Tag: Keith House

Archive of posts from Eastleigh News which feature Keith House, Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council and Lib Dem Leader of the Opposition on Hampshire County Council.

Clegg: ‘We need 60 Eastleighs!’

“We need 60 Eastleigh’s” Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg declared yesterday while at a party rally at West End’s Ageas Bowl. The Liberal Democrats are currently trailing Labour, The Conservatives and Ukip in the polls but Clegg recalled how two years ago, the Liberal Democrat’s secured a hard fought by-election that the party had not…

Hedge End Councillor resigns from Cabinet

Louise Bloom the Liberal Democrat Councillor for Hedge End Grange Park has resigned her Cabinet seat today. Bloom who held the portfolio for environment and sustainability has been absent from cabinet meetings since June following a highly publicised split from long term partner Eastleigh Liberal Democrat and Council Leader Keith House. But in a statement…

Further Lib Dem resignation at Hedge End Town Council

There are now two vacant seats on Hedge End Town Council after Councillor Louise Bloom, the former partner of Council Leader Keith House, resigned her Grange Park West seat last night citing personal reasons. Although the Eastleigh Borough Council Cabinet member for the environment has surrendered her place on the town council , she will…

Ex Mayor: ‘Leader thinks he is God Almighty’

A former mayor of Eastleigh has compared the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council to “God Almighty’ saying “power has gone to head” after a small but determined group of Ukip activists staged a protest demo outside the civic offices yesterday (Tuesday 9 Dec). The protestors called on EBC Leader Cllr Keith House to break his…

Under fire councillor hits back at critics

A friend of an under fire Lib Dem Cabinet member at the heart of a ‘love triangle’ newspaper story has hit back at critics who have suggested she is not doing her job properly telling Eastleigh News she is suffering from poor health and is awaiting an operation. It was reported in the Daily Mail…

Council’s local housing plan in setback

Eastleigh’s overdue local plan has received a fresh setback today after the Independent Planning Inspector suspended the process because he said the council are not proposing to build enough homes. The Local Plan is the council blueprint for the development of the borough from 2011 up to 2029 and sets the number and location of…

Eastleigh unemployment hits record low

Unemployment, as measured by the unemployed claimant count has fallen to a record low in Eastleigh There are now just 672 jobseekers in the borough or 0.8% of the working age population – this is a third of the national average of 2.4%. At the peak of the recession In January 2010 there were 2,094…

Shock Result in Eastleigh:Updated

In the local elections Eastleigh’s ruling Liberal Democrats and their Conservative opposition have managed to hold on to all their seats after anticipated gains by an invigorated Ukip failed to materialise. Only 15 of the 45 seats were contested this year, so there was no prospect of a change of overall control of the Borough…

Ukip V Lib Dems in war of words

  Eastleigh’s rival Liberal Democrat and Ukip parties have clashed over housing as campaigning for the local elections on 22 May gets underway. The Lib Dems have seized on a Ukip leaflet distributed in Hedge End which stated that Allington Lane would be a ‘Perfect Solution’ for the location of future housing and  launched an online…

Full Council meets at the Lowford Centre

The first Council meeting since Eastleigh Borough Council moved to new Offices in the Town Centre took place yesterday, 10th April, at the new Lowford Centre in Bursledon. When Eastleigh Borough Council was based at the old Civic Offices, Council meetings were traditionally held in the Council Chamber.  Although it has meeting rooms, the new…

Protest as Hamble Lane enquiry gets underway

Local residents and councillors made their views known very clearly on Tuesday morning at the Lowford Centre in Bursledon ahead of a planning inquiry. “No” to more building on Hamble Lane. Bursledon Parish Councillor Jane Rich (front, centre) led the demonstration opposing a plan from big builder Taylor Wimpey to bust the Council’s Local Plan…

New Lowford Centre Unveiled

Hundreds of Busledon residents turned out this afternoon, to see the  Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Malcolm Cross, formally open their brand new Community Centre. The £2.6m Lowford Centre is built on a site that was formerly owned by the Bursledon & District Community Association, land which was transferred to Eastleigh Borough Council to facilitate this development…

Final Curtain in the Council Chamber

The Council Chamber at the Civic Offices in Eastleigh hosted its final theatrical performances this evening, in front of an empty public gallery, as the Full Council met for the last time prior to the move to its new offices at Eastleigh House, in the Town Centre. The main purpose of this meeting was to…

House explains situation with Ageas Bowl Hotel…

Eastleigh’s Conservative Councillors drew an interesting statement from the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council, Cllr Keith House this evening [31st October],  on the ongoing difficulties with the development of a new hotel at the Ageas Bowl. Taking advantage of the ‘Members Questions’ item on the agenda at this evenings  Special Meeting of the Borough Council, Cllr…

Hostile Housing developments cause House a problem…

Speaking at a special meeting of Eastleigh Borough Council this evening, the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council reported on progress with the new local plan. Readers of Eastleigh News will recall that opposition to previous versions of the draft Local plan led to some political manoeuvering which saw the Woodhouse Lane site witheld by Hampshire…