Category: Eastleigh Borough Council

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Council to hold virtual committee meetings

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Public participation might still be possibleEastleigh council say they will be moving committee meetings online after the Government temporarily removed the legal requirement for local authorities to hold public meetings in person during the coronavirus pandemic. Eastleigh Borough Council have cancelled all meetings scheduled for April but under new powers introduced today local authorities will…

Southampton Airport unveils new green initiative

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Southampton Airport has launched the implementation of Fixed Electrical Ground Power (FEGP) units, as part of it’s commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030. Councillor Rupert Kyrle, Eastleigh Borough Council Cabinet Member for the Environment was invited to see new units in operation “The launch of the new Fixed Electrical Ground Power system is really great…

First ‘Hampshire Day’ celebrated in Winchester

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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…

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

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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

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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

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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…