Category: Community News

‘The most rewarding thing I have ever done’

Hampshire mum tells of her experience as a foster-carer  A Hampshire foster carer is appealing for more people to become foster carers, during Fostercare Fortnight which starts on Monday (May 13). ‘Debbie’ lives on a farm with her husband and grown up children. She became a foster carer last year, looking after a young baby…

McDonald’s tidy-up town centre

Staff from McDonald’s recently teamed up with the Town’s Business Improvement District (BID) to clean up the local area. A group from the Winchester and Eastleigh branches of the fast-food restaurant embarked on the challenge to give the area around the Wells Place eatery a much-needed refresh. The alleys behind the shops in the town…

Local diabetes group make £3000 research donation

Winchester and Eastleigh Diabetes UK support group donated £3000 to a diabetes research project on the inner workings of blood vessels. The Winchester Mayor Frank Pearson presented Diabetes UK with a cheque, on behalf of the Winchester diabetes group, towards research being carried out by Dr Aranzazu Chamorro Jorganes from Imperial College London. Damage to blood…

Solent Mind invites everyone to share #onyourdoorstep campaign

Solent Mind, the local mental health charity, is inviting people to share the places and things that help their wellbeing through the#onyourdoorstep campaign this Mental Health Awareness Week (13th – 19th May). Members of the public, businesses, schools and other organisations can print and complete an ‘On Your Doorstep’ sign, and share it in their community and online using the…

Steve Brine urges new City Council to oppose Local Plan

Winchester and Chandler’s Ford MP writes letter to Winchester Lib Dem leader  Steve Brine, the MP for Winchester & Chandler’s Ford has written to the leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Winchester City Council to seek assurances over the line her new incoming administration will take on Eastleigh’s draft local plan which proposes the…

A community together – Fryern Funtasia 2019

The sun made an appearance on Bank Holiday Monday as Chandlers Ford’s Fryern Funtasia kicked into gear, opened by Eastleigh’s Mayor Bruce Tennent. As in prior years, the event hosted a wide variety of displays, including a maypole dance by the pupils of Fryern school – which was soon followed by a choir – and…

Lifeboat launched in Hamble Harbour rescue

Yesterday (May 4) Calshot Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) launched ‘Max Walls’ their Atlantic 85 lifeboat, following reports of a person in the water off Calshot. The person had fallen off a yacht – though had luckily been wearing their life jacket – and was pulled out by passengers still aboard the yacht who then…

Beano gets on his bike

Eastleigh striker James ‘Beano’ Constable to cycle 200 miles for charity. The Eastleigh forward is adding his support to the #TOO500, a cycling challenge for children’s charity, Thinking of Oscar. He has pledged to cycle 200 miles in 2 days to support the charity. The event is in it’s fifth year and aims to raise…

Local kids join Dick & Dom on Spanish song challenge

A group of enthusiastic children from Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh and Otterbourne are set to take on a sponsored Challenge learning and original song in Spanish called ‘Watch me Fly’, accompanied by Makaton actions. The challenge will be completed next month as part of a national campaign to improve support for children with autism. The challenge…

‘I will work with with any party for my community’

Ray Dean, admits that running as an Independent is quite challenging Councillor Ray Dean, the Independent candidate for Bishopstoke is defending the one of the three seats the Independent group won last year from the Liberal Democrats who had angered many residents by voting in favour of the Council’s Local Plan that will see 6,000…

‘The Green party can make a difference’

Jack Stapleton says local government can benefit from the fresh ideas and new thinking offered by the Green Party. Horton Heath resident Jack Stapleton – the Green party candidate for Fair Oak and Horton Heath in Thursday’s local election – says fresh thinking and new ideas could transform local government by involving everybody in the…

Eastleigh Scouts stage St George’s parade

Scouts honour their patron saint and renew their pledges. Food donation at Family Fun event highlights plight of Eastleigh’s hidden hungry.Scouts from all over Eastleigh have celebrated St George’s Day by parading through the town before gathering at the bandstand to renew their promises and donate food to Eastleigh Basics Food Bank. All UK Scouts…

Eastleigh draw 3-3 away to Boreham Wood

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires will face Wrexham on Thursday (7pm live on BT Sport) in the play-offs as their fate was determined with a 3-3 draw away to Boreham Wood. Keiran Murtagh scored a second-half equaliser for Boreham Wood as the hosts came from two goals down to draw wit a youthful Eastleigh side in the…