Tag: Fleming Park

Favourite breezes to Eastleigh 10k win

Pre-race favourite Joshua Grace breezed to a win in Sunday’s Hendy Eastleigh 10k race on his first attempt despite the windy conditions. Grace started the race as the runner with the quickest personal best over 10k and had taken the lead by the 6k feeding station which he had managed to stretch out by Fleming…

Vandals close paddling pool

Eastleigh’s popular paddling pool has been put out of use by vandals and  is currently closed for repair . The pool at Fleming Park was closed on Saturday 18 June after it was vandalised overnight. The damage caused the pool to empty and work is now underway to fix the issue, however, it is likely…

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…

Fancy a dip in Monks Brook?

Local youngsters are being invited to find out what lurks in the underwater world of a stream. What sort of fish, creatures and bugs call it home? On Tuesday 26 August 2014 there will be a chance to find out when environmental improvement charity The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) will be running a pond dipping event…

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…

Local Health Chief in public focus event

Eastleigh folk will get a chance to question a local health chief and listen to a talk by a specialist in the treatment of blood clots and heamophilia during a “Health Focus Event” at Fleming Park next week Health Focus events are an opportunity for the local community to meet and ask questions of the…

Farage to hold public meeting at Fleming Park

Ukip leader Nigel Farage will be speaking at a public meeting at Fleming Park in Eastleigh on Tuesday May 20 – just two days before the country goes to the polls in the European and local elections. Farage is currently one of Eastleigh’s regional MEP’s and the meeting is to rally support for both Farage…

More free heart screenings for the young announced

A simple and quick ECG test could save the lives of the 12 apparently fit and healthy young people that die each week in the UK from undiagnosed heart conditions. That is the message from the leading heart charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). On 18 and 19 January 2014, CRY will be holding the second…

Young people to get free cardiac screening sessions

  A free cardiac health screening session for up to a 100 young people will be held at Fleming Park on September 10 thanks to campaigning by a local family. Eastleigh resident Claire Reed died suddenly in March this year aged only 22. Tragically, the otherwise healthy accountant had been married only five months. Her…

Olympic medallists to get Freedom of the Borough

  The Council has announced its intention to award Freedom of the Borough to Eastleigh’s two  Olympic and Paralympic gold medallists.  The decision to award  honour -the highest that the borough can bestow – is set to be agreed at a Full Council meeting later this month. Mayor of Eastleigh Councillor Rupert Kyrle made the announcement…

Cyclo-Cross comes to Fleming Park

Cyclo-Cross came to Eastleigh on Sunday as Fleming Park became the latest venue in the Sotonia Cyclo-Cross/Wessex League. A lovely autumnal morning greeted the riders and supporters as they arrived at the new venue for the Round 4 tussle and they were treated to some fast exciting races throughout the groups. The course was laid…

Eastleigh’s Olympic Gold medals ‘united’ today

Hundreds of people are set to attend an event at Fleming Park today that will celebrate the success and involvement of local people in this year’s London Olympic and Paralympic Games and for the first time ever also bring together the borough’s three gold medals from the 1932, 2008 and the 2012 games. Organised by…