Category: News

Eastleigh College appoints new Chief Executive and Principal

Eastleigh College is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Cox as its next Chief Executive and Principal, following the retirement of Dr Jan Edrich in September 2020. Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role, having worked in the further education sector for over 15 years. This has spanned a number…

Eastleigh Borough remembers

Eastleigh Borough is set to unite with the nation to honour those who have fallen in times of conflict. Services will be taking place throughout the Borough of Eastleigh at 11am on Sunday 10 November 2019 to remember those who gave their lives in two world wars and other conflicts. The Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Darshan…

Residents asked about improvements to Eastleigh play area

Residents asked about improvements to Eastleigh play area – drop-in session this Thursday 7 November Local residents are being consulted on plans to transform the Lawn Road/St Catherine’s Road play area in the Boyatt Wood neighbourhood of Eastleigh, with a drop-in session this Thursday 7 November. Eastleigh Borough Council manages the Lawn Road Play area…

Firework fundraiser set to go with a bang

A Spook-tacular firework display is being staged to raise money for a Hampshire school community. Hiltingbury schools in Chandler’s Ford are hosting their annual Spooks and Sparks event on Thursday, November 7 that combines the fancy dress fun of Halloween with the excitement of bonfire night. The popular event is sponsored by estate agent Sparks…

Air quality, expanding abroad and healthy eating in the workplace covered by breakfast briefing

Eastleigh Borough Council’s Economic Development Team is inviting local companies to attend a business breakfast briefing on subjects including air quality, expanding abroad and promoting healthy eating in the workplace. It takes place on Thursday 7 November at East Horton Golf Club. The event will open with a healthy breakfast and the opportunity to browse…

Nominate your local champions for the Eastleigh Sports Awards

The Eastleigh Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (SPAA) is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the extra-special tenth Eastleigh Sports Awards. The ceremony will take place at The Hilton at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday 12 February.  You are invited to nominate your local sporting heroes for their talent, determination and support for…

Craig David to perform in Southampton

Virgin Media has today announced that Craig David, will be performing an intimate, free gig at St Mary’s Stadium on Thursday 10 October to celebrate the launch of Gig1 – the UK’s fastest home broadband offering. The Southampton born super-star, who wrote his debut album ‘Born To Do It’, including chart toppers 7Days, Fill Me In and Walking Away in the city, will…

Local busker through to regional final of Open Mic UK

An Eastleigh busker is through to the regional finals of a national contest to find unsigned talent. Last year singer-songwriter Koerie Willsdon made it to the semi-finals of the Open Mic UK contest – this year he hopes he can strum all the way the grand final with his own self-penned material. If he wins…

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…