Tag: Leigh Road Rec

Mela returns to Eastleigh on Sunday

The free family festival that celebrates diversity with tastes and sounds from around the world has David Gower as Guest of Honour   Eastleigh residents will be able to sample tastes and sounds from around the world tomorrow (Sunday 21 July) when the annual Eastleigh Mela returns to the Leigh Road recreation ground. The popular…

Youths try to rob boy on Leigh Rd Rec

Police are appealing for a witness to come forward after two youths demanded money from a 14 year-old-boy on Leigh Rd recreation. A man who saw the incident – which took place in broad daylight near the bandstand on Saturday afternoon (April 13) – spoke to the boy’s father after the incident and police would…

Another woman assaulted in Eastleigh town centre

Police are again appealing for witnesses following an assualt in Eastleigh Town Centre on Saturday night, just yards away from the scene of another assault 10 days ago. In both cases the victim was female. The  latest incident happened at some time between 3am and 4am on Saturday (July 8) on Leigh Road recreation ground.…

Eastleigh’s bandstand vandalised

Eastleigh residents will be shocked to discover that the town’s landmark bandstand, so often the centre of community events, has been extensively vandalised. The Victorian edifice which stands proudly in the Town Centre recreation ground was only renovated two years ago but now faces further repairs after mindless yobs left almost every panel of the…

United in peace

Remembrance Sunday Parade

Representatives from Eastleigh’s twin towns joined a record crowd of townsfolk to commemorate Remembrance Sunday at the War Memorial on Leigh road recreation ground. Veterans, servicemen, cadets, members of the emergency services and local scout and guides joined Eastleigh’s Mayor Rupert Kyrle and the Deputy Lieutenant for Hampshire Andrew Kent Esq  for the service led…

Olson “disappointed” on Rec debate move

Councillors arriving for last nights Full Council meeting were being tight lipped when asked for their thoughts on a Conservative motion to protect the Town’s Leigh Road Recreation from any future development. Local residents had concerns after Area Committee members had indicated support for a  plan from Sainsbury’s to build on the rec and the Borough planning department  had recommended  it should be…

Shock as Sainsbury’s withdraw planning application

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s have withdrawn their application for a new store and home delivery hub in Eastleigh Town Centre which would have seen , 5,000 square feet of recreational space and 47 trees concreted over. Eastleigh News understands there had been a series of meetings all day yesterday between Sainsbury’s representatives, council officers and Councillors…

Park Protesters rally on Rec

      Objectors to development on Eastleigh public parks held a protest rally at Leigh Road Rec on Saturday to draw attention to the October deadline for public consultation on the local plan and proposed Sainsbury’s development. Protestors for the ‘Save Stoneham park’ and the ’Rescue the Rec’ resident groups joined forces to stage…

Campaigners to bring park protest to town

Eastleigh Bandstand,leigh road, eastleigh

Campaign groups fighting to save Eastleigh’s green spaces from development will join forces this Saturday to highlight the fast approaching October deadline for public consultation on both the Local Plan and the proposed extension of Sainsbury’s supermarket onto the town’s recreation ground. ‘Save Stoneham Park’ protestors along with objectors from ‘Rescue the Rec’ will gather…

Councillors miss Sainsbury’s debate

Residents objecting to the new Sainsbury’s development have expressed their frustration after local councillors failed to take part in an open forum with Sainsbury’s planners. The meeting at the Old Town Hall on July 5 was organised by Newtown Residents Association as part of their AGM. Usually a couple of Eastleigh councillors are on hand…

Dog and owner savaged in ‘horrifying’ park attack

A woman recovering from a bone marrow transplant was attacked by a Staffordshire terrier in Leigh Road recreation ground as she fought to save the life of her savaged pet spaniel – only for the callous owners to walk away from the blood covered victims without offering any assistance. The victim who does not wish…

Leigh Road picnic protesters air rec concerns

A small group of protestors have staged a picnic protest on Eastleigh Rec as part of a series of national events held over the weekend by anti-cuts pressure group UKuncut. Impromptu ‘street parties’ were held all over the UK with a one event being staged outside Deputy Prime Minster Nick Clegg’s Putney home. Although the…