Tag: Hampshire County Council

BREXIT: Council plans for ‘worst’

No Deal exit this Friday could lead to ‘knock on effect on local roads says Hampshire County CouncilWith the prospect of a no-deal Brexit looming ever larger, Hampshire Council say they have planned ‘for the worst’ if the UK crashes out of the EU this Friday. If a deal cannot be agreed it is feared…

HCC to invest £209m in roads and infrastructure

Hampshire County Council is set to invest £209 million over the next three years, to improve roads and infrastructure across the county – as part of proposals approved by the Executive Member for Environment and Transport, Councillor Rob Humby. Councillor Humby said: ‘This planned investment programme would see us make use of Government grants, bids…

Save our Sure Start protest comes to Eastleigh

A peaceful protest turned noisy in Eastleigh as activists took to the streets chanting “Save our sure start.’ The protestors are worried that many sure start childrens centres across Hampshire, including one at Eastleigh will face closure if proposals to streamline family services go through. The current network of 54 local centres offering support and…

Consultation summary grows online

Daft local plan Eastleigh

Eastleigh Borough Council have published some of the thousands of submissions that were received during their consultation on the draft local plan. The summary document isn’t complete yet, but what has been processed so far can be read by following the hyperlink on the Planning and Building Control page of the Eastleigh Borough Council website.…

Community and Culture gets back to business

Hedge End Town Council’s Community & Culture Committee returned to business as usual this evening, after failing to raise a quorum in December. Present this evening were Cllr Lousie Bloom, Cllr Daniel Clarke, Cllr Cynthia Garton and Cllr Stan Sthankiya, which was sufficient to form a quorum. Apologies were formally received from Cllr Hicks, Cllr…

Local Councils Waste £370k a Year on ‘Non Jobs’

Up to £166,555 a year of Eastleigh Council Tax payer’s money could be saved by axing council ‘non jobs’ it has been claimed. The Tax Payers Alliance (TPA) have scrutinised four different common council posts, the proliferation of which they say has seen the average council tax bill double in the last decade and which…

Car share scheme to cut commuter costs

With petrol prices hitting record highs and the recession taking its toll on householders’ income, Hampshire County Council is working with both Portsmouth and Southampton City Councils to draw commuters’ attention to the benefits of sharing the drive to work. This week is national ‘Liftshare week’ and people are being encouraged to try and fill…

County drive to keep oldies on the road

With UK Older People’s Day being celebrated today, 1 October, Hampshire County Council is keen to encourage mature, more experienced drivers to enrol for a scheme which aims to keep people driving safely for longer A Hampshire County Council online poll asked people if they knew anyone over the age of 55 who would benefit…

County prepares to axe jobs

County Council Chiefs are preparing to swing the axe in anticipation of government public sector spending cuts to be announced in October and are already planning which services are going to get the chop. This year Hampshire has already seen in year funding cuts of £8.4million revenue and £9.6million capital, mainly effecting Children Services and…

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…

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…

Signbusters!

The Highways Department of Hampshire County Council has ordered Chris Huhne’s office to move some of their campaign posters following a complaint from a member of the public. Up to ten of the 3 ft Square fluorescent orange billboards proclaiming ‘Liberal Democrats Winning Here’ had been erected outside Bursledon Market on the busy Bursledon roundabout…

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…

Kilimanjaro here I come!

A man from Northlands Road in Eastleigh is preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro just months after receiving surgery to combat an aggressive bone cancer which led to the bone in his upper right arm being removed and replaced with a steel rod. Peter Barty 39, wants to use the climb to raise funds for Macmillan…