Tag: Sainsbury’s

Hedge End superstore to feature in BBC reality TV series

Customers and Staff at Hedge End’s Sainsbury’s superstore will find themselves the stars of a new BBC reality series as cameras go behind the scenes to document a year in the life of the supermarket. The series of six 1-hour long episodes which has been given the title of ‘Inside the supermarket’ and coincides with…

Sainsbury’s Eastleigh ready for Red Nose Day

Staff and customers at Sainsbury’s in  Eastleigh will be raising funds and raising a laugh for Red Nose Day. Over the next few weeks, Sainsbury’s staff all over the UK will be working hard to raise money for the annual charity event which this year takes place on Friday 24 March. Fundraising activities at the Eastleigh…

HFRS: Coolant leak no health risk to Public

Hampshire Fire and Rescue wish to reassure Hedge End residents that there is no threat to public health following the incident earlier this evening which led to the temporary closure of the Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer superstores at the retail park. HFRS have released the following press statement and photographs from the scene: We…

Sales of Hob Nobs fall by 14%

  Sales of Hob Nobs – the biscuit of choice for millionaire MPs – and other branded biscuits have plummeted by 14% this year as the credit crunch sees cash strapped shoppers turn to  shop’s own branded products. A top secret report (Price £35) by the Grocer magazine has been leaked by the Daily Mail (Price…

Olson “disappointed” on Rec debate move

Councillors arriving for last nights Full Council meeting were being tight lipped when asked for their thoughts on a Conservative motion to protect the Town’s Leigh Road Recreation from any future development. Local residents had concerns after Area Committee members had indicated support for a  plan from Sainsbury’s to build on the rec and the Borough planning department  had recommended  it should be…

Council delegates ‘political’ Rec motion

Local residents fighting to save Eastleigh’s Leigh road recreation ground from developers have had their hopes dashed  after Council Leader Keith House dismissed a motion opposed to further encroachment as “Political Posturing” and Mayor Rupert Kyrle used standing orders to devolve a debate down to the Local Area Committee. Councillor Judith Grajewski – of  Eastleigh’s  four member Conservative opposition group –…

Shock as Sainsbury’s withdraw planning application

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s have withdrawn their application for a new store and home delivery hub in Eastleigh Town Centre which would have seen , 5,000 square feet of recreational space and 47 trees concreted over. Eastleigh News understands there had been a series of meetings all day yesterday between Sainsbury’s representatives, council officers and Councillors…

Sainsbury’s plan tree loss ‘Unacceptable’ says expert

Sainsbury’s controversial plan to build a megastore and home delivery depot over part of Eastleigh’s popular recreation ground has drawn criticism from an Eastleigh council officer who believes it will result in the “loss of a large proportion of urban tree stock”. The officer from the council tree services department has objected to the plan…

Eastleigh’s first Mardi Gras event underway!

Eastleigh’s Jubilee themed Mardi Gras weekend is well under way on the  recreation ground. Gorgeous sunshine has seen crowds flock to the event which features over 40 stalls with family activities  – many people choosing to picnic on the grass while listening to  bands performing on the bandstand. The days festivities will culminate in a…

Councillors miss Sainsbury’s debate

Residents objecting to the new Sainsbury’s development have expressed their frustration after local councillors failed to take part in an open forum with Sainsbury’s planners. The meeting at the Old Town Hall on July 5 was organised by Newtown Residents Association as part of their AGM. Usually a couple of Eastleigh councillors are on hand…

Sainsbury appeals opening hours

The new Sainsbury’s Megastore in Portswood is launching a second attempt to extend its opening hours to 11pm the local website Portswood.info has reported. Sainsbury’s – which only opened the superstore in March – originally wanted to remain open till 11pm with the car park shutting at midnight but Southampton City Council heeded the concerns…

Leigh Road picnic protesters air rec concerns

A small group of protestors have staged a picnic protest on Eastleigh Rec as part of a series of national events held over the weekend by anti-cuts pressure group UKuncut. Impromptu ‘street parties’ were held all over the UK with a one event being staged outside Deputy Prime Minster Nick Clegg’s Putney home. Although the…

Where are our Councillors?

Save Stoneham second walk

“Where are our Councillors?” asked local residents last Saturday as they set out on a ‘protest ramble’ across on parkland threatened by plans to build 1,300 new homes. The ‘Save Stoneham Park’ action group had invited all  of the Borough’s elected representatives to join them last  Saturday afternoon,  but none of the 44 council members…

Weekend protests in Eastleigh

Two events are being staged this weekend by local ‘Anti- development ‘groups. This afternoon the ‘Save Stoneham Park’ is inviting councillors and local residents to join them on a leisurely ramble around the park land earmarked for 13,000 new homes under the proposed local plan. Save Stoneham Park organisers who have invited councillors said: “We…

Jamie Oliver bows out in style…

After 11 hugely successful years Jamie Oliver’s final television advert with Sainsbury’s will be broadcast tonight for the first time. The advert, which has a Christmas pantomime theme, will be premiered during the break for X-Factor on ITV. The advert, filmed on location at London’s famous Adelphi theatre, features Jamie cooking a delicious Christmas dinner…