Category: Leisure

Long wait almost over for new Fleming Park

  “The wait is almost over!” declared Eastleigh Borough Council as they announced a date for the “soft opening” of Fleming Park’s replacement leisure centre which has been named “Places Leisure Eastleigh”. The council had originally intended to open the new state-of-the-art centre in time to celebrate the 2016 Rio Olympics –  but it will…

Local twirlers taste Florida success

A local Baton Twirling Corps has tasted international success. The Harmony Twirlers took a team  ( Donna Sayles-Jones, Catherine Tall, Vicky and Mia Talman) to the TwirlMania International competition in Florida The competition which was held at the ESPN World of Sports, drew over 3,500 competitors and after three days of competing the team of Donna Sayles-Jones,…

Free gig to promote independent record store

Hampshire singer songwriter Nick Tann will be doing his bit to promote National Record Day with a free gig  at The Hundred Record Store in Romsey, when he will be performing tracks from his critically acclaimed album ‘3AM’. A favourite of BBC6 music’s Tom Robinson, the Eastleigh based tunesmith will be performing totally acoustic. “Just me…

Council promise “Christmassy” atmosphere for Eastleigh shoppers

Eastleigh’s council bosses promise the run-up to Christmas will be easier in the Town Centre this year with late night shopping, some free or discounted parking, entertainment and a “Christmassy” atmosphere with a new seasonal market. Town centre retailers, the Business Improvement District (BID) and Eastleigh Borough Council are joining forces to ease the burden…

Sunken wartime wrecks go online

Exceptional diving conditions this summer, with underwater visibility to rival tropical waters, has allowed archaeologists to capture amazing photographs of First World War shipwrecks and record the sites in stunning detail thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. These photographs have been used to create online 3D models of entire wrecks allowing divers and…

Boyzone to rock Ageas Bowl

Chart topping boy band Boyzone will be rocking Eastleigh’s Ageas bowl this August as part of the Aegeas Family Festival. Alongside family entertainment, the Festival will feature the Royal London One-Day Cup – Hampshire v Middlesex, with a headline musical performance from the popular group best known for hits including ‘Love Me For A Reason’, ‘Words’,…

Zombies invade Swan Centre

An unsuspecting audience of film buffs enjoying a screening of Zombie horror classic ‘Dawn of the Dead’ were surprised by a crowd of flesh eating zombies who suddenly emerged form the darkened shopping mall as the closing titles rolled. There were shrieks and yells at the Swan Centre as people jumped out of the way of…

Pavilion on the Park opens new activity building

Eastleigh’s Pavilion on the Park, which was awarded a special grant from the Southampton Airport Big Idea Community Fund, has opened a new outdoor activity building. The 4all Hangar provides storage for specialist cycles and a focal point for developing work skills, independent living skills and recreation & leisure experiences. The new hangar aims to…

New Lowford Centre Unveiled

Hundreds of Busledon residents turned out this afternoon, to see the  Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Malcolm Cross, formally open their brand new Community Centre. The £2.6m Lowford Centre is built on a site that was formerly owned by the Bursledon & District Community Association, land which was transferred to Eastleigh Borough Council to facilitate this development…

Share your WWI memories

Hampshire Museums Service  are looking for memories and memorabilia from World  War I. The project, Hampshire’s Big Theme 1914, is a five year programme of activities that will commemorate the centenary of the First World War. During 2014 a programme of exhibitions and events which will focus on the 100th commemoration of the First World War.  Funded by…