Category: Events

Aviva night shift helps net £100,000

Aviva staff in Eastleigh helped raise a bumper £100,000 for charity after taking part in a sponsored sleep out. Almost 30 Aviva employees slept rough outside the insurer’s Chilworth House office and were joined by senior management, including chief executive, Aviva UK Life, Toby Strauss. The Sleep Out was part of Aviva’s global Street to…

Calling all Bands…

Eastleigh Borough Council are once more running a series of lunchtime concerts on the towns Victorian bandstand situated in Leigh Road recreation ground – as they have done for the past three years. The popular concerts will run every weekend throughout the summer from June to September. Both Saturdays and Sundays are available with some…

Kids get crafty for Mother’s Day

Kids were being crafty at the Swan Centre Eastleigh when they got an early start on planning gifts for Mother’s Day and got stuck into making some fabulous Mothering Sunday picture cards. After making their masterpiece they had their picture taken, along with their crafty creation and the photograph printed off to display in their…

Prize Bonanza for Eastleigh Shoppers

If you play your cards right in Eastleigh on Saturday, between 11 and 3, you will be a winner! The Swan Centre has joined up with the Town Centre Partnership to invite Eastleigh Shoppers to have a punt while they pick up everything they need for a perfect Valentine’s Day. There is a free gift…

Winter Whiteout!

Traffic chaos came to Eastleigh this evening as the rush hour traffic was once again affected by snowfalls on top of a frozen road surface – the second time in a fortnight.

Business Blackout!

Many Eastleigh Town Centre businesses were left counting the cost this afternoon as the normally busy Market Street was hit by a power cut. ‘The power went this morning for a while then came back on then went completely at about 2pm’ said a worker at Longs greengrocers who were still managing to trade. Many…

Goodbye to all that….

As the New Year was ushered in, most of Eastleigh’s credit crunched citizens bid a ‘good riddance’ to 2009 – a year which saw the unemployment rate for the town double. 2009 had started with the closure of the Woolworth store in the Leigh Road precinct. Exactly 12 months later the large store space remains…

Seasons Greetings from Eastleigh

Now when Jesus was born …. behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. Matthew 2:1-12

Brrrr…it's a Winter Solst ICE!

It was a Winter Solstice to remember this afternoon as Eastleigh citizens who only a few weeks earlier had expressed their disappointment at the size of the ice rink supplied by the council for the annual ‘winter carnival’ were just as amazed to see the entire town centre transformed into a skating rink the size…