Tag: HCC

Wyvern to get £2 million upgrade

Hampshire County Council has agreed to invest £2.2 million to improve facilities for students at Wyvern College i with the first phase of investment focusing on improvements to the outdoor sports facilities and the school’s ICT network. The Executive Member for Education and Skills at the County Council, Councillor Roz Chadd, commented: “Schools require a…

Hampshire County Council issue storm advice

Hampshire County Council have issued advice to householders as another weekend of strong winds and heavy rain is forecast for Hampshire. The council say that their Highways teams are ready to keep Hampshire’s road network clear but warn that adverse weather conditions could force some waste recycling sites to close. In a statement Councillor Rob Humby,…

Coronavirus: where to find useful info

  With the news of the discovery of the first UK cases of Coronavirus, Hampshire County Council are advising residents to log on to the gov.uk website for the latest information In a press release, Councillor Judith Grajewski the Cabinet member for Public Health said: “With two confirmed cases in the UK, it is important…

Register your car or pay to recycle your waste

In the New Year residents will have to register their vehicles to use council tip or else pay a £5 charge.Eastleigh residents who are planning a New Year trip to the waste recycling centre are being advised to register their vehicle online first to avoid a £5 charge. Hampshire County Council have announced that in…

First ‘Hampshire Day’ celebrated in Winchester

Eastleigh Council Leader Keith House blasts county celebration as “a total waste of money”.A flag-raising ceremony to mark the first ever ‘Hampshire Day’ was held at the Castle in Winchester today, St Swithun’s Day (July 15) – but the Leader of the Liberal Democrat opposition on Hampshire County Council, Councillor Keith House blasted the event…

Fryern Junior school to be rebuilt

Existing 1960s building will be replaced by a modern sustainable facility.Chandler’s Ford residents have been finding out about the proposed plans for the redevelopment of Fryern Junior School at an exhibition and drop-in event yesterday. The existing school building – which include a 2 storey block – date back to the 1960s and while structurally…

County Council declares climate emergency

Hampshire takes a step closer towards carbon neutrality after cabinet members recommend the Council declare a Climate Emergency. Cllr Martin Todd: “It’s two steps forward and one step back”Yesterday, at the first Cabinet meeting to be chaired by HCC’s new Leader Councillor Keith Mans the first item on the agenda was a motion from Councillor…

Residents with ‘larger vehicles’ to pay to use council tip

Householders using pick-ups, vans, or ‘large trailers’ to dispose of domestic rubbish will have to pay from June. Lib Dems slam move as ‘short-sighted’Residents who use vans, pick-up trucks or tow ‘large trailers’ to take their household or garden rubbish to the tip will have to pay in future the County council has decided From…

‘The most rewarding thing I have ever done’

Hampshire mum tells of her experience as a foster-carer  A Hampshire foster carer is appealing for more people to become foster carers, during Fostercare Fortnight which starts on Monday (May 13). ‘Debbie’ lives on a farm with her husband and grown up children. She became a foster carer last year, looking after a young baby…

‘Please help us before someone is killed’

A Chandler’s Ford mum who says she fears for the safety of her visually impaired children is calling on Hampshire County Council to introduce traffic calming measures outside Toynbee School saying “please help us before someone is killed.” The dramatic plea came as friends and neighbours of Suzy Woolford, who lives on the Oakmount Park…

Hedge End J7 to get £2.5m upgrade

News that the government has pledged to improve the motorway junction at Hedge End has drawn a mixed reaction from Eastleigh’s politicians. While Eastleigh’s MP took to Twitter to hail the news, the Council Leader described the £2.5 million earmarked for a traffic light upgrade as a “token sum.” In a statement Mims Davies, Conservative…

HCC hosts conference with The National Infrastructure Commission

Hampshire County Council welcomed the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) to Winchester today (Friday 20 January) as host of a major regional South East stakeholder conference to help the Commission fully understand the growing pressures on the region’s infrastructure and its future needs. Tasked by Government to assess the UK’s future economic infrastructure needs over the…