Category: Councillors

Priorities and Choices

“It’s about priorities and choices” said Council Leader Keith House as he delivered his blueprint for dealing with a £800k shortfall in government funding while presenting this year’s budget to the council. In a wide ranging speech he detailed how the property market would deliver an income stream through commercial rentals and through payments from…

Councillor Honoured

Philip Spearey, a former Mayor and Borough Councillor has received the Council’s highest civic accolade. He has been made an Honorary Freeman of the Borough after serving 30 years as a borough councillor, representing the Fair Oak and Horton Heath ward. At their Annual Meeting in July 2010, the Council agreed to admit Mr Spearey…

Parking permit vote close

A Controversial council plan to levy a charge for first resident parking permits (currently free) was narrowly endorsed by Eastleigh Local Area Committee (ELAC) this week by a margin of just one vote. The newly formed independent group of councillors ‘The gang of three’ who defected from the Liberal Democrats in a blaze of publicity…

Ex Mayor hits out at Huhne

A former mayor of Eastleigh, Glynn Davies-Dear, has told BBC Political Correspondent Peter Henley that Chris Huhne’s adultery with a campaign worker has made him ‘feel dirty’. Councillor Davis Dear was explaining his decision to quit the Lib Dems yesterday on the same day it was announced that Mr Huhne had divorced from wife Vicky…

Councillor Jostled While in Litten Tree Shock

The manager of a popular Eastleigh Pub has alleged that a local councillor threatened to revoke his licence after he was jostled while being served. As a result of the incident Mr Simon Bancroft of the Litten Tree in the High Street complained to the council regarding the alleged behaviour of Dave Broughton the Liberal…

Ghastly Poles Bring Down Neighbourhood

Over a year after the council publicly declared they were going to remove eyesore parking signposts from the streets of Newtown – exasperated residents are still waiting for something to happen. On the 27th September 2009 local resident J Meuhlnickel complained on the ‘Fix my street’ website about the state of a parking signpost in…

Local snapper sets council puzzler

An award winning freelance photographer from Eastleigh, is about to release the third instalment in as series of catalogues of photographs he has taken in the borough. Matthew Myatt’s latest collection, ‘Dark Eastleigh’ follows in the footsteps of ‘Beyond the Bandstand’ and ‘Further beyond the bandstand’ by exploring hidden local views. He is currently challenging…

Mayors Appeal totals £29k

Local charities have benefitted from donations totalling over £29,000 as a result of the Mayor of Eastleigh’s Charity Appeal for 2009/10. The former Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Pamela Holden-Brown chose three charities that would benefit from the considerable efforts of the Appeal Committee who staged dozens of fund raising events. The three charities were HomeStart,…

Developers accused of lobbying

A Southend councillor has called for action to stop developers lobbying council members over planning applications it has been reported in the Southend Standard. In an article entitled ‘Council doesn’t need developers sales pitch‘ Southend Councillor David Norman said major developers had been sending members of the development control committee e-mails and glossy brochures to…