Category: Leisure

Green Party leader sticks up for Stoneham

Natalie Bennett, the newly elected Green party leader, has said that Eastleigh Borough Council’s plans to build 1,300 houses on historic parkland “make no sense” and has urged local residents to oppose them. The party leader was visiting Green Party members in Southampton yesterday but took time out to see for herself the threatened land in Eastleigh’s…

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…

Fleming Park could be rebuilt in £22 million revamp

Eastleigh Borough Council have agreed to spend £45,000 to investigate the feasibility of replacing Fleming Park Leisure Centre with a new facility to be built on the site of the current Civic Offices at a cost of up to £22 million. The council say they want to celebrate the 2016 Rio Olympics in 2016 with…

National League Fitness Begins

National League Fitness Begins Although the weather has been far from ideal the commitment from Trojans 1st XI players has shown their desire to have the best fitness in the league. The ladies 1st XI compete at national level where fitness is incredibly important for any team. The men’s team are competing at a lower…

Green Flag goes up at Knowle Park

The Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Rupert Kylre was at Knowle Park in Fair Oak this morning (Sunday July 22)  to raise the green flag which has just been awarded in recognition of the park as a ‘well managed, high quality public open space’. The Mayor who was accompanied by his wife – and Botley parish…

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…

Fleming Park Leisure Centre due for ‘revamp’?

Eastleigh Councillors are being asked to approve a study into options for improving facilities at Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh. The Leisure Centre currently attracts in excess of £1.2million visits a year, including 257,000 swims, but its over 35 years old and in need of refurbishment and modernisation. At its meeting on 17 July, the…