Category: News

Barton Peveril Set for State-of-the-Art Science Centre Extension

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College have unveiled the extension to its £5m Science Centre. The £1.5 million extension has added three state-of-the-art laboratories and three additional classroom-teaching spaces to the building, which already consisted of nine laboratories, prep-rooms, classroom-teaching and computer-study spaces, and a café. The Science Centre was increased to accommodate the rising number…

The Point secures £585,000 Arts Council England funding

An award of £585,000 for a project designed to boost career pathways for future leaders in the arts has been won by The Point, Eastleigh, in collaboration with seven South West based cultural organisations and the University of Southampton. The funding is part of Arts Council England’s mission to address the gender imbalance in senior…

Food waste promotion prompts record breaking month

The amount of food waste recycled in Eastleigh Borough was a record breaking 189 tonnes collected for July – 30% more than collected the same month last year. Borough residents increased the amount of food waste they recycled by nearly 40 tonnes in July, following a borough wide promotional campaign by Eastleigh Borough Council to…

D-Day remembered in free Eastleigh event

A free family event, themed on two significant anniversaries of World War 2, takes place in Eastleigh town centre in September. Following the success of last year’s Eastleigh Remembers, which marked the centenary of the end of the First World War, the military theme continues this year with a free, day-long event commemorating the 75th…

Knot sculpture inspired by development’s workhouse history

A striking artwork drawing on the rich history of a former workhouse and hospital forms the centrepiece of a new housing development. A sculpture resting on a plinth has been unveiled in the knot garden at The Pavilions housing scheme in West End. In the form of an eternal knot, the artwork – produced with…

Mayor re-opens New Clock Inn

Popular Fair Oak pub gets new lookThe New Clock Inn Hungry Horse in Fair Oak threw its doors open this week and kicked off its new offering in style, showcasing the pub’s brand-new look following a six-figure makeover. The popular venue has been significantly refurbished throughout and boasts an impressive bar area, together with improved…

Crescent pupils raise hedgehog awareness

Crescent Primary School pupils have been presented with awards by the Mayor for the best posters in a hedgehog awareness poster competition. “Is your garden Hog Happy?” is an Itchen Valley Country Park campaign to support Hedgehog Street, the national partnership between the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and People’s Trust for Endangered Species to support…

First ‘Hampshire Day’ celebrated in Winchester

Eastleigh Council Leader Keith House blasts county celebration as “a total waste of money”.A flag-raising ceremony to mark the first ever ‘Hampshire Day’ was held at the Castle in Winchester today, St Swithun’s Day (July 15) – but the Leader of the Liberal Democrat opposition on Hampshire County Council, Councillor Keith House blasted the event…

Deliveroo to bring gig economy to Eastleigh

Deliveroo, the food delivery service, is on the look-out for drivers and riders in Eastleigh, where the service is due to launch later next month as part of an Amazon funded expansion plan to bring the business model out of the city and into towns and suburbs. The company is appealing to car, bicycle, scooter…

Shakespeare Junior School tackles air pollution

Pupils at Shakespeare Junior School in Eastleigh reclaimed the street outside their school during an afternoon of traditional games, chalk drawing and plenty of cycling and scooting in an attempt to cut back on air pollution – the first school in Hampshire. The road closure was the first of its kind in Hampshire, though the initiative…

Mayor cuts ribbon on refurbished Costa

Eastleigh’s Mayor Councillor Darshan Mann – along with Cuppy the Costa Coffee mascot –  paid a visit to the grand re-opening of the newly refurbished Costa Coffee on the Borough Council owned Channon Retail Park on Woodside Avenue, The popular coffee shop has been refurbed to Costa’s latest specification following a two week closure. The…

Residents parking permits to go paperless

Council says new system will be a cost saving but permit charges still set to rise. It’s a ‘win win’ says Councillor. Eastleigh Borough Council will be replacing paper disc residents parking permits with “virtual’ permits that can be purchased and managed online. Residents in the borough’s 11 parking permit zones will begin to transition…

MP Mims attends Eastleigh Hope 19 week

Eastleigh MP Mims Davies visited  All Saints Church on Desborough Road last week as part of Eastleigh HOPE 19 week to meet Church leaders, volunteers and church groups. Eastleigh HOPE 19 is about Churches Together in Eastleigh (CTiE) coming together and jointly offering a series of events across the week. There were several ‘streams’ offered…

Community chips in for new kitchen at Fryern

Ribbon is cut on updated catering facility at the Age Concern CentreWhen the Age Concern Centre at Fryern found itself in need of a new kitchen, members of the local community chipped in to cover the costs and on Monday, supporters, tradesmen, fundraisers and donors gathered at the centre to celebrate the opening of the…