This morning at the Fryern Arcade I was surprised to see that we now have a Specsavers in Chandler’s Ford. [Read more…] about Specsavers Opticians and Audiologists – Now in Chandler’s Ford
Did you know there was a Plants and Crafts sale at St Boniface church yesterday (Saturday 18th May 2019) from 10am to 2pm?
It was a popular community event run by Judith James, Chair of The Friends of St. Anne’s Hospital (Tanzania), with support from many members of St Boniface and St Martin’s churches. [Read more…] about Fundraising for Friends of St Anne’s Hospital and Defibrillator Fund
Chandler’s Ford Today regularly receives emails / letters from readers. Today we’re sharing 2 items here.
1 – Accident on Hursley Road and South Miller’s Dale Junction this evening
This has just happened this evening (15th May 2019), at around 5.40pm. You can see the pictures for yourselves. [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford News from Readers: Road Accident and Nottingham Knockers
The author of this post is David Overton, Chair of the Executive Board, Chandler’s Ford 15th Scouts.
The Rotary Club of Chandler’s Ford and Itchen Valley recently raised £3,000 for the 15h Chandler’s Ford Scout Group.
At the recent Fryern Funtasia on the May Bank Holiday (6th of May 2019), President of Rotary Ed Burt handed over the cheque for £3000 raised by Rotary for Chandler’s Ford 15th, this year’s President’s charity. [Read more…] about £3,000 Raised by The Rotary Club of Chandler’s Ford and Itchen Valley to 15th Chandler’s Ford Scout Group
I have visited Sri Lanka over 15 times now, living there for several months every year for the last 10 years. Early visits were during the civil war and there were inconveniences such as roadblocks, curfews and limitations on travel.
On one occasion my friends arranged an escort to the airport. There were no problems with me giving lectures at the University and to audiences containing Sinhala and Tamils. [Read more…] about Sri Lankan Bombings
Dear cycle thief,
Hope you are enjoying my bike or parts of it that you couldn’t sell. If you’ve sold it in the nether market, the money must have bought you a few pleasures. But, I am straying from the point now, digressing, if you understand the word. That was no aspersion on your education, but just a thought that occurred to me. In your profession, you cannot afford to digress. You cannot head for the bike shed with your chain cutters and suddenly entertain an alternative thought, like “Let me check out the Magnolia tree. Its blossoms are so overwhelmingly beautiful this time of the year”. No. You will be the master of concentration, one-track minded, a Zen of bicycle thievery. [Read more…] about An Open Letter to My Cycle Thief
Eastleigh Police are NOT leaving Eastleigh. They have just moved to a new location – at Eastleigh town’s Shakespeare Business Centre (Shakespeare Road, Hathaway Close SO50 4SR). [Read more…] about Eastleigh Police Move into New Base
Last weekend I bought some minced pork and local eggs from Charles Baynham, our finest butchers in Chandler’s ford.
I used the minced pork to make some Chinese dumplings for the Chinese New Year (yes it’s the Year of the Pig, as I heard you asked!)
Charles Baynham has run this friendly, traditional butcher for 40 years in Chandler’s Ford. [Read more…] about Charles Baynham in Chandler’s Ford
By Rotary Club of Eastleigh
A lot of people are asking about the route Santa is taking in Chandler’s Ford Monday 17th Dec 2018 around Scantabout. It depends a little bit on the weather and how busy he is.
He starts at 6pm from the King Rufus, down Peverells Wood Ave, Porteous Cres, Constantine Ave, Sarum Rd, Peverells Rd, Vesta Way, Corinthian Rd, Scantabout Ave – if there is time Scantabout Ave, Pantheon Rd, Scaracens Rd, Scantabout Ave, finish at junction with Alexandra Rd. [Read more…] about Rotary Club of Eastleigh – Santa’s Route in Chandler’s Ford – Monday 17th December 2018
Chandler’s Ford may not feel like a ‘village’ anymore, but … Chandler’s Ford has just won the Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Village of the Year Award 2018.
At a presentation evening on 25 September, Chandler’s Ford Parish Council attended the Hampshire Association of Local Councils (HALC) / Fullers Hampshire Village of the Year Awards presentation and came away with the Village of the Year Award for 2018 and was also commended with Runner Up Awards for: – [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Wins the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Village of the Year Award 2018
This information below is from the Hampshire Constabulary: Aug 29, 2018
Hampshire Constabulary: CCTV issued after purse stolen from elderly woman in Chandler’s Ford
Officers have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after a purse was stolen from an elderly woman in Chandler’s Ford. [Read more…] about CCTV Issued: Purse Stolen from 91-year-old Woman in Chandler’s Ford
From Eastleigh Borough Council:
“We will be at Fryern Pavilion, Chandler’s Ford on Monday 30 July from 4pm – 7pm for the last Local Plan consultation drop-in session. Find out more about the #Eastleigh Borough Local Plan.”
Are you aware that the parking restrictions at the Fryern Arcade have been lifted? Since the 22nd of June this year, there are no further parking restrictions at the Fryern Arcade.
There are no longer operating cameras on site.
This means that you can now park at the Fryern Arcade car park for more than 3 hours. [Read more…] about No More Parking Restrictions at Fryern Arcade
Two weeks ago, I went to the ancient cathedral city of Salisbury with my parents. Obviously this city has been at the centre of a major international incident for about a month now, but as a resident of Wiltshire’s neighbouring county who has visited Salisbury many times, I decided to visit the city to see what had happened. [Read more…] about Our Recent Trip to Salisbury (after Spy Attack)
Yesterday, 1st April, was the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force. Some of you may have seen More4’s screening last night of ‘Last Flight of the Vulcan Bomber’ when the daredevil mechanic Guy Martin worked at the ‘Vulcan to the Sky Trust with the team of engineers maintaining XH558 The Spirit of Great Britain, the last remaining Vulcan flying.
He learned about the rigorous servicing, he flew alongside the Vulcan in a fly-past and later experienced the incredible thrust of this brilliant aeroplane from the cockpit, accelerating up to the point of take-off (WOW!) [Read more…] about The 100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force: Remembering the Vulcan
The cricket toughies, the ones who engage in heavy sledging, the brave men who face fast bowlers slinging down bouncers at 90 mph, the ones who will field at silly mid on (a position close to the batsman) collapse in tears when caught cheating. Mind you, the rest of the world really seems to have it in for them; something of an over-reaction. Many of us and many cricketers are enjoying a temporary feeling of schadenfreude; others will be feeling fearful lest telephoto videos of them are re-examined closely. [Read more…] about Playing the Ball
This information below is from the Hampshire Constabulary: Schoolboy injured following fail to stop collision in Chandler’s Ford.
“We received a report regarding a collision involving an 11-year-old cyclist and a grey Ford Fiesta, which happened at 4.30pm on March 16, on Lakewood Road. [Read more…] about Police Witness Appeal: 11-year-old Cyclist Injured Following a Collision on March 16 on Lakewood Road
I thought I would take this opportunity to respond to Chandler’s Ford Today’s informal invitation to provide some input that might catch the eye of a few older folk.
Being an environmentally aware person and property man who cut his teeth in a very beautiful part of England I was at an early age drawn to the Potters Heron for a variety of reasons. It is magnificently located for its purpose on a stretch of highway that sweeps majestically in a gentle curve on its way to my favouritecity. Strangely enough, and it may seem totally irrelevant but I had the same feeling when I last swept along the Big Sur stretch of the coastal highway in CA. [Read more…] about Those were the Days: the Potters Heron Hotel in the 50s and 60s