Category: News

Council scraps free parking permits

All residents in parking permit zones to pay for first permits – cost to rise to £50 by 2022. Deputy Leader: ‘It’s very disappointing’ All residents in Eastleigh and Chandler’s Ford who live in parking permit zones and park on-street will have to pay for a parking permit from April next year. Currently, residents in…

Bishopstoke Parish Chair: ‘We are not impressed’

Cllr Toher says Eastleigh Borough Council has failed to notify Parish of planning applicationsBishopstoke Parish Council have complained that Eastleigh Borough Council have failed to send them notifications of planning applications in the Parish. At last night’s meeting of Bishopstoke, Fair Oak and Horton Heath local area committee the chair of Bishopstoke Parish Council –…

New six-week consultation on Local Plan opens

Public notices go up on over forty sites in the boroughResidents have another chance to object to, or comment on Eastleigh’s local plan after the Council posted notices at over 40 sites in the Borough that have been earmarked for potential development as part of the plan’s Strategic Growth Options (SGO_. This follows an exchange…

Five days of strikes ahead at University

Winchester university strike

Staff at Winchester University will walk out on five days if a row over job losses cannot be resolved.  Members of the University and College Union (UCU) have announced they will be on strike on Tuesday 28 May, Wednesday 29 May, Monday 3 June, Tuesday 4 June and Wednesday 5 June. The union has said that, as…

Eastleigh leader’s ‘strong and stable” 25 years

Council’s AGM marks 25 years of a Lib Dem council led by Keith HouseA Councillor has praised Council Leader Keith House describing his leadership of the council over the past 25 years as ‘strong and stable’ – a phrase normally associated with Theresa May. The Liberal Democrat Leader first took control of Eastleigh Borough Council…

Independents lose control of area committee

Despite winning in Bishopstoke during May election, control of Local Area Committee passes to Lib Dems Bishopstoke’s group of Independent councillors say they are unhappy that Eastleigh Borough Council have appointed a new Lib Dem Chair to Bishopstoke Fair Oak and Horton Heath Local Area Committee (BFOHH) over their heads. In last years (2018) ‘all…

Eastleigh to feature in 3 day disaster drill

Eastleigh Fire station will feature in a three-day training exercise which started today (May 14). Eight locations across Hampshire  – including the HFRS station in Eastleigh  – will be used to simulate a major disaster in which 2,000 people and 40 organisations will take part. Storm surges, severe flooding, mudslides and collapsing buildings will be…

Nursery raises money for charity with sponsored walk

Children at Yellow Dot Fair Oak Nursery in Eastleigh recently raised more than £200 for the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children by taking part in a sponsored walk. Inspired by Nursery Manager Clare Ashton, who raised just over £500 for the foundation with a half marathon earlier this year, the children embraced the walk which…

A chance to hear memories of old Eastleigh

Eastleigh folk will have a chance to hear for themselves how life was like in the town during the early years of the last century. Eastleigh and District Local History Society will be holding a workshop tonight to explore the use of collecting oral history, with an example of an Eastleigh resident recalling their memories…

Residents with ‘larger vehicles’ to pay to use council tip

Householders using pick-ups, vans, or ‘large trailers’ to dispose of domestic rubbish will have to pay from June. Lib Dems slam move as ‘short-sighted’Residents who use vans, pick-up trucks or tow ‘large trailers’ to take their household or garden rubbish to the tip will have to pay in future the County council has decided From…

‘The most rewarding thing I have ever done’

Hampshire mum tells of her experience as a foster-carer  A Hampshire foster carer is appealing for more people to become foster carers, during Fostercare Fortnight which starts on Monday (May 13). ‘Debbie’ lives on a farm with her husband and grown up children. She became a foster carer last year, looking after a young baby…

University staff back industrial action

Staff at Winchester University have overwhelmingly backed strikes and other action Staff at Winchester University have overwhelmingly backed strikes and other action following a ballot of members of the University and College Union (UCU). The UCU say the University has written to them to say it wanted to get rid of 55 posts – around 10% of the workforce, citing increased costs in pensions as…

Brexit ‘act of self harm’ says Change UK Candidate

Former Conservative Richard Ashworth calls on Eastleigh voters opposed to Brexit to support him in the EU ElectionsWith campaigning for the Euro Elections on May 23 now in full swing Change UK candidate Richard Ashworth says he is committed to maintaining a strong voice inside the European Parliament for Hampshire – protecting jobs and inward…

McDonald’s tidy-up town centre

Staff from McDonald’s recently teamed up with the Town’s Business Improvement District (BID) to clean up the local area. A group from the Winchester and Eastleigh branches of the fast-food restaurant embarked on the challenge to give the area around the Wells Place eatery a much-needed refresh. The alleys behind the shops in the town…