Category: Eastleigh Borough Council

News stories on Eastleigh Council, its services and councillors

Priorities and Choices

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“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…

£7,000 to explore sexuality

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An Eastleigh based ‘Theatre Company’, who ‘fuse cabaret and animation’ in order to ‘explore themes of gender and sexuality’ has received £7,000 from the arts council to fund its work. The company called ‘Milk Presents’, who are one of the ‘associate artist’ groups based at the loss making Point theatre, have secured the funding to…

Car park closure on Sunday

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The Council has reported that the multi-storey car park in Mitchell Road/Southampton Road, Eastleigh will be closed on Sunday 20 February for essential refurbishment works. The car park will be completely closed from midnight on Saturday 19th February until 2pm on Sunday 20th February 2011 but will not affect the Swan Centre car park. The…

Council bosses share £1.2 million pay pot

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Twenty two senior managers at Eastleigh Borough Council share a £1.2 million wage pot between them according to information just published under the local government transparency scheme. Top earner is chief executive Bernie Topham whose basic salary is in the range £105k -£110k, although there are reports which place her salary higher than this –…

Parking permit vote close

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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…

Parking charges could be axed

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Victory over parking charges has been declared as the government called an end to the ‘War on Motorists’. The Department of Communities have announced they are scrapping ‘Planning Policy Guidance 13: Transport’ which was issued in 2001 and had obliged councils to set high parking charges to encourage the use of alternative modes of transport.…

Parking Permit Chaos

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Many residents in parking permit zones in Eastleigh have been unable to renew their annual permit after the council telephone system collapsed under the weight of last minute phone applications. This was the first time residents – whose details had not changed since the previous applications – had been offered the facility to make a…

Crime Busting Crier Hits Town

Shoppers in Eastleigh town centre were treated to some festive crime prevention advice this morning – by a Town Crier in full traditional regalia. John Melody Southampton’s official Town Crier paid a visit on Market day to deliver crime prevention messages thanks to the ‘Joint Action Group’ of the Eastleigh Community Safety Partnership who were…

Bin Collections Resume

The council have resumed resumed bin collections today and are hoping to catch up wiht missed collection over the course of the week. They have published the following advice on their website: “The advice to residents is to put their wheeled bins glass boxes and kitchen waste bins out as normal from Monday 6 December.…