Category: Hedge End

Conservative candidate hits out at ‘complacent’ Lib Dems

The Eastleigh Conservative candidate for the 2015 general election, Mims Davies, has kicked off her campaign with a swipe at Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrat administration, describing MP Mike Thornton as “no great shakes” and Council Leader Keith House as “incredibly complacent” accusing them of  “taking voters for granted.” In an interview Davies told Eastleigh News she…

Andrew tackles Next about staff parking

A Labour party campaigner in Hedge End has tackled Next about instructions that were given to staff about parking at the new Next store in Hedge End. Andrew Helps, who lives near the new Next store, learned that staff were being instructed to park on the residential roads, rather than in the car park at the…

Wellstead Primary School set to ‘Park and Stride’

The Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Tony Noyce joined pupils of Wellstead Primary School in Hedge End to celebrate the launch of a new “Park and Stride” route to school from the newly constructed Dowd’s Farm community car park. Park and Stride is an Eastleigh Borough Council initiative that aims to encourage parents and children who…

Oliver ‘takes over’ sweet factory

Oliver Kitching, aged 10 from Hedge End, has had the experience of a lifetime after winning a national competition to be named a Haribo Little Apprentice – giving him the chance to experience the exciting sights and smells of the famous sweet factory. As a Little Apprentice, Oliver was one of just ten children to…

Hedge End Police seek indecent snapper

Police in Hedge End are appealing for information after a  woman reported that a man had taken a photo up her skirt. At sometime between 8.35am and 8.40am on Tuesday, July 22 the 22-year-old victim was stood at the bus stop on Lower Northam Road, Hedge End. A man approached the woman and then took…

Hedge End vandals close town pool

While the country continues to bask in a heatwave and children start their school holidays Hedge End families won’t be able to access the towns paddling pool which has had to be closed due to the actions of a group of young vandals. On Thursady evening a group of teenage boys aged between 12 –…

Another Resignation in Hedge End

At the Full Council meeting of Hedge End Town Council on 16th April, the Resignation of Cllr Peter Hughes was announced by the Town Clerk. Following the resignation of Cllr Caitlin Bloom, announced on 3rd April, this means that there are now two vacancies on Hedge End Town Council. A by-election has now been called…

Cars stolen in Hedge End burglaries

Police in Hedge End are warning people not to leave vehicle keys in obvious places in their homes after two burglaries in the area where cars have been stolen.   The latest one happened around 4am on Wednesday, April 3 in Beattie Rise, Hedge End. Burglars broke into the home of a 44-year-old man through…

Lib Dems hold Wildern in by-election

The Liberal Democrats have comfortably held on to Wildern ward in the Hedge End Town Council by-election on Thursday. Emma Norman polled 254 votes securing 45% of the vote. Conservative Jerry Hall came second with 101 votes and Ukip’s Michale O’Donaghue a close third with 99 votes. Just one vote separated the last two places;…

Hedge End Air Cadets in award success

Six RAF Air Cadets from 2428 (Hedge End) Squadron have recently achieved their Bronze  Duke of Edinburgh Awards, working their way through four sections:- volunteering, physical, skill and expeditions. “The DofE programme gives all young people aged 14-24 the chance to develop skills for life and work, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future’…

Candidates announced in Wildern by-election

The list of candidates for the Hedge End town council by election on February 13 has been declared. The vacancy in Wildern ward has arisen following the death of Liberal Democrat Councillor June Watson A total of five candidates are standing one independent and a candidate from each of main parties. All are Hedge Enders.…

By-election in Hedge End

Following the death of one of Hedge End’s Town Councillor’s in December and the publication of a co-option notice on the Hedge End Town Council website, an election notice has now been issued to fill the vacancy. Provided sufficient candidates come forward, the Hedge End Wildern by-election will be held on Thursday 13th February, with the Polling…

Christmas truce in Hedge End

With Christmas on our doorstep, Eastleigh News has learned of a heart-warming story that shows the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Hedge End. In a move that is reminiscent of the Christmas truce of 1914, where soldiers on the Western front buried the hatchet and staged an impromptu international football match, we hear…

Hedge End home burgled while owner walked dog

A Hedge Ender who popped out to walk her dog returned to find her home had been burgled in just 15 minutes. Burglars stole an iPad and a bicycle from her unlocked Hedge End home despite her son being upstairs at the time. The woman left her home at Strawberry Fields, Hedge End, at about…

Police probe Ukip cabbie’s Santa sign:Updated

A local businessman who had  been questioned by the police after he erected a large illuminated sign asking: “Dear Father Christmas all we really need is our country back!” will not be facing any further action Hampshire Police have said. Timothy ‘Dusty’ Miller (64) who runs Hedge End based Millers Taxis has erected the sign…