Community & Events
Please note due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19 many events have been cancelled until further notice.
Festive Fun at Home
Grab your pens, pencils, paint brushes and be ready to have some Festive Fun at Home on the lead up to Christmas Day. Hedge End Town Council will be running weekly competitions starting from the 30th November through to 20th December where the local community will have the chance to win weekly prizes donated generously by local businesses.
Christmas Lights Switch on
Watch the video here!
Santa visited Hedge End earlier this month to allow us to film the event along with the Chair of the Council, Cllr Lucy Jurd. Our thanks go to Cllr Lucy Jurd and Hedge End Rotary for enabling Santa to attend in his sleigh and to Event Power Engineering for the lights and filming of the event.
On Sunday 8 November we would normally be looking to hold the annual parade for serving, veterans, uniformed groups and associated members of the armed forces to take part in the event. Due to the social distancing measures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken the difficult decision that we won’t be able to hold the event this year. We will keep the situation under review depending on future government changes...
Black History Month
October marks Black History Month, the annual celebration of the history, achievements and contributions of black people in the UK. Events celebrating African and Caribbean cultures will usually take place across the UK until October 31.
The Town Council has taken this opportunity to reflect on an icon of the sporting world, whose visit to Hedge End caused quite the stir back in the day!
Hedge End History
Hedge End has been the fastest growing town within the Borough of Eastleigh over the last twenty years. The town now has a population of over 20,500 across some 693 hectares. Yet for most of its existence, Hedge End has been little more than a small village on the outskirts of its close neighbour, the parish of Botley.