Tag: HCC

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…

Not in our backyard! B&Q say no to tip

DIY retail giant B&Q are one of a number of local businesses and investors who say  they could move away if Eastleigh Borough Council pursue plans to build a new Waste Recycling Centre next door to their headquarters on Stoney Croft Rise off Chestnut Avenue. Eastleigh Borough Council have submitted a planning application to Hampshire…

Bransgrove steps down as Ageas CEO

The Ageas Bowl has announced that Chief Executive Rod Bransgrove will be stepping down as from 1 December. He will be replaced by David Mann, currently group Financial Director. Bromsgrove will retain his position as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Since taking the helm at the Club in 2000 as Chairman and Chief Executive…

Huhne hits out at HCC

Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne has been busy recently doing what he seems to enjoy most – directing fire on the ruling County Council Conservative group. The Liberal Democrat MP popped up at the Public Inquiry on June 12 to argue against Hampshire County Council’s draft Minerals and Waste Plan which identifies Hamble airfield as the…

Liars! Tory council boss threatens Lib Dems

Ken Thornber, the Conservative Leader of Hampshire County Council, has called on local Lib Dems to withdraw ‘untrue statements’ about the County Council printed in election leaflets being circulated by Lib Dems’ in Botley and Hedge End. The Lib Dems have been distributing a newspaper style leaflet called ‘The Voice’ and  under a headline entitled…

Archers Road footbridge closed for repairs

The railway footbridge which connects Archers Road in Newtown to Beaulieu Road, Boyatt Wood is temporarily closed while Hampshire County Council carry out renovation works including the application of anti skid surfaces to the footbridge. An alternative route is signposted for pedestrians which utilises the Twyford road bridge: Footpath to The Quadrangle, The Quadrangle, Arthur…

Battling Mums CCTV anger

Anti-cuts campaigners have reacted strongly after majority Conservative county councilors voted against a Lib Dem opposition amendment to redirect money back towards SureStart Childrens Centres resulting in its defeat last Thursday. SOCC Hampshire campaigners said they felt disappointed, angry and frustrated having heard Council Leader Ken Thornber announce on Radio Solent that members had found…

Mayor saves Town Library!

Eastleigh bookworms will be celebrating today after Hampshire County Council revised its plans to close the Town Library on Mondays after Mayor Wayne Irish came up with a viable alternative. As part of the cut in funding imposed on the County by the Conservative/Lib Dem Coalition government, Hampshire is trying to save £450,000 by reducing…

ConDems YES to Gravel and Housing plans

Draft plans which earmark Hamble airfield as the preferred site for gravel extraction and Boorley Green as the preferred site for 1300 homes were approved today (October 13)at at separate meeting of Conservative led  Hampshire County Council  and Lib Dem controlled Eastleigh Borough Council – despite the opposition  of local residents and pressure groups. Both…