Tag: Rose Bowl

Archive of Stories about the Ageas Bowl (formerly Rose Bowl). The home ground of Hampshire County Cricket Club.

Bransgrove steps down as Ageas CEO

The Ageas Bowl has announced that Chief Executive Rod Bransgrove will be stepping down as from 1 December. He will be replaced by David Mann, currently group Financial Director. Bromsgrove will retain his position as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Since taking the helm at the Club in 2000 as Chairman and Chief Executive…

Council complete Ageas Bowl purchase

Council leader Keith House has announced this evening that Eastleigh Borough Council has finally signed off the controversial Ageas (Rose) Bowl deal. “We are now the proud owners of a stadium” he told a depleted cabinet meeting – witnessed by just one member of the public. The £6 million pound purchase is part of a…

Council to be updated on Ageas Bowl

Eastleigh Councillors will be updated on progress with the Ageas Bowl development at their meeting on Thursday 26 July. In December 2011 the Council confirmed their approval to invest in a new four star hotel as part of the Ageas Bowl redevelopment and approved the purchase of the 167 acre site, subject to a number…

A Wise and Justifiable Investment?

lt was July 2009 when it was first publicly announced that Eastleigh Borough Council was to borrow £30m and loan it on to The Rose Bowl Company to enable them to fund the building of their luxury Hotel. Its existence was said to be essential if Test Match Cricket was to be secured and the…

Could cruise ship war sink Rose Bowl plans?

Cruise liner

Hopes that Eastleigh Council’s planned hotel resort at the Aegeas Bowl would be able to cash in on Southampton’s lucrative cruise ship trade took a blow today after Shipping Minister Mike Penning said Liverpool could become a turnaround port for cruise ships provided if they handed back part of a multi million pound taxpayer backed…

Is council value for money?

Information released by the Audit Commission suggests that Eastleigh Borough Council offers poor value for money for taxpayers when compared to other councils. Spending per head on many key services is at best average or below average. Total net spend per was £358 per head last year compared to an average £1,104 per head for…

Rose Bowl decision ‘too hasty’

Eastleigh Council have been accused of ‘steamrollering through’ their decision to purchase the Rose Bowl cricket stadium for £6.5 million. John Martin, a West End resident and Ukip activist challenged  a poorly attended meeting of the performance and policy panel last Wednesday over the haste the council had shown in pursuing the proposed deal. Mr Martin was…

Gone in 60 seconds…

Eastleigh Council’s cabinet may have set a national record tonight for the fastest ever council meeting after the cabinet opened and closed its session within a minute with no debate. The meeting which opened at 6.30pm was declared closed at 6.31 after the cabinet voted to pass on the decision on a £36 million Rose Bowl land…

Council to decide Rose Bowl fate tonight

Eastleigh Councillors will decide tonight whether to use £6 million worth of taxpayers’ money to  buy the Rose Bowl cricket ground and fund the building of a £30 million Hotel . This follows Tuesdays special meeting of the Resources Scrutiny Committee who gave the scheme a ‘thumbs up’ despite warnings from Vice Chair John Caldwell…

Rose Bowl could go bust say Echo

Rose bowl West end

West End’s Rose Bowl cricket ground has been on the verge of going bust says The Daily Echo. Echo Chief Reporter Julian Robinson claims to have had sight of a top secret report from Eastleigh council finance boss Nick Tustian which states that the cricket ground was in danger of going into administration earlier this…

Test Cricket comes to Rose Bowl

The Borough of Eastleigh is set to stage an historic ‘first ever’ south coast Test Match when England entertains Sri Lanka at the Rose Bowl starting today. The Rose Bowl, which is situated at West End in the heart of the borough, is set to welcome tens of thousands of cricket fans over five days…

Council to fork out £45k for roundabout sculpture

Eastleigh council are searching for an artist to provide artwork on a local roundabout. There is £45,000 available to provide a piece of public art for the mini roundabout on Marshall Drive, West End, which is the access road for the Rose Bowl Cricket ground. There is already an existing artwork at the junction of…

500 Jobs in the Balance at New Police HQ

The creation of 500 jobs at the proposed new Police Headquarters in Eastleigh looks under threat as Hampshire Police Authority announce they will review the plans for the Chandlers Ford site in the light forthcoming cuts in the Police budget. The plans will up for discussion at the Police authority meeting on July 20th. At…

Hotel failures jump 61%

The number of hotel firms going bust jumped last year by 61%, accountancy firm Wilkins Kennedy has said as the benefits of the weak pound and the ‘staycation’ summer were offset by the slump in business travel. Hotel chains to go under last year included McKever Hotels, Folio, the Real Hotel Group, Comfort Inn, Quality…

Council win ‘Monopoly’ Challenge

A High Court Judge has dismissed a call for a judicial review into Eastleigh Borough Council’s decision to fund the building of a 175 bedroom 5 star hotel saying it had “no realistic chance of success”. Local hoteliers including the Holiday Inn, had challenged the council’s decision to waste £32m of public money on the…