Tag: Hamble

Hamble Xmas yacht rescue

Both the RNLI Calshot lifeboat and Hillhead Coastguard Rescue Team came to the rescue of a stranded yacht outside the entrance to the River Hamble on Boxing Day. At about 5 pm the RNLI received a call from a 37ft yacht that was hard aground Calshot RNLI D Class Lifeboat Willet was launched with three volunteer crew…

Airbus: Brexit uncertainty threatens local jobs

The future of hundreds high tech manufacturing jobs in Hampshire could depend on Brexit the European aerospace company Airbus has warned. According to a report in todays Times newspaper, Airbus is preparing to stop building aircraft wings at its British plants –  and move production abroad to China or mainland Europe – due to concerns…

MP praises vital Hamble Lifeboat

  Eastleigh MP, Mims Davies, joined Trustee, Liam Dobbin, and colleagues at Hamble Lifeboat this week to gain an understanding of their role and the challenges they face as an independent lifeboat station. Hamble Lifeboat, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is located on the Hamble peninsular and plays a vital part in marine…

Burglar makes off with Cafe safe

A late night raider took away more than a sandwich after breaking into a Hamble Cafe – the cheeky burglar made off with the entire safe. The burglary happened at some time between 10.15pm on May 19 and 6.20am on May 20 at the Flying Boat Café, Ensign Way, Hamble. Police say a suspect smashed open…

Chancellor’s Chickenhall Lane election pledge

The Conservatives have promised to deliver vital road improvements for Eastleigh if they are re-elected with an outright majority. Chancellor George Osborne has announced funding for a Botley by-pass and a new Chickenhall Lane link road to alleviate congestion and pollution in the town – two key projects that have been under discussion for many…

New bench for Hamble

Local people and visitors to Hamble-le-Rice can now enjoy new seating on the foreshore as they look out across the Hamble river. The design of the new seat was inspired by Hamble’s long established boat building heritage and based on the hull of a boat. The project, that cost £8000, was funded by Bursledon, Hamble…

Lord Chidgey off on fact-finding visit to Ethiopia

Liberal Democrat peer and former Eastleigh MP Lord David Chidgey of Hamble-le-Rice is to set off on a trip to Ethiopia next week as part of a top-level parliamentary delegation. The group, from the UK’s Inter Parliamentary Union, will visit the country to develop links with their counterparts and gain a better understanding of its…

Two hurt in Hamble punch up

Two Eastleigh men were left with facial injuries that needed treatment at Southampton General Hospital following an assault in Hamble. At about 1.30am Sunday, October 13, four women and three men were walking home from a Hamble pub.  They were with a group of three to four men. When they reached Westfield Close and its…

Eric slates Lib Dem Council Tax plans

  Eric Pickles has warned the people of Eastleigh not to vote for a Liberal Democrat who could hold David Cameron back from doing the right thing for hard-working families in Britain. Responding to questions from the media about reported Liberal Democrat plans for higher council tax bands, the Communities Secretary said: ‘The people of…

Hamble gets its own Golden Post Box!

Folk in Hamble will be posting their letters in a golden post box which has been specially painted by Royal Mail in honour of the Villages Olympic gold medal winner Dani King. The pillar box sited in Hamble Square was painted this morning by Royal Mail workmen. Dani brought home Eastleigh Borough’s first Olympic Gold…

Council to spend £8k to avoid ‘political damage’

David Airey

Eastleigh’s Lib Dem cabinet has agreed to spend over £8,000 on  consultants to help fight plans to extract gravel at Hamble Airfield after cabinet member David Airey warned them it would be ‘Politically damaging’ not to do so. A Public Inquiry into the Hampshire Minerals and waste plan is to be held in June. Eastleigh’s…

Gang rob man in Hamble

A 23 year-old Essex man was robbed £120 after he was surroned by a group of youths in Hamble last Sunday night. The victim was  along Wells Place at about 8:10pm on his way back to the boat he is working on after a visit  to the pub when the robbery happened. He was initially…

Arrests in Traveller camp raid

Over 100 police officers raided a Traveller camp in Hamble this morning after allegations swept the community that people were being held there against their will. Police officers from Hampshire Constabulary’s Force Support Unit were joined by local officers and CID teams, Dog Units and Scientific Services at 5.30am this morning, Friday, June 24, where…

Mystery of the moving masts

A number of sailing masts have been found wrapped in plastic sheeting in Westfield Common, Hamble. A nearby resident heard noises between 3.30 and 4am on Wednesday, May 11. They turned on some lights to look outside, it is believed this may have disturbed whoever was outside as no further noise was heard. The resident…

Gone in 90 minutes…

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses following the theft of a £30,000 sports boat from the side of the road opposite a slipway off Hamble Lane, Hamble. The theft happened between 3.20pm and 4.45pm on August 31, 2010. The owner, a Worcestershire man, had positioned the boat across from the slipway in Ensign Way…