Category: The Mayor

Green Flag goes up at Knowle Park

The Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Rupert Kylre was at Knowle Park in Fair Oak this morning (Sunday July 22)  to raise the green flag which has just been awarded in recognition of the park as a ‘well managed, high quality public open space’. The Mayor who was accompanied by his wife – and Botley parish…

Cheers as Olympic Torch passes through Eastleigh

The Olympic Flame briefly visited Eastleighyesterday having taken off and landed at  Southampton Airport on its way to and from the Channel Islands on-board the special liveried British Airways Airbus A319 ‘The Firefly’. Celebrations at the airport involved pupils from nearby Bitteme Park School, Eastleigh College catering students, Eastleigh based athletes and award winning airport staff.…

Mayor says “If you don’t wear it, recycle it”

‘If you cant wear it, recycle it’ is one of the key messages from Mayor of Eastleigh Councillor Rupert Kyrle as residents are encouraged to recycle all their unwanted clothes and textiles as part of National Recycling Week from June 18-24. Eastleigh Borough Council in partnership with Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd (SATCoL) are working…

Winners and losers in Hedge End’s fees review

Hedge Ends Recreation & Amenities Committee have approved some changes to their structure of fees for hall hire, which will have the effect of increasing the costs to one of the Mayors charities by 32%. A review of all fees is currently underway in Hedge End, with a small working group looking first at the fees charged for sports pitches,…

Hedge End belatedly debate local plan

Hedge End Town Council finally overcame its inhibitions this evening and managed to hold a worthwhile debate on the Boroughs draft Local plan. Hedge End’s only independent Councillor, Cllr Keith Day, has previously tried to get the Town Council to discuss the local plan at a Full Council meeting, but as he is the sole opposition figure on the…

New budget hotel attracts bookings

A new budget hotel, in the heart of Eastleigh town centre has been officially opened by the outgoing Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Wayne Irish. The 60 room Travelodge which has created 15 new jobs, cost £3.4 million and is part of the Councils plan to redevelop the degenerating town centre into a popular shopping and…

Eastleigh makes a new Mayor…

Eastleigh Bourough Council has a new Mayor. At the annual Mayor-making ceremony this evening, 10th May 2012,  Cllr Rupert Kyrle was elected to the position of Mayor with Cllr Malcolm Cross elected as Deputy Mayor. The Mayor is the Borough of Eastleigh’s ‘First Citizen’ and is elected at the annual meeting of the Council in May. The Mayor chairs the…

Heroic rescuers of Titanic survivors remembered

The old burial ground in West End was on the world stage this morning, as West End Local History Society hosted a wreath laying ceremony on the grave of Sir Arthur Henry Rostron, KBE, RD, RNR, the Captain of the RMS Carpathia, on the centenary of his actions that rescued 706  survivors from the Titanic.…

Asda launches new community initiative

Asda at Chandler’s Ford has unveiled a new commitment to the local area called ‘Community Life’ as part of a nationwide campaign. As part of the initiative, a special community board is being launched and money will be raised for local worthwhile causes. Each store will have  a ‘Community Champion’ dedicated to supporting the local…

Mayor visits airport fire crew

Eastleigh’s Mayor  Councillor Wayne Irish, fuelled his passion for transport last week with a visit to Southampton Airport to see the airside fire station’s new state-of-the-art vehicles. Following a meet and greet with the station’s Green Watch, the Mayor was taken for a tour around the station’s facilities before being shown the two new Rosenbauer…

Chris Huhne opens New NHS dental practice

Chris Huhne MP has officially launched a new NHS dental practice on  Chamberlayne Road in Eastleigh.  Operated by Genix Healthcare, The new practice provides access to NHS dentistry for more than 5,500 local people. It will be staffed by four full time dentists, employing 11 staff in total, and offer routine NHS dental care for all…

Eastleigh pays tribute to the fallen

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The centre of Eastleigh came to a standstill yesterday as the community gathered together at the town’s ‘Angel of Mons’ war memorial to remember the fallen. One of the largest crowds for years assembled on the recreation ground to watch the ceremony Led by His Worship, The Mayor of Eastleigh Wayne Irish and his chaplain…

Mayor saves Town Library!

Eastleigh bookworms will be celebrating today after Hampshire County Council revised its plans to close the Town Library on Mondays after Mayor Wayne Irish came up with a viable alternative. As part of the cut in funding imposed on the County by the Conservative/Lib Dem Coalition government, Hampshire is trying to save £450,000 by reducing…

Mayoral appeal in boost to local Charities

Two local charities received a timely boost thanks to the efforts of the immediate past Mayor of Eastleigh’s charity appeal that raised over £24,500. Cllr John Caldwell, who was Mayor from May 2010-2011, ran a charity appeal in aid of Open Sight based at Bishopstoke and Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance during his…

Wayne takes on Mayor’s job

Councillor Wayne Irish became the Borough of Eastleigh’s First Citizen at the annual Mayor Making ceremony on Thursday 12 May. Wayne Irish is a lifelong resident of the borough. He attended Chamberlayne Road Boy’s School and later Toynbee Secondary school. In 1964 he was one of the first pupils to attend Alderman Quilley School. He  worked…