Category: Leisure

RSPCA warn public about hot dogs

The RSPCA has criticised owners who left their dogs in hot cars over the weekend, despite many repeated warnings about the dangers. The animal welfare charity was inundated with hundreds of complaints over the weekend from people who spotted animals suffering as the temperature rocketed to 90 degrees in some parts of the country. Around…

Art Show at Barton Peveril

Eastleigh’s Barton Peveril College was very busy this evening, with a private, invitation-only viewing of the college’s Art Show. The show features art work created by the foundation course students and is further supported by a selection of work from Barton Peveril’s talented sixth formers. The college’s Foundation Diploma in Art & Design is an intensive one…

Colourful Carnival in Hedge End…

Colour flooded the roads around Hedge End’s village centre this afternoon, as thousands turned out to watch the annual carnival procession, a tradition which started in 1921 and is still going strong. Hedge End’s Carnival Queen, Olivia Fisher, was centre stage and very well supported by Carnival  Princesses Mia Gardner, Lily-Angell-Collins, Sidnie Killen and Sadie…

Winter draws on…

With the warmest weekend of the year (so far)  predicted, with the sun set to shine on Hedge End Carnival on Satuday (6th July), on Eastleigh Mela and the Mayor on Sunday (7th July) and with Hants Fire & Rescue warning about barbecue safety, elsewhere in the Borough of Eastleigh, staff at Southampton airport have been thinking ahead…

Beware of that ‘barbie’…

With sizzling temperatures forecast for the next few days,  people are being urged to be safety conscious around barbecues, especially when lighting them. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service have recently issued a press release urging the public to take extra care when cooking outdoors this summer. Hants Fire & Rescue’s Community Safety Officer, Gary Elston…

Students tackle The Witches of Eastwick

Barton Peveril College in Eastleigh is currently a hive of activity, with rehearsals well underway for what is going to be one of the first UK amateur productions of the musical comedy, The Witches of Eastwick. Drama Students from Barton Peveril will be playing all of the roles in a production of  The Witches of…

Carnival Fun in Fair Oak

Fair Oak’s annual carnival procession took to the streets in the glorious late June sunshine last Saturday, 29th June. The procession was very well supported by the local community and particularly by the local haulage firm AFS, who provided four vehicles for this event.  Without the contribution from AFS, Fair Oaks carnival procession would have…

Windmill will work again

Hampshire’s only working windmill will be restored and grinding corn once more, thanks to a £94,000 grant which the Heritage Lottery Fund have awarded to Hampshire County Council and Hampshire Buildings Preservation Trust. Bursledon Windmill, with its adjacent granary and barn, is a unique reminder of the county’s early industrial history. The present structure, which…

Baton Twirling Corps Seeks New Twirlers

A Baton Twirling Group that was founded in Eastleigh and which regularly appear in local carnivals is looking for new members. The Spencerettes were formed in 1969, by Bob and Dorothy Spencer. Their  Grandaughter, Emily Babb,  a student at Barton Peveril college in Eastleigh, joined the group at age 4 and is now Corps Coach…

Youth Theatre impress at The Point

Whilst lights were still burning in the Labour campaign HQ on Saturday night, directly across the road at The Point, a full house was gathering for the final performance of a production of Cats. Ironically, The Point is housed in buildings that were formerly Eastleigh’s Town Hall, and is situated just a short walk from the location…

Panto Season Continues…

With Panto season still in full-swing and productions of Dick Whittington and Cinderella due to take place in Eastleigh over the next couple of weeks, Eastleigh News has learned of some underlying frustration with the way that amateur/semi-professional productions are classified by The Point… Both of the forthcoming productions, by the Mountbatten Players and by Westfield Productions, are by well…

Hotel Rising At Ageas Bowl

The first steelwork has been erected for the new hotel at the Ageas Bowl. Until now, there has been little to see. The constructors have been laying the foundations and moving the stadium’s floodlights to accommodate the new hotel building. With plenty now happening above ground, the Ageas Bowl have just launched a live webcam, where development of the new hotel…

Velmore’s Christmas

The new Velmore Centre held its first Christmas Craft Fayre yesterday, 15th December. Stalls selling an assortment of festive products were located in the main hall of the building and a side room, with refreshments available in the new cafe area at the front of the building. With Santa indisposed, dealing with some troublesome Elves, a rather attractive looking Mrs…

Tea with Santa

Due to popular demand the Eastleigh College Hospitality and Catering students and staff are again organising a fun-packed and entertaining ‘Tea with Santa’ for local children. Following on from the huge success of last year’s event, staff and students will be hosting three dates this year for children to take part in lots of festive,…

Dancing on Ice star wowed by Jo’s weight loss!

A super slimmer from Eastleigh has been congratulated on her inspirational weight loss by Dancing on Ice winner and Emmerdale actor Matthew Wolfenden at the semi-finals of a national slimming competition, before skating into the final 10 of the contest. After losing 9st ½lb, Jo Jackson earned a place as one of 47 women from…