Category: The Mayor

Full Council meets at the Lowford Centre

The first Council meeting since Eastleigh Borough Council moved to new Offices in the Town Centre took place yesterday, 10th April, at the new Lowford Centre in Bursledon. When Eastleigh Borough Council was based at the old Civic Offices, Council meetings were traditionally held in the Council Chamber.  Although it has meeting rooms, the new…

New Lowford Centre Unveiled

Hundreds of Busledon residents turned out this afternoon, to see the  Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Malcolm Cross, formally open their brand new Community Centre. The £2.6m Lowford Centre is built on a site that was formerly owned by the Bursledon & District Community Association, land which was transferred to Eastleigh Borough Council to facilitate this development…

Many hands make Hedge End’s lights work…

The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Malcolm Cross, switched on Hedge End’s Xmas lights this evening. In a ceremony organised by Hedge End Town Council’s Culture & Community Committee, a modest crowd braved the rain to watch various entertainments before the lights were switched on. With Cllr Jane Welsh introducing the performers, suitably adorned in a…

Record crowds for Eastleigh’s Christmas parade

  A record crowd lined the streets and thronged around the bandstand last night to watch Santa switch on the towns Christmas lights. Police told Eastleigh News they estimated 8,000 people were in town for the festivities which capped a day of family events. Market St, High St and Wells Place had been closed to…

Eastleigh’s Christmas lights switch on this Saturday

Eastleigh is getting set to enjoy a festive season of fun with the launch of the town’s festive celebrations and family fun day on Saturday 23 November 2013. The popular annual family fun day, that  attracts thousands of visitors to the town, will include the switching on of Eastleigh’s Christmas lights and firework display.  An…

Eastleigh’s Third Costa Draws Instant Reaction

Eastleigh’s third branch of Costa’s is preparing to open at the Channon Retail Park in Woodside Ave, supplementing the branches in the Swan Centre and in Market Street. The new 1,500 sq ft Costa store is located at the centre of the Channon Retail Park, in Woodside Ave, and is a short bus-ride from from Eastleigh…

Carnival Fun in Fair Oak

Fair Oak’s annual carnival procession took to the streets in the glorious late June sunshine last Saturday, 29th June. The procession was very well supported by the local community and particularly by the local haulage firm AFS, who provided four vehicles for this event.  Without the contribution from AFS, Fair Oaks carnival procession would have…

Malcom is new Mayor

    Councillor Malcolm Cross has been invested as Eastleigh’s First Citizen at the annual Mayor Making ceremony taking over from Cllr Rupert Kyrle. Cllr Cross is only the second Mayor to come from Hamble.   The new Mayor said:   “I’m very excited about my mayoral year and I’m looking forward to promoting so…

Mayor to switch on Christmas Lights tomorrow

      Eastleigh is getting set to enjoy a festive season of fun with the launch of the town’s Christmas celebrations and family fun day on Saturday 24 November 2012. The day-long celebrations, that each year attracts thousands of local people to the town, will culminate with Father Christmas and the Mayor of Eastleigh,…

United in peace

Remembrance Sunday Parade

Representatives from Eastleigh’s twin towns joined a record crowd of townsfolk to commemorate Remembrance Sunday at the War Memorial on Leigh road recreation ground. Veterans, servicemen, cadets, members of the emergency services and local scout and guides joined Eastleigh’s Mayor Rupert Kyrle and the Deputy Lieutenant for Hampshire Andrew Kent Esq  for the service led…

Eastleigh’s Olympic Gold medals ‘united’ today

Hundreds of people are set to attend an event at Fleming Park today that will celebrate the success and involvement of local people in this year’s London Olympic and Paralympic Games and for the first time ever also bring together the borough’s three gold medals from the 1932, 2008 and the 2012 games. Organised by…

Eastleigh College unveils sculpture

Eastleigh College celebrated 50 years of success on Friday with the Mayor of Eastleigh, Chris Huhne  MP, council leaders and head teachers among others, all present at the unveiling of an inspiring sculpture created by artist and retired employee, Barry Durrant. The final commemorative event was to mark the first year of students completing qualifications in 1962…

Local dentists sponsor paddling pool

A Local dental practice  – Genix Healthcare – is sponsoring the popular local paddling pool in Fleming Park, Eastleigh as part of its investment in the local community. The Mayor of Eastleigh Councillor Rupert Kyrle was also on hand to help promote the paddling pool that is so popular with thousands of local families with…

Mayor backs Quit4Life

Plans to set up a new smoking cessation group at the Velmore Centre were given the support of The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Rupert Kyrle, today. The Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust run quit4life smoking cessation groups around the Borough of Eastleigh and more widely throughout Hampshire. Busy at the Velmore Centre’s fun day, trying to recruit enough smokers to make a new…

Mayor formally opens the Velmore Centre

Velmore residents were delighted to welcome The Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Rupert Kyrle  to formally open the new Velmore Centre today, an event that they had all been excitedly anticipating. Although the recently extended and refurbished facilities have actually been in use for the last couple of months, including for the Diamond Jubilee, today was about bringing together everybody who has been…