Tag: Leigh Road

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.…

Police hunt Eastleigh purse snatcher

A woman was assaulted after giving chase to a man who snatched her purse. At some time between 9.30pm and 10pm on Thursday, June 30 the 20-year-old victim was walking between Leigh Road and Market Street when she was barged into from behind knocking her hand bag from her arm. A man then snatched up…

Thirty trees to get chop for car showroom

  Eastleigh councillors have voted in favour of plans that will see over thirty trees bulldozed to make way for two drive-thru takeaways and a car dealership at the former civic offices site at Fleming Park. The decision was taken at Tuesday night’s meeting of Eastleigh Local Area Committee despite local residents presenting a petition…

Chief Fire Officer to retire

  After ten years at the helm of Hampshire’s Fire and Rescue Service Chief Officer John Bonney has announced he will be retiring at the end of the year. Mr. Bonney, who has been with HFRS for 13 years, announced this week to the organization’s 1,800 staff that he will step down on 31 December…

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…

Inspirational Project Brings Swap Shop To Eastleigh

Young people from Mencap’s Inspire Me project will be running an innovative fund-raising idea in Eastleigh this weekend, at the Holy Cross Church in Leigh Road Eastleigh. Their Swap Shop runs from 10:30 until 12:30 on Saturday 13th July, the innovation being that the proceeds, from a small admission fee of £3 and the profit…

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 –…

Fair Oak women on Burglary charges

Two women from Fair Oak have been charged with Burglary after cash was taken from the tanning salon on Leigh Road. On January 9 just prior to 7pm four teenagers, all female, are alleged to have gone into Universal Tanning on Leigh Road next to HSBC. A member of staff became suspicious of their behaviour,…

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…

Police investigate town centre assault

Police have taped off Leigh road recreation ground this a morning as part of a major investigation after a 17 year-old girl was subjected to a ‘serious sexual assault’ last night. Newtown Road was partly blocked to traffic and the former patient’s car park (now staff only) to Eastleigh Health Centre was also taped off.…

Police in Eastleigh HQ sell off

Eastleigh Police station

Plans to move Hampshire Police HQ from Winchester to a trading estate in Chandlers Ford seem to have finally been ruled out as the police authority prepares to announce proposals which will see the earmarked Alpha Park site either wholly or partly sold off. Alpha Park was bought by the authority in July 2007 for…