Category: Community News

Eastleigh win 3-2 away to Bromley

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Third-placed Bromley dropped points at home and missed the chance to close the gap on National League leaders Barrow as they were beaten 3-2 by Ben Strevens’ Eastleigh. Barrow’s game against Solihull Moors was postponed, meaning Bromley could have moved level on points, but this defeat and second-placed Yeovil’s draw at AFC Fylde left them…

Barton Peveril’s National College Footballer

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Barton Peveril Sixth Form College student Gus Banhire has been selected for the England Colleges Football Association (ECFA) National Team. The Barton Peveril student was selected as part of the 26-man squad following two trials in Bristol and Gloucester, on 1st and 10th November respectively. Banhire, who formerly attended The King’s School in Fair Oak,…

Eastleigh’s StreetScene team cleans up in awards

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The Council team that keeps Eastleigh Borough’s streets and open spaces clean and attractive has picked up two prestigious national awards. The Borough Council’s Street Cleansing team, part of its Direct Services operation, was again declared Best Overall Performer by the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) – for the ninth year running – at…

10-man Eastleigh draw 1-1 despite Ebbsfleet missing two penalties

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Ebbsfleet moved off the bottom of the National League table after drawing 1-1 with 10-man Eastleigh but missed two penalties that cost them all three points at The Silverlake Stadium in front of 1,715 spectators. The visitors opened the scoring after five minutes when Myles Weston swept home from 10 yards. Ben Strevens’ Spitfires levelled…

Live Review: Dick Whittington at The Theatre Royal Winchester

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It’s Panto Season, and if you love a good pantomime at Christmas, Dick Whittington at The Theatre Royal Winchester won’t disappoint – by Elaine Colley. This traditional family pantomime, was so much fun, full of jokes, original songs, audience participation and plenty of adult humor to! The pantomime, tells the story of a man who seeks his…

Eastleigh earn FA Cup replay in 1-1 draw at home to Crewe

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Marcus Barnes came off the bench to earn National League Eastleigh an FA Cup second-round replay against League Two high-fliers Crewe Alexandra in front of 1,806 spectators at The Silverlake Stadiim. The forward, on loan from Southampton. tapped in on the goalline moments after coming on to put Ben Strevens’ side into the third-round hat…

Bishopstoke artist raises £750 for Local Plan challenge

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Bishopstoke artist raises £750 for Local Plan challenge. A Bishopstoke-based artist has donated the proceeds from the sale of one his paintings to help pay the legal costs of campaigners opposed to Eastleigh’s Local Plan. Paul Stratton – a lifelong Bishopstoke resident – described the Borough Council’s proposal to construct a new 6,000 home community…

Road closures for Eastleigh’s Christmas Lights Switch-On

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Eastleigh town centre is counting down to its Christmas Lights Switch-On & Family Fun Day this Saturday 16 November, ending with the popular Light Parade and a spectacular fireworks display. The event, which gets under way at 11am, brings entertainment, Santa’s Grotto, live music, food and drink, and even a mini-farm for the children, to…