Hedge End, West End and Botley

There are six wards which elect 13 Councillors to HEWEB

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Hedge End, West End and Botley              

There are six wards which elect 13 Councillors to the Hedge End, West End & Botley Local Area Committee.  The three communities are also represented by two Parish Councils (Botley and West End) and one Town Council (Hedge End).  There are some 35,000 residents living in these communities, making this the largest of the five local areas.  Geographically the area sits at the heart of the Borough with Eastleigh and Winchester to the North, Southampton, Fareham and the Hamble to the South.  Each of the three communities, whilst closely situated, have a different history and character.

To find out a bit more about the services for your area, go to myproperty.eastleigh.gov.uk.  This will tell you which bin to put out when, who your local councillor is, what planning applications are being considered around you and there are links to other important web sites.

Local Area Committee

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 Mondays at 7.00 pm at Hedge End 2000 Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF and the dates can be found by clicking on the link below and then the relevant Local Area Committee:

 Meeting dates and venues


AgeasbowlstumpsHedge End
 has been at the centre of this rapidly expanding area with easy access to the M27. However, the original settlement is believed to get its name from a farm at the end of a hedge on a road from Botley.  Like much of the Borough, Hedge End was a rural farming area dating from the 13th Century.  In the late 19th Century it became known as the 'Strawberry Village' with a substantial market garden and strawberry growing areas.  Today it is a modern town with office parks, out of town superstores and residential areas, on the main transport route of the M27.


West End
 is still known as 'the village' to local residents and has always been known for agriculture and market gardening as well its paper mill on the River Itchen.  Now know as Gaters Mill, in 1686 it belonged to the company of white papermakers.  

Wooded hills and views across the Itchen have drawn many people to West End.  Hatch Grange, once part of the grounds of a large house, is now a public park enjoyed by the local residents.  West End has a lovely Itchen Valley Country Park on its door step.

It can also claim to be a centre of sporting excellence as it is the home of Hampshire County Cricket Club and the Poseidon Boxing Academy.  

 

MarkethallbotleyBotley is an historic village which obtained its charter from Henry III for a market in 1267, although there has been a settlement here since at least the 10th century. 

Between 1806 and 1820 it was the home of the famous journalist and radical politician William Cobbett who described the village as the most delightful in the world. 

There is a memorial stone to William Cobbett in the village square.  Flour mills have existed in Botley for over a 1,000 years and the old Botley Mill is at the end of the High Street. 

The fine Market Hall built in 1848 and old coaching inns can be found in the High Street together with many interesting houses. 

Local Area Plan - Policies and Priorities

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 GO APE the exciting Tree Top Adventure - Itchen Valley Country Park

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HEWEB community grants presentation March 2015. 

 

 

For more information please contact your Local Area Manager
Telephone : 023 8068 8437 email: julia.birt@eastleigh.gov.uk

There is a County Councillor who represents these wards on county issues.  To find details of your County Councillor please follow this link:https://www.eastleigh.gov.uk/CountyCouncillors