Tag: Leigh Road

Velmore: From Huts to Homes

A year-long local history project was successfully  completed this evening, as a brand new book describing the history of the Velmore estate was launched at the Velmore Centre. Entitled Velmore: From Huts to Homes (1950s – 2014), the new book is the result of a community project funded by First Wessex, picking up on a…

Christmas Eve Market in Eastleigh

Eastleigh Borough Council have announced that there will be an additional market day in Eastleigh, on Tuesday 24th December this year. The Christmas Eve market will be held in the usual location on Leigh Road precinct, between 9am and 2pm. In a press release, a spokesman for the Council says; ” We are pleased to stage…

Mike visits ‘Assisted Living’ Development

As the Government develops plans for Phase 2 of its £300 million fund to improve housing options for older people, Eastleigh’s MP, Mike Thornton, visited McCarthy & Stone’s ‘Assisted Living’ development, Catherine Court, to see how specialist housing can help older people lead happier, healthier and longer lives. As well as being given a tour…

Fire Brigade Ready For Fun Day

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service will be hosting a Community Fun Day on Saturday 31 August at the Service’s headquarters in Eastleigh. Open to the public from 10am until 4pm and free of charge, HFRS promise it will be an ideal mixture of fun, activities and demonstrations to keep the holiday blues at bay. Children…

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 –…

Fire at Heinz Burt close

At 19:24 yesterday evening  Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to a fire at Heinz Burts Close . The fire was located on the first floor of a three story residential building which fronted Leigh Road. Control operators mobilised two fire appliances from Eastleigh. A total of 9 firefighters quickly brought the fire under…