Issues

News items relating to my Hampshire County Division of West End and Grange Park are shown on this page (inc Borough, Parish and Town Councils).  If you know of newsworthy items not mentioned, please contact me.

2016

October

July

  • 22 July – Tory executive member for the Environment to decide on the future of Hampshire’s recycling centres  Learn more…
  • 19 July – Botley Road Public Inquiry following planning appeal against local councillors’ decision to refuse planning permission for 100 houses opposite the Ageas Bowl
  • 19 July – Children’s Centre Call-in.  County Tories to close 43 of the 54 Hampshire Children’s Centres, reducing the annual budget in 2014 from £17m to £11m and now to £2.5m.  Learn more…
  • Planned drainage work to be carried out in Trent Way sometime between July and September
  • 1 July – Announcement by County Tories that 80% of Children’s Centres will close by April 2017, despite 68% of respondents to the consultation saying they strongly disagreed with the closures.  Learn More…

June

  • 23 June – The European In/Out UK referendum will take place.  Learn more…
  • 13 June – European In/Out UK referendum debate at Kings Community Church.

May

  • 17 May – Hedge End north Planning Appeal heard at the Ageas Suite.  Learn more…
  • 9 May – Quob Lane pavement resurfacing starts.  Learn more…
  • 5 May – Police and Crime Commissioner election – Richard Adair was the Liberal Democrat candidate.  Learn More…
  • Eastleigh Borough Council maintains Elections hold.  Learn More…
  • Kanes Hill pedestrian and cycle safety study commissioned.  Learn more..
  • Childrens Centres face large scales closures.  The consultation finishes on 3 May.  Learn more…

April

  • Virgin Media slow to do their part in putting an end to 4 months of Chapel Road roadworks!  Learn more…
  • Tim Farron raises Lib Dem Spirits.  Learn more…
  • Potholes Galore!  Learn more…
  • Update on Chalcroft School.  Learn more…
  • Bubb Lane Planning Appeal heard at the Ageas BowlLearn more…
  • Hampshire County Council school transport subsidy to be cut back to the statutory minimum, which could see a loss of the “School Specials” service. Learn more…
  • £43.1m of cuts to be made to Hampshire County Council’s Adult Social Care by April 2018.  Learn more…

March

  • Academies – Does this mark the end of Local Education Authorities? Government publishes education white paper.  Learn more…
  • Planning permission granted (App No. F/15/77227) on 6 November 2015 for Go-Ape Treetop Junior course aimed at 6-12 year olds at Itchen Valley Country Park.  Expected to open Easter 2016
  • County Council leader creates a one off community buildings capital spend fund worth £1m.  Learn more…

February

  • Financially supported Mencap Flagship Art project, St John Ambulance defibrillator West End installations and Kings Community Church Community minibus replacement by means of County Councillor devolved budget.  Learn more…
  • Sport England have awarded Eastleigh Borough Council £2m funding towards the construction of the new Fleming Park Leisure Centre.  Learn more…
  • The “Southern Powerhouse,” the name given to Government’s plans to devolve powers down to local authorities took a twist on 26th.  Government is insisting on a Metro Mayor and splitting Hampshire into LEP areas.  Learn more…
  • The question of maintaining Breastfeeding Drop-in Centre funding was deferred at the Hampshire County Council Full Council meeting on 18 February
  • On 11 February, Liberal Democrat Janice Asman wins West End North Borough Council Ward by-election by a significant majority.  Learn more…
  • County Council release papers in advance of 18 February Full Council recommending a council tax increase of 3.99% despite holding almost £500 million in reservesCabinet’s report
  • Planning Appication (App No. F/15/77718) submitted for Land at Hatch Farm North of Barbe Baker Avenue.  Consultation period ended 9 February 2016.  Learn more…
  • Investigation of deaths of all patients of Southern Health who had been in receipt of mental health or learning disability services since 2011 following the avoidable death of Connor Sparrowhawk in Oxfordshire.  Hampshire County Council Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee meeting was held in public on 9 February 2016. Learn more…
  • Mansbridge Road (A27) Traffic Delays for 12 month periodcommencing May 2016 to lay Southern Water pipeline
  • Planning application (App No. F/15/77456) for expansion of West End Surgery.  Decision expected beginning of February 2016
  • Permission to construct 121 homes given on the Moorgreen Hospital site (App No. F/15/77247).  Learn more…
  • Local Plan consultation underway.  Consultation closes 17 February 2016Learn more…
  • Pelican Crossing to be converted to a Puffin Crossing and railings replaced in West End High Street around end of February 2016Learn more…

January

  • On 14 January 2016, a planning application to build 200 homes rejected at the same Bubb Lane site where 328 homes was turned down last year (App No. O/15/77112)

2015

  • Numerous West End footways resurfaced.  Learn more…
  • Application to build 100 homes at the Botley Road site opposite the Ageas Bowl turned down on 16 September 2015 (App No. O/15/76418).  Notice of appeal given
  • Outline planning permission given on 8 June 2015 to build 950 homes in Burnetts Lane (App No. O/14/75735).
  • Application to build 328 homes in Bubb Lane turned down on 12 March 2015 (App No. O/14/75166).  Appeal to be heard at the Ageas Bowl in April 2016.  The appeal is more likely to be lost if residents attend the hearing