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Book your 5-16 year-olds onto Eastleigh Active this Easter
The Eastleigh Active programme of Free Swimming and Activity Sessions is aimed at helping children and young people across the Borough to escape the everyday this Easter.
All take place from Wednesdays to Fridays across the two Easter holiday weeks, 3-5 and 10-12 April.
Pick from activity sessions across the Borough:
Tennis, Fair Oak and Hedge EndStreet Basketball, Botley and Chandler's FordNetball, Eastleigh and Fair OakJunior Gym, Hedge EndCycles4All, EastleighNerf battles, Netley and Chandler's FordGolf, East HortonOlympic Weightlifting, Eastleigh
Sessions are subsidised at £3.50 per session, and are only £1 for families on Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support.
Book now [
Register for Free Swimming [ at Hamble Sports Complex, Wildern Leisure and Places Leisure Eastleigh.
Councillors vote in support of women’s pension rights
The pension rights of women born in the 1950s, known as ‘WASPI’ women, have received the unanimous support of Eastleigh Borough Councillors. There are more than 6,000 WASPI women in the Borough of Eastleigh.
Read more [
Celebrating International Women's Day
We’re marking International Women's Day by
celebrating Charlotte Mary Yonge, [ the successful Victorian novelist who gave Eastleigh its name. Last year was the 200th anniversay of her birth.
Charlotte also supported immigrant workers and families coming to Eastleigh to work in the railway industry.
Find out more about Charlotte [
Community First to deliver vital support
The Council has appointed leading charity Community First to deliver vital support for voluntary groups and charities and help more residents to volunteer.
Launching a new service in April, Community First, a leading voice for the voluntary sector in Hampshire, will
provide expert guidance enabling voluntary and community groups to maximise the benefit of their work in the community.
Read more [
Itchen Valley Country Park - Super Spring Events
Mother’s Day at Itchen Valley
Sunday 10 March, 10am-4.30pm
Visitors can enjoy a relaxing day at Itchen Valley this Mother’s Day. After a springtime stroll enjoy a slice of Victoria sponge cake with tea and coffee for £5 or scones with jam and cream with tea or coffee for £4.50.
Booking not required.
Spring Foraging Walk
Saturday 20 April, 10am - 1pm
Join local forager Freya Rimington, on a walk to learn about edible wild plants and fungi and their uses. Her culinary background combined with her lifelong passion for foraging provides a fascinating insight into seasonal found food! Wild garlic and other spring plants will be at their prime and ready for sampling.
Tickets £25 Book now:
Itchen Valley Country Park Bookings [
New Treetop Adventure
Treetop Adventure Plus at Go Ape! in Itchen Valley Country Park is all about embracing the 'more' – more speed, more air, more freedom, more height - and, of course, more thrills! Discover the Treetop Adventure course this spring.
Learn more [
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 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 [
Stroll and chat in our beautiful green spaces
Walk and Talks are led by an experienced Countryside Ranger and are the perfect way to meet new people and learn a little about nature in a safe setting.
Walk and Talk Hound (Netley)
Wednesday 13 March, 10.30-11.30am
Join our Hamble sessions for a chance to meet others in the local community, learn a little about nature and spend time outdoors! Walks are led by an experienced ranger with refreshments provided.
Find out more and book [
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 [
Find out about our Gardening Support ServiceThe Council provides a gardening support service for older and/or 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 and/or have a disability.
Residents with a disability should have a qualifying disability benefit award letter ,for example from DLA or PIP.
Read more details [ or to request the gardening service, please telephone 023 8068 8384.
No Smoking Day Wednesday - free support
Eastleigh Borough residents can get help from
Smokefree Hampshire [ to quit for good all year round:
Weekly Quitline consultations over phone, text or video chatQuit with the Bella app 12-week programme with nicotine replacement and more.
[ or text "I QUIT" to 66777 or call 01264 563039 / 08007723649
Start the conversation of burning wood at home
The Council partners with other local authorities and the Environment Centre to promote clean air. We recently we took to the streets to find out what local people thought of the impact of wood burning on the environment, people's health and your wallet.
Watch the video [ to learn more about why wood burning may not be the best choice to heat your home.
Were you surprised by the figures? Does it make you think twice about getting a wood burner or could you burn less, cleaner and better?
Learn more from the Environment Centre (tEC) [
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 [
Drop-in to have your say on Borough biodiversity
Take your chance to have your say on a far-reaching strategy aimed at boosting biodiversity in Eastleigh Borough.
For those with queries or cannot complete the online survey - there is a drop-in session at Eastleigh House on Tuesday 19 March, 10am to 4pm.
Find out more and give your views [
Register to vote in plenty of time for May 2024
If you want to vote in the elections on 2 May 2024, you must be registered in advance. If you have moved house recently, please ensure you register at your new address. If you know someone who will be turning 18 on or before 2 May, why not encourage them to register to vote and have their say?
Register to vote [
Borough News out now!
Eastleigh Borough News, our quarterly print magazine, is going through letterboxes across the Borough.
Get the latest news, including an update on improvements at Itchen Valley Country Park, find out what's on, and design a logo to mark the 50th anniversary of the formation of Eastleigh Borough Council.
You can also read Borough News online [
Audio version of Borough News available
Our friends at
Southampton Area Talking Echo [ produce an
audio version [ of Eastleigh Borough News.
SATE is a small charity that also records news items from the Daily Echo onto memory sticks for visually impaired people.
Please contact Southampton Area Talking Echo on 023 8033 3343, or
, if you or someone you know who would like to be added to their list or require more information.
For a large print version of the Borough News please
the Communications team.
Traffic news - Hamble Lane
Network Rail will be carrying out rail maintenance works on Hamble Lane starting at 11:45pm tomorrow (Saturday 9 March) until Sunday 10 March. Delays are expected.
More information [
Community First job
Community First are seeking a Community Engagement Coordinator
If you are passionate about mobilising and enabling the voluntary sector to make a difference to the residents of Eastleigh they want to hear from you.
Find out more and apply [
Check out our latest job opportunities [
Explore diverse roles in a flexible, hybrid work environment. The Council also offers employees some
great benefits [
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
12 March, 7pm
CANCELLED - Eastleigh Local Area Committee [
14 March, 6pm
Bursledon, Hamble-le-Rice and Hound Local Area Committee [
Eastleigh Borough Council
Eastleigh House
Upper Market Street
Eastleigh SO50 9YN
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