Tag: Waste & Recycling

Faulty sewage tank causes footpath flooding

A riverside footpath popular with ramblers was flooded over the Bank Holiday Weekend after a crack in a storage tank resulted in  the escape of  thousands of gallons of treated waste water from the Chickenhall Lane Water Treatment Plant. On Sunday a local man out walking his dog along the Itchen Navigation spotted water spurting…

Council ask Residents to Recycle Carefully

Eastleigh  residents are being reminded to put the right item in the right bin as Eastleigh Borough Council  aims to improve its recycling rate. To help guide residents on what can be recycled in their green recycling bins, a new yellow and red bin hanger information scheme is being introduced. The council’s collection crews will leave…

Strike action could disrupt council services

“Council workers deserve a decent wage” said a local union organiser as staff at Eastleigh Borough Council prepare to take part in a national day of strike action tomorrow (Thursday 10 July) in support of improved pay and conditions. Hundreds of Carers, social workers, refuse collectors, street cleaners and teaching assistants all over Hampshire are…

Will new energy plant burn human body parts?

Concerns have been raised that a new ‘waste to energy’ recovery plant proposed for Chickenhall Lane could be burning human body parts – and even human foetuses. The operators Clean Power already has already been granted planning permission by Hampshire County Council to build the plant in Eastleigh despite objections from Eastleigh Local Area Committee…

Concerns over new waste plant for town

Eastleigh Civic Offices

Fears that a new waste recycling plant in Eastleigh could lead to air pollution and a nasty pong has caused one concerned Eastleigh resident to call on townsfolk to lobby the Environment Agency who are considering an application for an environmental permit. Simon Payne, who lives on Southampton Rd, believes the new waste recycling plant…

Council successfully prosecutes waste offender

The Council has successfully prosecuted a resident for illegally disposing of general waste in Bursledon. The defendant, Mr Peter Rowell of Bishopstoke was fined £200 and ordered to pay £480 costs to the Council with a £20 victim surcharge. Following a report in May 2013 of an abandoned caravan in Shop Lane, Bursledon an Environmental…

Garden waste bags to cost £30 from April

Eastleigh’s householders will have to fork out almost 8% more to have their garden waste bags collected from April next year it was revealed at a meeting of the council’s cabinet last Thursday. The cost for a garden waste bag will cost £30 a year – one of a raft of inflation busting rises planned…

Dormouse could hold up Woodside housing plans

Nesting dormice could stand in the way of more housing at Woodside Avenue by holding up the planned relocation of the council waste tip to Chandlers Ford. Chandler’s Ford Parish Council met last week to consider EBC plans to open a mega waste recycling centre at Stoneycroft Rise off  Chesnut Avenue – a move which…

The bookshop that gives away it’s books

Shoppers in Eastleigh have been flocking to a new bookshop with a difference. Everything inside it is free! A ‘Books for Free’ store has opened up inside the empty former bank premises opposite Tesco at the Swan Centre. All the donated stock is completely free, the Charity behind the initiative Healthy Planet says that giving…

Recycle your Christmas tree

Now Twelfth Night is here Christmas decorations will be coming down in homes throughout the Borough. The council have issued a reminder to households that Christmas trees can be recycled rather than thrown away. There are twelve sites throughout the borough whereChristmas trees can be taken to be recycled up to the 16 January: •…

Parking charges could be axed

Victory over parking charges has been declared as the government called an end to the ‘War on Motorists’. The Department of Communities have announced they are scrapping ‘Planning Policy Guidance 13: Transport’ which was issued in 2001 and had obliged councils to set high parking charges to encourage the use of alternative modes of transport.…

Council launch waste collection survey

Eastleigh Council has launched an online survey to determine residents level of staisfaction with waste collection and recycling services in the borough. This follows a recent edict from the communities minister Eric Pickles that councils need not limit black bin collections to once a fortnight, which prompted Councillor Louise Bloom to say that fortnightly bin…