Tag: ELAC

Grantham Green redevelopment ‘highly commended’

The recent improvements to Grantham Green have been highly commended in the green space category of the 2019 national Street Design Awards, organised by Local Government News magazine.  The awards recognise innovation and best practice in street design schemes across the UK. A new multi-use games area (MUGA) funded by Sport England, recently opened on…

Thirty trees to get chop for car showroom

  Eastleigh councillors have voted in favour of plans that will see over thirty trees bulldozed to make way for two drive-thru takeaways and a car dealership at the former civic offices site at Fleming Park. The decision was taken at Tuesday night’s meeting of Eastleigh Local Area Committee despite local residents presenting a petition…

‘We want houses’ say park protestors

Residents and a cross party group of activists chanting “we want houses” marched across Fleming Park on Saturday to demand that affordable homes should be built on the recently demolished council office site. The locals have reacted angrily to a planning application by the council to allow a fast food dive thru – possibly a…

Candlelight vigil to mark WW1 anniversary

There will be a candlelight vigil at the town’s newly refurbished War Memorial tonight to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One. The ceremony has been arranged by Eastleigh and Chandler’s Ford British Legion and will run from 10pm – 11pm this evening at the memorial on Leigh Rd recreation ground.…

Future plans for Fleming Park?

Residents are being invited to come and have their say about the future of Fleming Park “Parkland” (former golf course) during a public consultation in July. The Council is preparing a plan for this area to improve the environment and access for a wide range of outdoor and leisure activities. The ideas in the draft…

New water sports centre planned for Lakeside

  Eastleigh Local Area Committee has approved funding of £371,000 towards the development of new buildings at Lakeside Country Park. The new scheme, that will cost around £2.5million, has also been allocated £1m has been allocated from the New Homes Bonus and is set to get final approval in April if Cabinet agree to fund…

New road to be named after former Labour councillor

    The new section of Dew Lane leading onto the latest phase of the Pirelli housing development is to be named after former Labour councillor Bill Luffman. Luffman died in January 2012 after many years of political activity as a member of Eastleigh Labour Party. The former Labour group leader was also a chair…

Is there a future for Eastleigh’s past?

There are fears today that the future of Eastleigh’s past could be under threat.  Eastleigh News has learnt that the Eastleigh and District Local Historical Society could be wound up tonight, as membership has shrunk to only one member – at the same time local Area Committee members have recently expressed fears that a proposed…

Can carnival still be saved?

A meeting is taking place tonight in an attempt to stage an eleventh hour rescue of Eastleigh’s annual carnival. The popular crowd pulling procession– the highlight of a week fundraising events – has fallen victim to rising costs , shortage of funds and a lack of volunteers, the same cocktail of woes that has caused many…

Resident fears for kids at busy road crossing

A local resident is launching a campaign to improve road crossing facilities along Passfield Avenue describing the current arrangement on the busy road as “a serious accident waiting to happen”. Miguel Castro – who lives on Passfield Avenue – had already raised concerns in October both with the council and members on Eastleigh Local Area…

Council buys police speed camera

Eastleigh Borough Council in partnership with Eastleigh Police has again responded to the wishes of local residents and acted to help tackle the issue of vehicles speeding in residential roads in Eastleigh town centre. A recent residents’ survey that took place in 2011 showed that speeding through the estates and main roads of Eastleigh is…

Mayor saves Town Library!

Eastleigh bookworms will be celebrating today after Hampshire County Council revised its plans to close the Town Library on Mondays after Mayor Wayne Irish came up with a viable alternative. As part of the cut in funding imposed on the County by the Conservative/Lib Dem Coalition government, Hampshire is trying to save £450,000 by reducing…

Councillor praises town centre cops

Heather and Rob

The work of Eastleigh Town Centre’s beat Bobbies has come in for praise by local councillors. On Tuesday Cllr Chris Thomas, Chair of Eastleigh Local Area Committee, updated fellow members on the progress the Safer Neighbourhoods Team had made in arresting and charging burglars in the area as part of ‘Operation Nemesis’, a county wide…

Come rain or shrine…

The Stoneham Shrine -a memorial built in parkland off Chesnut Avenue to the memory of the local squire – is nearing the end of a reconstruction at the cost of £152,000 and the felling of a small beech copse. The Independent Group of Eastleigh Councillors claim it has cost tens of thousands of pounds worth…

ELAC splash the cash

Councillor Chris Thomas

The impact of cuts in funding from County Council made itself felt on Monday night’s short, though slightly confused, meeting of the Eastleigh Local Area Committee, as the allocation of developer contributions came under the spotlight. Developer contributions are a local tariff charged by councils on new building developments to offset the increased spending on…