Category: Eastleigh Borough Council

News stories on Eastleigh Council, its services and councillors

Stay Out of Town!

A Hedge End town councillor has warned car drivers to stay away from Eastleigh town centre or pay the price. Speaking at a public meeting organised by Southampton and Eastleigh Friends of the Earth, Eastleigh’s cabinet Minister for Environment Louise Bloom claimed that parking controls were part of the councils strategy to reduce local carbon…

Charity Bag Warning

Today is Children in Need day. The BBC televised appeal will see heartstrings tugged and purse strings loosened however some children charity appeals may not be as charitable as they first appear. Charity bags have been dropped through central Eastleigh this week urging people to donate clothing to a charity called ‘Help Sick Children’. Although…

Civic Offices Could Go

Eastleigh council boss Keith House has outlined his plans for implementing the cuts announced in the comprehensive spending review – plans which could include selling the current civic offices as part of an austerity drive. In a statement delivered to council on Thursday, Mr House sought to assure members and residents that the council could…

HAT Full of Praise on Pothole Progress

Members of Eastleigh’s Hampshire action team (Eastleigh HAT) have been updated by the County Council’s Highways Department on progress being made on ‘Operation Restore’, the ongoing programme to repair local roads after the disastrous severe winter conditions had left the Borough’s roads pitted with potholes. So far this year the County Council has carried out…

Airport Passenger Numbers Continue to Fall

Passenger numbers at Southampton International Airport continue to edge down as the ongoing recession impacts on the demand for air travel. At a meeting of the Southampton Airport Consultative Committee at Eastleigh Civic offices today, David Lees the recently appointed managing director of the BAA owned airport will say traveller numbers have dropped by up…

Car Free Motel Vision

Budget hotel chain Travelodge are hoping to open a new motel in Eastleigh – one without a car park. More details of the proposed hotel, restaurant and shops on council land in upper market street have emerged at a public exhibition which closed early due to lack of public interest. The exhibition, hailed a success…

Crackdown on council newspapers

Communities’ secretary Eric Pickles has announced plans to crackdown on ‘free’ council newspapers like Eastleigh’s ‘Borough News’ – which he described as ‘Town hall Pravdas’. Critics of free council papers say they are biased in their support of council projects and provide unfair completion to local businesses and media outlets. A recent edition of ‘Borough…

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…

Botley SDA scrapped

Eastleigh Borough Council has decided not to go ahead with plans from the last government for a 6000 home strategic development area to the north of Hedge End at a recent Council meeting. The abolition of the South East Plan by the new coalition government means that the Council does not have to take forward a…