Tag: Andy Moore

Ukip councillor: ‘NHS Trust put lives at risk’

  Today’s news that the Calmore-based Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust have been fined £2 million for failing two patients who died in its care has come as no surprise says former Ukip County Councillor Andy Moore. Last year Southern Health pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety laws due to a series of “systematic…

Councillor resigns from Eastleigh Council

Keith Trenchard, one of the three Liberal Democrat councillor’s who serves Eastleigh’s Central Ward has handed in his resignation today triggering a by-election which is likely to be held in May. Until recently Trenchard had been a managing director at local transport company Airlynx Express but he decided to leave to start up his company…

Faulty sewage tank causes footpath flooding

A riverside footpath popular with ramblers was flooded over the Bank Holiday Weekend after a crack in a storage tank resulted in  the escape of  thousands of gallons of treated waste water from the Chickenhall Lane Water Treatment Plant. On Sunday a local man out walking his dog along the Itchen Navigation spotted water spurting…

Fair Oak villagers raise concerns as plan consultation closes

Yesterday marked the end of the consultation period for Eastleigh’s latest incarnation of the local plan – which would see a potential 5000-house project on green field space in Bishopstoke, Fair Oak and Horton Heath. If the largest of eight plans were approved, the new properties would account for 20% of target new builds in…

Youngsters tear down Ukip signs

Ukip PPC Patricia Culligan holds up vandalised sign

A Ukip stakeboard belonging to County Councillor Andy Moore has been vandalised by passing youngsters as other local Ukip activists report similar attacks on their placards. Last Thursday afternoon two groups of juveniles passing the Tennyson Road property successively uprooted one of th ecoucnillor s two election signs out of his garden hedge and then…

Minister learns about town’s traffic woes

. The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin visited Eastleigh this week to learn more about some the town’s traffic problems first hand – although the visit attracted the attention of placard carrying Ukip activists. McLouglin spoke to the Conservative candidate for Eastleigh Mims Davies, local Conservative councillors and members of the public about transport and traffic…

Ukip launch election campaign in town centre

It was smiles all round as Eastleigh Ukip launched their General Election campaign by opening a shop in the town centre. The Ukip candidate Patricia Culligan was on hand to cut the ribbon outside the premises in the Leigh Rd precinct that formerly served as the Co-Op travel agent before falling long term vacant. As…

Ex Mayor: ‘Leader thinks he is God Almighty’

A former mayor of Eastleigh has compared the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council to “God Almighty’ saying “power has gone to head” after a small but determined group of Ukip activists staged a protest demo outside the civic offices yesterday (Tuesday 9 Dec). The protestors called on EBC Leader Cllr Keith House to break his…

Bishopstoke Bridge closed again

  Bishopstoke Bridge is closed to traffic today in what is described by Hampshire County Highways Department as an “emergency temporary closure” in order to carry out essential maintenance work. The B3037 Bishopstoke Road from the junction with Dutton Lane to the junctions of the North and South slip roads with Station Hill and the…

Short break consultation under scrutiny

A cross-party group of Hampshire County Councillors have called in a decision by the executive member for children’s services to hold a consultation over cuts to short break services for disabled children because they say he has failed to consider recommendations made by a select committee. Hampshire Council Children’s Services is seeking to reduce the…

Councillor tails car yobs through town

An Eastleigh councillor tailed a gang of young men out on a car-wrecking spree in the centre of Eastleigh last Saturday night. The County Councillor for Eastleigh East Andy Moore was driving his car into Cherbourg Road at 7.40 pm when he was confronted by a gang of fourteen youths – some carrying beer cans.…

Police Station closure plan sparks protest

Eastleigh Police station

  News that Eastleigh police station has been earmarked for closure has drawn an angry reaction from local Ukip activists but Hampshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes says relocating the station elsewhere in Eastleigh will save money and he has pledged to maintain current policing levels. Around a dozen protestors gathered outside the 90…

Christmas cheer for 97 year-old crime victim

  A 97-year old partially sighted victim of crime can afford to look forward to a happier Christmas after well -wishers collected £230 for him. Les Parsonage, who was a resident of Common Road, Chandler’s Ford for 50 years, lost £450 to a cruel trickster while he was out collecting his pension at Fryern Arcade…

OAP theft Victim fund hits £200

Eastleigh News readers will recall with disgust, the robbery of a 97 year old man in the Fryern Arcade, Chandlers Ford, around midday on Thursday, September 26. Partially sighted pensioner Leslie Parsonage who was born two years into the 1st World War, had just collected his pension from the Post Office when a woman asked him the time. While…

Fund launched to help victim OAP

  A fund has been launched to help compensate Leslie Parsonage – the 97 year-old who had £450 stolen from him while collecting his pension in Chandler’s Ford last week. The partially sighted pensioner was outside Boots at the Fryern Arcadewhen his wallet was lifted and police have appealed for help in tracing a woman…