Category: Environment

Subsidies to solar scam cut

The coalition government has slashed the amount of money people can earn by selling back the surplus power they generate from solar panels after the subsidies which fund the scheme proved to be over generous. Almost 90,000 solar installations took place between April 2010 and October this year as wealthier people able to afford  the…

Bloom bashes Huhne

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Chris Huhne has once again come under pressure yesterday as a leading Lib Dem called for his resignation and Hedge End Councillor Lousie Bloom wrote to The Guardian in protest over the Energy Secretary’s Nuclear strategy. Cllr Bloom, Eastleigh’s cabinet member for the environment co-signed a letter to The Guardian arguing that the proposals for…

Come rain or shrine…

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The Stoneham Shrine -a memorial built in parkland off Chesnut Avenue to the memory of the local squire – is nearing the end of a reconstruction at the cost of £152,000 and the felling of a small beech copse. The Independent Group of Eastleigh Councillors claim it has cost tens of thousands of pounds worth…

Huhne Dodges Bullet

Eastleigh’s Lib Dem MP Chris Huhne has avoided voting in last night’s controversial and unpopular tuition fees bill which saw widespread rioting around the House of Commons after it was narrowly passed. Mr Huhne is one of the Lib Dem MPs who had signed a pre election pledge to oppose any rise in tuition fees…

Bin Collections Resume

The council have resumed resumed bin collections today and are hoping to catch up wiht missed collection over the course of the week. They have published the following advice on their website: “The advice to residents is to put their wheeled bins glass boxes and kitchen waste bins out as normal from Monday 6 December.…