Eastleigh Local Area Committee

Eastleigh is made up of three town wards electing 9 councillors to represent the interests of its 29,000 residents.

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Eastleigh Local Area Committee       

Meetings

Eastleigh is made up of three town wards electing 9 councillors to represent the interests of its 29,000 residents.  The Eastleigh Local Area Committee meets approximately every eight weeks to discuss major planning applications and to review progress on important projects.  Members of the public are invited to attend these meetings and to listen to the debate.

Come and have your say – our Committee meetings are open to the public and we welcome anyone who wants to raise a local issue.  Regular meetings are always on Tuesdays at 7.00 pm at Eastleigh House, Eastleigh Borough Council,  Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, SO50 9YN on the following dates:

  • 27 September
  • 29 November
  • 31 January 2017
  • 21 March

At the heart of the area is the old railway town which is now a thriving business and shopping centre employing over 3000 people.  The excellent choice of shops in the Swan Centre  is complimented by a variety of smaller outlets, pleasant pubs and restaurants and outdoor markets on Thursdays and Saturdays.  There is also a multi-screen cinema and leisure centre complex adjoining the Swan Centre.

The area is now monitored through an extensive CCTV system, has excellent disabled access and covered colonnades. The Wells Place office hires out shopmobility scooters for disabled people.

The area provides a variety of leisure venues including The Point - an arts and dance centre with an auditorium which can seat 300.  As well as an arts centre it is a popular focal point for community events and is building a reputation as a conference centre.

The Fleming Park Leisure Centre has an extensive choice of swimming, recreational and keep fit facilities.  It is set in parkland with bowling greens, floodlit all weather pitches and play facilities. The centre, originally opened in 1974,  has just received planning permission for a rebuild on the existing site. Read more about Fleming Park revelopment

A partnership arrangement between Eastleigh Borough Council, Southampton University and the Football Federation has enabled the construction of a new sports pavilion in Wide Lane which will greatly enhance 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 -

The youth centre opened February 2011 and is one of 5 youth centres that the Council has 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 already is the recording studio which will be staffed by students from Southampton University.  This a is great facility for young people and something that was specifically requested.  

In the southern part of the area is the Lakeside Country Park with pleasant walks, fishing, canoeing and sailing facilities.  The park is also home to a popular miniature steam railway.

£2.5m scheme given go-ahead at Lakeside

Plans for an exciting £2.5m enhancement of Lakeside Country Park have been given the thumbs up at Eastleigh Local Area Committee for the new watersports and storage buildings, new changing facilities, offices and a multi-use room -  enabling improved use of the lakes by the local community, voluntary groups and the education sector. Read more... 

First class further education facilities are available at Eastleigh College and Barton Peveril College providing vocational and non-vocational courses.

Smart new offices are available, such as the new Swaythling Housing Society building to the east of the town.

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!  

If you would like further information about this area please contact Guy Riddoch Telephone No: 023 8068 3369 / email: guy.riddoch@eastleigh.gov.uk

 

Meeting dates and venues and Councillors details 

There is a County Councillor who represents these wards on county issues.  To find details of your County Councillor please follow this link: