Category: Council services

Eastleigh pays tribute to the fallen

Derek france

The centre of Eastleigh came to a standstill yesterday as the community gathered together at the town’s ‘Angel of Mons’ war memorial to remember the fallen. One of the largest crowds for years assembled on the recreation ground to watch the ceremony Led by His Worship, The Mayor of Eastleigh Wayne Irish and his chaplain…

Mayor saves Town Library!

Eastleigh bookworms will be celebrating today after Hampshire County Council revised its plans to close the Town Library on Mondays after Mayor Wayne Irish came up with a viable alternative. As part of the cut in funding imposed on the County by the Conservative/Lib Dem Coalition government, Hampshire is trying to save £450,000 by reducing…

Fix before the freeze

A project run by the UK Citizens Online Democracy (charity no 1076346) has recently launched a campaign to Fix Before the Freeze That project, the mySociety project, has created a number of websites which are widely used to support the democratic process, websites such as TheyWorkForYou and WriteToThem. mySociety are also responsible for the FixMyStreet website, which…

Mayoral appeal in boost to local Charities

Two local charities received a timely boost thanks to the efforts of the immediate past Mayor of Eastleigh’s charity appeal that raised over £24,500. Cllr John Caldwell, who was Mayor from May 2010-2011, ran a charity appeal in aid of Open Sight based at Bishopstoke and Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance during his…

Wayne takes on Mayor’s job

Councillor Wayne Irish became the Borough of Eastleigh’s First Citizen at the annual Mayor Making ceremony on Thursday 12 May. Wayne Irish is a lifelong resident of the borough. He attended Chamberlayne Road Boy’s School and later Toynbee Secondary school. In 1964 he was one of the first pupils to attend Alderman Quilley School. He  worked…

Technophobia?

At a recent council meeting, Eastleigh Borough Councils new Head of Communications, announced that as part of a revamp of the way the council communicates its ‘good news’ to the borough it will introduce of the use of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to get enable Eastleigh residents to hear firsthand what…

ELAC splash the cash

Councillor Chris Thomas

The impact of cuts in funding from County Council made itself felt on Monday night’s short, though slightly confused, meeting of the Eastleigh Local Area Committee, as the allocation of developer contributions came under the spotlight. Developer contributions are a local tariff charged by councils on new building developments to offset the increased spending on…

Labour’s Plan B

Brian Norgate

Eastleigh’s Labour councillor Brian Norgate has urged the council to make savings by cutting the subsidy to the Point and the annual Music festival and by reducing the bi-monthly Borough News to two editions a year. Speaking at last Thursday’s budget meeting the councillor presented a fully costed alternative budget – the only opposing party…

Priorities and Choices

“It’s about priorities and choices” said Council Leader Keith House as he delivered his blueprint for dealing with a £800k shortfall in government funding while presenting this year’s budget to the council. In a wide ranging speech he detailed how the property market would deliver an income stream through commercial rentals and through payments from…

Cabinet Minister and Mayor make cuts

Chris Huhne & John Caldwell

Eastleigh new Youth centre ‘Energy’ finally opened today following delays and controversy the town’s Mayor John Caldwell and Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne the Secretary of State for ENERGY cut the tape to officially open the facility that has cost £680,000 to refurbish after many years of service as the Leigh Ballroom. Eastleigh Borough Council in…

Recycle your Christmas tree

Now Twelfth Night is here Christmas decorations will be coming down in homes throughout the Borough. The council have issued a reminder to households that Christmas trees can be recycled rather than thrown away. There are twelve sites throughout the borough whereChristmas trees can be taken to be recycled up to the 16 January: •…

Parking Permit Chaos

Many residents in parking permit zones in Eastleigh have been unable to renew their annual permit after the council telephone system collapsed under the weight of last minute phone applications. This was the first time residents – whose details had not changed since the previous applications – had been offered the facility to make a…

Santa puts on Gala Performance for Mayor’s Appeal

Santa’s Circus is camped once again in a specially heated big top on Wide Lane playing fields for the Christmas season and on Sunday December 12 at 2pm there wil be a gala performace for the Mayor of Eastleigh with proceeds going to the Mayor’s charity appeal. Last years gala performance resulted in a donation…

Thousands flock to see Xmas lights

Up to five thousand people gathered together round the bandstand on Saturday night to see Eastleigh’s Mayor John Caldwell turn on the towns Christmas lights assisted by Father Christmas and special guest of honour, town crier David Squires – from Poole in Dorset. This was followed by a magnificent firework display, the culmination of a…

Comet Store Reopens with 10% Off!

Comet have re-opened the doors of their Woodside Road store his morning following a £250,000 makeover. The Mayor of Eastleigh John Caldwell, assisted by his wife Jennifer, was on hand to cut the ribbon and to mark the start of a weekend of family fun activities. There will be a Cancer Research charity fund raiser…