Category: Community News

Local Builders Sponsors Eastleigh Football Club Community Facility

Elliotts Builders Merchant, the south’s largest independent suppliers of building materials to the trade and public, has sponsored the new community changing room at Eastleigh Football Club.  Materials including timber, MDF and paint were donated by Elliotts Builders Merchant in Southampton to help the football club provide a new changing space for their walking football,…

Barton Peveril hosts Olympic Weightlifting

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College hosted an Olympic Weightlifting session, run by Lakeside Weightlifting Club’s Olympic Weightlifter Lizzie Havers, as part of their This Girl Can programme. 17 female students attended the session and had no prior experience of the sport. Over the course of the session, the students were taught how to perform a…

Eastleigh sign Shaun Hobson on loan from Bournemouth

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires have completed the loan signing of Shaun Hobson  from Premier League side AFC Bournemouth. The 20-year-old defender has agreed to join The Spitfires until the end of the season Speaking on his arrival, Strevens said: ‘Shaun is a player who we have monitored over the course of the season and is someone…

New partnership aims to build futures with Eastleigh groups

Groups working with under 18’s in Eastleigh could be in with a chance of winning a share of £1,000,000 thanks to a major scheme launched today by a leading housebuilder. Persimmon Homes is launching its national Building Futures programme in partnership with Team GB, the British Olympic Association. The scheme, being run locally by Persimmon…

Barton Peveril’s Careers in Maritime Day

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College hosted its first Careers in Maritime Day, on Wednesday 23rd January, with guest speaker Helena Lucas MBE; Lucas is a Paralympic, gold medallist Sailor for Team GB. The day gave students an insight into the wide range of careers available in the maritime industry, which is a large employment sector…

Eastleigh win 1-0 away to Bromley

Andrew Boyce scored a late winner for Eastleigh to end Bromley’s five-match unbeaten run in the National League and now just sit one point behind that all important play-offs spot. The triumph was a first away win since November for the Spitfires. An even first half drew to a worrying conclusion as Bromley midfielder Adam…

Olympians encourage swimmers to make a splash for charity

Team GB swimming heroes Mark Foster and Duncan Goodhew are encouraging people in Hampshire to sign up to Swimathon, the world’s biggest annual fundraising swim, to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie.   Taking place from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st March, swimmers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to…

Donation helps charity’s work with the elderly

A charity that reduces isolation and loneliness amongst elderly people in Eastleigh has received a cash boost towards one of its most popular clubs. Persimmon Homes South Coast has chosen MHA Eastleigh Live at Home to receive £1,000 towards its Natter ‘n’ Platter Club, which gives members a chance to sit down, eat a meal…

Comedian Stephen Bailey to kick off tour in Eastleigh

On Thursday 7th February, up-and-coming comedian and everyone’s favourite ‘guilty pleasure’ (Daily Record) Stephen Bailey begins his brand new UK tour, ‘Our Kid’, at The Point, Eastleigh. Mixing Northern warmth with some working-class guilt and a little bit of blue, Stephen’s friendly brand of gossipy humour has made him of the country’s most exciting acts…

Eastleigh beat Sutton United at home

Ben Strevens’ Eastleigh improved their chances of a National League play-off place as Ben Williamson’s late goal earned them victory over Sutton United at The Silverlake Stadium in front of 1872 spectators. The Spitfires got off to a quickfire start when Andrew Boyce bundled home from close range after Mark Yeates’ corner caused chaos in…

Barton Peveril holds Jazz Workshop

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College held a Jazz Workshop for 25 of the region’s school musicians, which was run by Barton Peveril Teacher of Popular Music and Jazz Studies and leading UK Jazz Saxophonist Simon Allen. Pupils from The Mountbatten School, Wyvern College, The Henry Beaufort School, Brookfield Community School, The Trafalgar School at Downton…

New road opens in Hedge End

Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Bruce Tennent has officially opened the Sundays Hill bypass along Barnfield Way at Hedge End. The bypass is now open and links Heath House Lane/Kings Copse Avenue to Junction 8 of the M27. The new road is 1.2km in length and includes a major new road bridge at the site. The…

Circomedia returns to The Point

On Wednesday 30 January Circomedia, the country’s leading provider of circus-based training, presents Out of the Loop at The Point, Eastleigh. In an attempt to discover what it means to be ‘out of the loop’, the BA students of Circomedia blend daringly high-skilled contemporary circus with physical theatre in a show that’s guaranteed to knock your…

Barton students in British Physics Olympiad

Three Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students were successful in the British Physics Olympiad, this year. Competing in the national competition the three students earned a Commendation, Bronze Award and Gold Award between them. The British Physics Olympiad requires students to sit a series of papers that test their knowledge beyond the A Level syllabus,…