Category: Environment

Advice to motorists as snow falls in Eastleigh

With heavy snow forecast for parts of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight this evening (Wednesday, December 1), Hampshire Constabulary, local authorities and emergency services partners are working together to help keep people safe. Snow has started falling in eastleigh tonight and and could last until after the morning rush hour. The Police and partner…

Stay Out of Town!

A Hedge End town councillor has warned car drivers to stay away from Eastleigh town centre or pay the price. Speaking at a public meeting organised by Southampton and Eastleigh Friends of the Earth, Eastleigh’s cabinet Minister for Environment Louise Bloom claimed that parking controls were part of the councils strategy to reduce local carbon…

Spending Cuts “Small Matter” says ‘Chopper’ Huhne

While thousands of public sector workers and students have taken to the streets today to protest against cuts to public services, Chris Huhne – Eastleigh’s high flying MP – has described the Comprehensive Spending Review as a ‘small matter’. While attending the European Future Energy Forum conference earlier this week Mr Huhne told a Reuters…

Airport Passenger Numbers Continue to Fall

Passenger numbers at Southampton International Airport continue to edge down as the ongoing recession impacts on the demand for air travel. At a meeting of the Southampton Airport Consultative Committee at Eastleigh Civic offices today, David Lees the recently appointed managing director of the BAA owned airport will say traveller numbers have dropped by up…

Toynbee’s Climate Cops bid to shorten food miles

Students from Toynbee School, Eastleigh have been celebrating the news that they have been selected as finalists in npower’s Climate Cops SOS, an initiative designed to motivate the UK’s greenest teens into turning their passion for the environment into a positive campaign for the Toynbee and Eastleigh area. A team of ten 11 to 14-year-olds…

Government to axe ‘warmfront’ grants

The government are to continue the previous administration’s policy of gradually withdrawing ‘warmfront’ grants which entitles the elderly and needy to free insulation for their homes it has emerged. Chris Huhne the Energy minister, has announced that grants are to be phased out and replaced by loans under the new ‘green deal.’ In future loans…

Botley SDA scrapped

Eastleigh Borough Council has decided not to go ahead with plans from the last government for a 6000 home strategic development area to the north of Hedge End at a recent Council meeting. The abolition of the South East Plan by the new coalition government means that the Council does not have to take forward a…

Hooray! Stinky Bins are Here to Stay!

Louise Bloom, Eastleigh Council’s recycling Tsar, has rubbished an edict from Tory minster Eric Pickles which recommends that councils should revert to weekly bin collections. The roly-poly minster for communities has reversed the previous government’s advice to the audit commission that councils should be pressured into only emptying bins twice a month in order to…

Botley Home plans in a Pickle

Campaigners in Botley opposed to the building of 6000 new homes may soon have cause to celebrate . The new communities secretary, Eric Pickles, has written to all local authorities telling them the coalition government will be abolishing regional house building targets. “The previous government gave a green light for the destruction of the Green…

Tales of the Riverbank

Eastleigh residents face the risk of flooding unless remedial work is undertaken to counteract the erosion of the Monks Brook riverbank. That’s the stark warning from Sam Snook , a local environmental campaigner who claims that recent housing developments at Valley Park and the Pirelli site – and the office complexes at the top of…