Tag: Chesnut Avenue

Taxi Driver assaulted in Chandler’s Ford

Police have released images of three men they would like to speak to after a taxi driver was assaulted in Chandler’s Ford on Saturday, January 10. At around 9pm the 45 year-old driver arrived at the Asda car park on Bournemouth Road to drop off three men he had picked up in the Witts Hill…

Fair Oak and Netley folk get say on recycling centres

Residents and small businesses in Fair Oak and Netley are being encouraged to take part in Hampshire County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) survey. Meanwhile Eastleigh’s Council leader has said that the town’s long delayed new recycling centre on Chestnut Avenue will finally open at the end of 2015. Responses to the HCC survey…

Not in our backyard! B&Q say no to tip

DIY retail giant B&Q are one of a number of local businesses and investors who say  they could move away if Eastleigh Borough Council pursue plans to build a new Waste Recycling Centre next door to their headquarters on Stoney Croft Rise off Chestnut Avenue. Eastleigh Borough Council have submitted a planning application to Hampshire…

Rush hour protest gets driver’s attention

Gridlocked Commuters stuck in traffic on Chestnut Avenue provided a captive audience for campaigners protesting over proposals to build 1,300 houses on green field land at Stoneham Park. Up to 20 local protestors lined both sides of the road during rush hour on Wednesday to draw attention to Eastleigh Borough Council’s  Local Plan which ends…

Dormouse could hold up Woodside housing plans

Nesting dormice could stand in the way of more housing at Woodside Avenue by holding up the planned relocation of the council waste tip to Chandlers Ford. Chandler’s Ford Parish Council met last week to consider EBC plans to open a mega waste recycling centre at Stoneycroft Rise off  Chesnut Avenue – a move which…

Eastleigh company in TV hacking row

A local company specialising in Satellite TV encryption systems has found itself at the heart of extraordinary technological espionage claims which have ignited a row between Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation – who owns Sky TV –  and the BBC. NDS has its UK head office in Staines but also occupies two large buildings on Stoneycroft…

Police appeal for info following weekend crimes

Police in Eastleigh are appealing for help after a robbery and a burglary the town over the weekend. The first incident occurred in Chestnut Avenue. At around 11am on Friday two men approached a pair of college students in a bus stop opposite Alderman Quilley school on Chestnut Ave. They threatened the students with knives and demanded their mobile phones.…

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…

Homebase help for Teen Cancer Trust

Staff at the Homebase store on Chesnut Avenue got into the Christmas Spirit over the weekend in order to raise hundreds of pounds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Homebase sales colleagues donned their Santa hats and tinsel to hand out stickers and mince pies in return for donations in-store and were joined by Mrs Southampton…

Burglars strike at Chesnut Avenue

Daring daytime robbers have struck at a house in Chesnut Avenue and made off with £1,000 worth of household electrical gadgets. The thieves broke into the house by smashing a rear window sometime on November 26 between 1 and 10 pm and helped themselves to a TV, DVD player, Nintendo DS and a laptop. There…

Housing for ‘locals only’ say Lib Dems

The 1300 new houses to be built on the golf driving range on Chesnut Avenue are ‘Not for people from Portsmouth or Europe” claims Lib Dem Councillor Paul Bicknell. The extraordinary statement was made in the latest issue of ‘Focus’ distributed on the Aviary estate where residents at a recent public meeting told councillors they…

Feathers fly at Aviary meeting

“ We dont want any more Houses ” residents on the aviary estate told councillors last week after over 100 people crammed into  St Francis church hall to express frank views on proposals to build 1300 new houses nearby. Councillor Chris Thomas, the Lib Dem Chairman of Eastleigh Area Committee was given a torrid time…

B&Q open new Chesnut Ave HQ

To local residents and commuters who have put with months of disruption during construction it has been a long time in coming, but this afternoon yachtswoman Dame Ellen MacArthur will be officially opening the  new Chesnut Avenue headquarters of DIY giant B&Q this afternoon. The large scale development at Chandlers Ford covers over 300,000 sq…

Lone females in safety warning

Young women and girls in the Eastleigh area are being warned  to increase their personal safety awareness and to carry a mobile phone. That’s the message from Eastleigh Safer Neighbourhoods team following reports of a suspicious man seen in areas of the town. In the past two weeks the team have received four reports of a man targeting…

Come rain or shrine…

The Stoneham Shrine -a memorial built in parkland off Chesnut Avenue to the memory of the local squire – is nearing the end of a reconstruction at the cost of £152,000 and the felling of a small beech copse. The Independent Group of Eastleigh Councillors claim it has cost tens of thousands of pounds worth…