Category: Community News

No Cold Calling in Hedge End

Residents in Hedge End can now open their front doors with confidence following the introduction of the area’s first No Cold Calling Zone. No Cold Calling Zones are an initiative, led by Hampshire County Council’s Trading Standards and Hampshire Constabulary, to help reduce doorstep crime. Signs are displayed around the zone, aiming to deter rogue…

Hotel failures jump 61%

The number of hotel firms going bust jumped last year by 61%, accountancy firm Wilkins Kennedy has said as the benefits of the weak pound and the ‘staycation’ summer were offset by the slump in business travel. Hotel chains to go under last year included McKever Hotels, Folio, the Real Hotel Group, Comfort Inn, Quality…

Two out of three ain’t bad

Sky News award winning special correspondent David Bowden has been spotted on the streets of Eastleigh out in search of Leo Barraclough the Brighton based Labour party candidate for Eastleigh. Eastleigh News bumped into David and his team who were filming in Market Street Tuesday morning. They were shooting sequences for their election coverage and…

Minority Candidates fail to impress in Waltham Chase

“They’re charming people, but they’re eccentrics” was the verdict of barrister Peter Herrity on the three minority candidates standing in the newly created constituency of Meon Valley. The last hustings of the campaign at Waltham Chase saw 150 people come to the Methodist Chapel to hear all six candidates. However, when English Democrat candidate –…

Swan Centre Library reopens

Eastleigh Public Library in the Swan Centre reopened today following its four month long refit. The interior space and layout has been redesigned and there is new shelving and equipment on display. However, the most radical change is that the issue and return of books are no longer handled by librarians wielding date stamps. Instead…

Signbusters!

The Highways Department of Hampshire County Council has ordered Chris Huhne’s office to move some of their campaign posters following a complaint from a member of the public. Up to ten of the 3 ft Square fluorescent orange billboards proclaiming ‘Liberal Democrats Winning Here’ had been erected outside Bursledon Market on the busy Bursledon roundabout…

Eastleigh Airport deserted

Eastleigh Airport’s busy departure terminal was deserted this evening as air travellers heeded warnings to stay away due to the Icelandic Volcanic Ash cloud which was drifting over Britain. Every single flight was cancelled and there was just 6 staff on the check in desks handling phone calls while two retail workers replenished the shelves…