Category: Council

Moorgreen Hospital Stakeholder Group Launched

An energetic meeting took place at Moorgreen Hospital last week between various NHS service providers and campaigners. A third of the hospital site was transferred to the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) in April this year, for housing development, and a local campaign by Eastleigh Southern Parishes Health Action Group got over 2,200 signatures on…

West End councillor to stand down in May

It’s been announced that the councillor for West End South, David Goodall, will be standing down from his borough seat in May as he has been appointed as  the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesman for the Isle of Wight. Cllr Goodall is also on the EBC  Policy and Performance Committee and also serves as a  West…

Hedge End councillor resigns

Jenny Hughes the Hedge End Liberal Democrat Councillor has resigned both her borough and town council seat. Cllr Hughes co-represented Wildern ward (along with Council Leader Keith House) and Shamblehurst ward on Hedge End Town Council. Last April Cllr Peter Hughes – Jenny Hughes’s partner and Lib Dem- stood down for unspecified reasons having first…

Council’s local housing plan in setback

Eastleigh’s overdue local plan has received a fresh setback today after the Independent Planning Inspector suspended the process because he said the council are not proposing to build enough homes. The Local Plan is the council blueprint for the development of the borough from 2011 up to 2029 and sets the number and location of…

Campaigners fail in high court bid to stop development

It was a different sort of Black Friday for Botley folk opposed to development at Boorley Green after a judicial review into Eastleigh Borough Council’s decision to grant outline planning permission for up to 1,400 new homes at Boorley was dismissed by a High Court Judge. Botley Parish Action Group (BPAG) had brought the action…

Hedge End vandals close town pool

While the country continues to bask in a heatwave and children start their school holidays Hedge End families won’t be able to access the towns paddling pool which has had to be closed due to the actions of a group of young vandals. On Thursady evening a group of teenage boys aged between 12 –…

Council staff picket Civic Offices

Unison picket line

Union members at Eastleigh Borough Council joined thousands of council workers, teachers and firefighters across the country in a one day strike over pay and pensions today. Pickets were outside the civic offices and the council depot at Hedge End. Unison Branch Secretary Mark Lonsdale told Eastleigh News: “It’s about fairness we’ve had a 1%…

Strike action could disrupt council services

“Council workers deserve a decent wage” said a local union organiser as staff at Eastleigh Borough Council prepare to take part in a national day of strike action tomorrow (Thursday 10 July) in support of improved pay and conditions. Hundreds of Carers, social workers, refuse collectors, street cleaners and teaching assistants all over Hampshire are…

Botley gets public defibrillators

Two cardiac defibrillators just installed at Botley can be accessed by the public in an emergency at any time The first of two Botley Parish Council funded ‘community Public Access Defibrillators’ (cPADs) is now ‘live’ at The Botley Centre and listed with the 999 emergency services. Hundreds of people use the site every week for…

2014 Parish Council Election Results

Eastleigh Borough Council have just released the results of the Parish/Town Council elections that took place in some parts of the Borough earlier this week. Two of these were routine elections, where all the seats on the Parish Council were contested. The results for Allbrook & North Boyatt Parish Council are;   Allbrook and North…

Free town centre parking extended

  Free ‘on road’ parking extended in Eastleigh town centre Local residents and visitors to the town are reminded that the free ‘on road’ parking scheme in Eastleigh town centre has been extended until the end of May 2014. Visitors to the town will be able to continue to enjoy free ‘on road’ pay and…

Another Resignation in Hedge End

At the Full Council meeting of Hedge End Town Council on 16th April, the Resignation of Cllr Peter Hughes was announced by the Town Clerk. Following the resignation of Cllr Caitlin Bloom, announced on 3rd April, this means that there are now two vacancies on Hedge End Town Council. A by-election has now been called…

Council claim 11-year-record on council tax

  Eastleigh Borough Council confirmed that it will provide residents with a real term cut in its Council Tax for 2014-15 for the eleventh year in a row. Less than 10% of the total Council Tax bill goes to Eastleigh Borough Council and this year the average borough element for a Band D household including…

New finance chief for Eastleigh

Sarah King has been appointed as the Council’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The position as CFO is an important position in the organisation, holding the financial reins of the Council and ensuring that resources are used wisely to secure positive results. Achieving value for money and securing stewardship are key components of the CFO’s…

Candidates announced in Wildern by-election

The list of candidates for the Hedge End town council by election on February 13 has been declared. The vacancy in Wildern ward has arisen following the death of Liberal Democrat Councillor June Watson A total of five candidates are standing one independent and a candidate from each of main parties. All are Hedge Enders.…