Tag: Hedge End

Hedge End gets it’s own Music Festival

  This July Hedge End will come alive to the sound of music, not quite Julie Andrews, but bands from all around the local area, both young and old with music from all genres. Party In The Park is the biggest music event ever to be held in Hedge End, and is the brain child…

Hedge End Independent calls it a day

Ray Turner. TGR Worzel

Another Independent candidate has announced that he will not be standing in the Borough elections. Following Sam Snook’s withdrawal last week, local blogger and Eastleigh News man Ray Turner has also decide not to contest the May 3 poll. Ray had stood as an independent last month in Shamblehurst for a seat on Hedge End…

Local Author goes digital

A Hedge End author has embraced digital technology and is now writing exclusively for the Kindle platform. Matt Shaw started writing creatively at the age of 12 then experimented with the concept of writing screenplays before self-publishing his first book “The Autobiography of a Nobody” [n.b. subsequently re-titled “I’m fine”]. Delighted with the results of…

Hedge End police station to close from Friday

Hedge End police station front office will be closed to members of the public from this Friday March 16 as Hampshire Constabulary “implements new ways for  residents to interact with the force in the future”. In future say, Hampshire Constabulary, “residents can phone 101 from the convenience of their own home” – at a cost…

Man charged over Hedge End flashing

A Whiteley man has been charged with four counts of indecent exposure after a number of incidents in Hedge End. In each case a man was seen driving with no trousers on and sometimes carrying out an indecent act. Police arrested 40-year-old man from Thyme Avenue, Whiteley on Monday, January 16. He has since been…

Hedge End’s Luke is Cadet of the Year

Luke Jeffries has been named as the county’s St John Ambulance Cadet of the Year. Luke, from Hedge End will represent his fellow Cadets at events throughout the county during 2012, including enrolment and award ceremonies and many other major fixtures in the county’s calendar. He will also encourage more young people to learn first…

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…

Santa slip up nets Hedge End Granny pay out

A Hedge End woman could be in line for a thirty grand pay out after slipping on a fake icicle while visiting Santa Claus in his grotto at Selfridges. The 73-year-old granny was having a family photo taken in the grotto at the posh store in London’s Oxford Street when she slipped and fell after skidding…

Hedge End’s Heritage Eyesore.

Hedge End’s bungling Town Council have recently installed a new eyesore on the approach to the Village Centre. Conservative controlled Hampshire County Council, though keen to close Hedge End’s library on Wednesdays, generously found enough money to offer the Lib-Dem controlled Town Council a £1000 grant to install a new “village feature”. After much discussion,…

Knifepoint Robbery in Hedge End

An 18-year-old man was threatened with a craft knife and robbed after using a cashpoint in Hedge End last Friday night The man who lives in Bristol had driven down with a friend to spend the weekend with his parents. After stopping at McDonalds in Toll Bar Way at around 9.30 pm they were followed…

Bye Bye Best Buy…

Best Buy Hedge End Opening

This Tuesday Best Buy is expected to announce the closure of its entire 11 store UK chain including its Hedge End’s electrical superstore after the company racked up debts of £83 million. The store on Charles Watts Way opened in May 2010 in the old Courts furniture shop which had stood empty for five years…

Hedge End gets new discussion group

A new discussion group, the Hedge End Society, will soon hold its inaugural meeting. Anybody who lives in Hedge End is welcome to attend. The idea is to provide an opportunity for Hedge End residents to debate local issues in a relaxed, unintimidating, non-political environment with the minimum of formalities. A group of local residents recently…

Con man threatens old folk with the Police!!!

An aggressive con man has been ringing up local old folk and demanding immediate payment of up to £6k or else face being arrested and dragged off to jail. Hampshire Trading standards warn that the con man is telephone cold calling vulnerable residents and telling them that they had subscribed to some phoney-baloney telephone monitoring service…

Blogger vows to topple Lib Dem leader

A local blogger has vowed he will “end  Liberal Democrat dominance within Eastleigh” by standing for election as an Independent and by launching an online campaign. The blogger, Hedge End resident Ray Turner, has started an e-petition which aims to “Prevent Councillors from serving on several Councils”. If successful,  the e-petition could eventually reduce the number of roles…

Local mum’s fingerprint fury

A local mum was shocked to discover that her children had been fingerprinted by their school for a new cashless catering system – even though they do not use the canteen. The Mum of two, who does wish to be named, said she had been ‘outraged’ to discover that Wildern School in Hedge End had collected…