Tag: Matthew Myatt

Eastleigh Blogger in St Pauls protest camp

A blogger from Eastleigh is currently in the thick of the controversial ‘Occupy London’ protest at St Pauls Cathedral. Matthew Myatt – a professional photo- journalist who contributes regularly to Eastleigh News went to report on the protest and ended up  working there as the official photographer for Occupied Times – a weekly newspaper printed…

Lib Dem was on council Blacklist

An Eastleigh Lib Dem party activist has spoken of his shock at discovering that he had been placed on the council’s secret list of potentially violent persons. Sam Snook, a former Lib Dem council candidate, says he had worked tirelessly for MP Chris Huhne during his election campaign and even appears on the MP’s candidate…

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…

Council brand Eastleigh News tog as ‘violent’

Matthew Myatt

Matthew Myatt © Eastleigh News contributor Matthew Myatt was shocked to discover that his name – along with the names of other local political and eco activists – appears on a secret council list of ‘undesirables’ which is circulated to councillors, council staff and private contractors. The amiable dad-of-five has now hit the headlines himself…

Local snapper sets council puzzler

An award winning freelance photographer from Eastleigh, is about to release the third instalment in as series of catalogues of photographs he has taken in the borough. Matthew Myatt’s latest collection, ‘Dark Eastleigh’ follows in the footsteps of ‘Beyond the Bandstand’ and ‘Further beyond the bandstand’ by exploring hidden local views. He is currently challenging…

Con Dem Nation

‘Judas’. That was the verdict delivered by a Labour voter on the community website ‘Hedgeendpeople’ on the news that Eastleigh’s re-elected MP Chris Huhne had negotiated himself a position in the Conservative cabinet as Energy Secretary. Faced with defending a majority of only 568, Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrats had campaigned hard to encourage tactical voting among…

Information Consternation!

Eastleigh Borough Council is failing to respond to Freedom of information requests within the legal timescale according to Matthew Myatt, Eastleigh Activist and Local Human Rights Campaigner. Under the Freedom of Information Act, Public Bodies are obliged to respond within 20 days to requests for information. Exasperated at the delay to his information request relating…