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Imaginations Take Flight at our theatres!
Catering for the very youngest to the almost grown up, The Point and The Berry Theatre’s Take Flight Festival will send you on a playful journey where all the family can join in the fun! Audiences can enjoy inspiring theatre, dance, magic, music performances, and creative have-a-go activities.
Festival highlights include The Point Youth Theatre’s new unmissable adventure
Emil and the Detectives [ (6 April); a colourful and vibrant train journey through India in the family dance show
choogh choogh [ (9 April); the ultimate day of building fun for LEGO® fans with
The Brick People ( [ April) and the magical stage adaptation of family loved picture books
The Museum of Marvellous Things [ (13 April) full of puppets, magic, storytelling and live music.
Take a look at the full Take Flight Festival programme [
Hundreds of beautiful trees planted across the Borough
Almost 500 trees of 14 different varieties have been planted across the Borough as part of the Plant Eastleigh project. We are planting the three-metre trees in suburban areas, which include in the Aviary Estate in Eastleigh and Bursledon’s Pilands Wood Estate, as well as clusters in Netley and Hamble.
Over 100 disease-resistant elms, specially bred by Hillier Nurseries, have been planted in the Borough in a dramatic return to our part of Hampshire for this iconic English native tree which was devastated by Dutch elm disease in the 1970s. They provide valuable habitat for the rare and enigmatic White-Letter Hairstreak butterfly (picture courtesy of Butterfly Conservation), the caterpillars of which feed exclusively on elm.
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Celebrating our volunteers
We celebrate #VolunteerMonth by highlighting the amazing work our volunteers do.
Today, we focus on the Country Parks Volunteers who tend to weekly tasks around
Itchen Valley Country Park [ racking up 6,781 hours between them over the past year! They contribute to the success of habitats and local green spaces, with path clearance, bird box building, coppicing, pond maintenance and more.
Here they are pictured finding they way through the Himalayan balsam...
See our live volunteer opportunities [
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 communications 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 Trail at IVCP
Until Sunday 14 April, 10am-4.30pm, £3
Families can explore Itchen Valley's ancient woodlands this Easter holiday.
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!
Free spring Walk & Talks
Hound, 17 April 10.30am-11.30am
Join a friendly walking group for a leisurely 3km walk through parts of Netley, including Royal Victoria Country Park, followed by refreshments. Walking boots/wellies are advisable.
Book now [
Bursledon, 10 April, 10.30am-11.30am
Join a guided walk around Bursledon, stopping half way for a view of the River Hamble. At the end of the walk
we provide a well deserved hot drink! This walk is 3km and is of moderate difficulty as it has slopes with uneven ground. The walk is free, but
you need to book [
One week left of Eastleigh Active Easter - don't miss out!
The Eastleigh Active Easter programme of Free Swimming and Activity Sessions continues into its second and final week!
Help your teens spring into action with plenty of places for:
Olympic Weightlifting, EastleighNetball, Fair Oak and EastleighStreet Basketball, Botley and Chandler's Ford
…and more for 5-16 year-olds!
Register for Free Swimming five days before your first session, choose from Hamble, Hedge End and Eastleigh.
Activities are subsidised at £3.50 per session, and are only £1 for families on Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support.
Book now [
Let’s get Easter recycling sorted
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 bonesLeftover foodCut flowers (cut into small pieces)
More recycling advice [
Garden Waste scheme
There's still time to sign up for our popular Garden Waste Collection Service - and save on the time, fuel costs and inconvenience of a trip to the tip.
Find out more [
Make sure your food waste bin can be seen
We're reminding 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.
Registered to vote?
Borough, Town/Parish Council and Police & Crime Commissioner elections take place on Thursday 2 May in the Borough of Eastleigh.
If you want to vote in these elections, you must be registered to vote by 11.59pm on Tuesday 16 April.
If you have moved house recently, please ensure you register at your new address.
Do you know someone who will be turning 18 on or before 2 May 2024?
If so, why not encourage them to register to vote and have their say.
Register to vote [
Animal welfare and dog fouling - have your say
The Council is proposing an Animal Welfare & Licensing Policy, along with a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for the control of dog fouling - and we're asking for residents' input
Proposals include £100 fines for those who don't clean up after their dogs, and the policy makes clear the responsibilities of owners surrounding the care and protection of animals.
Both the PSPO and Animal Welfare & Licensing Policy aim to enhance the quality of life for people in the Borough and create cleaner public spaces.
Share your thoughts through our
online survey [ (closing on Monday 6 May).
Free Business Networking Breakfast
On 17 April, 17 July, 16 October, 18 December, 10am-11.30am, at Alston House, 18-24 Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9DG, there's an opportunity to meet others from the local community over a delicious hot breakfast and refreshments. All welcome. To confirm your free place please email:
or text 07917 977 437.
Hamble Citizens Advice outreach now closed
Citizens Advice's monthly Hamble outreach, held at the Council's Mercury Community Library & Hub for the past four years, has had to close due to low footfall.
Hamble/Netley/Hound residents' nearest walk-in help is now the Bursledon outreach at Pilands Community Centre, Mondays 10am - 12 noon.
Read more [
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 [
Check out our latest job opportunities [
Explore diverse roles in a flexible, hybrid work environment. The Council also offers employees some
great benefits [
Netley Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club
On Monday 8 April, the Mayor, Councillor Nick Couldrey, is attending the launch of the Netley AFVBC at St Edward's Church Hall in Grange Road. The club will be held on the second Monday of each month, 10am to 12 noon. Call 0793 181 0864 or email
for more details.
There are also Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Clubs in Eastleigh and West End [
The Little Pop-up Spring Party [
7 April, 10am-4pm, Horton Heath Community Centre. Gift, craft and food stalls, craft workshops for kids and grown ups
Cuppa Club Memory Café [
8 April and 13 May, 2.30pm-4pm
Join us in the Foyer of The Point, Eastleigh for a warm welcome in a safe, and friendly space.
Pavilion on the Park Family Cook-Up [
Friday 12 April, 11am-1pm
Make your own two-course lunch, plus fun and games.
Eastleigh Borough Council
Eastleigh House
Upper Market Street
Eastleigh SO50 9YN
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