Category: Council services

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…

Eastleigh Mela will feature giant naan bread

Eastleigh Mela will be celebrating it’s ninth year tomorrow (Sunday 6 July) with an attempt by Hampshire firefighters to break the world record for the world’s largest naan bread. As usual the popular community event will be held on Leigh Road recreation ground with participants and performers from a range of diverse backgrounds such as…

Armed Forces Day flag raised at bowling club

Today June 28 is armed forces day, which organisers say, is: “an opportunity, to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in the Armed Forces” and secondly “it gives the nation an opportunity to show support for the men and women who make up the…

Tony is Eastleigh’s new Mayor

Councillor Tony Noyce has been invested as the Borough of Eastleigh’s First Citizen at the annual Mayor Making ceremony at The Berry Theatre, Hedge End – the first time the venue has hosted the annual ceremony which is the highlight of the civic year. Mayor of Eastleigh Councillor Tony Noyce said “I’m extremely excited about…

Eastleigh’s mayor visits Criminal Records Office

The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Criminal Records Office (ACRO) welcomed mayors from Eastleigh, the New Forest and Fareham, to show them the operational benefits to law enforcement ACRO provides to enhance public safety.   The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Malcolm Cross, the Mayor of Fareham, Cllr Susan Bayford, and the Chairman of New…

Free town centre parking extended

  Free ‘on road’ parking extended in Eastleigh town centre Local residents and visitors to the town are reminded that the free ‘on road’ parking scheme in Eastleigh town centre has been extended until the end of May 2014. Visitors to the town will be able to continue to enjoy free ‘on road’ pay and…

Full Council meets at the Lowford Centre

The first Council meeting since Eastleigh Borough Council moved to new Offices in the Town Centre took place yesterday, 10th April, at the new Lowford Centre in Bursledon. When Eastleigh Borough Council was based at the old Civic Offices, Council meetings were traditionally held in the Council Chamber.  Although it has meeting rooms, the new…

Council claim Garden Waste success

Eastleigh Borough Council have claimed that their revised Garden Waste service is proving a huge success, as collections of the new brown-lidded wheelie bins commences this week. Although the Garden Waste  service has been running for some years, the old-style bags were awkward to handle and easy to lose, particularly if they were emptied on…

New Lowford Centre Unveiled

Hundreds of Busledon residents turned out this afternoon, to see the  Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Malcolm Cross, formally open their brand new Community Centre. The £2.6m Lowford Centre is built on a site that was formerly owned by the Bursledon & District Community Association, land which was transferred to Eastleigh Borough Council to facilitate this development…

Many hands make Hedge End’s lights work…

The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Malcolm Cross, switched on Hedge End’s Xmas lights this evening. In a ceremony organised by Hedge End Town Council’s Culture & Community Committee, a modest crowd braved the rain to watch various entertainments before the lights were switched on. With Cllr Jane Welsh introducing the performers, suitably adorned in a…

Record crowds for Eastleigh’s Christmas parade

  A record crowd lined the streets and thronged around the bandstand last night to watch Santa switch on the towns Christmas lights. Police told Eastleigh News they estimated 8,000 people were in town for the festivities which capped a day of family events. Market St, High St and Wells Place had been closed to…