Tag: Jane Welsh

Hedge End sets 2015-16 budget

Hedge End Town Council approved it’s  budget for 2015-16 this evening, with the good news that Council Taxpayers will see another 0% increase on the Parish component of their Council Tax bill. However the Finance & Admin meeting was far from uneventful, with some rare dissent within the ranks of the Lib Dems… Cllr Nathan…

Christmas arrives in Hedge End…

A large crowd gathered in Hedge End this evening, to see The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Tony Noyce, and Hedge End’s Carnival Queen, Harri Killen, switch on Hedge End’s Christmas lights. The switch on ceremony itself was rather brief, with the crowd enjoying the traditional countdown before the ceremonial plunger was depressed, but was preceded…

Botley continues the fight…

Botley Parish Council have resolved to continue the fight against Eastleigh Borough Council’s decision to develop 1400 new homes in Boorley Green, for the time being at least. At an extraordinary meeting of Botley Parish Council this evening, 19th February, the seven Councillors who were present passed a resolution; “That the Council shall agree to allocate a budget of £5,000…

Rare Strategy Meeting in Hedge End

A rare meeting of Hedge End Town Council’s Strategy Committee looked to the future this evening. The Strategy Committee includes all of Hedge End’s Town Councillors, but is chaired by Cllr Keith House, leader of Eastleigh Borough Council, instead of by the leader of Hedge End Town Council, Cllr Louise Bloom.  Although this evenings meeting should have included all of the Town…

Hedge End belatedly debate local plan

Hedge End Town Council finally overcame its inhibitions this evening and managed to hold a worthwhile debate on the Boroughs draft Local plan. Hedge End’s only independent Councillor, Cllr Keith Day, has previously tried to get the Town Council to discuss the local plan at a Full Council meeting, but as he is the sole opposition figure on the…

Community & Culture trio note good progress…

Hedge End’s Community & Culture Committee were delighted this evening, with the progress that has been made to mitigate the effect of budget cuts imposed last year, by Hampshire County Council. At another poorly attended meeting, which saw committee Chair Cllr Louise Bloom and committee members Cllr Dan Clarke and Cllr Sheila Baines scrape together the three Councillors that are…

Back to business in Hedge End

It was business as usual at the Recreation & Amenities Committee of Hedge End Town Council this evening. This evenings meeting was the first to take place in Hedge End following last weeks Borough Council elections, which saw the committee chairman, Cllr Jane Welsh, safely returned to the Hedge End St Johns seat on the Borough Council…

Keith saves Day!

Independent Hedge End Town councillor and local blogger Keith Day has helped to secure the future of the laburnum tree which became the centre of a village war after a local pre-school tried to have it felled to make way for a second play area. Tempers flared when local WI Chairperson, Jill Borrows, objected to…