Ukraine Students Welcome: Barton Peveril Sixth Form College has welcomed twelve students from Ukraine this year. They were welcomed into the College community after leaving their home country to escape the ongoing conflict.
Bayleaves Sells Fresh Milk: Milk from a local farmer is dispensed from a clear cooling glass churn. It costs £1.50 per litre and £2 for a bottle. Sustainable and supports local business.
Airport Runway: Plans to extend the runway have been given the all clear. Campaigners had challenged the decision but with legal hurdles cleared, the northern end of the runway can be extended by 164 metres.
Eastleigh Boxing Club: Former soldier, Gary Rodford, has taken command of coaching at the club in Bishopstoke Road. The 37-year-old has returned to his roots with the aim to make the club diverse and community focused.
Grant for Hair Salon: A new hair salon, Knightwood Hair at Knightwood Leisure Centre, Chandler’s Ford, is a cut above the rest after scooping a £750 Business Incentive Grant from Test Valley Borough Council.
Places Leisure Vehicle Chargers: The ‘ultra-rapid’ electric vehicle charger installed at Places Leisure Eastleigh is a big hit with electric vehicle drivers. In the first three months of going live more than 600 charges have been carried out.
Snakes Alive: An 18 ft python slithered across the roof of a terraced house in Chandler’s Ford and through a bedroom window. A broom handle was used to push away the albino invader which tumbled on to a car bonnet.
Fair Oak Café Underway: The project to create a cafe in Shorts Road, Fair Oak is underway, starting with the bulldozing of the dilapidated Scout Hut.
Sprucing up the Precinct: Forty new planters in Leigh Road Precinct and Wells Place have been stocked with perennial flowers and trees to recreate a tree lined avenue. Also in the pipeline is new seating and colourful strings of LED lights.
Kyle Evans Mentoring Maths: The maths master at Barton Peveril College is mentoring hundreds of UK teens online in a million-pound programme of maths outside the classroom. Maths Circles was developed in Bulgaria 100 years ago.
Largest Ever Fine: Eastleigh Borough Council paid costs totalling over £68,000 for the breach of a Tree Preservation Order following unauthorised tree works carried out at Scorey’s Copse, Horton Heath in April 2021.
Car Show Donates Money: The Concorde Club Classic and Sports Car Show clocked up a massive £15,246.56p for Naomi House and Jack’s Place- hospices for children and young people, at Sutton Scotney, near Winchester.