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Parliamentary Election 2024 - all the information you need
The UK Parliamentary General Election takes place next Thursday 4 July. We have pulled together information for voters, including guidance on voting by proxy, support for disabled voters, what ID you need to be able to vote, as well as information for candidates and agents.
Visit our Parliamentary Election webpages [
Support for disabled and clinically vulnerable voters
The voting process should be accessible to all voters and we offer a range of support for disabled and clinically vulnerable voters to enable them to vote independently, or with assistance.
Read more [
Postal votes
If you have a postal vote, please make sure you put it in the post as soon as possible to ensure that it arrives by 10pm on Thursday 4 July 2024.
You now need photo ID to vote at polling stations
People voting in person or by proxy at polling stations will now have to show photo identification.
We've created
a video [ explaining how voting will work in the Borough's polling stations - now that
forms of photo ID [ are required. (*Please note that the deadlines for applying for a postal vote or a free Voter Authority Certificate have now passed.
Read more [
What will help you get on your bike in the Borough?
We have launched a new cycling project called
CycleTogether Eastleigh [
It aims to encourage you to cycle more, learn about cycle safety and discover new routes.
CycleTogether Eastleigh is a partnership with Sustrans and Steer to involve residents in training and events that help make cycling a part of everyday journeys.
To help shape the programme of activities, please complete the short survey to let us know what would help you.
Read more [
Complete the quick survey [
Eastleigh Active - Bookings open next week
This year's
Eastleigh Active summer programme [ is available with a
map of the locations [ so you can start planning your kid's summer activities!
Whether they are new to exercise or looking to start a new hobby, there are activities to suit all!
Find out more [
Bookings open soon
Bookings will open from next week so pop a reminder in the diary or sign up for email updates for a reminder ⬇️
When: 29 July - 23 August 2024
Ages: 5 - 16yrs
Click image to download programme
Sign up for updates [
Celebrations at Itchen Valley for volunteers
Local volunteers were welcomed by the Mayor of Eastleigh at Itchen Valley Country Park this week. It was for a special celebration to honour their dedication in supporting Council projects and venues across the Borough.
The Mayor, Councillor Dave Pragnell, shared a cream tea with the volunteers and thanked them for their hard work.
Attendees at this special event represented over 200 volunteers who help with the Green Spaces teams, the Plant Eastleigh project, Health Walks, and The Point and Berry Theatres.
Read more [
Supporting our Armed Forces
Tomorrow (Saturday 29 June) is Armed Forces Day, which is a chance for communities to recognise the contribution of service personnel and their families, veterans and cadets.
As well as flying the flag to mark the occasion, the Council is signing the Armed Forces Community Covenant to encourage support for the Armed Forces Community working and residing in Eastleigh.
Find out more [
Anyone for tennis? New courts coming to Bursledon!
The tennis courts at Bursledon Recreation Ground have been resurfaced, repainted and new nets and posts are due to be installed early next week.
They are part of the Lawn Tennis Association's Park Tennis Project, funded by the UK Government and LTA Tennis Foundation. The courts also received additional funding from the Bursledon, Hamble & Hound Local Area Committee to enhance the facility for local residents.
With Wimbledon starting next week, what better time to enjoy some tennis in the sun!
To keep up to date and get on court, please visit:
Bursledon Recreation Ground | Tennis Courts | LTA [
There's lots happening at Itchen Valley Country Park
There's lots going on in the beautiful surroundings of Itchen Valley Country Park this summer as the major programme of improvements nears completion.
BioBlitz Purple Emperor
Saturday 20 July, 5pm–6.45pm, £5
Join
Ashley Whitlock from Butterfly Conservation [ for an illustrated talk on this fantastic species of butterfly royalty!
Book now [
BioBlitz, a 24-hour wildlife count!
BioBlitz is a fun-packed day for all the family. Itchen Valley Country Park is rich in reptile, bird and insect species, which love to inhabit their ancient woodlands and wildflowers. The Country Park will be running various expert-led walks, talks and surveys that you can book onto throughout the day.
Find out more [
Last chance to win FREE tickets with Go Ape
Competition closes Monday 1 July
To have a chance at winning free tickets for your adventure, simply answer this question:
How tall do you have to be to join Tree Top Adventure Plus?
Answers, along with information on how to enter, can be found on the
Itchen Valley
[ Country Park website [
Watercolour Wellbeing Workshop
Friday 12 July, 10.30am-3pm, £60.
