Category: West End

Independents ‘disappointed’ by Lib Dem ‘name calling’

The newly-elected Leader of Eastleigh’s Independent Group, Councillor Louise Parker-Jones, has said she is ‘disappointed’ by the Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable who branded her supporters as ‘nimbys’. Dr Cable made the comments following last week’s local elections when Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrats were returned to power with an increased majority but lost all three seats…

Council buy land to develop at Horton Heath

  Eastleigh Borough Council has formed an ‘innovative’ partnership with builders Galliford Try in order to develop land between West End and Horton Heath the trade magazine Inside Housing has revealed. The greenfield site, recently purchased by the council is bordered by Allington Lane, Burnetts Lane and Chalcroft Industrial Estate and Eastleigh Borough Council has…

Burglars strike twice on same day

Two homes were burgled within hours of each other in West End last week. The daytime raids took place on Wednesday (22 March) and in both cases glass panels were smashed to force entry. One of the homes targeted was at Catherine Close where sometime between 9am and 2pm, a full length glass front door…

Local landscapers win customer service award

An Eastleigh landscaping firm are celebrating seven years in business today with the news that they been awarded the title of “Best Customer Service” by a leading home renovation and design website. Aural Landscapes, who are based in West End, were chosen by members of the Houzz.com online community of home building, home improvement and…

Film Expo South ‘A big hit’

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The second Film Expo South event took place at Ageas Bowl last Friday bringing together practitioners and experts from every level of film making under one roof making it a one-stop-shop for film makers. Theoretically, it would have been possible to walk in with an idea for a film, pitch it and walk out later…

Former Mayor Tony Noyce dies

A former Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Tony Noyce has passed away after a short illness He was the sitting Liberal Democrat Councillor for West End North, which he had represented for eight years, and had been a West End parish Councillor since 2003. Cllr Noyce had held the office of Mayor last year. The Leader of…

Tory top brass keep up pressure

The conservative campaign in Eastleigh is still drawing in the big guns. Former party leader William Hague has been canvassing in Hedge End followed the day after by the Defence Secretary Michael Fallon. In an interview at the Hedge End Conservative Club, William Hague told me these high profile visits were a measure of the importance…

Boyzone to rock Ageas Bowl

Chart topping boy band Boyzone will be rocking Eastleigh’s Ageas bowl this August as part of the Aegeas Family Festival. Alongside family entertainment, the Festival will feature the Royal London One-Day Cup – Hampshire v Middlesex, with a headline musical performance from the popular group best known for hits including ‘Love Me For A Reason’, ‘Words’,…

Man tried to rob West End dog walker

A man has been arrested after woman was threatened while she was out walking her dog in West End. Police are appealing for witnesses following the attempted robbery in Hatch Grange Park, West End on Wednesday March 25. Sometime between 11.30am and 11.50am, a 53 year-old woman was approached and threatened by a man while…

Conservatives support green power

As campaigning for the General Election begins to intensify it’s clear the Conservatives are absolutely determined to try and wrest Eastleigh back from the Liberal Democrats who first took the seat from them over twenty years ago. Business minister Matthew Hancock is the latest in a string of Conservative ministers to visit the constituency in…

Moorgreen Hospital Stakeholder Group Launched

An energetic meeting took place at Moorgreen Hospital last week between various NHS service providers and campaigners. A third of the hospital site was transferred to the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) in April this year, for housing development, and a local campaign by Eastleigh Southern Parishes Health Action Group got over 2,200 signatures on…

West End councillor to stand down in May

It’s been announced that the councillor for West End South, David Goodall, will be standing down from his borough seat in May as he has been appointed as  the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesman for the Isle of Wight. Cllr Goodall is also on the EBC  Policy and Performance Committee and also serves as a  West…

Police probe West End ‘altercation’

Police are appealing for witnesses after an altercation at a petrol station in West End.   Offiers are investigating the incident at West End Service Station between three men near to the jetwash around 12.30 to 1.10pm on Sunday, April 6. Customers at the service station alerted staff to what was going on at the…

Woman dies after West End crash

A woman has died following a crash in West End earlier this morning. The 50 year-old woman was riding a Yamaha 900 motorbike when it crashed with a grey Vauxhall Insigna at the junction of Southern Road and Moorhill Road at about 8.45 am. The woman was rushed to Southampton General Hospital with serious injuries…