Category: Leisure

Many hands make Hedge End’s lights work…

The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Malcolm Cross, switched on Hedge End’s Xmas lights this evening. In a ceremony organised by Hedge End Town Council’s Culture & Community Committee, a modest crowd braved the rain to watch various entertainments before the lights were switched on. With Cllr Jane Welsh introducing the performers, suitably adorned in a…

A welcome visitor to Eastleigh…

Steam will return to Hedge End and Eastleigh briefly on 5th December, when passengers can travel to Bath behind two ‘Black Five’ locos hauling The Cathedrals Express. The event is also likely to attract steam enthusiasts and train-spotters to all the other stations along the route, many of whom will find Botley a good vantage point as the…

Free pet workshops for kids this half-term

Did you know that reflective materials can help drivers to see you and your pets up to three seconds sooner at night? This potentially lifesaving fact is just one of the tips that kids will learn this half term to keep their pets safe this winter. Pets at Home Eastleigh is once again hosting its…

New leisure centre for Fleming Park

Council Leader Keith House last night announced plans to modernise Fleming Park Leisure Centre in Eastleigh. A report outlining a proposal to replace the existing leisure centre with a state of the art facility on the current Passfield Avenue site will be considered at Cabinet Committee on 7 November. Proposals announced by Cllr House could…

MP Mike surprises Eastleigh Ramblers

  Eastleigh Ramblers were pleasantly surprised when Mike Thornton, Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrat M.P, joined them on a 6 mile walk from Sherfield English led by Christine Bond. Thornton had been invited as part of an initiative by the Ramblers Association designed to encourage local M.P.s to join a walk in order that they can spread…

Autumn Colour in Hedge End shows Hort Soc Success…

Still looking good in Hedge End Village Centre, after a spectacular show of summer colour, are the brick planters outside the Co-Op, still owned by the Town Council but now planted and maintained by the Hedge End Horticultural Society. Although some of the brick planters on the other side of the road have been removed,…

Council to take over Eastleigh Market

Eastleigh Borough Council have announced that the Markets held in the town centre on Thursdays and Saturdays are to be operated by the Council. In a press release issued this evening, the Council have announced that they will be taking over the direct operation of the markets from the previous operator and that they plan to grow…

Eastleigh’s ‘Directioners’ can Vue the ‘fan cut’

Just days after loyal ‘Directioners’ took to Twitter to vent their anger at the news that One Direction: This Is Us ‘ fan cut’ would only be released in US and Canada, Vue cinemas has announced it will also be showing the extended version in 2D and 3D across its 82 cinemas, throughout the UK,…

The show goes on, at The Point…

The Wikipedia Page for The Point in Eastleigh has been nobbled, in one of the more spectacular hoaxes that has affected the Council-run facility. Updated on 1st August, the page now describes The Point in the past tense, the first paragraph of which reads; The Point was a theatre and dance studios for contemporary performance and contemporary dance in…

Fire Services warn of wildfire risk…

Heatwave conditions have prompted a warning over wildfires and the use of Chinese lanterns during National Parks Week (July 29-August 4). Every year, fire destroys thousands of acres of countryside, parkland and wildlife habitats and although some are started deliberately, Hampshire Fire & Rescue say that most of them are due to carelessness. The risk…

Eastleigh’s Third Costa Draws Instant Reaction

Eastleigh’s third branch of Costa’s is preparing to open at the Channon Retail Park in Woodside Ave, supplementing the branches in the Swan Centre and in Market Street. The new 1,500 sq ft Costa store is located at the centre of the Channon Retail Park, in Woodside Ave, and is a short bus-ride from from Eastleigh…

Thomas Chugs into Vue…

The long school holidays approach and with many days to fill, hopefully not all of them wet, the Eastleigh News inbox is full of helpful suggestions for ways to help keep kids of all ages amused. We can’t plug all of them, but we’ll report on as many as we can and there is plenty…

Big Night For Student Witches

Eastleigh’s Barton Peveril College took student amateur dramatics to a completely new level this evening, raising the standard with one of the most spellbinding performances that the Nuffield Theatre has ever hosted. The opening night of Barton Peveril’s production of The Witches of Eastwick, which was also one of the first amateur productions of this…

Video footage from Hedge End Carnival

Supplementing our previous post about Hedge End Carnival, some video footage is now available via YouTube, courtesy of Julie Plested of Chandlers Ford. You can also watch the video clip here. As per tradition, the proceeds from the Hedge End Carnival are to be distributed amongst various good causes in Hedge End. If you’re not already aware,…

Inspirational Project Brings Swap Shop To Eastleigh

Young people from Mencap’s Inspire Me project will be running an innovative fund-raising idea in Eastleigh this weekend, at the Holy Cross Church in Leigh Road Eastleigh. Their Swap Shop runs from 10:30 until 12:30 on Saturday 13th July, the innovation being that the proceeds, from a small admission fee of £3 and the profit…