Tag: Stoke Park Woods

Homeless man living in Bishopstoke woods

A homeless man has been living in a tent in Stoke Park woods for the last three weeks. When local carvery chef Desmond Spiers (28) lost his home and his job he turned to Eastleigh Borough Council for help but then rejected their offer of a space at a night shelter in Winchester because he…

Government in tree climb down

The future of the popular woodland at Stoke Park seems to be assured today as the government performed a U –turn on its plans to sell off all forestry commission land. Addressing parliament the Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman said: “I am sorry, we got this one wrong.” She said she took “full responsibility” for the…

House sticks up for Wood

Rob Byrne, the Fair Oak resident who is on a mission to save Stoke Park Woods from falling into private ownership as a result of the governments proposed sell off of Forestry Commission land has received backing from the Leader of the Council, Keith House. Previously Mr Byrne had heard from MP Chris Huhne who…

Huhne backs community woodland

Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne has declared his support in the fight to keep Stoke park woods in the public domain. Recently it was revealed the well used, much loved local woodland that lies between Bishopstoke and Fair Oak will put up for sale by the government Writing in response to campaigner Robert Byrne, Mr Huhne…

“Save Stoke Park” Rob begs PM

Fair Oak resident Robert Byrne has written to prime minster David Cameron asking him to intercede in plans which could see Stoke Park wood sold off to a private company. Local walkers and nature lovers throughout the UK have been left reeling by news that the government plans to privatise the Forestry Commission who manage…

Police Hunt Stoke Park Sniper

Police are appealing for information after an air rifle was used in Eastleigh on Saturday August 7. A 22-year-old man was walking a friend’s dog in Stoke Park Woods at around 7.30pm when he was shot with a pellet. The man saw three white boys running away from the scene. One of the boys was…