Eastleigh Borough Council - Borough News 01/01/2020

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Happy New Year To All Our Readers!

Wishing all Eastleigh Borough residents a happy,

prosperous, safe and healthy 2021

The Council’s main Eastleigh House offices will remain closed from Monday 4 January, but our Customer Services phone lines will reopen at 8.30am. You can also contact us online and via email -www.eastleigh.gov.uk/contact

Get the latest information on Council and community services affected

Holiday waste and recycling

Make the most of your green

recycling bin

You’ll be amazed how much refuse you can get inside your green wheelie bin. With many more people ordering goods online we are asking residents to ensure they make the most of the space in their green bin over the festive period.

To ensure you can put as much as you can in your green bin and help the Council’s bin crews stay safe, please follow these simple tips;

  • cut up or tear large cardboard boxes to a size where they can lay flat inside the bin
  • crush aluminium cans
  • squash plastic bottles
  • flatten other cardboard packaging, like cereal boxes

Find out what to do with your Christmas and New Year waste

Access your bin collection dates online

Access your collection dates and join over 16,000 residents by signing up to emailed reminders. Read more

Christmas tree recycling

Recycling collection points for real Christmas trees have been set up around the Borough. Trees can be dropped off between 4-18 January at the following collection points:

  • Mortimers Road Car Park, Botley
  • Hilliers Garden Centre, Woodhouse Lane, Botley
  • Lakeside Country Park, Eastleigh
  • Brambridge Park Garden Centre, Kiln Lane, Brambridge
  • In-Excess Garden Centre, Winchester Road, Fair Oak
  • Hound Parish Hall, Woolston Road, Netley
  • Haskins Garden Centre, West End

If you subscribe to our garden waste scheme, we will collect your Christmas tree on your scheduled collection day - just place it next to your garden waste bin. We can only collect trees that are up to 4ft in length, so please cut longer trees to this size.

Boost your health in the New Year

Choose from a number of Beginner Courses in the Borough and a new, all-encompassing Weight Loss Programme by local small business, HELM. All are social, supportive and COVID-safe activities to give you that boost to feel and look healthier after an unsteady 2020.

This year we are able to ensure all activities are at super-subsidised rates so that more residents than ever can take part. If Beginner Courses are affected by tier restrictions they will be postponed to when they can take place. The Weight Loss Programme will be unaffected due to being a largely online offer.

New Year Boost activities are aimed at adults (16 years+) who are currently doing little to no exercise.

Book your Beginner Courses now for just £1-£20 per person for 4-14 weeks of health-boosting fun. The Weight Loss Programme is due to open for bookings for over-18s from Monday 4 January. Read more

Borough in Coronavirus Tier 4 - Stay At Home

Eastleigh Borough is now in Coronavirus Tier 4 - Stay At Home. Tier 4 restrictions now apply right across Hampshire and in most other parts of the country. The poster at the end of this edition of Your Weekly Borough News provides more detail on what Tier 4 means.
Read the latest government update

Community support

Please see our coronavirus support pages if you or someone you know of is self-isolating because they are vulnerable to coronavirus and need help getting essential supplies, like food or medicine. We can connect you with a volunteer group in your area.

Equally, if you just need a person you can chat with, we can put you in touch with someone.

Sign up now to our 2021-22 Garden Waste Service

The service starts on 1 April 2021, but sign up early to benefit from FREE collections until 31 March. Save time, money and inconvenience and join over 22,000 households who subscribe to this great scheme. Join now

Wood burning causes harmful pollution that affects the heart and lungs.

Can you burn less, burn cleaner and burn better?

Early January might seem like the perfect time to light up your open fire or wood burning stove. But lots of people aren’t aware of the health dangers posed by the particulate matter pollution wood burning produces.

Luckily, there are steps you can take to reduce air pollution (both indoors and outdoors) and the associated health risks for your family and community. Find out more

Annual Borough-wide community grants

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to non-profit making community groups and voluntary organisations, provided that, in all cases, their objectives are charitable as defined by the Charity Act 2006.

For 2021, we are prioritising funding for projects that help the response to and recovery from the COVID-19

pandemic, particularly those that support digital access to services or which address digital exclusion.

Applications close Friday 29 January. Find out more and apply

Friday 7 January, 7pm
Horton Heath Development Management Committee

Mercury Marina Hamble- hearing date

A hearing to consider further evidence against housing on the Mercury Marina site on Satchell Lane, Hamble, will take place online at 10am on Tuesday 5 January.

The Council’s Local Plan submission supported a mixed marina/leisure development on the site, including a hotel.

However, the Inspector indicated that she would be prepared to support residential development on the site as part of the Local Plan - something the Council is opposing.

Read more