Tag: Roger Smith

Bruce is new mayor for Eastleigh

  Councillor Bruce Tennent has been invested as Mayor of the Borough of Eastleigh at the annual Mayor-Making ceremony. It was an evening of ‘thank you’s’ and ‘goodbyes’ at the Kings Community Church, Hedge End as the outgoing Mayor Maureen ‘Mo’ Solllitt – who was leaving public life to retire overseas – thanked those who…

Tories ‘on way up’ as Mims wins in Eastleigh

New MP Mims Davies and Newly elected Councillor Jerry Hall celebrate

Godfrey Olson, the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council’s Conservative Group has declared that the party is ‘on the way up’ after Mims Davies became the constituency’s first female MP in the General Election and the Conservatives took two borough council seats. The result in the General Election was as follows: Eastleigh General Election 2015: Party…

Parish Councillors support Fair Oak residents

In a well attended but surprisingly tame meeting of the Planning & Highways Committee at Fair Oak & Horton Heath Parish Council this evening, residents and Councillors found that they were of exactly the same mind over Eastleigh Borough Council’s proposals to develop over 750 new homes in the Parish. The purpose of the meeting…

New chip shop angers locals

A new chip shop in Fair Oak has been given the go-ahead despite the overwhelming opposition of locals who made their feelings known during a fiery November meeting of Bishopstoke and Fair Oak local area committee which resulted in the Chairman threatening to clear the room. The controversial chippy will now be one of three…

Cheryl gets top award

Fair Oak and Horton Heath Parish Cheryl Gosling has been presented with a prestigious award by the Hampshire Association of local Councils – fending off competition from clerks in 250 parish and town councils in Hampshire. The Chairman of Bishopstoke and Fair Oak Local Area Committee Roger Smith –himself a Fair Oak Parish Councillor – presented Cheryl…

New play area for Glebe Meadow

Local resident tries to stop Councillors from turfing kids off to have a go

Local children and families are set to benefit from a new play area at Glebe Meadow, Bishopstoke that they helped to design. The  new £50k community scheme was funded by Bishopstoke, Fair Oak & Horton Heath Local Area Committee and includes an extended toddler area with two multiplay climbing and slide units for different ages,…

Fair Oak Speeders Give Des the Hump

If you haven’t heard of him before, you have now. Des Scott is Fair Oak & Horton Heath’s newest Borough Councillor. Following a justly deserved promotion from Fair Oak Parish Council, Des has begun his Eastleigh Borough Council career with an issue bound to tick the boxes of most Fair Oak voters. Anti-social driving by…