Tag: Louise Bloom

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

Möckmühl welcomes Hedge End Councillors

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Representatives from Hedge End Town Council visited the German town of Möckmühl last weekend, at the invitation of Ulrich Stammer, the Mayor of Möckmühl. The Hedge End Town Council website reports that this trip was personally funded,  rather than at the Council Taxpayers expense, and that the purpose of the trip was to discuss twinning opportunities…

Bloom bashes Huhne

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Chris Huhne has once again come under pressure yesterday as a leading Lib Dem called for his resignation and Hedge End Councillor Lousie Bloom wrote to The Guardian in protest over the Energy Secretary’s Nuclear strategy. Cllr Bloom, Eastleigh’s cabinet member for the environment co-signed a letter to The Guardian arguing that the proposals for…

Keith saves Day!

Independent Hedge End Town councillor and local blogger Keith Day has helped to secure the future of the laburnum tree which became the centre of a village war after a local pre-school tried to have it felled to make way for a second play area. Tempers flared when local WI Chairperson, Jill Borrows, objected to…

Technophobia?

At a recent council meeting, Eastleigh Borough Councils new Head of Communications, announced that as part of a revamp of the way the council communicates its ‘good news’ to the borough it will introduce of the use of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to get enable Eastleigh residents to hear firsthand what…

Parking charges could be axed

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Victory over parking charges has been declared as the government called an end to the ‘War on Motorists’. The Department of Communities have announced they are scrapping ‘Planning Policy Guidance 13: Transport’ which was issued in 2001 and had obliged councils to set high parking charges to encourage the use of alternative modes of transport.…

Stay Out of Town!

A Hedge End town councillor has warned car drivers to stay away from Eastleigh town centre or pay the price. Speaking at a public meeting organised by Southampton and Eastleigh Friends of the Earth, Eastleigh’s cabinet Minister for Environment Louise Bloom claimed that parking controls were part of the councils strategy to reduce local carbon…

Council launch waste collection survey

Eastleigh Council has launched an online survey to determine residents level of staisfaction with waste collection and recycling services in the borough. This follows a recent edict from the communities minister Eric Pickles that councils need not limit black bin collections to once a fortnight, which prompted Councillor Louise Bloom to say that fortnightly bin…