Category: Lifestyle

Empty shelves in Eastleigh shops?

Eastleigh residents could be faced with the prospect of no food in the shops and what little there is being prohibitively expensive – that is the stark warning given by local college lecturer and environmentalist Dr Andrew Ross who was speaking at a recent film night and discussion held by Eastleigh Transitions Network at the…

Children help Fire Service deliver Christmas cheer

Local businesses and schools have joined forces with Hampshire Fire and Rescue to send a Kenyan community a Christmas present with a difference, a container full of aid – and a fire engine! Yesterday excited youngsters from St Francis School in Chandlers Ford visited the Fire and Rescue HQ on Leigh Road to help firefighters…

Is your local telling you porkies?

Just how local is the grub down your local? Officers from Hampshire County Council Trading Standards have been investigating the origin of food products supposedly ‘made in Hampshire’ that are being offered for consumption in local pubs and restaurants Checks on 50 different dishes and products at 30 premises from around the county have found…

‘Space age’ exercise machines land in Shedfield

A new fitness studio that uses revolutionary ‘space age’ exercise machines has opened in Shedfield – and Eastleigh News readers can have a go for free! The Gironna Health and Fitness Studio in Sandy Lane is running small ‘power plate’ classes using vibrating plate machines to stimulate muscle groups. The technology was originally developed for…

Swimming for over 60s – up by £264 a year!

Eastleigh council have withdrawn their support of free swimming for under 16’s and over 60 year olds since last Monday. Meanwhile Eastleigh News has learned that Leisure Centre bosses at council owned Fleming Park have sent a mail shot to all the over 60 year olds who had signed up for free unlimited swimming under…

Lib Dems reENERGISE Eastleigh

“ENERGY that’s the new name of the exciting new scheme to transform a town centre location into a youth facility.” So trills the latest council handout on the former Leigh Ballroom – currently still looking exactly as it did 7 months ago when the Council evicted the Ballroom Dancers and padlocked the doors…this is probably…

Floristy students bloom at Eastleigh

Floristry students at Eastleigh College celebrated the end of the academic year at Eastleigh College, with an awards ceremony and summer themed floral demonstration by designer David Martin, a Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medallist. The evening took place at the College main campus to a packed audience of local florists and students’ friends and family.…

Charity challenges shoppers in Eastleigh to help raise £1 million

Hampshire has just 18% woodland cover compared to the European average of 44% according to the Woodland Trust, the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. They are challenging shoppers in Eastleigh to help create many acres of new woodland throughout the UK by buying from the Woodland Trust fashion range found in the Swan Centre’s Dorothy Perkins store…

Calling all Bands…

Eastleigh Borough Council are once more running a series of lunchtime concerts on the towns Victorian bandstand situated in Leigh Road recreation ground – as they have done for the past three years. The popular concerts will run every weekend throughout the summer from June to September. Both Saturdays and Sundays are available with some…

Eastleigh man hooks old Trout

An  Eastleigh angler has landed Farmoor Reservoir’s biggest ever fish – a brown trout which weighed in at a staggering 17.5lb. Fly  fisherman  Richard  Martin  hooked  the  monster from the banks of the Oxford beauty spot. His  catch  broke  the  reservoir’s  previous  record – another brown trout caught in October 2008 – by 3Ib. Mr…

Local business makes room for Props

Local self storage company, ready steady store, is supporting The Sarah Siddons Fan Club Theatre Company by donating much needed space at its storage facilities. The local theatre company will use the facilities to house its collection of costume and props. The storage company, based on Leigh Road, has committed to sponsor The Sarah Siddons…

Prezzo Opens. Eat for £1 Voucher Offer!

Italian style restaurant chain Prezzo is now open at the Swan Centre in Eastleigh. This joins the existing chain eateries/cafes Nando’s, Costa Coffee,Frankie & Benny’s and Macdonalds. Prezzo has a varied menu, including pasta, risotto, chargrilled meats, fresh salads and award winning Pizzas. The restaurant also has unrivalled panoramic views of an exotic lingerie shop…

Kilimanjaro here I come!

A man from Northlands Road in Eastleigh is preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro just months after receiving surgery to combat an aggressive bone cancer which led to the bone in his upper right arm being removed and replaced with a steel rod. Peter Barty 39, wants to use the climb to raise funds for Macmillan…

Kids get crafty for Mother’s Day

Kids were being crafty at the Swan Centre Eastleigh when they got an early start on planning gifts for Mother’s Day and got stuck into making some fabulous Mothering Sunday picture cards. After making their masterpiece they had their picture taken, along with their crafty creation and the photograph printed off to display in their…