Category: The Mayor

A community together – Fryern Funtasia 2019

The sun made an appearance on Bank Holiday Monday as Chandlers Ford’s Fryern Funtasia kicked into gear, opened by Eastleigh’s Mayor Bruce Tennent. As in prior years, the event hosted a wide variety of displays, including a maypole dance by the pupils of Fryern school – which was soon followed by a choir – and…

Eastleigh Council Chief rebukes Sports MInister

Eastleigh’s chief executive has rebuked Sports Minister Mims Davies after the MP used a council meeting to ask questions regarding the recent conviction of the former Chair of Bursledon Parish Council on child sex and rape charges. Last month Mark McCormick was sentenced at Southampton Crown Court to a total of 17 years for historic…

Eastleigh prepares to remember

Eastleigh’s remembrance sunday service marking the centeneary of the Armistaice on the 11 November will feature two new additions to the town’s war memorial – two granite and marble monoliths bearing the names of Eastleigh’s “Glorious Dead” – all those who fell during the First and Second World War. Last year Eastleigh Local Area Committee…

Eastleigh approves Local Plan

Eastleigh’s councillors have agreed to submit the Local Plan for independent examination by the government inspector at last Thursday’s (18 October) council meeting at The Point.  The Local Plan determines the location and number of new homes to be built in the Borough up until 2036 and provides for over 5,000 new homes and a…

New convenience store In Fair Oak Square

The old Brook Social Club site in Fair Oak square is once again open for business as a shop after the Mayor of Eastleigh officially opened a new Co-op Welcome Store in the Village Centre. The village landmark that was converted into a supermarket by Morrisions has been empty again since 2016 after the M…

Bruce is new mayor for Eastleigh

  Councillor Bruce Tennent has been invested as Mayor of the Borough of Eastleigh at the annual Mayor-Making ceremony. It was an evening of ‘thank you’s’ and ‘goodbyes’ at the Kings Community Church, Hedge End as the outgoing Mayor Maureen ‘Mo’ Solllitt – who was leaving public life to retire overseas – thanked those who…

Mayor and Deputy quit Lib Dems over Local Plan

Eastleigh’s Mayor and Deputy Mayor have both quit the council’s ruling Liberal Democrat Group over Local Plan concerns. The Mayor, Councillor Maureen Sollitt and her deputy Cllr Chris Thomas have joined three other rebel councillors who form the  Independent Liberal Democratic group led by Cllr Steve Sollitt – the Mayor’s son. The move means that…

New Vets4Pets opens in Hedge End

Eastleigh pet owners now have a new veterinary surgery to take their furry friends to after vets Przemyslaw Jelonek and Andrew Thornton opened the doors to their brand new Vets4Pets practice located inside the new Pets at Home store at Hedge End Retail Park. Eastleigh Mayor Councillor Mo Sollitt, accompanied by Eastleigh MP Mims Davies…

Lib Dems quit over housing plan ‘soundeness’

Two members of Eastleigh’s ruling Liberal Democrat group have resigned from the party citing concerns over the ‘soundness’ of Eastleigh’s emerging local plan. But Cllr Sarah Bain and Cllr Steve Sollitt say they will continue to represent their wards as ‘Independent Liberal Democrats’. Both councillors had joined fellow Lib Dem Cllr Mark Balaam and Conservative…

Eastleigh commemorates Battle of Somme

Eastleigh marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and the Battle of Jutland with a short but moving ceremony at the town’s War Memorial today. The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Des Scott first attended a service led by the Eastleigh, Chandler’s Ford and District Branch of the Royal British Legion at Holy Cross…

Muslim community helps keep Hamble Lifeboat afloat

  Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMC) have donated £500 to Hamble Lifeboat Station one of  Mayor Jane Welsh’s chosen charities. The AMC who say their motto is “love for all, hatred for none” raised the money during one of  three ‘Charity Walks for Peace’ they held last year, which raised over £300,000 for…

Former Mayor Tony Noyce dies

A former Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Tony Noyce has passed away after a short illness He was the sitting Liberal Democrat Councillor for West End North, which he had represented for eight years, and had been a West End parish Councillor since 2003. Cllr Noyce had held the office of Mayor last year. The Leader of…

Christmas arrives in Hedge End…

A large crowd gathered in Hedge End this evening, to see The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Tony Noyce, and Hedge End’s Carnival Queen, Harri Killen, switch on Hedge End’s Christmas lights. The switch on ceremony itself was rather brief, with the crowd enjoying the traditional countdown before the ceremonial plunger was depressed, but was preceded…

Fireworks herald Christmas in Eastleigh

Around 10,000 people attended the popular annual Christmas Light Switch On event in Eastleigh town centre following a day of festive celebrations and family fun day to launch this years festive season. The Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Tony Noyce, assisted by Santa Claus and MP Mike Thornton, switched on the town’s 2014 Christmas lights display…