Tag: Bishopstoke

Eastleigh now building aircraft carriers

A Bishopstoke company is celebrating after being awarded a subcontract to assist in the production of two of the largest and most powerful warships ever constructed for the Royal Navy. Wessex Galvanizers – who are based on the Tower Industrial Estate off Chickenhall Lane  – will galvanize steel pipework which will be used in the…

Woman saved by ‘secret’ sister

A Bishopstoke woman’s family is preparing to take on the BUPA Great South Run for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research to raise money for research into the disease that led her to find the sister that she never knew she had. Doris Adams’ husband, Nigel, along with her two children, Paul and Sally, and Sally’s partner…

Let Sarah spray you slim!

If you simply haven’t had the time to lie in the garden and get a healthy looking tan despite all the recent sunny weather, then Bishopstoke based beautician Sarah Keenan has the answer for you – Spray Tan Van! Sarah hit the local headlines last year after she followed a hunch and talked her bank…

Burglars force way into Bishy home

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A Bishopstoke woman was forced to sit and watch two men ransack her house after they forced their way into her home in Hartley Road, Bishopstoke on Friday, September 9 around 10pm while she was in. The owner heard a loud banging on the front door and two masked men forced their way into the…

Bishy man gets banged up for screwdriver down sock

A Bishopstoke man who was caught cycling along Mansbridge Rd with two knives and a sharpened screwdriver down his sock has been jailed for 40 weeks. Southampton Crown Court heard that Luke Acourt, 20, was being searched by police for drugs after being stopped for cycling erratically when he pulled out an eight-inch screwdriver from…

Eastleigh is cancer hotspot

Eastleigh residents have been identified as being among those at the greatest risk of bowel cancer in Hampshire according to the bowel cancer awareness project who based their findings on the assessment of a combination of lifestyle risk factors such as smoking, poor diet and bowel cancer mortality rates. To coincide with Bowel Cancer Awareness…

New play area for Glebe Meadow

Local resident tries to stop Councillors from turfing kids off to have a go

Local children and families are set to benefit from a new play area at Glebe Meadow, Bishopstoke that they helped to design. The  new £50k community scheme was funded by Bishopstoke, Fair Oak & Horton Heath Local Area Committee and includes an extended toddler area with two multiplay climbing and slide units for different ages,…

Violent mugger seen off at Bishopstoke

bishopstoke mugger efit

A violent would be mugger was forced to flee empty handed when his victim stood his ground and refused to comply with his demands. The incident occurred in Bishopstoke at approximately 12.50pm on Tuesday, March 15 when a 25-year-old man was approached by another man on a footpath between Church Road and The Hub recreation…

House sticks up for Wood

Rob Byrne, the Fair Oak resident who is on a mission to save Stoke Park Woods from falling into private ownership as a result of the governments proposed sell off of Forestry Commission land has received backing from the Leader of the Council, Keith House. Previously Mr Byrne had heard from MP Chris Huhne who…

Huhne backs community woodland

Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne has declared his support in the fight to keep Stoke park woods in the public domain. Recently it was revealed the well used, much loved local woodland that lies between Bishopstoke and Fair Oak will put up for sale by the government Writing in response to campaigner Robert Byrne, Mr Huhne…

“Save Stoke Park” Rob begs PM

Fair Oak resident Robert Byrne has written to prime minster David Cameron asking him to intercede in plans which could see Stoke Park wood sold off to a private company. Local walkers and nature lovers throughout the UK have been left reeling by news that the government plans to privatise the Forestry Commission who manage…

Horse attacked in Bishopstoke

A horse in a field in the Bishopstoke area has had around a quarter of its tail removed over the weekend. The incident happened sometime between 4.45pm on Friday, December 10 and 8am on Saturday, December 11. The horse is a dark brown Gelding and is 14.3 hands tall. It has a white star shaped…

Tesco Sponsor Free Bus Service

A free bus service starts in Eastleigh on Monday 22nd November. A new bus company – Xelabus – has joined forces with Tesco at Eastleigh to offer free services into town for the Christmas period which will run through Allbrook, Bishopstoke, Boyatt Wood and the Bird Aviary estate. The service will run on Mondays Wednesdays…

Brambridge murder suspect released

Police hunting for the killer of frail pensioner Georgina Edmonds, who was battered to death at her Brambridge home over two years ago, have released the suspect they arrested Wednesday morning. The 31 year old man had been arrested at his mother’s home in Hamilton Road, Bishopstoke at 5 am on June 30. At the…