3000 to the taxpayer. The subject had been raised by Cllr Pretty at the September meeting of the Recreation & Amenities Committee. That discussion revealed that trees and other shrubbery around the…