Category: Events

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Remembrance Sunday Parade

Representatives from Eastleigh’s twin towns joined a record crowd of townsfolk to commemorate Remembrance Sunday at the War Memorial on Leigh road recreation ground. Veterans, servicemen, cadets, members of the emergency services and local scout and guides joined Eastleigh’s Mayor Rupert Kyrle and the Deputy Lieutenant for Hampshire Andrew Kent Esq  for the service led…

Eastleigh’s first Mardi Gras event underway!

Eastleigh’s Jubilee themed Mardi Gras weekend is well under way on the  recreation ground. Gorgeous sunshine has seen crowds flock to the event which features over 40 stalls with family activities  – many people choosing to picnic on the grass while listening to  bands performing on the bandstand. The days festivities will culminate in a…

Eastleigh’s Animal Farm

  Eastleigh town centre has come alive with the sights and sounds of the farmyard today. Farm animals from Swanmore Farm were on display in Leigh Road precinct for children to pet as part of a series of ‘Funday Fridays’ being funded by the Council throughout the school summer holidays. A Donkey and Shetland pony…

Olympic torch comes to Fleming Park!

Gill Rose Torch Bearer

Eastleigh residents will get a chance to get their hands on a real Olympic Torch on Sunday when the very torch used to light the Cauldron at Mayflower Park on the Southampton leg of the of the torch will be coming to Fleming Park so residents can pose for photos with it! The honour of…

Police objections prompt “Party in the Park” postponement

Hedge End’s inaugural music festival has been postponed, adding to a long list of events that have been cancelled this summer. This time it is not the rain, but bureaucracy that has intervened. Originally planned to be a part of Hedge End’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the organisers were squeezed by Hedge End Town Council’s delay in…

What’s on besides the Diamond Jubilee..?

Despite the uncertain weather and the considerable distraction of the Diamond Jubilee pagentry on the River Thames being broadcast live on the BBC, the Solent Gardeners Fayre in Eastleigh was well attended this afternoon (3rd June). Organised by the Rotary Club of Southampton and held at the University Sports Grounds in Wide Lane Eastleigh, the annual event continued as…

Newtown toasts Queen with street parties

Despite gloomy skies residents in Newtown have celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with street parties today. The predicted rain held off to allow residents in Newtown Road, George Street and Northlands Road to sit down together for a barbeque ‘big lunch’ while children played football and skipped in the traffic free streets. The terrace houses,…

Hants police launch ‘Operation Diamond’

With Hundreds  of Jubilee street parties and community events being staged all over Hampshire this bank holiday weekend, police have launched  ‘Operation Diamond’ to help ensure peoplestay safe and to help prevent crime. Officers have already been talking to organisers and will be maintaining a visible police presence at many events. Three street parties are being held in…

Solent Gardeners stage Jubilee Fayre

Southampton Rotary Club are hosting a Jubilee edition of the popular annual Solent Gardeners Fayre at Wide Lane this Sunday. In past years exhibitors have come from as far afield as Penzance (Trewidden Nursery) in the West, Worcester (Plant Supports (UK) Ltd) in the North and Safren Waldon (Herbal Haven) in the East. The fayre will…

Fair Oak to light Jubilee Beacon

Fair Oak has a weekend of community events lined up to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee which will culminate in the lighting of a beacon on Monday night. Today, Friday 1 June at 6.30pm, a striking galvanised steel sculpture made in the shape of a diamond vase with 6 tulips to represent each decade of the…

Eastleigh seeks it’s first Mardi Gras Queen

Eastleigh’s traditional August carnival will not be going ahead this year but a replacement community event has already risen from the ashes and the hunt is on for Eastleigh’s first Mardi Gras Queen. New sponsors have been found and a ‘Mardi Gras’ style parade is being planned – with activities on the development threatened recreation…

Council: No events to celebrate Jubilee

Despite a recent Mori poll showing that 80% of the public support the monarchy while only 13% want to see the UK as a republic – Eastleigh Borough Council plan to mark the Queens Diamond Jubilee –simply by wishing her all the best. The council have not organised any celebrations During February’s full council meeting…

Community & Culture trio note good progress…

Hedge End’s Community & Culture Committee were delighted this evening, with the progress that has been made to mitigate the effect of budget cuts imposed last year, by Hampshire County Council. At another poorly attended meeting, which saw committee Chair Cllr Louise Bloom and committee members Cllr Dan Clarke and Cllr Sheila Baines scrape together the three Councillors that are…

Fun-filled Funtasia at Fryern tomorrow

A afternoon  filled with fun for all the  family  is promised this Bank Holiday Monday when Chandler’s Ford Parish council stage ‘Fryern Funtasia’ organised as part of the Parish’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The festivities, which will run between 12 – 4.30 pm are being sponsored by Johnathan Rees Property Services and  will include pony rides, Go-Karts rock…

Can carnival still be saved?

A meeting is taking place tonight in an attempt to stage an eleventh hour rescue of Eastleigh’s annual carnival. The popular crowd pulling procession– the highlight of a week fundraising events – has fallen victim to rising costs , shortage of funds and a lack of volunteers, the same cocktail of woes that has caused many…