Tag: David Airey

Eastleigh backs people’s vote

Eastleigh is officially backing calls for a second referendum after Councillors overwhelmingly backed a motion calling on the government to hold a referendum to accept or reject whatever deal the government finally negotiates as a result of Brexit negotiations – with an option to withdraw Article 50 and remain in the European Union. In the…

New cabinet posts revealed

Following the recent local elections, new cabinet members for Eastleigh Borough Council have been announced. Councillor Paul Bicknell (Eastleigh South) has been promoted to Deputy Leader replacing the long-serving Anne Winstanley who lost her Bishopstoke ward seat to an Independent candidate. Ian Corben (Hedge End North) and Tina Campbell (Eastleigh Central) join the cabinet to…

New bus link for Chandler’s Ford

  Staff at local work places, and residents in Chandler’s Ford are set to benefit from a new bus service linking the major business areas in Chandler’s Ford, to both Airport Parkway and Chandler’s Ford stations from 1st September. The service, that is operated by Xelabus, is being set up with support from the My…

Retiring councillors to get honorary title

Long serving Councillors will no longer have to revert to being called plain old ‘Mr’ or ‘Mrs’ on their retirement following a special meeting of Eastleigh Borough Council in front of a virtually empty Thornden Hall on Thursday night. Councillors who have completed at least three terms (12 years) will in future be able to…

Eighty new houses on way for Netley

Some of the land that is allocated for development in Eastleigh’s new local plan took another step closer to the bulldozer this evening, as the Bursledon, Hamble-Le-Rice and Hound Local Area Committee approved (subject to various conditions) the outline planning applications for two significant developments on land that was formerly part of a ‘strategic gap’…

New coastal defences at Netley

Residents in Netley Abbey have welcomed the completion of a coastal defence scheme which will help protect the shoreline from the effects of tidal erosion and storms. A 150 metre section of the coastline below Netley Cliff and Malmesbury Court at Netley Abbey is now protected by wire mesh cages filled with granite rocks and a…

Council to spend £8k to avoid ‘political damage’

David Airey

Eastleigh’s Lib Dem cabinet has agreed to spend over £8,000 on  consultants to help fight plans to extract gravel at Hamble Airfield after cabinet member David Airey warned them it would be ‘Politically damaging’ not to do so. A Public Inquiry into the Hampshire Minerals and waste plan is to be held in June. Eastleigh’s…

Working for you all year round??

As many of Eastleigh’s councillors face the polls tomorrow, Eastleigh News can reveal that our borough representatives collectively failed to show up for 20% of their expected attendances over the last electoral year. Information on the council website show the total number of meetings each councillor was expected to attend and how many they missed.…