Category: Environment

Ken swaps hats…

Ken Thornber

It was all change at the top this morning, as Hampshire Council appointed a new Leader. Conservative Cllr Ken Thornber took over the role of Chairman of Hampshire County Council whilst Conservative Cllr Roy Perry took over Cllr Thornber’s old role of Leader of the Council. The changes were effected at this mornings Special Council…

Environment Agency set Council Tax levy

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The Environment Agency have announced that their Southern Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) agreed a £1.1 million funding package for the next financial year (2013/14) at their meeting on January 24. The Committee, which is made up of Local Authority representatives from across the South East, agreed to contribute £1.177m to reduce flood risk to local…

‘Green Bank to tackle household energy bills’ – Huhne

The world’s first dedicated Green Bank was launched this week, bringing with it £3 billion of government investment to kick-start low-carbon projects. Eastleigh MP and former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has backed the Bank to lower bills for businesses and households in Eastleigh and the rest of the country, whilst boosting the local economy with manufacturing, construction,…

Water, water everywhere, but meter what you drink…

Water meter

Southern Water say that their five-year metering project, to install nearly 500,000 water meters across Kent, Sussex and Hampshire, is protecting the environment by saving the region huge quantities of water. At a time when flooding is a problem in some parts of the region, and more widely across the UK, Southern Water say that; “Water meters are…

Possible flooding forecast…

Flood warning area

The Environment Agency is warning of the risk of flooding from rivers and streams with further heavy rainfall expected this evening (Thursday). Further heavy rainfall is expected across much of the South East later today, with 20-30mm forecast in some areas. Rivers which are currently at flood alert levels are particularly susceptible to increased rainfall and there…

Party Leader to meet Stoneham Park campaigners

Natalie Bennett, the newly elected leader of the Green Party, will be in Eastleigh later today to meet campaigners fighting to save the Borough’s green spaces from development. Protestors from ‘Save Stoneham Park’ and the ‘Rescue  the Rec’ groups will gather at historic Stoneham Park to tell Natalie Bennett how they believe the  local council…

Park Protesters rally on Rec

      Objectors to development on Eastleigh public parks held a protest rally at Leigh Road Rec on Saturday to draw attention to the October deadline for public consultation on the local plan and proposed Sainsbury’s development. Protestors for the ‘Save Stoneham park’ and the ’Rescue the Rec’ resident groups joined forces to stage…

Southampton Airport first to recycle gum

Southampton Airport has become the first in the world to install chewing gum recycling bins in its passenger terminal, further expanding its recycling facilities and tackling gum littering. Twenty-five of the bins, known as ‘Gumdrops’, have been installed by the airport’s cleaning and maintenance provider Amey at key points throughout the terminal building. The units…

Greenpeace in Chandler’s Ford garage protest

Greenpeace Protesters

After nearly a year without the services of a local garage to purchase fuel, Chandlers Ford and Hiltingbury residents found that the newly opened Shell garage adjacent to The Fryern Arcade was the focus on Saturday, of a peaceful demonstration by the local Southampton branch of the international environmentalist organisation, Greenpeace. Greenpeace were drawing attention…