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Get ready for Unwrapped
in Eastleigh and Hedge End
Get excited! Unwrapped Festival is back bringing families FREE live pop-up performances in Eastleigh town centre and Hedge End.
Saturday 8 June
Eastleigh, Leigh Road Recreation Ground
Sunday 9 June
Hedge End, Greta Park
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80th anniversary of D-Day - events across the Borough
There are events right across the Borough marking the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings, with many taking place on Thursday (6 June) and culminating in the lighting of a commemorative beacon:
Chandler's Ford
Fryern Pavilion, Thursday & Friday 6 & 7 June 9am-4pm, Saturday 8 June, 9am- 1pm
Chandler’s Ford Parish Council, in association with the Chandler’s Ford Archives, have put together a free exhibition marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day. It focuses on Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury’s role in Operation Overlord and the events leading up to D-Day, and its aftermath. After 8 June the exhibition will transfer to Chandler’s Ford Library.
Fryern Recreation ground, Thursday 6 June from 8.30pm
The lighting of a ceremonial beacon with musical accompaniment by Otterbourne Brass Band, with a reading of the official tributes. There will be no parking at Fryern Pavilion on the evening.
Fryern Pavilion, Friday 7 June, doors 7pm for 7.30pm start
Fryern Community Association will host a film night featuring a film called Letters from D-Day. Tickets from
Thursday 6 June, from 10am
From 10am: Charity Coffee Morning and Exhibition of WW2 Model Ships and Planes at The Royal Southern Yacht Club. £5 entry includes cake, tea and coffee.11.20am: Flypast by an RAF Battle of Britain Lancaster bomber (weather permitting).8pm: Procession: The Spitfires Marching Band will lead the Royal British Legion, local school children, scout and guide groups. Procession assembles at 7.30pm in The Square Car Park. 9.15pm: Remembrance Service led by the Bishop of Southampton and Lighting of D-Day 80 Anniversary Beacon.Netley
Cricket Field - Thursday 6 June, from 4.30pm
There's live entertainment from The Cherry Belles on the Cricket Field, Victoria Road, Netley Abbey, ending with the beacon lighting at 9.15pm. No parking on site.
Otterbourne Common - Thursday 6 June, 6pm-10pm
The Otterbourne Brass Band, wartime songs from the OTC, fish & chips and a tribute reading all precede the beacon lighting at 9.15pm. Car parking limited. Bring your own seating.
Fair Oak
Thursday 6 June
Commemorative events in Fair Oak include a wreath laying at the war memorial (10am), a history display at The Fountains Cafe (from 11am), lighting of the Lantern of Peace (12 noon) and a short service at 6pm.
West End
Hatch Grange - Thursday 6 June, from 8.30pm
The beacon lighting will take place at 9.15pm at Hatch Grange.
Royal Victoria Country Park Chapel, Netley
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June, from 10.30am (in partnership with Bursledon, Hamble & Hound Dementia Action Group).
Reminiscence in the Park, including Family Fun Day on Saturday and a Heritage Event on Sunday.
D-Day Tea Dance at 3.30pm on the Sunday - come along in 1940s outfits. Call
07760 236774 to book.
Eastleigh Town Centre
Leigh Road Recreation Ground, Saturday 6 July.
Revelry on the Rec a vintage fair & D Day commemoration (see ad below).
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.
Quilling Workshop
Thursday, 6 June, 10am-12 noon, £7
Join local artist Irene Collins for this intricate workshop in the new community building at the top of the Country Park. Paper quilling uses the art of coiling paper to create intricate designs.
It’s an easy-to-learn craft, and the session welcomes beginners and those who may know the craft. It begins with some basic techniques. Irene will guide you through the process to create a beautiful flower.
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Win FREE tickets with Go Ape
Swing into summer with Go Ape at Itchen Valley Country Park! 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 how to enter, can be found on the
Itchen Valley Country Park website [
Summer Sundowner at Itchen Valley Country Park
Friday 21 June, 6.30pm–8.30pm
Entry Ticket: £5
Gather your friends together for the Country Park’s first Summer Sundowner and relax after your busy week to acoustic sounds from
The One Eyed Man! [
Hailing from Berkshire, Stu has a style and sound which reflects the folk roots of rural England, with influences such as Paolo Nutini, Bon Iver and Mumford & Sons.
Fresh, locally produced fire pit food, craft beer and other refreshments will be available throughout the evening.
