Category: News

Hundreds protest at Local Plan hearing

‘We are focused on winning’ says protest group ADD as Planing Inspector begins examination of housing plansHundreds of campaigners, along with local TV crews, converged on the Botleigh Grange Hotel yesterday morning as Action Against Destructive Development (ADD) staged a demonstration on the second day of the public examination of Eastleigh’s Council’s Local Plan. Organisers…

Bishopstoke artist raises £750 for Local Plan challenge

Bishopstoke artist raises £750 for Local Plan challenge. A Bishopstoke-based artist has donated the proceeds from the sale of one his paintings to help pay the legal costs of campaigners opposed to Eastleigh’s Local Plan. Paul Stratton – a lifelong Bishopstoke resident – described the Borough Council’s proposal to construct a new 6,000 home community…

Road closures for Eastleigh’s Christmas Lights Switch-On

Eastleigh town centre is counting down to its Christmas Lights Switch-On & Family Fun Day this Saturday 16 November, ending with the popular Light Parade and a spectacular fireworks display. The event, which gets under way at 11am, brings entertainment, Santa’s Grotto, live music, food and drink, and even a mini-farm for the children, to…

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…

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…

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…