Category: Community News

Brambridge Break In

Following news that Burglars had struck in Chandlers Ford and West End Police are also now appealing for witnesses after a break in at a home in Brambridge. The house near the junction of Church Lane and Highbridge Road was targeted by burglars between 7 and 8pm on Monday, February 1. The offenders smashed a…

Update on Anti Social Tenants

Following Publication of the Feb 1st story regarding anti social behaviour by Swaythling Housing tenants. Eastleigh News has been contacted by Swaythling Housing parent company, Radian. A spokesman was at pains to stress that although the figures quoted in an abstract from the association’s magazine were accurate, they pertained to incidents across the association’s portfolio…

Save our Spitfires!

Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne today urged the town’s residents to help save the Spitfires of the Battle of Britain Flight from defence budget cuts. Following claims in the Daily Mail that the veteran Spitfires and Hurricanes were in danger of the axe Mr Huhne said that the flight was “a crucial link to the most…

Peace restored?

In a lively debate which saw some sharp exchanges between councillors and members of the public, Fair Oak Parish council voted overwhelmingly in favour of renaming the village war memorial as ‘The Peace Memorial’ last night The council permitted members of the public to make representations and a statement from a war veteran in favour…

Bishy van break ins

Police warned tradesmen in Bishopstoke not to leave their tools in their van over night following a series of van break-ins resulting in the loss of valuable tools. Tools have been stolen from six parked vans since the start of the month. Crime Prevention Officer for Eastleigh, Barbara Clayton, said: “If possible van owners should…

Botley Folk say PUSH off!

The Botley Parish Action Group has just published a feasibility study into government plans to build 6,000 new homes which they say would blight the area of Botley, Hedge End, Durley and Curdridge. They claim that PUSH ( the Partnership for Urban South Hampshire) and Eastleigh Council are proceeding with a plan which their study…

War & Peace?

Fair Oak’s War Memorial which has stood in the heart of the picturesque Village Square since 1919, will be the centre of debate tomorrow evening when the Parish Council meets to consider a change to the monument’s name. The Council will choose whether to retain the name “Fair Oak War Memorial”, by which it has…

Eastleigh Cub Scout wins Bravery Award

Twelve young people who courageously put the skills that they learnt in Scouting into dramatic effect have been recognised by The Scout Association. The youngest is Kerena, a nine-year-old Cub Scout, from Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, who showed huge maturity following the tragic death of her mother through cancer. Shortly before her mother died, Kerena cared…

Strictly No Dancing!

Eastleigh Ballroom fans have been told to ‘Foxtrot Oscar’ by their landlords, Eastleigh Borough Council, who are evicting them from the Leigh Ballroom after 30 years of competitive dancing which had placed the former Leigh Road drill hall on the international dance map. However the popular venue, home to current UK Professional Latin Dance Champions…