Category: News

Council supports Clean Air Day

Eastleigh Borough Council is supporting National Clean Air Day 2019 on Thursday 20 June to help raise awareness of the issue and encourage residents and staff to take steps to reduce air pollution. The Council is marking the day with an event in Eastleigh Town marketplace to promote understanding of air quality issues, help people…

County Council declares climate emergency

Hampshire takes a step closer towards carbon neutrality after cabinet members recommend the Council declare a Climate Emergency. Cllr Martin Todd: “It’s two steps forward and one step back”Yesterday, at the first Cabinet meeting to be chaired by HCC’s new Leader Councillor Keith Mans the first item on the agenda was a motion from Councillor…

Barton Peveril win independent learning award

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College have won a Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA) Award for Independent Learning, during an award ceremony held at The University of Nottingham on Wednesday 13th June. The College was recognised on a national level for enabling students of all abilities to work independently, both inside and outside of the classroom.…

Mayor shares cream tea with local carers

The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Darshan Mann dropped into Brendoncare in Otterbourne to share a cream tea and an afternoon of entertainment with carers from Eastleigh and Winchester as part of National Carers Week. The  event was organised by the Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire who held many events across the County in…

Council challenged on residents parking charges

No concessions for elderly or less well-off. Free permits scrapped. Second car permits could cost £100 Eastleigh Borough Council have been challenged to make concessions for less well-off car owners as they negotiate a new residents parking scheme that will see free permits scrapped for established residents and charges for first and second cars rising.…

Hundreds celebrate Pentecost in Southampton

On Sunday hundreds of people joined together for an evening of prayer and worship in Southampton to mark Pentecost, one of the Church’s most important celebrations. Christians from across Hampshire came together for a major ‘Beacon’ event at as part of a nationwide festival of prayer. At the same time as the event in Southampton,…

West End suffers ‘spate’ of vehicle break-ins

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  Officers are appealing for information following a spate of thefts from vehicles and an attempted burglary in West End. Between 1am and 3.30am on Saturday (6 June) 12 vehicles were targeted while they were parked along Ivy Lane and  Eden Close. Access was gained to the vehicles and various items were stolen, such as…

Map reveals most searched for local celebrities

A DJ, a soap actor and a 17th Century witchfinder are all associated with places in Eastleigh A Judge who took part in the Salem Witch Trials, an Australian soap star and a radio and TV presenter are former Eastleigh residents who are the most searched for people from the Borough on Wikipedia. Data journalists…

Eastleigh Pride to return with more ‘glitz and glam’

Eastleigh BID promises a ‘fantastic line-up of acts’ for the September event Eastleigh Bid has announced that Eastleigh Pride will be returning for 2019 with even more “glitz and glam” following its success last year. The celebration will be taking place on Leigh Rd Recreation in September and organisers are already promising a strong selection…

Archaeologists seek pilot of WW2 wreck

Fairey Barracuda Torpedo Bomber that crash-landed in Solent in 1943 brought to surface Archaeologists are keen to trace the pilot of a WW2 warplane that crashed into the Solent 75 years ago This week marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and  specialist divers have completed an operation to retrieve the wreckage of the 1943 Fairey Barracuda Torpedo Bomber…

Eastleigh’s ‘impressive’ leisure centre wins design award

Eastleigh’s new leisure centre at Fleming Park has won a design award. ‘Places Leisure Eastleigh’  has received the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) South Regional Award. The architects, AHR were praised for creating “an open, inclusive space truly loved by its users”. The building opened in November 2017 as a replacement for Fleming Park…

Mayor celebrates Eid with Eastleigh’s Muslim community.

Eastleigh’s Muslim community have celebrated the end of Ramadan with an open-air ceremony attended by the Mayor of Eastleigh. Around 100 members of the Eastleigh Masjid and Islamic Centre took part in the Eid -Ul-Fitir ceremony on Leigh Road recreation ground yesterday (June 4). Traditionally the event takes place outdoors but this was the first…