Tag: Keith House

Rose Bowl decision ‘too hasty’

Eastleigh Council have been accused of ‘steamrollering through’ their decision to purchase the Rose Bowl cricket stadium for £6.5 million. John Martin, a West End resident and Ukip activist challenged  a poorly attended meeting of the performance and policy panel last Wednesday over the haste the council had shown in pursuing the proposed deal. Mr Martin was…

Gone in 60 seconds…

Eastleigh Council’s cabinet may have set a national record tonight for the fastest ever council meeting after the cabinet opened and closed its session within a minute with no debate. The meeting which opened at 6.30pm was declared closed at 6.31 after the cabinet voted to pass on the decision on a £36 million Rose Bowl land…

Botley folk say YES to more housing

Botley folk have voted a resounding ‘yes’ to more family homes in their community. Mike Jarvey of Botley Parish Housing group told a meeting of the Planning and Highways committee of Botley Parish Council that the questionnaire they had commissioned on proposed local housing requirements showed a majority of residents supported the development of up…

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…

Bloom bashes Huhne

Chris Huhne has once again come under pressure yesterday as a leading Lib Dem called for his resignation and Hedge End Councillor Lousie Bloom wrote to The Guardian in protest over the Energy Secretary’s Nuclear strategy. Cllr Bloom, Eastleigh’s cabinet member for the environment co-signed a letter to The Guardian arguing that the proposals for…

Priorities and Choices

“It’s about priorities and choices” said Council Leader Keith House as he delivered his blueprint for dealing with a £800k shortfall in government funding while presenting this year’s budget to the council. In a wide ranging speech he detailed how the property market would deliver an income stream through commercial rentals and through payments from…