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Contacting the Council - how does it work for you?
We're keen to know how you get in touch with the Council - to raise issues, report problems, get information or give us feedback - and what works best for you.
We've put together a survey and we'd love to hear what you think about your customer journey. We want to know if our communication and customer service channels are easy to use and helpful, and how we can make them better.
Complete the survey and be in with a chance to win a £50 shopping voucher!
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Latest addition in Country Park transformation
The latest addition in the
major transformation of Itchen Valley Country [ Park is the tented structure that was craned into place yesterday. It has created a covered outdoor seating area for customers to the popular Woodland Café.
Easter at Itchen Valley Country Park
There's an egg-citing programme of craft activities, events and a chance to explore at Itchen Valley this Easter.
Easter Needle Felt Workshop
Tuesday 26 March, 10am - 12pm, £16 - with refreshments included
An Easter-inspired workshop for beginners using a needle felt tool. In this two-hour workshop, you will be taught how to create a small rabbit to gift to a loved one, or to add to your Easter decorations.
Book now [
Easter Trail
Friday 29 March-12 April, 10am - 4.30pm, £3
Explore Itchen Valley's ancient woodlands with your family this Easter. The park has six free play areas for children to enjoy with over 5km of wheel-friendly trails. Can you help the animals of Itchen Valley to find the missing egg? Using your Easter Trail pack with a map provided, decode the answers from the clues given along the way!
Easter Biscuit Decorating
Wednesday 3 April, 10.30am-3pm, £4
Join us for some Easter themed biscuit decorating fun. Be prepared to get sticky with icing and other sweet treats! Sessions run throughout the day, please book your place.
Book now [
Itchen Valley Spring Walks
Thursdays 10am - 11am
Spaces are booking fast for Spring Walk and Talks at Itchen Valley. These popular walks are a great way to explore new areas of the park. Our experienced ranger knows plenty of nature facts - perfect for spotting spring flora across the park.
Walks are free and parking permits are provided. Book now to avoid disappointment:
Itchen Valley Country Park Bookings [
Bear with us while work on the Country Park transformation continues
Work on the major transformation, that is bringing exciting new features to Itchen Valley Country Park, is nearing completion. Some attractions may be temporarily closed off to allow work to take place and, with the huge amount of rain we have experienced recently, it may be muddy in some areas.
Please bear with us - we think visitors will agree that any temporary inconvenience was worth it when they see the final results.
More information [
Plenty of places for teens ready to be snapped up!
The Eastleigh Active programme of Free Swimming and Activity Sessions will take place Wednesdays to Fridays across the two Easter holiday weeks, 3-5 and 10-12 April.
Help your teens spring into action with:
Golf, East HortonOlympic Weightlifting, EastleighTennis, Fair Oak and Hedge EndStreet Basketball, Botley and Chandler's FordNetball, Eastleigh and Fair Oak
Around half of activities for 5-11 year-olds have sold out! It's time to book...
Activities are subsidised at £3.50 per session, and are only £1 for families on Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support.
Book now [
Are you prepared for the elections this May?
Apply for a postal vote
A postal vote means you can have your say at the elections on 2 May, even if you can’t get to your local polling station.
You don’t need photo ID to vote by post; postal voting requires other identification checks, such as verifying your signature and date of birth.
The deadline for returning the application form is 5pm on Wednesday 17 April.
Apply for a postal vote now [
Information on voting in May [
Have you got the right photo ID?
If you do not have any of the
accepted photo ID [ and you want to vote at a polling station, you will need to
apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate [ by 5pm on 24 April which can be used specifically for the purposes of voting.
We've created a
video [ explaining how voting will work in the Borough's polling stations on 2 May - now that forms of photo ID are required.
Find out about our Gardening ServiceThe Council provides a gardening support service for both older and disabled residents in our Borough. The service will help to maintain your garden, assist with lawn cutting, edging, pruning and low hedge trimming. Please note that we are not able to undertake tree cutting.
This service is provided for people who are 65 years and over, as well as people with a disability.
