Category: Hedge End

Colourful Carnival in Hedge End…

Colour flooded the roads around Hedge End’s village centre this afternoon, as thousands turned out to watch the annual carnival procession, a tradition which started in 1921 and is still going strong. Hedge End’s Carnival Queen, Olivia Fisher, was centre stage and very well supported by Carnival  Princesses Mia Gardner, Lily-Angell-Collins, Sidnie Killen and Sadie…

Labour go campaigning in Hedge End…

Out and about today in Hedge End was Hedge Ender Andrew Helps, the Labour Candidate for the Botley and Hedge End division in the forthcoming County Council elections, to be held on 2nd May. The Labour campaigners had also hired the Hedge End 2000 Centre for the afternoon, inviting local residents to come and meet…

The Beer, Baccy & Crumpet Campaign HQ

Ray Hall, the Beer, Baccy & Crumpet party Candidate in the Eastleigh by-election invited Eastleigh News to his campaign HQ this morning, to look around the historic building and to talk some more about his manifesto. Interestingly, the Beer Baccy & Crumpet campaign HQ, which also serves as Ray’s home, is next door to the Southern Parishes Conservative Club. The shared driveway and the Conservatives…

The “Beer, Baccy & Crumpet” party candidate…

Already making a name for himself, 73 year old Ray Hall, the “Beer, Baccy & Crumpet” (or BB&C) party candidate for the Eastleigh by-election, was in Hedge End village centre today, to talk to the media that had gathered to meet the Foreign Secretary, William Hague… A disaffected Conservative, who revealed himself to be the father of local Conservative,…

Foreign Secretary visits Hedge End

With the Eastleigh by-election in full-swing and Parliament on its usual Friday wind-down, there were more Secretaries of State in Hedge End than Eastleigh News could shake a stick at today. Whilst the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander and the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable were elsewhere in Hedge…

Hedge End comment on Huhne’s resignation

Hedge End Town Council have commented in public on the resignation of Chris Huhne. Much of the media attention has, to date, been focused on the railway town of Eastleigh, but the Parliamentary constituency is a lot more diverse than that, extending to include the nautical communities on the west bank of the River Hamble and the edge of Southampton…

Youth Centre to benefit from loyalty scheme

The Box Youth Centre in Hedge End is to be one of the first good causes in the UK that will receive a cash boost from a new supermarket loyalty scheme.  Kavanagh Budgens in Hedge End is one of three stores in the UK which is trialling a new scheme developed by Musgrave Retail Partners GB, the main suppliers…

Hedge End’s Problem Planter Predicament – Solved…?

Hedge End may have found a solution to the problematical planters in the Village Centre. As previously reported by Eastleigh News, in Serving the Community, the brick planters in the centre of Hedge End are often to be seen in a weed-ridden state. Conveniently for the Town Council, one of the brick planters has recently been demolished, as part…

Hedge End Groundsmen get £675K storeroom

Hedge End Town Council have taken possession of their new Groundsmen’s store. The brand new, purpose built, £675,000 (+VAT) building is situated in Woodhouse Lane Hedge End, near existing recreational facilities. Although a short drive from existing recreational facilities at Norman Rodaway, Greta Park and St Johns Road, the new Groundsmen’s store is ideally placed for the sports fields that have been proposed in the Borough…

Some of Hedge End’s Christmas lights switched-on

Hedge End’s Christmas lights have been officially switched-on, with the traditional ceremony on Hedge End’s “Village Green” on 6th December. The lights comprise the same set of illuminated panels with flashing stars and chains of lights draped around trees that have been seen in previous years.  But eagle-eyed Hedge Ender’s and passers-by will notice that there is already a failed panel, exactly where it was…

Extra buses connect Hedge End to Southampton

Velvet Bus have commenced their extended route A service, providing a faster and more frequent Wi-Fi equipped service between Hedge End and Southampton.   The new service is an extension of the existing Velvet route A service, which already connects Eastleigh to Hedge End. As Velvet Bus explain on their website;  The new service will be an extension of our existing Velvet A route,…

Hedge End declines twinning with Möckmühl

Hedge End Town Council have declined an invitation to twin the Town with Möckmühl in Germany. The Town Council received an unsolicited invitation to twin with Möckmühl last year (2011), subsequently met with representatives from Möckmühl when they were in the UK and went to visit Möckmühl 12 months ago (Dec 2011).  That particular trip was at…

Parampara launches at the Berry Theatre

Kala The Arts, a South Asian Dance Organisation based in Basingstoke, launched their Parampara project film, dance performances & exhibition at Hedge End’s Berry Theatre today. Backed by £26,900 of funding from The Heritage Lottery fund and further supported by Hampshire County Council, the Basingstoke Discovery Centre and the Asian Welfare & Cultural Association, the Parampara project explores the heritage…

Huhne backs Hedge End’s innovation

Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne, and Hedge End Town Council, have formally announced on their websites today, the news that Hedge End has been awarded “a £10,000 Government boost to help local traders in the Town”  As previously reported by Eastleigh News, in Hedge End also a Town Team Partner, the money has been awarded as part of the Dept…

Hedge End also a “Town Team Partner”

Eastleigh News has learned that Hedge End Town Council have been awarded a cash sum by the Dept for Local Communities and Government, after qualifying to become a Town Team Partner. The news that the £10K lump sum will be used to take forward elements of the Towns original bid to become a Portas Pilot, was revealed at last…