Tag: West End

Top tory praises Huhne

Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne has received praise for his performance as energy secretary from an unexpected source. Conservative grandee and Thatcherite John Gummer has described Mr Huhne’s performance as Energy Secretary as “the success of this government”. In an article published in the Yorkshire Post today former environment secretary John Gummer , now Lord Deben said:…

Test Cricket comes to Rose Bowl

The Borough of Eastleigh is set to stage an historic ‘first ever’ south coast Test Match when England entertains Sri Lanka at the Rose Bowl starting today. The Rose Bowl, which is situated at West End in the heart of the borough, is set to welcome tens of thousands of cricket fans over five days…

Car window smashed for Ipod

Hedge End police have released an e-fit image of a youth they would like to speak to in connection with a theft from a motor vehicle in West End. The incident occurred at around 12.15pm on Tuesday, February 1 in Ingersley Rise, West End. A front window of a Vauxhall Corsa was smashed and an…

Police Hunt Racist Yob

Hedge End police are hunting a yob who racially abused staff at the ‘Hong Kong Chef’ in Townhill Way, West End. The incident occurred between 10.10pm and 10.20 pm on Saturday, December 11. The youth entered the takeaway and was abusive towards staff and was asked to leave. While being ejected he assaulted one member…

Fag sellers get underage warning

Officers from Hampshire County Council Trading Standards  say they are disappointed that an operation to clamp down on underage sales from cigarette vending machines has revealed a 75% failure rate. In a sting operation last week  a 15 year old volunteer visited four premises in Eastleigh, West End and Fair Oak, which resulted in three out of…

Hotel failures jump 61%

The number of hotel firms going bust jumped last year by 61%, accountancy firm Wilkins Kennedy has said as the benefits of the weak pound and the ‘staycation’ summer were offset by the slump in business travel. Hotel chains to go under last year included McKever Hotels, Folio, the Real Hotel Group, Comfort Inn, Quality…

Council win ‘Monopoly’ Challenge

A High Court Judge has dismissed a call for a judicial review into Eastleigh Borough Council’s decision to fund the building of a 175 bedroom 5 star hotel saying it had “no realistic chance of success”. Local hoteliers including the Holiday Inn, had challenged the council’s decision to waste £32m of public money on the…

Conservatives welcome former Lib Dems

Hampshire North West and Conservative frontbench MP Sir George Young has officially welcomed the Councillor for West End South Joyce Sortwell and her husband, West End Parish Councillor Graham Sortwell,both former Liberal Democrats, to the Conservative Group on Eastleigh Borough Council. Also with Sir George was Councillor Godfrey Olson (Conservative Group Leader) and Conservative PPC for Eastleigh Maria Hutchings…

Torys gain extra seat

Eastleigh’s Conservatives have gained an extra seat as Joyce Sortwell, Independent Councillor for West End South has ‘walked the floor’ to join the minority four man group. Councillor Sortwell was orginally elected to West End South in 2006 as a Liberal Democrat and was also Chairwoman of the Borough Standards Committee but lost the support…

Police name Rose Bowl victim

Police have named the construction worker who died in an industrial accident on the McAleer and Rushe site at the Rose Bowl, as 34 year old Philip Carsley from Thurnscoe, North Yorkshire. Police and the Health and Safety Executive are currently investigating the circumstances that led to Mr Carsley’s tragic death, which occurred at around.2pm…

Borough Burglary Spree

Police are appealing for information after Burglaries in the Chandlers Ford and West End areas of the Borough High value jewellery and electrical items were stolen from three addresses in Chandler’s Ford between 6.45am and 4.30pm on Monday, February 1. Two of the burglaries were at properties in Shaftesbury Avenue; the third was at an…