Category: Council services

Residents with ‘larger vehicles’ to pay to use council tip

Householders using pick-ups, vans, or ‘large trailers’ to dispose of domestic rubbish will have to pay from June. Lib Dems slam move as ‘short-sighted’Residents who use vans, pick-up trucks or tow ‘large trailers’ to take their household or garden rubbish to the tip will have to pay in future the County council has decided From…

A community together – Fryern Funtasia 2019

The sun made an appearance on Bank Holiday Monday as Chandlers Ford’s Fryern Funtasia kicked into gear, opened by Eastleigh’s Mayor Bruce Tennent. As in prior years, the event hosted a wide variety of displays, including a maypole dance by the pupils of Fryern school – which was soon followed by a choir – and…

Eastleigh Council Chief rebukes Sports MInister

Eastleigh’s chief executive has rebuked Sports Minister Mims Davies after the MP used a council meeting to ask questions regarding the recent conviction of the former Chair of Bursledon Parish Council on child sex and rape charges. Last month Mark McCormick was sentenced at Southampton Crown Court to a total of 17 years for historic…

Eastleigh prepares to remember

Eastleigh’s remembrance sunday service marking the centeneary of the Armistaice on the 11 November will feature two new additions to the town’s war memorial – two granite and marble monoliths bearing the names of Eastleigh’s “Glorious Dead” – all those who fell during the First and Second World War. Last year Eastleigh Local Area Committee…

Eastleigh approves Local Plan

Eastleigh’s councillors have agreed to submit the Local Plan for independent examination by the government inspector at last Thursday’s (18 October) council meeting at The Point.  The Local Plan determines the location and number of new homes to be built in the Borough up until 2036 and provides for over 5,000 new homes and a…

Rats on agenda at Chandler’s Ford

Concerned Conservatives are demanding action on Chandler’s Ford’s ever-increasing population of rats. The rodents are on the agenda at the Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury Local Area Committee meeting to be held tomorrow night (June 6) at The Dovetail Centre on Winchester Road.  Cllr Margaret Atkinson has tabled a motion calling on Eastleigh Borough Council to…

New convenience store In Fair Oak Square

The old Brook Social Club site in Fair Oak square is once again open for business as a shop after the Mayor of Eastleigh officially opened a new Co-op Welcome Store in the Village Centre. The village landmark that was converted into a supermarket by Morrisions has been empty again since 2016 after the M…

Bruce is new mayor for Eastleigh

  Councillor Bruce Tennent has been invested as Mayor of the Borough of Eastleigh at the annual Mayor-Making ceremony. It was an evening of ‘thank you’s’ and ‘goodbyes’ at the Kings Community Church, Hedge End as the outgoing Mayor Maureen ‘Mo’ Solllitt – who was leaving public life to retire overseas – thanked those who…

‘Real-term cut in Council Tax’

Eastleigh Borough Council claim they have, for the 15th year in a row, delivered a ‘real-term cut’ in Council Tax for residents after a meeting of the Full Council on Thursday evening agreed the authority’s budget for the coming year; but Eastleigh Labour party say increases in council service charges will hit the poorest in…

Mayor and Deputy quit Lib Dems over Local Plan

Eastleigh’s Mayor and Deputy Mayor have both quit the council’s ruling Liberal Democrat Group over Local Plan concerns. The Mayor, Councillor Maureen Sollitt and her deputy Cllr Chris Thomas have joined three other rebel councillors who form the  Independent Liberal Democratic group led by Cllr Steve Sollitt – the Mayor’s son. The move means that…

New Vets4Pets opens in Hedge End

Eastleigh pet owners now have a new veterinary surgery to take their furry friends to after vets Przemyslaw Jelonek and Andrew Thornton opened the doors to their brand new Vets4Pets practice located inside the new Pets at Home store at Hedge End Retail Park. Eastleigh Mayor Councillor Mo Sollitt, accompanied by Eastleigh MP Mims Davies…

Lib Dems quit over housing plan ‘soundeness’

Two members of Eastleigh’s ruling Liberal Democrat group have resigned from the party citing concerns over the ‘soundness’ of Eastleigh’s emerging local plan. But Cllr Sarah Bain and Cllr Steve Sollitt say they will continue to represent their wards as ‘Independent Liberal Democrats’. Both councillors had joined fellow Lib Dem Cllr Mark Balaam and Conservative…

Council Tax frozen again

Eastleigh Borough Council has frozen its Council Tax for 2017-18 – delivering a record 14-year period of real-term cuts in council tax for residents. According to figures released by the council, the average Eastleigh Borough Council element for a Band D household this year remains at £130.07, or just over £2.50 per week. Despite this…

Eastleigh commemorates Battle of Somme

Eastleigh marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and the Battle of Jutland with a short but moving ceremony at the town’s War Memorial today. The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Des Scott first attended a service led by the Eastleigh, Chandler’s Ford and District Branch of the Royal British Legion at Holy Cross…