Tag: Eastleigh Borough Council

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…

Keith House Calls for Transparency Over Council Pay

The Leader of Eastleigh council Keith House, has called for an inquiry into the payment of almost £80,000 worth of bonuses to Hampshire county council staff. The payments had been authorised by the Conservative leader of Hampshire County council without, it was alleged, the knowledge of other councillors at a time when cuts were being…

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…

Keith is still our Leader!

The leader of Eastleigh Liberal Democrats Keith House has been re-elected in his absence -as leader of the Eastleigh Borough Council – in a unanimous and unopposed vote. The annual general meeting of Eastleigh Borough Council, the first full council meeting to be presided over by new Mayor John Caldwell, was held at the Civic…

Roundabout repairs put locals in a Spin

Repairs to potholes on a Hedge End roundabout has driven residents round the bend when work was abandoned leaving the road surface in a worse state. The roundabout, at the intersection of Salwey Road and Duke Road with Kings Copse Avenue had the tarmac surface removed on the May 5 in preparation for resurfacing, however…

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…

Parking Permit ‘bombshell’ Exploded

Eastleigh Labour Party have been criticised by the Liberal Democrats for distributing a flyer with the ‘Bombshell’ claim that the Lib Dem controlled council has ‘secret plans’ to introduce a charge for the issue of resident’s first parking permits. Currently the first permit is free with a £50 charge for the second permit and a…

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…

House: Tory plans for SDA ‘Misleading’

The Leader of Eastleigh Council, Keith House, has branded Conservative opposition to the building of 6000 new homes in the Botley SDA as “ Hollow at best, misleading at worst’. He has also claimed that the Conservative leader of Hampshire County Council, Ken Thornber could “kill the project off with one signature” by committing not…

Botley Assizes

It is said that the good folk of Botley once lynched a man for daring not to drink as deep as his neighbours…Chris Huhne must have had some idea of the how the poor chap must have felt at the first hustings of the election campaign held in the old market town on Tuesday night…

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,…

Council win ‘Monopoly’ Challenge

A High Court Judge has dismissed a call for a judicial review into Eastleigh Borough Council’s decision to fund the building of a 175 bedroom 5 star hotel saying it had “no realistic chance of success”. Local hoteliers including the Holiday Inn, had challenged the council’s decision to waste £32m of public money on the…

‘Why I love Eastleigh’

With the start of the  election campaign now only weeks away, a video of Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne explaining why he loves the town so much has been uploaded to ‘youtube’. It seems the thing the Liberal Democrat Home affairs spokesman loves most about Eastleigh is …the Climate! Mr Huhne also praises the Lib Dem…