Category: Eastleigh Borough Council

News stories on Eastleigh Council, its services and councillors

Ex Mayor: ‘Leader thinks he is God Almighty’

A former mayor of Eastleigh has compared the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council to “God Almighty’ saying “power has gone to head” after a small but determined group of Ukip activists staged a protest demo outside the civic offices yesterday (Tuesday 9 Dec). The protestors called on EBC Leader Cllr Keith House to break his…

Under fire councillor hits back at critics

A friend of an under fire Lib Dem Cabinet member at the heart of a ‘love triangle’ newspaper story has hit back at critics who have suggested she is not doing her job properly telling Eastleigh News she is suffering from poor health and is awaiting an operation. It was reported in the Daily Mail…

Council’s local housing plan in setback

Eastleigh’s overdue local plan has received a fresh setback today after the Independent Planning Inspector suspended the process because he said the council are not proposing to build enough homes. The Local Plan is the council blueprint for the development of the borough from 2011 up to 2029 and sets the number and location of…

Campaigners fail in high court bid to stop development

It was a different sort of Black Friday for Botley folk opposed to development at Boorley Green after a judicial review into Eastleigh Borough Council’s decision to grant outline planning permission for up to 1,400 new homes at Boorley was dismissed by a High Court Judge. Botley Parish Action Group (BPAG) had brought the action…

Fireworks herald Christmas in Eastleigh

Around 10,000 people attended the popular annual Christmas Light Switch On event in Eastleigh town centre following a day of festive celebrations and family fun day to launch this years festive season. The Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Tony Noyce, assisted by Santa Claus and MP Mike Thornton, switched on the town’s 2014 Christmas lights display…

Stoneham development plans spark local protest

Save Stoneham Park

Local people in Eastleigh say historic and beautiful parkland will be lost forever if developers are allowed to build 1,100 homes at Stoneham Park. The land used to form part of the Fleming estate and borders grounds that were originally landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th Century. Eastleigh Borough Council has identified the site…

Council ask Residents to Recycle Carefully

Eastleigh  residents are being reminded to put the right item in the right bin as Eastleigh Borough Council  aims to improve its recycling rate. To help guide residents on what can be recycled in their green recycling bins, a new yellow and red bin hanger information scheme is being introduced. The council’s collection crews will leave…

Eastleigh loses another Mayor

  The Council has announced the death of another former Mayor, Mrs Bobbie Jones, just two days after her colleague Mrs Doreen Wellfare passed away. Bobbie Jones represented the Borough’s Chandler’s Ford Ward as a Conservative Councillor for eight years from 1988 to 1996 and was elected Mayor of Eastleigh in 1994-95. During her Mayoral…

Former Mayor passes away

Eastleigh Borough Council has announced the death of former Mayor Doreen Wellfare. Doreen Wellfare represented the Borough’s Hiltingbury Ward for thirty eight years making her the Council’s longest serving lady member and was elected Mayor of Eastleigh in 1980. Mrs Wellfare was also awarded the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Eastleigh in November 2008…

Fair Oak and Netley folk get say on recycling centres

Residents and small businesses in Fair Oak and Netley are being encouraged to take part in Hampshire County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) survey. Meanwhile Eastleigh’s Council leader has said that the town’s long delayed new recycling centre on Chestnut Avenue will finally open at the end of 2015. Responses to the HCC survey…

Retiring councillors to get honorary title

Long serving Councillors will no longer have to revert to being called plain old ‘Mr’ or ‘Mrs’ on their retirement following a special meeting of Eastleigh Borough Council in front of a virtually empty Thornden Hall on Thursday night. Councillors who have completed at least three terms (12 years) will in future be able to…

Council submits Local Plan

The Eastleigh Borough Local Plan 2011 – 2029 was submitted to the Secretary of State for formal Examination on Tuesday 15 July 2014. It was submitted along with all the representations on it that we received in response to our consultation on the Revised Pre-submission Local Plan in February – March this year and supporting…

Road signs changed after spelling howler

Red-faced contractors have replaced a set of road signs after local residents were surprised to see that their road had been renamed. The new signs had been paid for out of developer’s contributions but contractors had left a W out of Newtown. A council spokesman said that the contractors had been responsible for the error…

Strike action could disrupt council services

“Council workers deserve a decent wage” said a local union organiser as staff at Eastleigh Borough Council prepare to take part in a national day of strike action tomorrow (Thursday 10 July) in support of improved pay and conditions. Hundreds of Carers, social workers, refuse collectors, street cleaners and teaching assistants all over Hampshire are…

Concerns over new waste plant for town

Fears that a new waste recycling plant in Eastleigh could lead to air pollution and a nasty pong has caused one concerned Eastleigh resident to call on townsfolk to lobby the Environment Agency who are considering an application for an environmental permit. Simon Payne, who lives on Southampton Rd, believes the new waste recycling plant…