Tag: Eastleigh Borough Council

Botley Councillor stands down

Long serving Botley Councillor Cathie Fraser will be standing down from her Borough seat at next month’s local elections and has already stood down from her seat on Botley Parish Council. Fraser also relinquishes her cabinet seat where she held the portfolio on health. The Liberal Democrat also sat on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s…

Council team scoop award

] The Council’s Economic Development Unit comprising Anne Dawson, Barbara Corcoran, Theresa Ball, Teresa Smith, Sandra Giles, Kathryn Rankin and Paul De-La-More won the Federation of Small Business (FSB) award for the Best Small Business Friendly Engagement. The event staged at the Botleigh Grange Hotel in Hedge End was the fifth annual Local Authority Small…

Parksport a summer hit with local youngsters

Hundreds of local youngsters enjoyed this year’s ‘Park Sport’ summer holiday programme with over 360 different sport and activity sessions held throughout the borough. This year Park Sport also provided five Skate Jams throughout the borough which saw over 500 young people attend and there were 7500 free swimming sessions . There were also new…

Council challenged over ‘secret’ business meetings

The council’s use of ‘exempt business’ to  lock out the press and public from their meetings has been challenged by former Labour councillor Brian Norgate who claims the council are  ‘abusing’ their powers in order to keep the public in the dark over important business transactions. Council meetings run as ‘exempt businesses’ regularly take place…

Highway ‘concerns’ stall Local Plan

Progress on Eastleigh’s controversial Local Plan – which was due to be submitted to the planning inspector in January – has been delayed due to unresolved ‘substantial matters’ and ‘concerns’ from the Highways Agency the council has revealed on its website. A recent update on the council’s local plan web page reveals the public examination…

Don’t destroy our golf course!

Eastleigh’s former Chief Executive Chris Tapp addressed the Council Cabinet last month as it met to consider revisions to the local plan. The Botley Park golfer spoke up for the club threatened with redevelopment as a housing estate. “One of the things in which l had real pride, during my 14 years as Eastleigh’s Chief…