Tag: Louise Bloom

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

Shocking rise in Parking Charges

The council has announced it will be introducing inflation busting rises to parking charges in Eastleigh of up to 20% from January 2012. Street parking charges will go up from 50p for 30 minutes to 60p (20%) and the hourly charge goes up by 9% to £1.20 from £1.10 while car park charges for the…

Councillor votes against his own motion

Hedge End Town Councillor Keith Day was forced to vote against his own proposals after the motion he had forwarded was amended beyond recognition. The sole opposition member on the Lib Dem council, Cllr Day had tabled a motion objecting to Eastleigh Borough Council’s decision to designate land at Woodhouse lane as a preferred location…

Bloom bashes Huhne

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…

Lib Dem support slips in Eastleigh

The latest local election results show support for the Liberal Democrats in Eastleigh is slipping. Although Eastleigh Lib Dems scored a notable result last week gaining seats in both Borough and Parish council elections despite the parties fortunes elsewhere in the country, overall their support has dipped from 51% of the vote in 2010 to…

Working for you all year round??

As many of Eastleigh’s councillors face the polls tomorrow, Eastleigh News can reveal that our borough representatives collectively failed to show up for 20% of their expected attendances over the last electoral year. Information on the council website show the total number of meetings each councillor was expected to attend and how many they missed.…

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

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.…

Parking Charges a ‘Trade Killer’ say BRC

Parking policy should be seen as a way to attract customers to the High Street and keep the heart of communities beating, not simply as a revenue raiser, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has said. Backing calls for cash-hungry councils to resist trade-killing increases in parking charges, the BRC said High Streets are the heart…

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…