Category: Council services

Pothole damaged your car? Sue your Council!

Drivers who have suffered damage to their vehicles through striking a pothole should seek compensation from their council according to pressure group ‘Potholes.co.uk’. A wet summer followed by a freezing winter has seen a large number of potholes created in Hampshire –  including Eastleigh – with the junctions on the Town Centres busy Blenheim Road…

Trapped tenant in poverty plea

As a full time assistant on the pharmacy counter in the Swan Centre’s Boots branch, Dominic Smith, is a familiar face to most Eastleigh townsfolk. However many would be surprised to discover he is one of growing number of people who despite being in full time work have fallen into the poverty trap. These are…

Information Consternation!

Eastleigh Borough Council is failing to respond to Freedom of information requests within the legal timescale according to Matthew Myatt, Eastleigh Activist and Local Human Rights Campaigner. Under the Freedom of Information Act, Public Bodies are obliged to respond within 20 days to requests for information. Exasperated at the delay to his information request relating…

Town Centre Parking Charge Bombshell

Charges for long stay parking in the Town centre have just risen by up to 7%, well over the rate of inflation. Even before the latest rise, visitors to Eastleigh who may have wished to linger in order to enjoy the new restaurants, bowling alley and cinema would have had to pay considerably more for…

Council’s £30k paper bill

The cost of producing and distributing Eastleigh Borough Council’s ‘free’ newspaper “Borough News” has been revealed in response to a freedom of Information request. The 12 page newspaper is produced six times a year with 48,000 copies per edition, but only costs £30,000 to produce and distribute – much cheaper than the newspapers produced by…

Eastleigh Blockaded!!

The Blockade of Eastleigh by a coalition of workers from HCC and various Roads and Energy agencies intensifies tomorrow (Monday 8th February) when Eastleigh’s principal approach road, the A335 Leigh Road will be closed between Between Junction 13 of the M3 to the Junction with Bournemouth Road until 19th February.

Council ‘Snoopers’ set to call

Eastleigh households are to be subject to a housing survey the council has announced on its website. 1500 addresses within the borough will be selected at random and visited by surveyors who will appraise the property and report on its condition and value to the council. The council say that they are legally obliged to…

The Library relocates

Eastleigh library re-opened its doors today in a new location. While the Swan Centre facility undergoes a refit, a limited service will be run from the exhibition room in the Town’s Museum.

It's all bin changed….

The big freeze has resulted in delays in collecting the backlog of Christmas household waste. All Waste Collections together with street cleaning, litter picking and litter bin emptying were suspended last week due to adverse weather conditions.

Calling all Entrepreneurs!

If you have been thinking of a making a fresh start this New Year by starting your own business, then it’s time to get your skates on and put your business plan into action – the deadline for applications for Eastleigh Council’s ‘Business Start Up’ grant is January 11th!