Category: Community News

Mayor celebrates Eid with Eastleigh’s Muslim community.

Eastleigh’s Muslim community have celebrated the end of Ramadan with an open-air ceremony attended by the Mayor of Eastleigh. Around 100 members of the Eastleigh Masjid and Islamic Centre took part in the Eid -Ul-Fitir ceremony on Leigh Road recreation ground yesterday (June 4). Traditionally the event takes place outdoors but this was the first…

Abby’s Heroes received over £16,000 in donation

  Local charity Abby’s Heroes has received a massive £16,252 boost from staff at the Southampton office of Irwin Mitchell, following a year of fundraising. Irwin Mitchell staff spent 12 months doing everything from the local 10k race to the Southampton Marathon to raise money for a charity committed to supporting children and their families…

Eastleigh Mosque to celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitre on Leigh Rd Rec

Tuesday’s open-air celebration is a first for the TownMembers of the local Muslim community will be holding their first open-air act of community worship in Eastleigh on the town’s recreation ground next week which will be attended by the Borough’s Mayor Cllr Darshan Mann. The early morning service, called the Eid-Ul-Fitre, marks the end of…

Hedge End Church to take part in global ‘wave of prayer’

Members of the congregation of St Luke’s Church, Hedge End are inviting people to join them in saying the Lord’s Prayer while also taking part in various activities to take away, draw, and reflect upon the power of prayer. The congregation in Hedge End is joining with other churches Southampton and across Hampshire in a…

Hedge End superstore to feature in BBC reality TV series

Customers and Staff at Hedge End’s Sainsbury’s superstore will find themselves the stars of a new BBC reality series as cameras go behind the scenes to document a year in the life of the supermarket. The series of six 1-hour long episodes which has been given the title of ‘Inside the supermarket’ and coincides with…

Man charged over Pirelli Estate attack bailed till June 28

An 18-year-old from Eastleigh charged with attacking a man on the Pirelli Estate just before Christmas has been bailed to appear at Southampton Crown Court on June 28. Brandon Engert 18, of Heinz Burt Close appeared at Southampton Magistrates court yesterday. The teenager has been charged with causing Grievous Bodily Harm with intent following an…

Charity donation is bloomin’ marvellous

A charity event at Haskins in West End has helped to raise £1,000 for local charity Wessex Heartbeat. The Rotary Club of Southampton Magna put on a special event at the garden centre in April in aid of the heart charity and Myositis UK. Guests enjoyed a meal and discounts on products, as well as…

Eastleigh lose Paul McCallum to rivals Solihull Moors

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires today confirmed that Paul McCallum has turned down his offer of a new contract. The club added on Facebook: ‘We wish Paul well for the future and thank him for his efforts whilst at the club.’ McCallum has since joined National League rivals Solihull Moors and the club posted this on Twitter…

MP helps students plant trees in Eastleigh schools visit

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies has visited Wildern School and both sites of Crestwood Community School in Eastleigh to complete her tree planting tour as part of the Queens Commonwealth Canopy Project.  Having recently kicked off the tour at Hamble Primary school, the MP said she was ‘delighted’ to offer the same opportunity to older students…

Eastleigh announce pre-season schedule

Eastleigh Football Club confirmed yesterday their opponents for pre-season ahead of the 2019/20 Motorama National League Season. Ben Strevens will initially take his side to Blackfield and Langley FC on Saturday 6th of July at the Gang Warily Ground. Last season Blackfield and Langley won the Southern League Division One title during the 2018/19 season…

Paddling pool opens today!

Fleming Park is ready for the summerThe outdoor paddling pool at Fleming Park is scheduled to open today (Saturday 25 May) in time for the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend and half term. The popular summertime attraction is provided by the Council in partnership with the nearby Leisure Centre and thousands of local families flock to…

Lashes Lunch Raises More Than £30,000 For Charity

The fourth Lashes Ladies Lunch and Fashion Show held at the Ageas Bowl, organised in support of Hampshire Cricket in the Community and CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), has raised more than £30,000. A fabulous day was had by all at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl with more than 350 ladies of Hampshire…

Council to build 1,400 new homes in Horton Heath

Council wins £21 million from Homes England. The 310 acre site will include 460 affordable homes and new community facilities Eastleigh Borough Council has been awarded a £21 million funding deal with Homes England to ‘kick start’ the development of a 310 acre site at Horton Heath. The site, which includes land at Chalcroft Farm and…