Category: Environment

Where to recycle your Christmas tree

Real Christmas Trees can be recycled at a number of collection point between 2-14 January at the following sites: Brambridge Garden Centre, Brambridge Lakeside Country Park, Eastleigh Haskins Garden Centre, West End Woodhouse Lane Car Park, Hedge End Mortimer Road Car Park, Botley Hound Parish Hall, Woolston Road, Netley Household Waste and Recycling Centre –…

Crescent pupils raise hedgehog awareness

Crescent Primary School pupils have been presented with awards by the Mayor for the best posters in a hedgehog awareness poster competition. “Is your garden Hog Happy?” is an Itchen Valley Country Park campaign to support Hedgehog Street, the national partnership between the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and People’s Trust for Endangered Species to support…

Eastleigh council set to declare climate emergency

Eastleigh Civic Offices

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…

More vehicle charging points for Hampshire

Electric cars are sparking a green revolution in Hampshire   Hampshire County Council is speeding ahead with its roll-out of electric vehicle charging points, to help residents and visitors get plugged in. There were 55% more electric cars registered in Hampshire last year compared to the previous year. The latest Department for Transport statistics show…

Keith House sticks up for Green Belt

The Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council, Keith House, has hit out at a planning consultant’s ‘lobbying’ against a South Hampshire Green Belt. Yesterday Eastleigh News reported remarks made by Robin Shepherd of Southampton-based planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore who said that proposals presented by the Hampshire Branch of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural…

Green Belt proposals could hit local prosperity

Proposals for a new Green Belt to restrict building in South Hampshire should be carefully considered to ensure they do not adversely affect growth and prosperity in the region, a leading planning expert has warned. Robin Shepherd of planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore has said proposals presented by the Hampshire Branch of the Campaign…

Could butterflies stop the bulldozers?

Local campaigners opposed to the construction of thousands of new homes on countryside North of Bishopstoke say they are ‘delighted’ to have been given the support of a local butterfly conservation group. A spokesperson for Action Against Destructive Development told Eastleigh News that wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation was the latest group “to add to the…

Independents ‘disappointed’ by Lib Dem ‘name calling’

The newly-elected Leader of Eastleigh’s Independent Group, Councillor Louise Parker-Jones, has said she is ‘disappointed’ by the Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable who branded her supporters as ‘nimbys’. Dr Cable made the comments following last week’s local elections when Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrats were returned to power with an increased majority but lost all three seats…