Category: Hedge End

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…

Many hands make Hedge End’s lights work…

The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Malcolm Cross, switched on Hedge End’s Xmas lights this evening. In a ceremony organised by Hedge End Town Council’s Culture & Community Committee, a modest crowd braved the rain to watch various entertainments before the lights were switched on. With Cllr Jane Welsh introducing the performers, suitably adorned in a…

Martial arts open day re-stocks Hedge End food bank

An open day at the West End based Health and Fitness organisation, Choi Kwang Do 4 Health, has recently raised over £160 for Hedge End Food Centre. The event was held at the Choi Kwang Do academy, which is conveniently located over Asda in West End. It featured demonstrations, games, face painting and a raffle.…

Disgraced bank boss has local links

  The former banking boss who is currently the centre of drug misuse allegations has strong local connections it has been revealed. The Rev Paul Flowers’ father worked for Eastleigh Borough Council and Flowers himself was a student at Barton Peveril before becoming a Minister at Hedge End’s Methodist church in 1978. The Reverend’s local…

Berrywood pupil rescues Southampton Airport Fire Service

A Berrywood School pupil went to the rescue of Southampton Airport Fire Service after they put out a call for a new health and safety training badge. Nine year old Alex Miller from the school in Hedge End designed the badge as part of a Hampshire-wide competition for school pupils organised by the Airport Fire…

Solar scheme sets precedent

Eastleigh Borough Council has just switched on a solar PV scheme at Wildern School in Hedge End By obtaining approval for a solar PV scheme to be installed at the school, from the Secretary of State for Education, the Council have set a precedent that they hope other Academy schools will follow. Approval was required because…

A welcome visitor to Eastleigh…

Steam will return to Hedge End and Eastleigh briefly on 5th December, when passengers can travel to Bath behind two ‘Black Five’ locos hauling The Cathedrals Express. The event is also likely to attract steam enthusiasts and train-spotters to all the other stations along the route, many of whom will find Botley a good vantage point as the…

Autumn Colour in Hedge End shows Hort Soc Success…

Still looking good in Hedge End Village Centre, after a spectacular show of summer colour, are the brick planters outside the Co-Op, still owned by the Town Council but now planted and maintained by the Hedge End Horticultural Society. Although some of the brick planters on the other side of the road have been removed,…

Three charged with car offences

  Police at Eastleigh have charged three men from Portsmouth and Havant with a spate of thefts from cars.   The offences occurred on September 29 and 30 in the Chandlers Ford and Hedge End areas.   All three are charged with 10 offences of taking from motor vehicles, four offences of interfering with vehicles,…

HFRS: Coolant leak no health risk to Public

Hampshire Fire and Rescue wish to reassure Hedge End residents that there is no threat to public health following the incident earlier this evening which led to the temporary closure of the Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer superstores at the retail park. HFRS have released the following press statement and photographs from the scene: We…

Police appeal after Hedge End wallet grab

Police at Hedge End are seeking witnesses who may have spotted two Middle Eastern men in the Lower Northam Road area on Wednesday, July 24.   Today, they have released a CCTV still taken inside Cotswold Outdoor Limited of two men they would like to speak to.  They were present in the store at about 3.15pm, the…

Police find missing person

Blue Police Lamp

Update 19 July: Hampshire Police have informed us that Gary Millar, the 53-year-old Hedge End man who was reported missing on Thursday, July 18, was found safe and well in Southampton shortly after midnight this morning. He has been reunited with his family. A Police spokesman said; Thank you for your assistance in locating Mr…

Video footage from Hedge End Carnival

Supplementing our previous post about Hedge End Carnival, some video footage is now available via YouTube, courtesy of Julie Plested of Chandlers Ford. You can also watch the video clip here. As per tradition, the proceeds from the Hedge End Carnival are to be distributed amongst various good causes in Hedge End. If you’re not already aware,…