Category: Eastleigh Borough Council

News stories on Eastleigh Council, its services and councillors

‘Please help us before someone is killed’

A Chandler’s Ford mum who says she fears for the safety of her visually impaired children is calling on Hampshire County Council to introduce traffic calming measures outside Toynbee School saying “please help us before someone is killed.” The dramatic plea came as friends and neighbours of Suzy Woolford, who lives on the Oakmount Park…

Buskers wanted for bandstand gigs

Buskers and bands are being invited to take part in this summer’s season of gigs at the Leigh Rd bandstand. The Southampton Co-Operative (SoCo) music project is once again organising the popular weekend public concerts for Eastleigh Borough Council. SoCo are looking for bands, solo performers and ensembles to ‘fill the town with music’ for…

Council Tax frozen again

Eastleigh Borough Council has frozen its Council Tax for 2017-18 – delivering a record 14-year period of real-term cuts in council tax for residents. According to figures released by the council, the average Eastleigh Borough Council element for a Band D household this year remains at £130.07, or just over £2.50 per week. Despite this…

Council gets grant for low-emission taxis

Eastleigh Civic Offices

A partnership between Eastleigh Borough and Southampton City Councils has been awarded £254,000 to support the introduction of ultra-low emission taxis into the fleets of taxi and private hire operators across the two authorities. The funding has been awarded by the Government Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) following a successful joint bid…

Local artist will design underpass

Eastleigh Borough Council has commissioned local artist Denise Hughes to design a tiled mural for the underpass – a busy pedestrian and cycle route which runs under the M3 and links Velmore to the Nightingale School, Aviary Estate and Fleming Park, including the Leisure Centre and the Pavilion on the Park. The makeover project is…

Eastleigh’s local plan moves a step closer

  Eastleigh’s much delayed  local plan has moved a step closer to reality last night after Liberal Democrat councillors voted to focus on plans for more housing  in Bishopstoke and Fair Oak with a new by-pass  from Fair Oak to all Allbrook to link to the M3 at junction 12. Councillors heard that with there…

Eastleigh residents encouraged to recycle this Christmas

Eastleigh Borough residents are being encouraged to recycle all they can this Christmas and are reminded that there will be some changes to collection days over the festive period. Recycling and waste collections will continue as normal up to and including 23 December and then resume on Wednesday 28 December. Collections will be a day…

Thirty trees to get chop for car showroom

  Eastleigh councillors have voted in favour of plans that will see over thirty trees bulldozed to make way for two drive-thru takeaways and a car dealership at the former civic offices site at Fleming Park. The decision was taken at Tuesday night’s meeting of Eastleigh Local Area Committee despite local residents presenting a petition…

Hendy Ford Eastleigh 10k a sell out

The largest ever entries of over 2800 runners are set to take part tomorrow in the 32nd annual Eastleigh 10K road race- the first to be sponsored by Hendy FordStore Eastleigh – which will set off from Passfield Avenue at 9 am. Runners will pour into the borough from throughout the UK and abroad and compete…

Local MPs ‘delighted’ with budget

Eastleigh’s MP’s say they are “delighted” with Chancellor George Osborne’s latest budget which details support for major projects in the area. The Borough’s two Conservative MPs, Mims Davies, the MP for Eastleigh and Steve Brine the MP for Winchester and Chandler’s Ford spoke to Eastleigh News on College Green,  outside the Houses of Parliament  straight…

‘We want houses’ say park protestors

Residents and a cross party group of activists chanting “we want houses” marched across Fleming Park on Saturday to demand that affordable homes should be built on the recently demolished council office site. The locals have reacted angrily to a planning application by the council to allow a fast food dive thru – possibly a…

Latest plans for 1,000s of new houses on show

There are just three weeks left for Eastleigh residents to have their say on the latest version of the local plan which will determine the future of development in the borough, not just in terms of numbers and location of the new housing but also new roads, employment and community facilities from now until 2036.…

Ageas Bowl Hilton opens for business

The new Hilton Hotel at the Ageas Bowl has finally been opened after a long and troubled genesis which included companies going bust and a council bailout during the construction phase, but it promises to be unique and unrivalled lesisure facility. Hampshire County Cricket chairman Rod Bransgrove and Council Leader Keith had taken part in…

Tories ‘on way up’ as Mims wins in Eastleigh

New MP Mims Davies and Newly elected Councillor Jerry Hall celebrate

Godfrey Olson, the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council’s Conservative Group has declared that the party is ‘on the way up’ after Mims Davies became the constituency’s first female MP in the General Election and the Conservatives took two borough council seats. The result in the General Election was as follows: Eastleigh General Election 2015: Party…

Borough to re-start Local Plan process

It was business as usual at Eastleigh Borough Council this evening, the first Full Council meeting following the recent revelations in the national media. Now touring different venues around the Borough as there is no Council Chamber in the new offices at Eastleigh House, the December Full Council meeting was held in the Kings Community Church in…