Book your tickets now! [
Cinderella's Wellies at The Point - early bird deals
Cinderella's Wellies now on sale for early birds
This is a brand new production from The Point. In collaboration with Eastleigh’s exceptionally talented creative community, led by Charlotte Cassey and Claire Roi Harvey of The House of Many Moons, Cinderella's Wellies will also include a local community cast for aspiring performers aged 16+. The cast call out will be later this year.
Find out more and book [
Hampshire Youth Dance to perform at Sadler's Wells
HYDC [ have been selected to perform at the Making Moves National Platform at Sadler's Wells. Making Moves is a brand new choreography and performance project, inviting school and youth groups from across England to show their moves. Only eight groups are selected to perform at the National Platform, sharing their creativity and talent on the Sadler’s Wells Theatre stage.
Announcing FRESH Artists 2024-25 and Summer CPD opportunities
The Point is thrilled to announce the three artists they will be working with in 2024-25, as part of the FRESH Programme – alongside some exciting CPD Opportunities for artists this Summer.
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Eastleigh Repair Café
TOMORROW Saturday 1 June, 13 July and 3 August, 1pm-4pm, Pavilion on the Park, Kingfisher Road, Eastleigh.
Got an item you need fixed? Free repairs at
Pavilion on the Park ,
or 023 80612710
Borough News out now!
The print version of the Summer 2024 edition of Borough News, our quarterly residents' magazine,is out now and being delivered to 57,000 homes across the Borough.
It covers a wide range of services and projects delivered by TeamEBC members.
It's also a great place to advertise your business. [
You can also read it online:
Read the full Summer 2024 and back editions of Borough News on Issuu [
Paddling Pool open!
The hugely popular Fleming Park
Paddling Pool [ in Eastleigh town centre is back for the summer.
It is open daily from 10am-7pm until September.
'Feastleigh' Food & Drink fiesta
Saturday 15 June 2024 11am-9pm, Eastleigh town centre
Dream Empire Events are excited to welcome you to 'Feastleigh', their first ever food and drink fiesta which will be held in multiple locations in Eastleigh town centre, creating a giant pedestrianised foodies' heaven!
Expect to see up to 80 food and drink businesses exhibiting, which will
include some of the town centre's finest food businesses, as well as some carefully selected traders offering gastronomical delights from around the globe.
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Discover local activities for 5-16-year-olds this Summer
With the six-week summer holidays fast approaching, we know many families are looking for things to do.
Eastleigh Active [ strives to offer activities for children aged 5-16 years that are a little bit different and not too pricey.
Whether they are new to exercise or looking to start a new hobby, there are activities to suit all! Some of the activities include: Aerial Hoop, CrossFit, Dance, Fishing, Football, Golf, Junior Gym, Tennis, and Swimming.
Activities will run between 29 July-23 August at various times and venues.
These taster sessions are also budget-friendly at £3.50 per booking (£1 for those in receipt of qualifying benefits) and some for FREE!
Bookings open over the next few weeks. To be the first to know,
register your interest [ and receive email updates directly to your mailbox.
Sign up for updates [
Big improvements to MyEastleigh
Your online, one-stop portal to Council services and local information has just got better.
We’ve relaunched MyEastleigh with a new look – and it’s now easier to set up your own account; it’s much simpler to navigate, too, and more user-friendly on your mobile phone or tablet. It’s also more accessible for people with visual impairments.
So, if you haven’t already set up an account – why not do it now? Simply click the link at the top right-hand corner of our
web homepage [
Find out more [
Rainbow Room for the LGBTQ+ Community
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.
Find out more
Totally independent MOTs
Our Hedge End Depot team offers a reliable and comprehensive MOT service.
Our professional mechanics are completely independent and will only advise on any works needed to a vehicle.
Find out more [
Looking for a job where you can make a real difference?
Check out our latest job vacancies
🔵 Catering Assistant (Casual)
🔵 Cleaner
🔵 Head of Legal Services & Data Protection Officer
🔵 Information Governance and Deputy Data Protection Officer
🔵 Head of Technical
🔵 Senior Building Surveyor
Why join us? 🤝
🟢 Work-life balance with flexible/hybrid working
🟢 Career development and continuous learning
🟢 Dynamic and inclusive work environment
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Transport for the South East [
TfSE is asking people to take part in their ‘Your Voices’ survey and submit views on the future transport needs of the region.
22 June 2024 10am-4pm
Family Fun Day with Wet Wheels [
Foreshore Car Park, Hamble, SO31 4JB
Assisting disabled families in enjoying sailing, power boating, and water sports in a welcoming and enjoyable environment.
Eastleigh Borough Council
Eastleigh House
Upper Market Street
Eastleigh SO50 9YN
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