Tag: Wayne Irish

Bruce is new mayor for Eastleigh

  Councillor Bruce Tennent has been invested as Mayor of the Borough of Eastleigh at the annual Mayor-Making ceremony. It was an evening of ‘thank you’s’ and ‘goodbyes’ at the Kings Community Church, Hedge End as the outgoing Mayor Maureen ‘Mo’ Solllitt – who was leaving public life to retire overseas – thanked those who…

Shock Result in Eastleigh:Updated

In the local elections Eastleigh’s ruling Liberal Democrats and their Conservative opposition have managed to hold on to all their seats after anticipated gains by an invigorated Ukip failed to materialise. Only 15 of the 45 seats were contested this year, so there was no prospect of a change of overall control of the Borough…

Eastleigh’s local history mystery

  Eastleigh’s revived local history society is asking for help in identifying photos of people and places stored in its picture archive. The society has uploaded around 300 photos to its new website and plans to put up more as a permanent resource for those interested in the history of our borough The first batch…

New road to be named after former Labour councillor

    The new section of Dew Lane leading onto the latest phase of the Pirelli housing development is to be named after former Labour councillor Bill Luffman. Luffman died in January 2012 after many years of political activity as a member of Eastleigh Labour Party. The former Labour group leader was also a chair…

Rec motion wrecked

Eastleigh’s Conservative councillors have claimed that the Lib Dem ruling party do not want to protect the Leigh Road Recreation ground from development. The allegation followed a stormy meeting of Eastleigh Local Area Committee on Tuesday night after a Conservative motion to protect the Rec from any development was condemned as ‘politically motivated’  by the…

New budget hotel attracts bookings

A new budget hotel, in the heart of Eastleigh town centre has been officially opened by the outgoing Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Wayne Irish. The 60 room Travelodge which has created 15 new jobs, cost £3.4 million and is part of the Councils plan to redevelop the degenerating town centre into a popular shopping and…

Eastleigh makes a new Mayor…

Eastleigh Bourough Council has a new Mayor. At the annual Mayor-making ceremony this evening, 10th May 2012,  Cllr Rupert Kyrle was elected to the position of Mayor with Cllr Malcolm Cross elected as Deputy Mayor. The Mayor is the Borough of Eastleigh’s ‘First Citizen’ and is elected at the annual meeting of the Council in May. The Mayor chairs the…

Asda launches new community initiative

Asda at Chandler’s Ford has unveiled a new commitment to the local area called ‘Community Life’ as part of a nationwide campaign. As part of the initiative, a special community board is being launched and money will be raised for local worthwhile causes. Each store will have  a ‘Community Champion’ dedicated to supporting the local…

Chris Huhne opens New NHS dental practice

Chris Huhne MP has officially launched a new NHS dental practice on  Chamberlayne Road in Eastleigh.  Operated by Genix Healthcare, The new practice provides access to NHS dentistry for more than 5,500 local people. It will be staffed by four full time dentists, employing 11 staff in total, and offer routine NHS dental care for all…

Eastleigh welcomes Christmas shoppers

Eastleigh Councillors

Eastleigh Borough Council tore up their commitment on tackling Climate Change in spectacular fashion on Saturday night when Mayor Wayne Irish threw the switch on a dazzling firework display and thousands of Christmas lights which will continue to burn in the streets for the next six weeks. A large crowd of up to 10,000 converged…

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…

Wayne takes on Mayor’s job

Councillor Wayne Irish became the Borough of Eastleigh’s First Citizen at the annual Mayor Making ceremony on Thursday 12 May. Wayne Irish is a lifelong resident of the borough. He attended Chamberlayne Road Boy’s School and later Toynbee Secondary school. In 1964 he was one of the first pupils to attend Alderman Quilley School. He  worked…

Ghastly Poles Bring Down Neighbourhood

Over a year after the council publicly declared they were going to remove eyesore parking signposts from the streets of Newtown – exasperated residents are still waiting for something to happen. On the 27th September 2009 local resident J Meuhlnickel complained on the ‘Fix my street’ website about the state of a parking signpost in…

Parking Permit Bombshell

Eastleigh Borough Council have announced they propose to charge £ 30 for residents parking permits. Currently the first vehicle is free of charge with a second permit costing £50 and a third £100 (plus a £25 inspection fee) however all new applications for a first permit will cost £30 in future. There are no plans…

Eastleigh’s new Mayor Installed

Thursday night saw the annual Mayor making ceremony take place at the Towns Civic Offices as the outgoing Mayoress Pamela Holden- Brown made way for new Mayor John Caldwell – the Conservative councillor for Hiltingbury East. Mrs Holden-Brown had a vote of thanks proposed and seconded by councillors Haulwen Broadhurst and Graham Smith while John…