Hampshire Alerts


Hampshire Alert is a free web based system which the public can sign up to and allows them to choose what information they want to receive and what format they want to receive it in – email, text or phone message – so the ‘alert’ is personal to them. It’s free to join and receive […]

25th Blue Flag in a row for Beachlands


Hayling Island’s Beachlands beach has been awarded the Blue Flag for the 25th year in a row.  The Blue Flag is an international award presented to well managed beaches with excellent water quality, safety, access and environmental education programmes. Just 68 beaches in the UK received the award this year. The Blue Flag award scheme is […]

Burglary warning for Hayling

Police are warning residents to be vigilant after a series of overnight burglaries on the Island. Over the last week there have been burglaries reported on West Haye Road, Dances Way, St Marys Road, The Kingsway and Queensway with both homes and out-buildings being targeted. Residents are advised to ensure that their properties are kept […]

Time is running out for Hayling’s tip


Mike Owens reports on the current situation regarding Hayling’s waste site. As any of you will know Haylings tip is particularly vulnerable to closure because it is ranked by HCC as the 2nd least busy site and is “only” 6 miles from the Havant HWRC facility. To put this in perspective the £1.55M savings HCC […]

Calls for Southern Water sewage permit to be removed

Langstone Harbour sewage

At the time of writing an petition is circulating asking the Environment Agency to remove Southern Water’s permit to discharge sewerage into Langstone Harbour. It’s no secret the amount of waste water ending up in Langstone during heavy downpours when storage tanks overflow. There have been numerous instances where effluent has been spotted in the […]

Low flying jet mystery solved


East Hayling residents have been asking questions about a mystery jet flying low over the island yesterday. Thanks to local photographer Mike Owens ( www.mikeowensphotography.com)  the mystery had be solved –  in part at least: “I just happened to have a decent telephoto lens with me and I can reveal its was an Oil Spill […]

Site updates, week ending March 18th

Whilst things are changing rapidly on the site I thought I’d post details of what updates were going on.  Here are the key points from this week for anyone with a nerdy bent who wants to follow: Increased spam defences Automated spammers loved the new site and were registering in their thousands (over 10,000 since […]

“Call to arms” over possible tip closure

Concern is growing amongst Hayling Island residents that “the tip” (Hayling’s Household Waste Recycling Centre) could be heading for closure.   The possibility has been raised from within our Councils and a new review seems to suggest that closures across the county are inevitable. Residents are being urged to have their views heard in the […]

The Hayling Site relaunches


Welcome to the all-new Hayling Site. We’ve been quietly working away on the site for the last few weeks with the aim of bring the site up to date and putting the focus back on supporting the Island.   We’ve quietly launched the result today – the first iteration of an all new platform for Hayling […]

Ferry Business Plan


Roughly 150 people ascended upon the Royal Shades pub eager to hear from investors about how they plan to resurrect the island ferry service to Portsmouth. Portsmouth-based Trayte Marine Ltd, who now own the ‘Pride of Hayling’ will submit their business plan at the end of the month to the Langstone Harbour Board. Andrew Rothwell, […]