Tag: Keith House

500 Jobs in the Balance at New Police HQ

The creation of 500 jobs at the proposed new Police Headquarters in Eastleigh looks under threat as Hampshire Police Authority announce they will review the plans for the Chandlers Ford site in the light forthcoming cuts in the Police budget. The plans will up for discussion at the Police authority meeting on July 20th. At…

Keith House Calls for Transparency Over Council Pay

The Leader of Eastleigh council Keith House, has called for an inquiry into the payment of almost £80,000 worth of bonuses to Hampshire county council staff. The payments had been authorised by the Conservative leader of Hampshire County council without, it was alleged, the knowledge of other councillors at a time when cuts were being…

Botley Home plans in a Pickle

Campaigners in Botley opposed to the building of 6000 new homes may soon have cause to celebrate . The new communities secretary, Eric Pickles, has written to all local authorities telling them the coalition government will be abolishing regional house building targets. “The previous government gave a green light for the destruction of the Green…

Keith is still our Leader!

The leader of Eastleigh Liberal Democrats Keith House has been re-elected in his absence -as leader of the Eastleigh Borough Council – in a unanimous and unopposed vote. The annual general meeting of Eastleigh Borough Council, the first full council meeting to be presided over by new Mayor John Caldwell, was held at the Civic…

Eastleigh’s new Mayor Installed

Thursday night saw the annual Mayor making ceremony take place at the Towns Civic Offices as the outgoing Mayoress Pamela Holden- Brown made way for new Mayor John Caldwell – the Conservative councillor for Hiltingbury East. Mrs Holden-Brown had a vote of thanks proposed and seconded by councillors Haulwen Broadhurst and Graham Smith while John…

Con Dem Nation

‘Judas’. That was the verdict delivered by a Labour voter on the community website ‘Hedgeendpeople’ on the news that Eastleigh’s re-elected MP Chris Huhne had negotiated himself a position in the Conservative cabinet as Energy Secretary. Faced with defending a majority of only 568, Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrats had campaigned hard to encourage tactical voting among…

Parking Permit ‘bombshell’ Exploded

Eastleigh Labour Party have been criticised by the Liberal Democrats for distributing a flyer with the ‘Bombshell’ claim that the Lib Dem controlled council has ‘secret plans’ to introduce a charge for the issue of resident’s first parking permits. Currently the first permit is free with a £50 charge for the second permit and a…

House: Tory plans for SDA ‘Misleading’

The Leader of Eastleigh Council, Keith House, has branded Conservative opposition to the building of 6000 new homes in the Botley SDA as “ Hollow at best, misleading at worst’. He has also claimed that the Conservative leader of Hampshire County Council, Ken Thornber could “kill the project off with one signature” by committing not…

Botley Assizes

It is said that the good folk of Botley once lynched a man for daring not to drink as deep as his neighbours…Chris Huhne must have had some idea of the how the poor chap must have felt at the first hustings of the election campaign held in the old market town on Tuesday night…

Council’s ‘Good News’ budget

Details of Eastleigh Borough Council’s budget for 2010 have been revealed by the leader of the Council , Keith House.  In a largely ‘good news’ pre-election budget speech the Lib Dem Leader revealed he planned to make 50% efficiency savings without any cuts to services or staff redundancies and that Council Tax increases would continue…