Category: Eastleigh Borough Council

News stories on Eastleigh Council, its services and councillors

First ‘Hampshire Day’ celebrated in Winchester

Eastleigh Council Leader Keith House blasts county celebration as “a total waste of money”.A flag-raising ceremony to mark the first ever ‘Hampshire Day’ was held at the Castle in Winchester today, St Swithun’s Day (July 15) – but the Leader of the Liberal Democrat opposition on Hampshire County Council, Councillor Keith House blasted the event…

Residents parking permits to go paperless

Council says new system will be a cost saving but permit charges still set to rise. It’s a ‘win win’ says Councillor. Eastleigh Borough Council will be replacing paper disc residents parking permits with “virtual’ permits that can be purchased and managed online. Residents in the borough’s 11 parking permit zones will begin to transition…

Eastleigh council set to declare climate emergency

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Eastleigh Borough Council look set to become the latest local authority declare a climate emergency in response to the report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which has led the Government to pledge that the UK will cut Greenhouse gas emissions to almost zero by 2050. Last week Hampshire County Council’s ruling cabinet declared…

Council challenged on residents parking charges

No concessions for elderly or less well-off. Free permits scrapped. Second car permits could cost £100 Eastleigh Borough Council have been challenged to make concessions for less well-off car owners as they negotiate a new residents parking scheme that will see free permits scrapped for established residents and charges for first and second cars rising.…

Eastleigh’s ‘impressive’ leisure centre wins design award

Eastleigh’s new leisure centre at Fleming Park has won a design award. ‘Places Leisure Eastleigh’  has received the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) South Regional Award. The architects, AHR were praised for creating “an open, inclusive space truly loved by its users”. The building opened in November 2017 as a replacement for Fleming Park…

Sculpture unveiled at new housing development

New affordable homes at Woodside Avenue feature latest energy saving measuresA striking new piece of public art has been unveiled on the site of the old Woodside Avenue recycling depot which has now itself been successfully recycled into a new development of affordable homes – some featuring state-of-the-art energy saving measures. Leah Gardens is the…

Council scraps free parking permits

All residents in parking permit zones to pay for first permits – cost to rise to £50 by 2022. Deputy Leader: ‘It’s very disappointing’ All residents in Eastleigh and Chandler’s Ford who live in parking permit zones and park on-street will have to pay for a parking permit from April next year. Currently, residents in…

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 –…

New six-week consultation on Local Plan opens

Public notices go up on over forty sites in the boroughResidents have another chance to object to, or comment on Eastleigh’s local plan after the Council posted notices at over 40 sites in the Borough that have been earmarked for potential development as part of the plan’s Strategic Growth Options (SGO_. This follows an exchange…

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…