Tag: Alan Broadhurst

Archive of Eastleigh News stories which feature Lib Dem councillor Alan Broadhurst.

Eastleigh backs people’s vote

Eastleigh is officially backing calls for a second referendum after Councillors overwhelmingly backed a motion calling on the government to hold a referendum to accept or reject whatever deal the government finally negotiates as a result of Brexit negotiations – with an option to withdraw Article 50 and remain in the European Union. In the…

Local school dubbed ‘rat hotel’

Hiltingbury Junior School has been branded a “rat hotel” and birth control pills for rats were mooted as a possible solution for what councillors in Chandler’s Ford have described as a “rat invasion.” At Wednesday’ nights meeting of the Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury Local Area Comittiee Councillors heard how rats have been seen in ‘broad…

New cabinet posts revealed

Following the recent local elections, new cabinet members for Eastleigh Borough Council have been announced. Councillor Paul Bicknell (Eastleigh South) has been promoted to Deputy Leader replacing the long-serving Anne Winstanley who lost her Bishopstoke ward seat to an Independent candidate. Ian Corben (Hedge End North) and Tina Campbell (Eastleigh Central) join the cabinet to…

‘Please help us before someone is killed’

A Chandler’s Ford mum who says she fears for the safety of her visually impaired children is calling on Hampshire County Council to introduce traffic calming measures outside Toynbee School saying “please help us before someone is killed.” The dramatic plea came as friends and neighbours of Suzy Woolford, who lives on the Oakmount Park…

Shock Result in Eastleigh:Updated

In the local elections Eastleigh’s ruling Liberal Democrats and their Conservative opposition have managed to hold on to all their seats after anticipated gains by an invigorated Ukip failed to materialise. Only 15 of the 45 seats were contested this year, so there was no prospect of a change of overall control of the Borough…

Ukip surge in County elections UPDATED

In a sensational result Ukip have consolidated their surprise by-election performance and returned three county councillors in Eastleigh taking the seats from the Liberal Democrats while the Conservatives comfortably held their seat in Chandler’s Ford and overall control of the County Council with a reduced majority. Ukip won 10 seats in the county – their…

Fleming Park could be rebuilt in £22 million revamp

Eastleigh Borough Council have agreed to spend £45,000 to investigate the feasibility of replacing Fleming Park Leisure Centre with a new facility to be built on the site of the current Civic Offices at a cost of up to £22 million. The council say they want to celebrate the 2016 Rio Olympics in 2016 with…

Lib Dem group ‘no show’ at Parish Council

The entire group of  Chandlers Ford’s  Liberal Democrat parish councillors failed to take part in discussions regarding the re-siting of the Council dump after all six members of the group  were a ‘no –show’ at Tuesday night’s Parish Council meeting. The Lib Dems -who campaign on a promise that they will ‘speak out’ and ‘stick…

Future of Stoneham Park dominates local hustings

The future of Stoneham Park was very much on the agenda as local candidates took to the hustings at the Pavilion on the Park on Monday evening to play ‘pass the hot potato.’ The hustings for Eastleigh South ward formed part of the annual general meeting of the Aviary Residents association. Only the Labour candidate…

Cycle path to be completed this week

The shared use cycleway on Chesnut Avenue is finally due to be completed this week – months after contractors abandoned work on it. Eastleigh Local Area Committee had approved the £190k – with the majority of the funding to come from Hampshire County Council early last year but local resident Tiny Frith told Eastleigh News…

Working for you all year round??

As many of Eastleigh’s councillors face the polls tomorrow, Eastleigh News can reveal that our borough representatives collectively failed to show up for 20% of their expected attendances over the last electoral year. Information on the council website show the total number of meetings each councillor was expected to attend and how many they missed.…

Priorities and Choices

“It’s about priorities and choices” said Council Leader Keith House as he delivered his blueprint for dealing with a £800k shortfall in government funding while presenting this year’s budget to the council. In a wide ranging speech he detailed how the property market would deliver an income stream through commercial rentals and through payments from…

Swimming for over 60s – up by £264 a year!

Eastleigh council have withdrawn their support of free swimming for under 16’s and over 60 year olds since last Monday. Meanwhile Eastleigh News has learned that Leisure Centre bosses at council owned Fleming Park have sent a mail shot to all the over 60 year olds who had signed up for free unlimited swimming under…