Tag: Swan Centre

Council promise “Christmassy” atmosphere for Eastleigh shoppers

Eastleigh’s council bosses promise the run-up to Christmas will be easier in the Town Centre this year with late night shopping, some free or discounted parking, entertainment and a “Christmassy” atmosphere with a new seasonal market. Town centre retailers, the Business Improvement District (BID) and Eastleigh Borough Council are joining forces to ease the burden…

Clinton Cards face administration

Another key store in Eastleigh’s embattled shopping centre is facing possible closure with the news that greetings card shop Clinton Cards will be forced it into administration later today having already suspended trading in its shares. Clinton is the UK’s biggest card retailer and employs more than 8,000 staff. It is understood that administrators will…

Eat in Eastleigh?

A new council sponsored website designed to promote fast-food outlets and restaurants in Eastleigh uses photos of diners enjoying themselves elsewhere – like Canada! The Eastleigh Town Centre partnership which aims to promote business in the town engaged Reading based company Business Fulcrum to produce a site designed to promote the town and make it…

‘Game over’ for Game?

Another retailer in the Eastleigh flag ship swan centre is reported to be struggling. Game, part of a 600 strong chain of  video game stores that employ an average of 10 staff per store – have announced suppliers are refusing them stock amid concerns over the groups credit worthiness. The company is locked in negotiations…

Chairman gets curfew

An Eastleigh Man has been placed under a curfew for three months after brandishing a chair in the Swan Centre McDonalds. Officers from Eastleigh Neighbourhoods Team had to be called to the late night incident on October 29 after Gareth Robinson, 31, became aggressive after an argument. Following an appearance at Southampton Magistrates Court last…

Mayor saves Town Library!

Eastleigh bookworms will be celebrating today after Hampshire County Council revised its plans to close the Town Library on Mondays after Mayor Wayne Irish came up with a viable alternative. As part of the cut in funding imposed on the County by the Conservative/Lib Dem Coalition government, Hampshire is trying to save £450,000 by reducing…