Category: Council services

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…

Eastleigh’s Christmas lights switch on this Saturday

Eastleigh is getting set to enjoy a festive season of fun with the launch of the town’s festive celebrations and family fun day on Saturday 23 November 2013. The popular annual family fun day, that  attracts thousands of visitors to the town, will include the switching on of Eastleigh’s Christmas lights and firework display.  An…

‘We can’t absorb more cuts’

Hampshire folk could see  frontline services slashed if the government continues to make cuts to the County Council budget its leader Roy Perry has said. The Conservative led Council has  confirmed it will be shedding 1,000 jobs after the government cut £38 million from the council budget. Over the last three years 1,800 jobs have…

Council to take over Eastleigh Market

Eastleigh Borough Council have announced that the Markets held in the town centre on Thursdays and Saturdays are to be operated by the Council. In a press release issued this evening, the Council have announced that they will be taking over the direct operation of the markets from the previous operator and that they plan to grow…

Eastleigh’s Third Costa Draws Instant Reaction

Eastleigh’s third branch of Costa’s is preparing to open at the Channon Retail Park in Woodside Ave, supplementing the branches in the Swan Centre and in Market Street. The new 1,500 sq ft Costa store is located at the centre of the Channon Retail Park, in Woodside Ave, and is a short bus-ride from from Eastleigh…

Carnival Fun in Fair Oak

Fair Oak’s annual carnival procession took to the streets in the glorious late June sunshine last Saturday, 29th June. The procession was very well supported by the local community and particularly by the local haulage firm AFS, who provided four vehicles for this event.  Without the contribution from AFS, Fair Oaks carnival procession would have…