Keeping in touch with the Hedge End Community, past and present.
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...
Dowd's Farm Nature Trail
Autumn is a wonderful time of year full of colour, so we thought now is a great time to explore Dowd's Farm, including the long term residents which call Dowd's Farm their home. Don't worry if you cannot spot them all, the ducks might be sleeping or the heron hiding amongst the long grass. Some might not be obvious to see at first glance, so keep your eyes peeled.
Serviceman of HMS Good Hope
The War Memorial which is situated at the junction of St Johns Road and Church Lane has always held great importance in the Hedge End community, so many years ago the Town Council started the ambitious task of investigating all the names listed and reaching out to anyone who could help shed any light on their unknown pasts.
With the additional help of the Hedge End community today we can discover Alfred, Percy and Charles.
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 Trail
Starting W/C 03/08/20
Welcome to the Hedge End History Trail, here you will find a map of Hedge End which will help you locate all 16 of the Town Council notice boards. The map will need you to use a little initiative as to the precise location of each board, so keep your eyes peeled and pop that thinking cap on!
Serving the Community Awards
This year the Recreation and Amenities Committee had a tough decision to make, but after much deliberation was able to decide on worthy winners for both the Serving the Community Award and the Young Persons Serving the Community Award 2020.
World Autism Week
Autism is a lifelong disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. There are approximately 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, that's more than 1 in 100. Find out more National Autism Society and what our very own Friday Night project have to say.
Armed Forces Day 2020
Armed Forces week/day is to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets.
This year we thought we would take the opportunity to share and make known local charities in the south which offer advice and support to servicemen and women.
How to Celebrate VE Day from Home
This year marks 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. As a nation its an opportunity to reflect on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through this dark and terrifying period.
For those of you keen to mark the occasion from home, there is still lots you can do! Below we have some ideas to help you celebrate via the link.
Hedge End History Overview
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.