Category: Environment

Weather Update

Emergency services were warning motorists to take care in freezing conditions tonight and tomorrow (Friday) morning as temperatures across Hampshire plummet. Velvet bus services were suspended this evening and Eastleigh (Southampton) airport was closed due to ice on the runway. Many schools were closed today and are expected to remain closed for Friday. The centre…

Snow Chaos Hits Eastleigh

Heavy snow has fallen in Eastleigh overnight with to eight inches lying on side roads. The M3 which was closed overnight has been reopened by Police. Both Trains and buses are reporting disruption with Velvet Bus services currently cancelled, Southampton Airport has advised passengers to contact their airline if they are due to fly today.…

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…