Category: Council

A chance to ‘shape your community’

  Eastleigh council has launched a “shaping your community” survey to give local people a chance to feedback on what their planning priorities are for the Borough. While the council continues to work on collecting evidence for the emerging local plan they say the survey will help them gain a better understanding of what local…

Hamble yacht harbour seeks local views on regeneration

MDL Marinas, the owners of Mercury Yacht Harbour, are to consult the Hamble community on their draft plans for a “mixed-use regeneration” of the site. In a press release MDL describe the harbour as an “under-used brownfield” which they say they will improve and enhance “for the benefit of all”. The site owners plan to…

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…

General Election scuppers MP’s Bill

A Bill, successfully proposed by Eastleigh MP Mims Davies to introduce background checks on parish council candidates and end horizontal multi-hatting in local government has been effectively scuppered by the forthcoming General Election. Mrs. Davies delivered her Ten Minute Rule Bill on Parish Council Governance (Principles of Public Life) yesterday, hours after the Prime Minister…

‘Please help us before someone is killed’

A Chandler’s Ford mum who says she fears for the safety of her visually impaired children is calling on Hampshire County Council to introduce traffic calming measures outside Toynbee School saying “please help us before someone is killed.” The dramatic plea came as friends and neighbours of Suzy Woolford, who lives on the Oakmount Park…

Council Tax frozen again

Eastleigh Borough Council has frozen its Council Tax for 2017-18 – delivering a record 14-year period of real-term cuts in council tax for residents. According to figures released by the council, the average Eastleigh Borough Council element for a Band D household this year remains at £130.07, or just over £2.50 per week. Despite this…

HCC hosts conference with The National Infrastructure Commission

Hampshire County Council welcomed the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) to Winchester today (Friday 20 January) as host of a major regional South East stakeholder conference to help the Commission fully understand the growing pressures on the region’s infrastructure and its future needs. Tasked by Government to assess the UK’s future economic infrastructure needs over the…

Eastleigh’s local plan moves a step closer

  Eastleigh’s much delayed  local plan has moved a step closer to reality last night after Liberal Democrat councillors voted to focus on plans for more housing  in Bishopstoke and Fair Oak with a new by-pass  from Fair Oak to all Allbrook to link to the M3 at junction 12. Councillors heard that with there…

Veteran Conservative Councillor to stand down in May

Eastleigh’s longest serving councillor, Godfrey Olson OBE will not be seeking re-election to Eastleigh Borough Council when his present term as a councillor for Hiltingbury East ends in May. Cllr Olson was installed three times as the borough’s Mayor and also served twice as Leader of the Council He is the leader of the Conservative…

‘We want houses’ say park protestors

Residents and a cross party group of activists chanting “we want houses” marched across Fleming Park on Saturday to demand that affordable homes should be built on the recently demolished council office site. The locals have reacted angrily to a planning application by the council to allow a fast food dive thru – possibly a…

Long serving councillor becomes Alderman

A former Chairman of Hampshire County Council and County Councillor for the Chandler’s Ford division, has been awarded the title of Honorary Alderman, in recognition of his service to the people of Hampshire. At a special meeting on 7 January 2016, the County Council approved the appointment of former County Councillor Colin Davidovitz BEM who…

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…

Tories ‘on way up’ as Mims wins in Eastleigh

New MP Mims Davies and Newly elected Councillor Jerry Hall celebrate

Godfrey Olson, the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council’s Conservative Group has declared that the party is ‘on the way up’ after Mims Davies became the constituency’s first female MP in the General Election and the Conservatives took two borough council seats. The result in the General Election was as follows: Eastleigh General Election 2015: Party…

Borough to re-start Local Plan process

It was business as usual at Eastleigh Borough Council this evening, the first Full Council meeting following the recent revelations in the national media. Now touring different venues around the Borough as there is no Council Chamber in the new offices at Eastleigh House, the December Full Council meeting was held in the Kings Community Church in…