Tag: Bishopstoke

Christmas celebrations at Bishopstoke Park

Residents, staff, families and local school children enjoyed the Christmas celebrations at Anchor’s Bishopstoke Park retirement village near Winchester and Eastleigh this week, as it hosted a Christmas party. Stoke Park Junior school children met Santa and reindeer in his grotto and took photos on the sleigh, before singing Christmas carols in the Bistro. Residents…

Builders unearth Bishopstoke’s Roman past

Evidence of Bishopstoke’s ancient past has been unearthed at a site where 85 new properties are being built by Bovis Homes. As work begins on the new homes on the land off Church Rd, archaeologists have returned to their laboratories to finish piecing together some of their finds following a nine week dig. Some early…

Bishopstoke shop worker assaulted by jam thief

A Bishopstoke shop worker was pushed into a door when she tried to stop a man leaving with unpaid goods. The man was walking out of the Co Op on Spring Lane with two jam jars when he was confronted by the member of staff, as a result  Police are issuing a CCTV image of a…

Britain’s Best Pharmacist is in Bishopstoke

The small village of Bishopstoke might seem an unlikely setting to find Britain’s best pharmacist but Sultan Dajani , who runs Wainwrights chemist at Riverside, has just won the title in a competition organised by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in conjunction with Woman’s Weekly magazine. Sultan, also known as Sid to his customers, is just…

Homeless man living in Bishopstoke woods

A homeless man has been living in a tent in Stoke Park woods for the last three weeks. When local carvery chef Desmond Spiers (28) lost his home and his job he turned to Eastleigh Borough Council for help but then rejected their offer of a space at a night shelter in Winchester because he…

Councillors booed at Bishopstoke planning meeting

  Angry Bishopstoke residents booed their councillors last night after the go-ahead was given for a new housing estate in the village. Around 280 objections had been received by the council and over 100 locals crammed into the council committee room to try and persuade the area committee to kick out plans for 85 new…

Drug abuse warning following Man’s death

Police in Eastleigh are reminding residents  of the dangers connected with illegal drug use after a local man was found dead on Tuesday, June 11. Police were called to a house in Templecombe Road, Bishopstoke,  at about 10.30 am.  An ambulance was called to the address when a man was found collapsed but he was…

Bishopstoke hit by two break-ins

  Burglars have struck twice in Bishopstoke’s Hamilton Road police report. On Thursday, October 25, an 87-year-old woman woke to find her front door insecure and her laptop computer missing from the dining room. The computer is a bright red Dell Inspiron 1545.  No other items were missing. On Halloween night, between 5 – 8pm,…

Police seek Bishopstoke Hit and Run driver

Police working to trace a car involved in a hit-and-run are appealing for witnesses after a 20 year-old was left lying in the road with serious injuries. The incident happened at about 10pm on Thursday, May 3 in Bishopstoke Lane between Bishopstoke and Colden Common. The victim, a 20-year-old man from Colden Common was struck…

Police foil garage ATM raiders

Police officers disturbed thieves trying to empty the ATM cash machine outside the Bishy Esso garage after a 999 call from a local resident The  police were alerted at around 1.30 am this morning (April 4) that the free standing ATM was under attack. Officers from Eastleigh police quickly arrived at the scene to find…

Residents call leads to arrests: Updated

Prompt action by local residents led to the swift arrest of suspects following a break-in at Bishopstoke last night. Police raced to the Co-op store in Spring Lane, Bishopstoke at approximately 1 am, after residents reported a Burglary in progress. When officers arrived they found the front door had been smashed and the alarm was…

Ancient Oak felled in Bishopstoke

A mighty oak has finally been felled at the junction of Itchen Avenue and Bracken Crescent in Bishopstoke. I thought a little poem might be cool as the tree is about 250 years old so I wrote this. “I stand by the stump of an ancient tree, this mighty old oak stood here long before…

Bike stolen from driveway

Police are appealing for information to help locate a mountain bike which was stolen from Bishopstoke between 4 & 5pm on Wednesday 15 February. The Scott Aspect mountain bike was stolen from a driveway on Haig Road. The bike has 24 gears, is data tagged and white & black in colour.  The owner, a 16…

Guitarman fights off muggers

A gang of would be muggers attempted a steal a guitar from a man walking through Bishopstoke. The 57-year-old man was walking down Nelson Road at around 8pm last Friday, December 30. As he reached the junction with Stoke Park Road he was pushed from behind and fell to the ground A group of four…

Locals in road speed plea

A Bishopstoke Mum battling to reduce the speed limit along Alan Drayton Way claims lives will be lost if the current speed limit remains in place. At the November meeting of the  Bishopstoke, Fair Oak  and Horton Heath Area Committee, Hunters Way resident Natalie Stanfield branded the 40 mph stretch of the B3037 as a potential…