Refreshments and a vegetarian buffet provided.
Join
local artist Iris Hill
[ July to explore free flowing watercolour techniques and breathing meditations to nurture your creativity and inspire calm.
Book now [
Fun days for families on free school meals
Free fun-filled activity days take place at Itchen Valley Country Park over the summer holidays for families in receipt of benefits-related free school meals!
We are hosting Family Fun Days over four Thursdays in August. They include outdoor activity sessions and a two-course meal.
They are available for accompanied four to 11 year-olds. Families can already apply for the eligibility code required prior to booking, which opens Thursday 11 July.
Find out more [
Coming to Eastleigh - the UK’s most extraordinary circus under the Big Top 🎪
Location: Places Leisure Eastleigh, Passfield Ave, SO50 9NL
Date: 11-28 July, various times
“We’re delighted to be working with The Point Theatre to bring SABOTAGE to Eastleigh and we can’t wait to meet a new audience in this beautiful part of the country. SABOTAGE is a joyous and extraordinary celebration of what it means to be alive – this is not just a circus, this is a world where ordinary people do extraordinary things."
“Our silver Big Top has become an iconic part of who we are. Bring your family, your friends, your neighbours to share the memories, and let us welcome you to the best night out in Eastleigh this summer.”
Alison Woods, Executive Director
Residents special offer✨
Local residents under the postcodes SO50 & SO53 receive a discount on all tickets throughout the run, starting at only £12. Your discount will automatically be applied when booking with your address.
Find out more [
Book your tickets [
Opportunities for local community groups and charities
Community buildings forum
An online Community Buildings Forum takes place on Wednesday 10 July, 2pm.
The event, on Zoom, is aimed at bringing together groups running community buildings or spaces, to establish peer-support, and get advice from Action Hampshire and Community First.
More information [
Eastleigh Community Showcase
On Saturday 12 October, 10am to 2pm, Community First will be welcoming a variety of community organisations and charities to the
Pavilion on the Park [ for their first
Eastleigh Community Showcase [
Don't miss this event, which is supported by the Council to promote the work of the Borough's wide range of charities, voluntary organisations and community groups.
Expression of Interest Form [
Please contact Jo Proctor at Community First ( ) if you have any questions and would like to take part in the Zoom call.
Book an MOT with your Council
Do you need a reliable, comprehensive and completely independent Driver & Vehicle Standard Agency(DVSA) approved MOT service?
Our team of professional mechanics in Hedge End carry out MOT testing service on cars, light vans, Class IV or V, or large panel vans between 3,000kg and 3,500kg (Class VII).
We don't offer a repairs service, but if your vehicle fails, we'll only advise you on what work is needed to get it through a retest. We offer a free retest within ten days.
Book now [
Could you be a Citizens Advice trustee?
Citizens Advice Eastleigh are seeking new Trustees to join their Board and help them take their work forward. As a Trustee you’d be part of a team helping to set the direction of travel, monitor their financial position, review their work, ensure sustainability and make sure they're meeting the needs of the community. It’s a really worthwhile way to support the ongoing development of the charity and our Borough.
Find out more [
Mayor's blog
The Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Dave Pragnell, writes an occasional blog about his mayoral engagements.
Since his investiture last month, the Mayor's engagements have included attending the performance of The Little Mermaid Junior by Blue Butterfly Dance at The Rose Theatre and visiting Shakespeare Infant School.
You can read the Mayor's blog on our website [
Current vacancies
Head of Legal Services & Data Protection Officer
Legal Senior Specialist (Contracts and Commercial)
Operational Trainee - Street Services
Service Director - Neighbourhoods and Green Spaces
Technicians (Casual)
Find out more and apply [
Southern Water
The consultation for the
Hampshire Water Transfer and Water Recycling Project
[ open until 23 July.
Saturday 29 June
Bike security marking (Eastleigh Police) and servicing (Ride Ride) [ at Wells Place, Eastleigh town centre.
Saturday 13 July and 3 August, 1pm-4pm
Eastleigh Repair Café at Pavilion on the Park, Kingfisher Road, Eastleigh. Got an item you need fixed? Free repairs at
Pavilion on the Park , or 023 80612710
The Point Eastleigh’s
Rainbow Room [ is a monthly gathering for the LGBTQ+ Community. Activities every month will range from fun social evenings to epic drag nights. The Point welcomes you into our cosy space as you are.
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