Category: Community News

Eastleigh win opening game of the season at home to Notts County

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires beat Notts County 1-0 at home on Saturday at The Silverlake Stadium as Reda Johnson’s 13th minute goal was enough to secure all three points in front of 2,668 spectators. Recently relegated County, who made six signings on Thursday after a takeover of the club was finally completed last week, were handed an early…

Eastleigh sign Tyrone Barnett

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires have signed striker Tyrone Barnett (Eastleigh’s recent trialist) before Saturday’s Vanarama National League opener at home to Notts County. The 33-year-old began his career in the youth set-up at West Brom and has enjoyed spells with a number of football league teams before being released from Cheltenham Town last season. He was…

Poppy Appeal for Eastleigh

The Royal British Legion is urging the great British public to join forces with them this year and volunteer for the charity’s annual Poppy Appeal. Most importantly, volunteer Poppy Appeal Organisers, responsible for areas of Eastleigh and Chandler’s Ford, are needed to run the appeal in these towns this year. With the current organisers standing…

Airport helps European Aerial Dance Festival to fly high

Southampton Airport is supporting the tenth birthday edition of the annual European Aerial Dance Festival held at The Point, Eastleigh from 5 to 17 August. The popular and internationally acclaimed event is presented by aerial dance company Gravity & Levity and is also supported by Arts Council England. The Festival is curated by Gravity &…

Eastleigh lose 1-0 to Southampton U23s

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires lost their final pre-season friendly 1-0 to Southampton U23s tonight at The Silverlake Stadium before facing Notts County on Saturday at home in the Vanarama National League. Southampton U23s came the closest in the first 15 minutes with Dan Nlundulu narrowly missing. Sam Smart whipped in a promising ball for Eastleigh moments later…

Youthful Eastleigh side lose to AFC Stoneham 2-1

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires lost 2-1 away to fellow Eastleigh based side AFC Stoneham on Friday evening in a pre-season friendly as the hosts proved too strong for a young Eastleigh side. It was a really friendly atmosphere at the club, something I’m sure AFC Stoneham is looking to achieve. The hosts found the net after…

Eastleigh beat Oxford United 3-0 at home in pre-season friendly

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires got their home pre-season campaign underway in style with a 3-0 victory to a youthful Oxford United. The League One visitors named a youthful side against The Spitfires as Ben Williamson claimed a brace and Andrew Boyce got Eastleigh’s third. Williamson opened the scoring for the hosts in the 13th minute after…

First ‘Hampshire Day’ celebrated in Winchester

Eastleigh Council Leader Keith House blasts county celebration as “a total waste of money”.A flag-raising ceremony to mark the first ever ‘Hampshire Day’ was held at the Castle in Winchester today, St Swithun’s Day (July 15) – but the Leader of the Liberal Democrat opposition on Hampshire County Council, Councillor Keith House blasted the event…

Community chips in for new kitchen at Fryern

Ribbon is cut on updated catering facility at the Age Concern CentreWhen the Age Concern Centre at Fryern found itself in need of a new kitchen, members of the local community chipped in to cover the costs and on Monday, supporters, tradesmen, fundraisers and donors gathered at the centre to celebrate the opening of the…

Eastleigh’s 2019/20 season kit revealed

Eastleigh have revealed it’s brand new kits for the 2019/20 Vanarama National League season produced by LAB sports. All three kits touch on the history of the club with special references on the bottom left of the shirt. The home kit has the numbers ‘1946’ representing the year the club was formed. The away kit…

New curate for Bursledon

The Reverend Jill Kells has been ordained by the Bishop of WInchester,The Reverend Jill Kells is the new curate for Bursledon parish. Rev Kells was one of the new Deacons to be ordained by The Bishop of the Winchester The Right Reverend Tim Dakin during a service at Winchester Cathedral this weekend Reverend Kells is…

Bugsy Malone bring 1920s to The Point

Bishopstoke based Musical Theatre group brings the gangster comedy musical to town  Bishopstoke based musical theatre group Spot On Productions are bringing the much loved gangster comedy musical Bugsy Malone to The Point this July………. but with a twist! Bucking tradition, Spot on Productions are presenting the musical with a mixed cast of adults and…

Fryern Junior school to be rebuilt

Existing 1960s building will be replaced by a modern sustainable facility.Chandler’s Ford residents have been finding out about the proposed plans for the redevelopment of Fryern Junior School at an exhibition and drop-in event yesterday. The existing school building – which include a 2 storey block – date back to the 1960s and while structurally…

Eastleigh Street Pastors mark 10 years

Eastleigh Street Pastor Co-ordinator Steve Smallwood tells Eastleigh News how things have changed after a decade on Eastleigh’s night-time streets.Eastleigh’s Street Pastors will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary with a Thanksgiving and Commissioning Service at Eastleigh Baptist Church at 7.30pm on Friday 12th July 2019. The keynote speaker at the event will be the Rev Les…

Eastleigh to host Notts County on opening day of the season

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires will host Vanarama National League newcomers Notts County on August 3at the Silverlake Stadium to kick-off their 2019/20 season. Eastleigh side will travel to Huish Park three days later, as they face the other team relegated from League Two, Yeovil Town. The festive period remains a local one, as the Spitfires head…