Tag: Swan Centre

Shocking rise in Parking Charges

The council has announced it will be introducing inflation busting rises to parking charges in Eastleigh of up to 20% from January 2012. Street parking charges will go up from 50p for 30 minutes to 60p (20%) and the hourly charge goes up by 9% to £1.20 from £1.10 while car park charges for the…

Burglars meet Nemesis

Boozy burglars may have met their nemesis after three people were arrested and charged in connection with a burglary at a restaurant in the Town Centre. Thieves broke in through the roof of Frankie & Benny’s and took a large quantity of booze sometime between midnight and 7.20am on Sunday, October 2. Quick investigative work…

Big Brother is watching you…

Eastleigh council spends more on CCTV surveillance than major cities like Coventry, Oxford or Preston shock figures reveal. The recent addition of two temporary CCTV cameras in upper market street to monitor bus station activity has thrown the use of CCTV in the town centre into the spotlight. Despite assurances from the council that Eastleigh…

JLS in special Eastleigh screening

Vue Eastleigh will be screening JLS: Eyes Wide Open, the UK’s first ever 3D concert movie, which was filmed on the band’s 2010-11 sold out tour, at 2pm and 7.30pm on Friday 3rd June at the Swan Centre.* The film, which was recorded live at the London O2 Arena in January this year, contains exclusive,…

Parking charges to rise again

Motorists feeling the pinch would be advised to steer well clear of Eastleigh from February as the cash strapped council attempt to bolster flagging finances by hiking car parking charges for the second time in six months with inflation busting rises of up to 25%. The council have £100 million in long term loans to…

Boom Town Eastleigh’s Christmas Joy

A Report into the festive trading period in this month’s ‘Eastleigh Borough News’ – the free ‘News’ paper produced by the council in partnership with the Daily Echo- appears to be at odds with the national picture suggesting the town had bucked the trend and enjoyed a ‘a Festive success ‘ while the rest of…

Town Shops Could Be Tax Protest Target

Pop up protestors could be popping up in Eastleigh next Saturday as citizen volunteers inspired by David Cameron’s ‘Big Society’ seek to expose some of the country’s biggest retailers who they say are avoiding payment of tax. Vodaphone, Boots, Evans, Dorothy Perkins and Burton are all retail chains who have stores in Eastleigh and are…

For One Night Only: Bon Jovi!

For one wild night only, Bon Jovi fans are in for a treat with the screening of one of their biggest gigs to date and part of ‘The Circle Tour’, which was filmed live this May at their homecoming gig at The New Meadowlands Stadium, New Jersey. The Vue at Eastleigh’s Swan Centre has been…

Barbara’s Dreaming of a Crime Free Xmas

Police officers in Eastleigh have been busy giving out crime prevention tips and advice to shoppers this week in a bid to help local residents enjoy a crime free Christmas. Officers from the Safer Neighbourhoods team joined Eastleigh’s crime prevention officer, Barbara Clayton and Annette Macnamara from Eastleigh Borough Council’s Community Safety Partnership to host…

The Rising Cost of Christmas Cheer

The cost of Eastleigh’s Christmas lights have rocketed by over 30% in the last four years a recent Freedom of Information request has revealed. Eastleigh residents will be paying nearly £30,000 for their festive town centre decorations and Christmas tree this year compared to just over £20,000 in 2006. This increase in expenditure is in…

A Good Reason to Visit the Swan Centre

Stars of TV’s ‘X Factor’, accapella band ‘The Reason’; will be performing in Eastleigh’s Swan Centre this Saturday lunchtime between 12 – 1 pm. The popular Southampton boy band have agreed to appear for the launch of a charity calendar, the proceeds of which will be donated to Sophies Appeal – a charity founded by…

Halloween Events for Half Term

October half term holidays are here and there are plenty of local Halloween themed events to keep the youngsters busy next week. This Saturday, October 23rd there will be a Halloween fancy dress competition at the Swan Centre , Eastleigh with face painting, creepy crafts and spooky treasure trail. You can also meet Rodney the…

Thomas the Tank Engine steams into Vue

The Vue cinema, Eastleigh, is bringing Thomas’ greatest adventure to date, Thomas and Friends: Misty Island Rescue,to the big screen on the 2 and 3October at 10.30am to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Thomas the Tank Engine. Children and adults alike can enjoy another amazing adventure from the classic character, in full Computer Generated Imagery (CGI),…

Les Miserables Anniversary at Eastleigh Cinema

Vue Eastleigh will be screening the one-off 25th Anniversary performance of the World’s longest running musical, Les Miserables. The Cinema, located in the Swan Centre will be showing this stunning interpretation of  Victor Hugo’s on masterpiece on Sunday 3 October The special performance from the O2 arena in London, which sold out in record time…

Charity challenges shoppers in Eastleigh to help raise £1 million

Hampshire has just 18% woodland cover compared to the European average of 44% according to the Woodland Trust, the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. They are challenging shoppers in Eastleigh to help create many acres of new woodland throughout the UK by buying from the Woodland Trust fashion range found in the Swan Centre’s Dorothy Perkins store…