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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!
Complete the survey [
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 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 [
Let’s Get It Sorted…this Easter
Easter is a time when roast dinners and (of course!) chocolate are enjoyed along with gifting flowers and cards, but with this comes additional waste. Here is a handy guide to help with what Easter waste goes in what bins, ready for your
kerbside collection [
Green Recycling Bins
Cardboard boxes/ trays
Local Recycling Centre/ Bins
Tin foilClean Plastic Bags/ Packaging (at many larger supermarkets)
Black Household Bins
Tin FoilPlastic Egg TraysHot Cross bun outer packagingPlastic Sweet WrappersPlastic Cellophane PackagingCards with shiny, sparkly bits
Brown Food Waste Bin
Vegetable PeelingsMeat and bonesLeft over foodCut flowers (cut into small pieces)
More recycling advice [
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 [
Less than a week to go before Eastleigh Active this Easter!
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 plenty of places for:
Golf, East HortonStreet Basketball, Botley and Chandler's Ford
and more...
Around half of activities for 5-11 year-olds have sold out, so 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.
Hedge End Snowdrop Sculpture will bloom at Chelsea Flower Show
Pictured (from left to right) - Luke Harris (Frontier Estates), Phil Deacon (Deacon Design), Tom Hiscocks (Sculpture Designer), John Cunningham (General Manager & Carol Collins (Head Housekeeper)
A new sculpture of snowdrops is flowering at Snowdrop Place Care Home, ahead of a temporary loan to the Chelsea Flower Show.
Commissioned by Frontier Estates as part of their planning agreement for the Care Home, the sculpture has been made by artist Tom Hiscocks and was installed just as snowdrop bulbs came into flower this February.
The Council has given permission for the sculpture to be temporarily loaned to the Chelsea Flower Show from 14 - 28 May, where it can be expected to be seen by around 155,000 visitors to the internationally renowned horticulture event.
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).
Animal Welfare Policy and Dog Fouling PSPO Consultations - have your say
The Council is proposing an Animal Welfare and Licensing Policy, along with a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for the control of dog fouling…we need your input!
This includes £100 fines for those who don't clean up after their dogs and makes clear the responsibilities of owners surrounding the care and protection of animals.
Both the PSPO and animal welfare and licensing policy, aim to enhance the quality of life for people in the Borough and cleaner public spaces.
Share your thoughts through our
online survey [ (closing on Monday 06 May).
Your opinion counts!
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:
Hamble Citizen's Advice outreach now closed
Citizen's Advice's monthly Hamble outreach, held at the Council's Mercury Community Library and Hub for the past four years, has had to close due to low footfall. The decision has been made to divert resources to help more people.
Hamble/Netley/Hound residents' nearest walk-in help is now the Bursledon outreach at Pilands Community Centre, Mondays 10am - 12 noon.
Read more [
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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