Category: Lifestyle

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…

National Well-Being Statistics Published

The Office for National Statistics have recently published a new set of statistics on national well-being, the first snapshot of life in the UK to be delivered by the Measuring National Well-Being Programme. This recent innovation quantifies the subjective feelings that we all have about life in the UK to create a statistic that can be monitored over…

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,…

Hedge End Launch 2013 Calendar

Hedge End Town Council, keen to take advantage of the festive shopping season, have launched their “Past & Present” calendar for 2013. Developed over the last few months under the direction of the Community & Culture Committee, the A4 spirally-bound calendar is printed on top-quality glossy paper and features photographs of Hedge End Village as it was…

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…

What’s on besides the Diamond Jubilee..?

Despite the uncertain weather and the considerable distraction of the Diamond Jubilee pagentry on the River Thames being broadcast live on the BBC, the Solent Gardeners Fayre in Eastleigh was well attended this afternoon (3rd June). Organised by the Rotary Club of Southampton and held at the University Sports Grounds in Wide Lane Eastleigh, the annual event continued as…

Local Author goes digital

A Hedge End author has embraced digital technology and is now writing exclusively for the Kindle platform. Matt Shaw started writing creatively at the age of 12 then experimented with the concept of writing screenplays before self-publishing his first book “The Autobiography of a Nobody” [n.b. subsequently re-titled “I’m fine”]. Delighted with the results of…