Residents with a disability should have a qualifying disability benefit award letter, for example from DLA or PIP.
Read more
[ or to request the gardening service, please telephone 023 8068 8384.
Last chance to have your say on biodiversity
Don't miss your chance to have your say on a far-reaching strategy aimed at boosting biodiversity in Eastleigh Borough.
The consultation asks for feedback on proposed targets and the locations of biodiversity priority habitats and links, that aim to protect key species and their habitats. It closes next Friday (29 March).
Find out more and give your views [
AWCA Community Meal
If you're in Eastleigh town centre on Thursday 4 April, from 12 noon to 2pm, you're invited to join the Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Nick Couldrey and members of the Asian Welfare & Cultural Association to share a free meal.
Join them at Eastleigh Market Place, Leigh Road Precinct for a buffet of curry, along with other refreshments. It's a great chance to sit down and mingle with the local community.
No need to book, just come along (first-come, first-served).
Eastleigh Pantry moves to new Leigh Road location
The Eastleigh Pantry, previously located at the Pavilion on the Park in Fleming Park, has moved to its new location at the Citizen Advice Eastleigh's main office on Leigh Road. It now provides key complementary services at one location, helping local people with both advice and food assistance.
Shoppers can become a member and pay a £5 donation for around £15 worth of food, ensuring that household budgets stretch as far as they can.
Learn more [
BID wins prestigious crime prevention award
Congratulations to Eastleigh BID's Crime Prevention Team who have won the Business Crime Prevention Award for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The awards recognise the contribution made to support policing and creating safer local communities.
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Make sure your food waste bin can be seen
We want to remind residents to make sure their food waste bins are visible to our food waste crews when they approach their property.
Please ensure you put them in front of your larger green or black bins so that they can be seen and emptied. This is particularly important early in the morning when it is dark.
Design and draw an ‘EBC 50-Year Logo’ Competition
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Eastleigh Borough Council by taking part in our '50 Year Logo' competition!
The winning design will be featured all year, and the artist will receive a £50 theatre voucher from the Mayor.
Find out more and enter [
Discover us in Discover Magazine
Discover Magazine [ hits your doormat, you may already have spotted our adverts or listings. This free local publication, which is created in the heart of Eastleigh, shares the Council's theatre listings and more! We’d love to know if you receive it and whether you enjoy the content.
Is there something you would like to see more of in Discover?
Email the team:
Road race traffic
The Eastleigh 10K road race takes place this Sunday 24 March at 9am.
There may be some disruption to traffic, with Passfield Avenue being closed between 8.30am and 10.30am.
There will also be a road closure as the runners’ lead car goes along the new route which is: Passfield Avenue, Woodside Avenue, Shakespeare Road, Twyford Road, Woodside Avenue, back along Passfield Avenue, Derby Road, Desborough Road, Chestnut Avenue and Passfield Avenue, before finishing in Fleming Park.
World class stars added to Southern Brave squads
Kieron Pollard, Smriti Mandhana and Laurie Evans were the big players of the night to join Southern Brave at The Hundred Draft, powered by Sage on Wednesday. Check out the full squad lists
here [
Southern Brave’s first home match at the Council-owned Utilita Bowl is on Wednesday 24 July when they take on London Spirit.
Fans can sign up for early access to early bird priced tickets at [ ahead of the priority window taking place from 9-23 April.
Check out our latest job opportunities [
Explore diverse roles in a flexible, hybrid work environment. The Council also offers employees some
great benefits [
Are you a carer?
If so, come along to the Home and Well Hub
Wednesday 3 April 10am-3pm
St Andrew's Methodist Church Hall,
Blenheim Road, Eastleigh SO50 5SD
Cuppa Club Memory Café [
Join us in the Foyer of The Point, Eastleigh for a warm welcome in a safe, and friendly space. 8 April and 13 May, 2.30pm-4pm
Eastleigh Borough Council
Eastleigh House
Upper Market Street
Eastleigh SO50 9YN
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