Category: Olympics 2012

Professional Dancers Inspire Students

Two professional dancers who participated in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics have recently led workshops for A-level Dance students at Barton Peveril College in Eastleigh. The workshops at Barton Peveril College were led by Jose Agudo and Andrej Petrovic, who are rehearsal directors from the Akram Khan Dance Company.   Jose and Andrej were among 50…

Paralympian visits Naomi House

British wheelchair tennis player, Peter Norfolk OBE, visited Naomi House recently, looking at the facilities at the hospice and getting a feel for the happy and memorable place that the children and their families stay in. After a motorbike accident left Peter paraplegic, he decided to start playing tennis and took to the courts in a wheelchair.…

Air traffic delays down 87% during Olympics

The number of Air traffic delays in the UK during the three months of the Olympic Games which could be attributed to  National Air Traffic Services were almost 87% down on the same period during 2011. And the delay that was generated during July, August and September in the UK accounted for just 1% of the European…

Olympic medallists to get Freedom of the Borough

  The Council has announced its intention to award Freedom of the Borough to Eastleigh’s two  Olympic and Paralympic gold medallists.  The decision to award  honour -the highest that the borough can bestow – is set to be agreed at a Full Council meeting later this month. Mayor of Eastleigh Councillor Rupert Kyrle made the announcement…

Eastleigh’s Olympic Gold medals ‘united’ today

Hundreds of people are set to attend an event at Fleming Park today that will celebrate the success and involvement of local people in this year’s London Olympic and Paralympic Games and for the first time ever also bring together the borough’s three gold medals from the 1932, 2008 and the 2012 games. Organised by…

Lord Coe thanks airport for Olympic flame event

Southampton Airport has relived the excitement of playing host to the Olympic Torch, after receiving an official thank you from LOCOG Chair Sebastian Coe and Sir Charles Allen CBE Chair Nations and Regions Group. The Olympic Flame travelled to and from the Channel Islands via Southampton Airport on the special livered British Airways Airbus A319…

Fair Oak’s ‘Church without walls’ bucks trend

While many churches are experiencing falling attendances,  Fair Oak’s Parish Church of St Thomas is bucking the trend. With 425 members and growing, St Thomas’ clearly has something many churches do not. Associate Minister Jono Harvey, is taking St Thomas’ out to the people  to “Celebrate 2012”  – a campaign inspired by the extraordinary events in Britain this…

Hamble gets its own Golden Post Box!

Folk in Hamble will be posting their letters in a golden post box which has been specially painted by Royal Mail in honour of the Villages Olympic gold medal winner Dani King. The pillar box sited in Hamble Square was painted this morning by Royal Mail workmen. Dani brought home Eastleigh Borough’s first Olympic Gold…

Eastleigh gets another Olympic Gold Medal winner!

Eastleigh’s own Olympic hopeful, cyclist Dani King has secured a gold medal in the Women’s Team Pursuit in the Olympic Velodrome this evening . The 21 year-old former Barton Peveril student – along with team mates Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott – broke the world record to beat the USA, by completing the 12 laps…

Eastleigh’s Dani King pedaling for gold today

Eastleigh cycling sensation Dani King steps on to the Olympic stage today in the qualifying heat of the Women’s Team Pursuit at the Olympic Velodrome alongside fellow GB pursuit team members Joanna Rowsell and Laura trot. The talented trio have already have already won the world team pursuit title this year and are hot contenders…

Olympic torch comes to Fleming Park!

Gill Rose Torch Bearer

Eastleigh residents will get a chance to get their hands on a real Olympic Torch on Sunday when the very torch used to light the Cauldron at Mayflower Park on the Southampton leg of the of the torch will be coming to Fleming Park so residents can pose for photos with it! The honour of…

Shamblehurst Primary Get Set to celebrate Olympics

Shamblehurst Primary School decided to celebrate the Year of the Olympics with a sporting extravaganza! To celebrate the Olympics in London this year, staff, children and parents at the school worked incredibly hard throughout the year to organise a ‘Get Set’ fortnight. The year began with a whole school week project finding out about the…

Tommy Green: Eastleigh’s Olympic Hero

You may be familiar with  ‘Tommy Green Walk’ a small cul-de-sac on the Pirelli estate, but how much do you know about the man it is named after – Eastleigh’s first Olympic hero? Len Mackenzie married Edna, one of Tommy Green’s daughters. The couple who are in their 80s, now live near Redditch in Worcestershire.…

Cheers as Olympic Torch passes through Eastleigh

The Olympic Flame briefly visited Eastleighyesterday having taken off and landed at  Southampton Airport on its way to and from the Channel Islands on-board the special liveried British Airways Airbus A319 ‘The Firefly’. Celebrations at the airport involved pupils from nearby Bitteme Park School, Eastleigh College catering students, Eastleigh based athletes and award winning airport staff.…

Police to hold M3 training exercise on Thursday

Motorists on the M3 should not be alarmed if they a number of police vehicles on the hard shoulder near Fleet Services this Thursday (April 26) – as officers take part in a pre-Olympic training exercise.   The exercise involving specialist search officers, Roads Policing Unit, and Dog Support Unit officers from Hampshire Constabulary and…