Category: Environment

Southampton Airport unveils new green initiative

Southampton Airport has launched the implementation of Fixed Electrical Ground Power (FEGP) units, as part of it’s commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030. Councillor Rupert Kyrle, Eastleigh Borough Council Cabinet Member for the Environment was invited to see new units in operation “The launch of the new Fixed Electrical Ground Power system is really great…

Airport Committee gets runway update

New 30 day consultation. Extending runway could unlock new business park with 1,000 jobs.Members of Southampton Airport Consultative Committee have heard how up to 1,000 new jobs could be created at a new Business Park if an extension to the runway gets the OK from Eastleigh Borough Council. The extra thousand jobs would be in…

New images show weekend M27 bridge demolition

  Highways England have released photos showing the weekend demolition of a road bridge over the M27 that had led to the temporary closure of the Motorway. The motorway was planned to be closed until 6am on Monday morning but work was completed ahead of schedule, allowing Highways England to fully reopen the road at…

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…

Shakespeare Junior School tackles air pollution

Pupils at Shakespeare Junior School in Eastleigh reclaimed the street outside their school during an afternoon of traditional games, chalk drawing and plenty of cycling and scooting in an attempt to cut back on air pollution – the first school in Hampshire. The road closure was the first of its kind in Hampshire, though the initiative…

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…