Eastleigh is made up of three town wards electing nine councillors to represent the interests of its 29,000 residents.
At the heart of the area is the old railway town which is now a thriving business and shopping centre employing over 3,000 people. The excellent choice of shops in the Swan Centre is complimented by a variety of smaller outlets, pleasant pubs and restaurants and an outdoor market on Thursdays and Saturdays. There is also a multi-screen cinema and leisure complex adjoining the Swan Centre.
The area has excellent disabled access and covered colonnades. Shopmobility in Wells Place hires out motorised scooters for disabled visitors and a Changing Places toilet is available at Eastleigh House during opening hours.
The area provides a variety of leisure venues including The Point, Eastleigh a regional powerhouse for contemporary dance, theatre and combined arts. The venue engages thousands of participants each year, to teach skills, raise aspirations and inspire the next generation and develop Eastleigh as a creative community.
The new Places Leisure Eastleigh fitness, sport and health venue has an extensive choice of swimming, recreational and keep fit facilities. It is set in parkland with bowling greens, floodlit all weather pitches and tennis courts.
A partnership arrangement between Eastleigh Borough Council, Southampton University and the Football Federation has provided a sports pavilion in Wide Lane which greatly enhances the provision of sports pitches on both grass and artificial surfaces.
The Hub sports pavilion situated on the borders of Bishopstoke offers a range of sports activities and in particular a home to the thriving Eastleigh Rugby Club.
Energy Youth Centre is one of five youth centres that we have invested in across the Borough. As well as having the large hall which is ideal for bigger dance nights, there are smaller rooms which can be used for one to one sessions or small group work. One of the most popular features is the recording studio which is staffed by students from Southampton University. This a is great facility for young people.
In the southern part of the area is Lakeside Country Park with pleasant walks, fishing, canoeing and sailing facilities. The park is also home to a popular miniature steam railway and the new Lakeside Centre offering flexible, affordable space ideal for conferences, meetings, events, team-building activities or private parties.
First class further education facilities are available at Eastleigh College and Barton Peveril College providing vocational and non-vocational courses.
The area is served by three direct motorway links to the M3 and M27, has London mainline rail connections and, with Southampton International Airport only a mile from the town centre, provides excellent communication links with the rest of the country - Come and visit!
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