Tag: Leigh Rd Rec

Eastleigh Pride to return with more ‘glitz and glam’

Eastleigh BID promises a ‘fantastic line-up of acts’ for the September event Eastleigh Bid has announced that Eastleigh Pride will be returning for 2019 with even more “glitz and glam” following its success last year. The celebration will be taking place on Leigh Rd Recreation in September and organisers are already promising a strong selection…

Eastleigh Mosque to celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitre on Leigh Rd Rec

Tuesday’s open-air celebration is a first for the TownMembers of the local Muslim community will be holding their first open-air act of community worship in Eastleigh on the town’s recreation ground next week which will be attended by the Borough’s Mayor Cllr Darshan Mann. The early morning service, called the Eid-Ul-Fitre, marks the end of…

Buskers wanted for bandstand gigs

Buskers and bands are being invited to take part in this summer’s season of gigs at the Leigh Rd bandstand. The Southampton Co-Operative (SoCo) music project is once again organising the popular weekend public concerts for Eastleigh Borough Council. SoCo are looking for bands, solo performers and ensembles to ‘fill the town with music’ for…

Mardi Gras returns to Eastleigh

This year’s Mardi Gras main event is due to take place this Saturday in a 1945 themed event at Eastleigh’s Leigh Rd recreation ground. The free event will feature plenty of attractions for all the family and is set to be one of Eastleigh’s busiest days of the year. The day will kick off at…

Eastleigh remembers the fallen

Remembrance Sunday 2104 A record crowd assembled on Eastleigh recreation ground on Remembrance Sunday to honour the memory of the town’s fallen. The exceptionalyl mild weather and the World War One centenary boosted numbers at the service which was led by Salvation Army Envoy Margaret Moore and organised by the Eastleigh and District Royal British…

Town marks WW1 anniversary

One hundred years ago trains thundered through Eastleigh carrying the British Expeditionary Force to Southampton and on to an appointment with destiny at Mons. Last night Eastleigh townsfolk gathered at the war memorial statue of the Angel of Mons to commemorate the start of the war that was meant to “end all wars.” Around eighty…

Candlelight vigil to mark WW1 anniversary

There will be a candlelight vigil at the town’s newly refurbished War Memorial tonight to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One. The ceremony has been arranged by Eastleigh and Chandler’s Ford British Legion and will run from 10pm – 11pm this evening at the memorial on Leigh Rd recreation ground.…

Eastleigh Mela will feature giant naan bread

Eastleigh Mela will be celebrating it’s ninth year tomorrow (Sunday 6 July) with an attempt by Hampshire firefighters to break the world record for the world’s largest naan bread. As usual the popular community event will be held on Leigh Road recreation ground with participants and performers from a range of diverse backgrounds such as…

Council delegates ‘political’ Rec motion

Local residents fighting to save Eastleigh’s Leigh road recreation ground from developers have had their hopes dashed  after Council Leader Keith House dismissed a motion opposed to further encroachment as “Political Posturing” and Mayor Rupert Kyrle used standing orders to devolve a debate down to the Local Area Committee. Councillor Judith Grajewski – of  Eastleigh’s  four member Conservative opposition group –…