Tag: Louise Bloom

Archive of posts from Eastleigh News which feature Louise Bloom, Lib Dem councillor and member of Eastleigh Borough Council’s cabinet.

Hedge End Councillor resigns from Cabinet

Louise Bloom the Liberal Democrat Councillor for Hedge End Grange Park has resigned her Cabinet seat today. Bloom who held the portfolio for environment and sustainability has been absent from cabinet meetings since June following a highly publicised split from long term partner Eastleigh Liberal Democrat and Council Leader Keith House. But in a statement…

Further Lib Dem resignation at Hedge End Town Council

There are now two vacant seats on Hedge End Town Council after Councillor Louise Bloom, the former partner of Council Leader Keith House, resigned her Grange Park West seat last night citing personal reasons. Although the Eastleigh Borough Council Cabinet member for the environment has surrendered her place on the town council , she will…

Ex Mayor: ‘Leader thinks he is God Almighty’

A former mayor of Eastleigh has compared the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council to “God Almighty’ saying “power has gone to head” after a small but determined group of Ukip activists staged a protest demo outside the civic offices yesterday (Tuesday 9 Dec). The protestors called on EBC Leader Cllr Keith House to break his…

Under fire councillor hits back at critics

A friend of an under fire Lib Dem Cabinet member at the heart of a ‘love triangle’ newspaper story has hit back at critics who have suggested she is not doing her job properly telling Eastleigh News she is suffering from poor health and is awaiting an operation. It was reported in the Daily Mail…

Shock Result in Eastleigh:Updated

In the local elections Eastleigh’s ruling Liberal Democrats and their Conservative opposition have managed to hold on to all their seats after anticipated gains by an invigorated Ukip failed to materialise. Only 15 of the 45 seats were contested this year, so there was no prospect of a change of overall control of the Borough…

Many hands make Hedge End’s lights work…

The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Malcolm Cross, switched on Hedge End’s Xmas lights this evening. In a ceremony organised by Hedge End Town Council’s Culture & Community Committee, a modest crowd braved the rain to watch various entertainments before the lights were switched on. With Cllr Jane Welsh introducing the performers, suitably adorned in a…

Boorley Green gets Outline Planning Permission

In a special meeting of the Hedge End, West End and Botley Local Area Committee, the controversial development of 1400 new houses at Boorley Green was granted Outline Planning Permission, subject to a few conditions, this evening, 18th February. The meeting was held in the main hall of the Kings Community Church, a much larger facility…

Huhne backs Hedge End’s innovation

Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne, and Hedge End Town Council, have formally announced on their websites today, the news that Hedge End has been awarded “a £10,000 Government boost to help local traders in the Town”  As previously reported by Eastleigh News, in Hedge End also a Town Team Partner, the money has been awarded as part of the Dept…

Garden waste bags to cost £30 from April

Eastleigh’s householders will have to fork out almost 8% more to have their garden waste bags collected from April next year it was revealed at a meeting of the council’s cabinet last Thursday. The cost for a garden waste bag will cost £30 a year – one of a raft of inflation busting rises planned…

Rare Strategy Meeting in Hedge End

A rare meeting of Hedge End Town Council’s Strategy Committee looked to the future this evening. The Strategy Committee includes all of Hedge End’s Town Councillors, but is chaired by Cllr Keith House, leader of Eastleigh Borough Council, instead of by the leader of Hedge End Town Council, Cllr Louise Bloom.  Although this evenings meeting should have included all of the Town…

Rain makes Hedge End’s street party perfect

Rain failed to dampen the party spirit in Hedge End today, as the Town Council’s Street Party adjourned to the nearby Village Hall. Traditional British summer weather, pouring rain, meant that the party could not be held outdoors in the car park of the 2000 Centre as had been intended, but the possibility of bad weather had been considered by…

Hedge End belatedly debate local plan

Hedge End Town Council finally overcame its inhibitions this evening and managed to hold a worthwhile debate on the Boroughs draft Local plan. Hedge End’s only independent Councillor, Cllr Keith Day, has previously tried to get the Town Council to discuss the local plan at a Full Council meeting, but as he is the sole opposition figure on the…

Community & Culture trio note good progress…

Hedge End’s Community & Culture Committee were delighted this evening, with the progress that has been made to mitigate the effect of budget cuts imposed last year, by Hampshire County Council. At another poorly attended meeting, which saw committee Chair Cllr Louise Bloom and committee members Cllr Dan Clarke and Cllr Sheila Baines scrape together the three Councillors that are…

Community and Culture gets back to business

Hedge End Town Council’s Community & Culture Committee returned to business as usual this evening, after failing to raise a quorum in December. Present this evening were Cllr Lousie Bloom, Cllr Daniel Clarke, Cllr Cynthia Garton and Cllr Stan Sthankiya, which was sufficient to form a quorum. Apologies were formally received from Cllr Hicks, Cllr…

Day outnumbered again in Hedge End

Keith Day

A lively meeting of Hedge End’s Town Council, saw discussion of Eastleigh’s draft local plan stifled once again this evening. Cllr Jane Welsh, who was chairing the meeting, reminded the Council that the closing date for comments on the draft local plan was 3rd January 2012 and she hoped that everybody would respond. Once the…