Tag: HCC

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…

Long serving councillor becomes Alderman

A former Chairman of Hampshire County Council and County Councillor for the Chandler’s Ford division, has been awarded the title of Honorary Alderman, in recognition of his service to the people of Hampshire. At a special meeting on 7 January 2016, the County Council approved the appointment of former County Councillor Colin Davidovitz BEM who…

Hampshire considers sky lantern ban

The use of paper chinese style sky lanterns could be banned on all Hampshire County Council owned land in future. The candle powered sky lights act as mini hot air balloons and have been a popular way to mark family celebrations or events but Hampshire is responding to a call by the RSPCA and many other…

Short break consultation under scrutiny

A cross-party group of Hampshire County Councillors have called in a decision by the executive member for children’s services to hold a consultation over cuts to short break services for disabled children because they say he has failed to consider recommendations made by a select committee. Hampshire Council Children’s Services is seeking to reduce the…

Cuts to disabled kids service out for consultation

A public consultation is to be launched into the way short breaks for disabled children are provided in Hampshire it has been announced. But a group of parent carers say they are disappointed that recommendations to protect the service in the short term have not been adopted Hampshire County Council executive lead for Children’s services…

New sensory play room opens

A new community multi-sensory room which will benefit children under five and people of all ages with disabilities and additional needs has opened at the Pavilion on the Park. The project is named Sensory4all and has been funded by Hampshire Country Council. Designed by Mike Ayres Design, the room will incorporate an omiVista Interactive Floor…

‘We can’t absorb more cuts’

Hampshire folk could see  frontline services slashed if the government continues to make cuts to the County Council budget its leader Roy Perry has said. The Conservative led Council has  confirmed it will be shedding 1,000 jobs after the government cut £38 million from the council budget. Over the last three years 1,800 jobs have…

Bus passengers get their say

  Bus passengers in Chandler’s Ford have an opportunity to have their say on local bus services today as a mobile bus surgery is being held at Fryern Hill and Hiltingbury. Local operators Velvet Bus recently decided they had to withdraw the C1/C2 route for commercial reasons and rather than see passengers left stranded Hampshire…