Category: Council services

We Will Remember Them…

The centre of Eastleigh came to a stop today (Sunday 14th November) as the community gathered together at the town’s ‘Angel of Mons’ war memorial to remember the fallen of two world wars. Led by his worship, The Mayor of Eastleigh John Caldwell and his chaplain the Reverend Ian Bird, representatives from all political parties,…

Mayors Appeal totals £29k

Local charities have benefitted from donations totalling over £29,000 as a result of the Mayor of Eastleigh’s Charity Appeal for 2009/10. The former Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Pamela Holden-Brown chose three charities that would benefit from the considerable efforts of the Appeal Committee who staged dozens of fund raising events. The three charities were HomeStart,…

County prepares to axe jobs

County Council Chiefs are preparing to swing the axe in anticipation of government public sector spending cuts to be announced in October and are already planning which services are going to get the chop. This year Hampshire has already seen in year funding cuts of £8.4million revenue and £9.6million capital, mainly effecting Children Services and…

Hooray! Stinky Bins are Here to Stay!

Louise Bloom, Eastleigh Council’s recycling Tsar, has rubbished an edict from Tory minster Eric Pickles which recommends that councils should revert to weekly bin collections. The roly-poly minster for communities has reversed the previous government’s advice to the audit commission that councils should be pressured into only emptying bins twice a month in order to…

Bus Pass Balls Up

The Local Government Ombudsman has slammed Eastleigh Borough Council for the unfair way they scrapped bus tokens and may have discriminated against the elderly and disabled. Under the old bus token scheme, elderly people in the borough could use the tokens either for bus travel or in taxis – a popular choice for people who…

Keith is still our Leader!

The leader of Eastleigh Liberal Democrats Keith House has been re-elected in his absence -as leader of the Eastleigh Borough Council – in a unanimous and unopposed vote. The annual general meeting of Eastleigh Borough Council, the first full council meeting to be presided over by new Mayor John Caldwell, was held at the Civic…