Category: Community News

Barton Peveril Go Digital During Lockdown

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Barton Peveril Sixth Form College’s 3,600 students have continued to attend each of their timetabled lessons from home, throughout the current closure of the country’s educational institutions. As well as attending lessons taught by the College’s teachers (over 140) the students have continued access to the College’s Counsellors, Student Progress Advisers, Nurse, and Careers Department.…

Eastleigh Scouts go on a virtual march to celebrate St George’s Day

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  Last Sunday, Scouts from Eastleigh, Fair Oak, Bishopstoke, Allbrook, Horton Heath, Boyatt Wood and beyond went online to attend a virtual St George’s day parade. Baden-Powell chose Saint George to be the patron Saint of Scouting. He felt that the Saint George legend set an excellent example of faith, courage and perseverance for future…

Coronavirus payouts pass the £10 million mark as grants distributed to 806 Eastleigh Borough businesses

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Over £10 million has now been paid out in emergency support to 806 Eastleigh Borough businesses impacted by the coronavirus crisis and the Council is reminding businesses there is still time to apply. The grants are being distributed by the Borough Council which is currently processing a steady stream of applications; payments totalling £10,645,000 have…

Eastleigh Borough residents urged to keep exercising to help maintain physical and mental wellbeing

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The closure of gyms, sports centres and clubs during the coronavirus pandemic has affected a lot of people’s motivation to work out, which is why Eastleigh Borough Council is encouraging people across the Borough to still exercise regularly to help their physical and mental wellbeing as the lockdown continues. The Council recommends that residents exercise…

Planner’s letter a ‘Victory for common sense’

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‘The future for Eastleigh looks brighter’ says countryside charity after planning inspector’s letter on Local PlanA countryside charity has welcomed remarks made by the Planning Inspector following the pubic examination of Eastleigh Borough Council’s Local Plan in which she recommends the council scraps policies that would see over 5,000 new houses and a new motorway…

Helping Eastleigh residents stay physically fit – and in good mental health

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During the coronavirus lockdown Advice and other resources for residents staying at home during the coronavirus crisis, that focuses as much on mental wellbeing as physical health, has been developed by Eastleigh Borough Council. Eastleigh Borough Council have been working on ways to support residents during the coronavirus pandemic by offering advice on health and…

Councils launch helpline for vulnerable local folk

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Local authorities across Hampshire, including the County Council and all the districts and boroughs, have joined forces with the county’s community and voluntary sector, to ensure vulnerable people are able to access the support they need during the coming weeks. From today, a new helpline is up and running for frail or vulnerable residents who…

Coronavirus? We’re still happy say 14th Eastleigh Scout and Guide Band!

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 The 14th Eastleigh Scout and Guide Band, “The Spitfires”, have recorded a video to bring a smile to people’s faces despite the Coronavirus outbreak. Assistant Band Master Emma Thompson explains: “On Saturday evening, the band were due to hold a concert for the Mayor of Eastleigh’s Charity Appeal, however as a result of the…

Free Coronavirus book for kids

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Southampton intensive care nurse writes free book for children anxious about Coronavirus  A Southampton intensive care nurse has created a book to help reduce anxiety in children caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. The free online publication, entitled Dave the Dog is worried about coronavirus, has already been downloaded 15,000 times and used in schools and…