Category: Council services

Save our Sure Start protest comes to Eastleigh

A peaceful protest turned noisy in Eastleigh as activists took to the streets chanting “Save our sure start.’ The protestors are worried that many sure start childrens centres across Hampshire, including one at Eastleigh will face closure if proposals to streamline family services go through. The current network of 54 local centres offering support and…

Muslim community helps keep Hamble Lifeboat afloat

  Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMC) have donated £500 to Hamble Lifeboat Station one of  Mayor Jane Welsh’s chosen charities. The AMC who say their motto is “love for all, hatred for none” raised the money during one of  three ‘Charity Walks for Peace’ they held last year, which raised over £300,000 for…

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…

Christmas arrives in Hedge End…

A large crowd gathered in Hedge End this evening, to see The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Tony Noyce, and Hedge End’s Carnival Queen, Harri Killen, switch on Hedge End’s Christmas lights. The switch on ceremony itself was rather brief, with the crowd enjoying the traditional countdown before the ceremonial plunger was depressed, but was preceded…

Fireworks herald Christmas in Eastleigh

Around 10,000 people attended the popular annual Christmas Light Switch On event in Eastleigh town centre following a day of festive celebrations and family fun day to launch this years festive season. The Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Tony Noyce, assisted by Santa Claus and MP Mike Thornton, switched on the town’s 2014 Christmas lights display…

Bursledon pupils cook and eat

Twenty pupils and their parents at Bursledon Infant School have completed their first Cook and Eat course. The Cook and Eat initiative has been organised by Eastleigh Borough Council in partnership with Hampshire County Council’s catering service (HC3S) and support from Hampshire County Council. Every Wednesday after school for six weeks parents and pupils learn…

Eastleigh remembers the fallen

Remembrance Sunday 2104 A record crowd assembled on Eastleigh recreation ground on Remembrance Sunday to honour the memory of the town’s fallen. The exceptionalyl mild weather and the World War One centenary boosted numbers at the service which was led by Salvation Army Envoy Margaret Moore and organised by the Eastleigh and District Royal British…

Britain’s Best Pharmacist is in Bishopstoke

The small village of Bishopstoke might seem an unlikely setting to find Britain’s best pharmacist but Sultan Dajani , who runs Wainwrights chemist at Riverside, has just won the title in a competition organised by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in conjunction with Woman’s Weekly magazine. Sultan, also known as Sid to his customers, is just…

Wellstead Primary School set to ‘Park and Stride’

The Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Tony Noyce joined pupils of Wellstead Primary School in Hedge End to celebrate the launch of a new “Park and Stride” route to school from the newly constructed Dowd’s Farm community car park. Park and Stride is an Eastleigh Borough Council initiative that aims to encourage parents and children who…

Eastleigh loses another Mayor

  The Council has announced the death of another former Mayor, Mrs Bobbie Jones, just two days after her colleague Mrs Doreen Wellfare passed away. Bobbie Jones represented the Borough’s Chandler’s Ford Ward as a Conservative Councillor for eight years from 1988 to 1996 and was elected Mayor of Eastleigh in 1994-95. During her Mayoral…

Former Mayor passes away

Eastleigh Borough Council has announced the death of former Mayor Doreen Wellfare. Doreen Wellfare represented the Borough’s Hiltingbury Ward for thirty eight years making her the Council’s longest serving lady member and was elected Mayor of Eastleigh in 1980. Mrs Wellfare was also awarded the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Eastleigh in November 2008…

Cuts to disabled kids service out for consultation

A public consultation is to be launched into the way short breaks for disabled children are provided in Hampshire it has been announced. But a group of parent carers say they are disappointed that recommendations to protect the service in the short term have not been adopted Hampshire County Council executive lead for Children’s services…

Council staff picket Civic Offices

Unison picket line

Union members at Eastleigh Borough Council joined thousands of council workers, teachers and firefighters across the country in a one day strike over pay and pensions today. Pickets were outside the civic offices and the council depot at Hedge End. Unison Branch Secretary Mark Lonsdale told Eastleigh News: “It’s about fairness we’ve had a 1%…

Strike action could disrupt council services

“Council workers deserve a decent wage” said a local union organiser as staff at Eastleigh Borough Council prepare to take part in a national day of strike action tomorrow (Thursday 10 July) in support of improved pay and conditions. Hundreds of Carers, social workers, refuse collectors, street cleaners and teaching assistants all over Hampshire are…