Category: Council

Family living rough in council car park

Amanda and her daughter are homeless

As darkness fell across the Civic Offices car park and councillors scuttled from their cars to another meeting Amanda Denton drew her duvet closer to her and vowed: “I’m going to be here as long as it takes.” Amanda, a 38 year old lorry driver and her 18 year-old-daughter – an Eastleigh college student –…

Labour’s Plan B

Brian Norgate

Eastleigh’s Labour councillor Brian Norgate has urged the council to make savings by cutting the subsidy to the Point and the annual Music festival and by reducing the bi-monthly Borough News to two editions a year. Speaking at last Thursday’s budget meeting the councillor presented a fully costed alternative budget – the only opposing party…

Olson warns on council borrowing

Councillor Godfrey Olson, leader of the Conservative group on Eastleigh Council has voiced doubts over council borrowing and local Liberal Democrats plans to fund a government grant shortfall through efficiencies and property rental. Responding to Council leader Keith House’s budget speech last Thursday, Eastleigh’s respected elder statesman, twice Mayor of Eastleigh and an OBE,  expressed…

Council to fork out £45k for roundabout sculpture

Eastleigh council are searching for an artist to provide artwork on a local roundabout. There is £45,000 available to provide a piece of public art for the mini roundabout on Marshall Drive, West End, which is the access road for the Rose Bowl Cricket ground. There is already an existing artwork at the junction of…

Recycle your Christmas tree

Now Twelfth Night is here Christmas decorations will be coming down in homes throughout the Borough. The council have issued a reminder to households that Christmas trees can be recycled rather than thrown away. There are twelve sites throughout the borough whereChristmas trees can be taken to be recycled up to the 16 January: •…

Pickles takes second swipe at council ‘Newspapers’

Community Secretary Eric Pickles has taken another swipe council produced newspapers. In an interview with local news blogger Rob Powell of Greenwich.co.uk, Pickles called the freebie paper ‘Greenwich Time’ published by the London borough of Greenwich as “one of the most blatant examples” of the kind of “town hall Pravdas” his proposals are aimed at…