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SOUTHAMPTON EAST & HAMBLE NEWS & NOTICES

Bridleway Re-opened: The bridleway between Tollbar Way and Old Shamblehurst Lane, Hedge End has been re-opened. Undergrowth and trees have been cutback so horse riders and walkers can use the bridleway safely.

Award for Albert Road: Hedge End’s Albert Road Cemetery and War Memorial Garden have won the prestigious Green Flag Award for the 13th year in a row.

Tribute to Cricketer: Tributes have been paid to Vic Isaacs from Hedge End who for more than 30 years was the Hampshire County Cricket scorer. He died aged 77 and was believed to the longest serving scorer in county cricket, developing the new digital media.

Rowing Record: Soldier Jack Jarvis of Hamble has rowed himself into the Guinness World Records after completing a marathon 4,600-mile voyage across the Atlantic from Portugal to Miami earlier this year, often rowing fifteen hours a day.

Bella Isabella Move: Italian eatery, Bella Isabella, which was running as a takeaway from a shared kitchen space at Bay Tree Walk, The Square, Wickham, has moved to The Brewery Bar, Botley.

Hamble Foreshore Looking Good: A series of waste control measures have been taken at the café including new waste bins, dog poop bins, and a dolphin bin outside to encourage younger children to dispose of their rubbish correctly.

Ambleside Gardens: A huge sinkhole opened up in gardens in Ambleside, Botley. The homes back onto a stream which runs along a pathway behind the gardens.

Seaview Artisans: A group of ‘lockdown’ artists have been showcasing their work. Six Netley based artists who call themselves the Seaview Artisans specialise in sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, glasswork and photography.

Hants Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones: She spent a Friday night at the police nerve centre in Netley observing 999 call handlers, meeting control room staff, firearm-trained officers who deploy armed teams and those running the motorway desk.

Now Eight Defibrillators in Fair Oak: Sandy Lane shops, Woodland & Horton Heath Community Centres, Lapstone Playing Fields, Fair Oak Squash Club, St Thomas Church on the wall of Footprints Pre School, Wyvern College and The George, Fair Oak Square.

Windhover Meadows: Windhover Meadows has been created on the former Bursledon Car Boot site. The 10.5 acres includes public open space, play area, footpaths with improvements to existing public rights of way.

The Bug Hotel: Little creatures are checking into the bug hotel, created by the local Men’s Shed, which is now part of the new wildlife habitat at Sydney Avenue, Hamble.