Tag: The Square

Marta Andreasen: One size doesn’t fit all

Whilst BBC Question Time were recording at the Berry Theatre in Hedge End this evening, Eastleigh News caught up with Marta Andreasen MEP as she joined local Conservatives on the campaign trail in Botley. Marta was formerly the Chief Accountant for the European Commission, but was suspended only a few months after starting that job…

Botley protests against Borough’s local plan

Protestors brought the centre of Botley to a standstill at lunchtime today. Such protests are rare in this part of the world, but temporary road closures were in place to allow a march organised by the Botley Parish Action Group to protest against the developments that are proposed in Eastleigh Borough Council’s new local plan. The plan has…

Botley’s “Big Lunch” goes down well…

Botley’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations were in full swing today, with the main event being the “Big Lunch” in the village’s historic market square. As has become customary in Botley on special occasions, the A334 that runs through the heart of the village was closed to traffic from 9am until 6pm, allowing the festivities to take place…

Botley’s Jubilee celebrations

While Hedge End’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations appear to be locked at committee stage as reported by Ray Turner, folk at nearby Botley can look forward to a full programme of events thanks to their parish council. On Sunday June 3 the square will be closed to traffic form 9 am to 6 pm and there…