Tag: Chandlers Ford

UPDATE: missing girls found

Police at Eastleigh have confirmed that  two missing 14-year-old girls have returned safely to their homes. The two youngsters -one from Velmore, Chandler’s Ford – were unaware they had sparked a massive social media campaign while they were staying with friends at Shirley Southampton. Police were concerned that they had not been seen since Tuesday…

Police Commisioner axes Chandler’s Ford HQ plan

Hampshire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes has today finally sealed the fate of the force’s £10 million white elephant HQ  on Chandler’s Ford Industrial Estate. The former Police Authority had bought the Apha Park office complex  on Electron Way in 2008 for £9.6 million and has since spent a further £1.8 million on…

Brazen thieves drive off with digger

A plant hire firm in Chandler’s Ford has had a £16,000 mini- digger stolen in broad daylight. Two thieves, who were both wearing ‘hi-vis’ jackets, were spotted brazenly loading Takeuchi mini-digger onto the back of a white van from a site in Sutherlands Court, at 0630 hrs on Friday, May 10. The first suspect is…

Scammers target OAP in Waitrose Car Park

A 73 year–old-woman from Chandler’s Ford has become the victim of distraction thieves while shopping at Waitrose. On Wednesday, March 27 the OAP went shopping at Waitrose in Chandlers Ford and paid for items using her bank card. After she put her shopping bags in her car and just before she got in her vehicle…

Door kicked in on Winchester Road

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  Burglars who kicked in a door on Winchester road chandlers ford last Tuesday afternoon (February 19) left empty handed. This is the second burglary in the area within the last couple of days and Police say that people had been seen in the area door knocking shortly before the incident. Residents are asked to…

Bus passengers get their say

  Bus passengers in Chandler’s Ford have an opportunity to have their say on local bus services today as a mobile bus surgery is being held at Fryern Hill and Hiltingbury. Local operators Velvet Bus recently decided they had to withdraw the C1/C2 route for commercial reasons and rather than see passengers left stranded Hampshire…

Eastleigh Paralympic hero named Student of the Year

  London 2012 Paralympic Goalball player Adam Knott (18) of Chandler’s Ford has seen off competition from exceptional students from colleges across the UK to win a joint first prize with sprinter Adam Gemili  for their outstanding personal achievements. They received their Association of Colleges’ Student of the Year Awards at thier Annual Conference and…

Man burnt in chip pan ‘fireball’

A 25-year-old man has tonight received burns to his hand, and had parts of his eyebrows and eyelids singed off after trying to extinguish a chip pan fire in his home in Chandlers Ford. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service are now warning the public over dangers of extinguishing chip pan fires with water and not…

Dogs frighten off burglars

  Police believe a householders dogs scared off burglars who forced their way into a house in Chandler’s Ford. Between 10.50am and 12.10pm Thursday, October 4, burglars forced the rear door of a bungalow in Common Road and entered the kitchen.  It is believed they opened a garage door, but took nothing. A neighbour alerted…

Lauren makes final cut

A  Chandler’s Ford hairdressing apprentice, Lauren Hill, 17 has been selected as one of only eight UK finalists for the 2012 title of Hairdressing Student of the Year. Chosen to represent the South region from hundreds of entries by a judging panel boasting celebrity hairdressers Patrick Cameron, Andrew Barton, and Lisa Shepherd, Lauren has been…

Greenpeace in Chandler’s Ford garage protest

Greenpeace Protesters

After nearly a year without the services of a local garage to purchase fuel, Chandlers Ford and Hiltingbury residents found that the newly opened Shell garage adjacent to The Fryern Arcade was the focus on Saturday, of a peaceful demonstration by the local Southampton branch of the international environmentalist organisation, Greenpeace. Greenpeace were drawing attention…

Brilliant Bike Doctor

People are out on their bicycles on roads around Chandlers Ford knowing they are in tip-top condition following a free bike check up event at Chandlers Ford Station on Saturday 28 April. Transition Chandlers Ford teamed up with Bicycle Recycling and the Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership to offer a bike doctor session and were…

Local Guide on ‘trip of a lifetime’

A Girlguiding UK member and leader of the 5th Chandlers Ford Rainbows is getting ready to embark on a journey of a lifetime later this year when she travels to Latvia to take part in an exciting community development project. Travelling alongside five other Girlguiding UK members, Lucy Summers from Eastleigh will participate in the…

Woman robbed of Xmas charity cash

A woman was robbed of her phone and an nearly £1700 of cash destined for a charity on Christmas Eve. Police are appealing for witnesses following the robbery in Chandlers Ford at around 4pm, Thursday 23 December The victim, a 44-year-old woman, was crossing the road at top of Oakmount Road with the junction of…