Category: Council

Bishopstoke Parish Chair: ‘We are not impressed’

Cllr Toher says Eastleigh Borough Council has failed to notify Parish of planning applicationsBishopstoke Parish Council have complained that Eastleigh Borough Council have failed to send them notifications of planning applications in the Parish. At last night’s meeting of Bishopstoke, Fair Oak and Horton Heath local area committee the chair of Bishopstoke Parish Council –…

Eastleigh leader’s ‘strong and stable” 25 years

Council’s AGM marks 25 years of a Lib Dem council led by Keith HouseA Councillor has praised Council Leader Keith House describing his leadership of the council over the past 25 years as ‘strong and stable’ – a phrase normally associated with Theresa May. The Liberal Democrat Leader first took control of Eastleigh Borough Council…

Independents lose control of area committee

Despite winning in Bishopstoke during May election, control of Local Area Committee passes to Lib Dems Bishopstoke’s group of Independent councillors say they are unhappy that Eastleigh Borough Council have appointed a new Lib Dem Chair to Bishopstoke Fair Oak and Horton Heath Local Area Committee (BFOHH) over their heads. In last years (2018) ‘all…

Residents with ‘larger vehicles’ to pay to use council tip

Householders using pick-ups, vans, or ‘large trailers’ to dispose of domestic rubbish will have to pay from June. Lib Dems slam move as ‘short-sighted’Residents who use vans, pick-up trucks or tow ‘large trailers’ to take their household or garden rubbish to the tip will have to pay in future the County council has decided From…

Mims : ‘They’re not voting for us due to Brexit delay’

  Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies has blamed government difficulties over Brexit for the Conservative losses in yesterday’s local elections It was a rough night for Eastleigh’s Conservatives as they lost two of their council seats to the Liberal Democrats, reducing their opposition group on the council to third-party status with just two remaining members. Eastleigh’s…

Fake taxi caught in Eastleigh

Council officers prosecute two drivers after going undercover A fake taxi driver and a licensed private hire driver caught illegally plying for fares have been successfully prosecuted by Eastleigh Borough Council as part of  routine undercover operations. In a rare case for the Borough, which raises serious public safety issues, unlicensed driver Dennis Hewlett of…

Council announces major community investments

Council Leader Keith House revealed two major community projects at last night’s Full Council meeting. The Council is set to start work on a feasibility study for a long-term transport ambition to develop a cycleway, in parallel with the railway line, to link Hedge End, via Horton Heath, to Eastleigh town centre. The Council’s work…

Council considers options over M27 resurfacing

Eastleigh Borough Council is set to consider options including legal action as it takes steps to protect local residents from motorway noise from the concrete sections between Junctions 5 and 7. Due to the impact of noise on local residents and biodiversity, there has been a long standing commitment from Highways England to resurface the…

Eastleigh backs people’s vote

Eastleigh is officially backing calls for a second referendum after Councillors overwhelmingly backed a motion calling on the government to hold a referendum to accept or reject whatever deal the government finally negotiates as a result of Brexit negotiations – with an option to withdraw Article 50 and remain in the European Union. In the…

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…

Local school dubbed ‘rat hotel’

Hiltingbury Junior School has been branded a “rat hotel” and birth control pills for rats were mooted as a possible solution for what councillors in Chandler’s Ford have described as a “rat invasion.” At Wednesday’ nights meeting of the Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury Local Area Comittiee Councillors heard how rats have been seen in ‘broad…

Keith House re-elected as Council Leader unopposed

  Councillor Keith House has been re-elected as the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council during the Council’s Annual General Meeting which was chaired by the newly elected Mayor, Cllr Bruce Tennent. The Liberal Democrat takes the top job for the twenty-fifth consecutive year after leading his party to an emphatic win in the recent Local…