Tag: St Johns Road

Many hands make Hedge End’s lights work…

The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Malcolm Cross, switched on Hedge End’s Xmas lights this evening. In a ceremony organised by Hedge End Town Council’s Culture & Community Committee, a modest crowd braved the rain to watch various entertainments before the lights were switched on. With Cllr Jane Welsh introducing the performers, suitably adorned in a…

Colourful Carnival in Hedge End…

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…

Hedge End Groundsmen get £675K storeroom

Hedge End Town Council have taken possession of their new Groundsmen’s store. The brand new, purpose built, £675,000 (+VAT) building is situated in Woodhouse Lane Hedge End, near existing recreational facilities. Although a short drive from existing recreational facilities at Norman Rodaway, Greta Park and St Johns Road, the new Groundsmen’s store is ideally placed for the sports fields that have been proposed in the Borough…

Some of Hedge End’s Christmas lights switched-on

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…

War Memorial Gate Unveiled

Hedge End Town Council have proudly unveiled the new gate for the Town’s War Memorial. Announcing the completion of the project on their website, Hedge End Town Council say; We are thrilled to finally see the newly installed War Memorial Gate at St Johns Road, in all its splendid colour and glory! The Recreation and Amenities…

What colour should the Poppies be…?

Hedge End Town Council is to debate what colour Poppies should be incorporated into the new gates that are to be constructed for the Towns War Memorial. The Agenda for the Town Council’s Recreation and Amenities sub-committee meeting, to be held on 9th May, raises a number of questions under item 5, “Matters to be Resolved”, one of which is to “Determine colour of…

Hedge End Tories get some unexpected help…

Hedge End’s Conservatives are looking for a little extra help with leafleting, before polling in the Borough Elections on May 3rd. Although much better resourced nationally than the Lib Dems, the Conservatives do not have as large a campaign team locally as the Lib Dems, who have assembled a very effective campaign machine and made…

Cross-words at Village Hall…

Professional musicians and their gathering audience were treated to a lively warm-up act at Hedge End’s Village Hall earlier this week. Preparations for a performance of  “All on a Winters Night”,  a feast of songs, carols,  stories and folklore by Johnny Coppin, Paul Burgess and Mick Dolan, were disrupted by a dispute over the use…

Awkward start for the Hedge End Society

Hedge End residents contributed to a well-attended and lively inaugural meeting of the Hedge End Society on Monday evening. Four of Hedge Ends Town Councillors,  Cllr Keith Day, Cllr Jane Welsh, Cllr Sheila Baynes and Cllr Cynthia Garton attended.  Conservative and independent campaigners were also present. Trying to identify who was who and establish what…

Solemn Remembrance in Hedge End

Over 1000 people packed around the War memorial in Hedge End this morning, to attend Hedge End’s Remembrance service. The quarter of a mile from Hedge End’s 2000 Centre to the War memorial was closed to traffic to allow the parade and outdoor service  to take place. The parade, which was led by Cllr Mrs Jane…

E-fit of suspect released

  An E-fit has just been released by police of a man they would like to interview regarding an assault which occurred at St. John’s Road recreation ground in Hedge End on July 6. At around 8.45pm the victims and their friends were playing football when a blue Peugeot car passed by. The occupants of…