Tag: Jane Welsh

Muslim community helps keep Hamble Lifeboat afloat

  Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMC) have donated £500 to Hamble Lifeboat Station one of  Mayor Jane Welsh’s chosen charities. The AMC who say their motto is “love for all, hatred for none” raised the money during one of  three ‘Charity Walks for Peace’ they held last year, which raised over £300,000 for…

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…

Many hands make Hedge End’s lights work…

The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Malcolm Cross, switched on Hedge End’s Xmas lights this evening. In a ceremony organised by Hedge End Town Council’s Culture & Community Committee, a modest crowd braved the rain to watch various entertainments before the lights were switched on. With Cllr Jane Welsh introducing the performers, suitably adorned in a…

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…

Boorley Green gets Outline Planning Permission

In a special meeting of the Hedge End, West End and Botley Local Area Committee, the controversial development of 1400 new houses at Boorley Green was granted Outline Planning Permission, subject to a few conditions, this evening, 18th February. The meeting was held in the main hall of the Kings Community Church, a much larger facility…

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…

Rain makes Hedge End’s street party perfect

Rain failed to dampen the party spirit in Hedge End today, as the Town Council’s Street Party adjourned to the nearby Village Hall. Traditional British summer weather, pouring rain, meant that the party could not be held outdoors in the car park of the 2000 Centre as had been intended, but the possibility of bad weather had been considered by…

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…

Mysterious notice contradicts Lib Dem claims

Dog Walkers and passers by on a footpath in a quiet rural corner of Botley are bemused to see notice of a planning application on land that Lib Dem campaign leaflets claim is “saved”. In the October 2011 edition of the Liberal Democrats campaign Newsletter “Standpoint”, Cllr Jane Welsh claims that “ALL the land between…

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…