Tag: Eastleigh Borough Council

Council launch waste collection survey

Eastleigh Council has launched an online survey to determine residents level of staisfaction with waste collection and recycling services in the borough. This follows a recent edict from the communities minister Eric Pickles that councils need not limit black bin collections to once a fortnight, which prompted Councillor Louise Bloom to say that fortnightly bin…

Botley SDA scrapped

Eastleigh Borough Council has decided not to go ahead with plans from the last government for a 6000 home strategic development area to the north of Hedge End at a recent Council meeting. The abolition of the South East Plan by the new coalition government means that the Council does not have to take forward a…

More World Cup Warnings Issued

With hours left to England’s world cup kick off, Hampshire authorities have issued further warnings for footy fans to behave themselves during the competition. A campaign entitled ‘Watch your Game” has been launched by the NHS South Central region in conjunction with local Police forces including Hampshire. Speaking for South Central NHS Dr Robert Sherriff…

Tales of the Riverbank

Eastleigh residents face the risk of flooding unless remedial work is undertaken to counteract the erosion of the Monks Brook riverbank. That’s the stark warning from Sam Snook , a local environmental campaigner who claims that recent housing developments at Valley Park and the Pirelli site – and the office complexes at the top of…

No Cold Calling in Hedge End

Residents in Hedge End can now open their front doors with confidence following the introduction of the area’s first No Cold Calling Zone. No Cold Calling Zones are an initiative, led by Hampshire County Council’s Trading Standards and Hampshire Constabulary, to help reduce doorstep crime. Signs are displayed around the zone, aiming to deter rogue…

Hotel failures jump 61%

The number of hotel firms going bust jumped last year by 61%, accountancy firm Wilkins Kennedy has said as the benefits of the weak pound and the ‘staycation’ summer were offset by the slump in business travel. Hotel chains to go under last year included McKever Hotels, Folio, the Real Hotel Group, Comfort Inn, Quality…

Eastleigh Mourns

Outside the Eastleigh Headquarters of Hampshire Fire and Rescue service, the flag is flying at half mast today as the county’s fire-fighters mourn the loss of two of their colleagues. Fire-fighter James Shears, aged 35 and Fire-fighter Alan Bannon, aged 38 tragically lost their lives whilst tackling a fire at Shirley Towers in Church Street,…