Tag: Lower Northam Road

Aldi for Budgens site?

  Hopes that the site of former Budgens’ supermarket in Hedge End will be re-opening as a branch of Aldi supermarkets seem to have been dashed today after a Eastleigh Borough Council spokesperson denied rumours that the German discounter was coming to the village but Council Leader Keith House has not ruled it out. Last…

Christmas arrives in Hedge End…

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A large crowd gathered in Hedge End this evening, to see The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Tony Noyce, and Hedge End’s Carnival Queen, Harri Killen, switch on Hedge End’s Christmas lights. The switch on ceremony itself was rather brief, with the crowd enjoying the traditional countdown before the ceremonial plunger was depressed, but was preceded…

Colourful Carnival in Hedge End…

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Colour flooded the roads around Hedge End’s village centre this afternoon, as thousands turned out to watch the annual carnival procession, a tradition which started in 1921 and is still going strong. Hedge End’s Carnival Queen, Olivia Fisher, was centre stage and very well supported by Carnival  Princesses Mia Gardner, Lily-Angell-Collins, Sidnie Killen and Sadie…

Foreign Secretary visits Hedge End

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With the Eastleigh by-election in full-swing and Parliament on its usual Friday wind-down, there were more Secretaries of State in Hedge End than Eastleigh News could shake a stick at today. Whilst the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander and the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable were elsewhere in Hedge…

Hedge End’s Problem Planter Predicament – Solved…?

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Hedge End may have found a solution to the problematical planters in the Village Centre. As previously reported by Eastleigh News, in Serving the Community, the brick planters in the centre of Hedge End are often to be seen in a weed-ridden state. Conveniently for the Town Council, one of the brick planters has recently been demolished, as part…

Some of Hedge End’s Christmas lights switched-on

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Hedge End’s Christmas lights have been officially switched-on, with the traditional ceremony on Hedge End’s “Village Green” on 6th December. The lights comprise the same set of illuminated panels with flashing stars and chains of lights draped around trees that have been seen in previous years.  But eagle-eyed Hedge Ender’s and passers-by will notice that there is already a failed panel, exactly where it was…