Category: Council services

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…

Malcom is new Mayor

    Councillor Malcolm Cross has been invested as Eastleigh’s First Citizen at the annual Mayor Making ceremony taking over from Cllr Rupert Kyrle. Cllr Cross is only the second Mayor to come from Hamble.   The new Mayor said:   “I’m very excited about my mayoral year and I’m looking forward to promoting so…

Mayor to switch on Christmas Lights tomorrow

      Eastleigh is getting set to enjoy a festive season of fun with the launch of the town’s Christmas celebrations and family fun day on Saturday 24 November 2012. The day-long celebrations, that each year attracts thousands of local people to the town, will culminate with Father Christmas and the Mayor of Eastleigh,…

United in peace

Remembrance Sunday Parade

Representatives from Eastleigh’s twin towns joined a record crowd of townsfolk to commemorate Remembrance Sunday at the War Memorial on Leigh road recreation ground. Veterans, servicemen, cadets, members of the emergency services and local scout and guides joined Eastleigh’s Mayor Rupert Kyrle and the Deputy Lieutenant for Hampshire Andrew Kent Esq  for the service led…

Eastleigh’s Olympic Gold medals ‘united’ today

Hundreds of people are set to attend an event at Fleming Park today that will celebrate the success and involvement of local people in this year’s London Olympic and Paralympic Games and for the first time ever also bring together the borough’s three gold medals from the 1932, 2008 and the 2012 games. Organised by…

Eastleigh College unveils sculpture

Eastleigh College celebrated 50 years of success on Friday with the Mayor of Eastleigh, Chris Huhne  MP, council leaders and head teachers among others, all present at the unveiling of an inspiring sculpture created by artist and retired employee, Barry Durrant. The final commemorative event was to mark the first year of students completing qualifications in 1962…

Local dentists sponsor paddling pool

A Local dental practice  – Genix Healthcare – is sponsoring the popular local paddling pool in Fleming Park, Eastleigh as part of its investment in the local community. The Mayor of Eastleigh Councillor Rupert Kyrle was also on hand to help promote the paddling pool that is so popular with thousands of local families with…

Mayor backs Quit4Life

Plans to set up a new smoking cessation group at the Velmore Centre were given the support of The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Rupert Kyrle, today. The Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust run quit4life smoking cessation groups around the Borough of Eastleigh and more widely throughout Hampshire. Busy at the Velmore Centre’s fun day, trying to recruit enough smokers to make a new…

Mayor formally opens the Velmore Centre

Velmore residents were delighted to welcome The Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Rupert Kyrle  to formally open the new Velmore Centre today, an event that they had all been excitedly anticipating. Although the recently extended and refurbished facilities have actually been in use for the last couple of months, including for the Diamond Jubilee, today was about bringing together everybody who has been…

Green Flag goes up at Knowle Park

The Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Rupert Kylre was at Knowle Park in Fair Oak this morning (Sunday July 22)  to raise the green flag which has just been awarded in recognition of the park as a ‘well managed, high quality public open space’. The Mayor who was accompanied by his wife – and Botley parish…

Cheers as Olympic Torch passes through Eastleigh

The Olympic Flame briefly visited Eastleighyesterday having taken off and landed at  Southampton Airport on its way to and from the Channel Islands on-board the special liveried British Airways Airbus A319 ‘The Firefly’. Celebrations at the airport involved pupils from nearby Bitteme Park School, Eastleigh College catering students, Eastleigh based athletes and award winning airport staff.…