Tag: Council Tax

Eastleigh Council’s links to arms exports

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As a result of a recent £19 million acquisition, Eastleigh Borough Council is now leasing out factory premises to Chinese-owned aerospace defence company AIM Aviation. The premises at Bournemouth Airport is home to AIM Altitude who specialise in fitting out commercial aircraft cabin interiors but in addition to a leading-edge civilian business that boasts world…

Long wait almost over for new Fleming Park

  “The wait is almost over!” declared Eastleigh Borough Council as they announced a date for the “soft opening” of Fleming Park’s replacement leisure centre which has been named “Places Leisure Eastleigh”. The council had originally intended to open the new state-of-the-art centre in time to celebrate the 2016 Rio Olympics –  but it will…

Hants Police feel the pinch…

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Hampshire Police Authority have set the budget for policing Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in 2012/13. At their meeting on 14th February, the policing budget was set at £305.6 million That figure includes a Government grant of £3 million for agreeing to freeze the policing component of Council Tax, meaning that for a Band D…

Fire & Rescue hold Council Tax

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For the second year running Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority has agreed a budget which will see its portion of Council tax frozen. For a Band D property, the council tax remains at £61.38, equivalent to £1.18 per week. The cost of providing fire and rescue services across Hampshire is £70.5 million this year,  up…

Priorities and Choices

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“It’s about priorities and choices” said Council Leader Keith House as he delivered his blueprint for dealing with a £800k shortfall in government funding while presenting this year’s budget to the council. In a wide ranging speech he detailed how the property market would deliver an income stream through commercial rentals and through payments from…

Civic Offices Could Go

Eastleigh council boss Keith House has outlined his plans for implementing the cuts announced in the comprehensive spending review – plans which could include selling the current civic offices as part of an austerity drive. In a statement delivered to council on Thursday, Mr House sought to assure members and residents that the council could…