Category: Council services

Swan Centre Library reopens

Eastleigh Public Library in the Swan Centre reopened today following its four month long refit. The interior space and layout has been redesigned and there is new shelving and equipment on display. However, the most radical change is that the issue and return of books are no longer handled by librarians wielding date stamps. Instead…

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…

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…

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.