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What's happening at 'Christmas in the Triangle'?

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Saturday, December 16, 11am-2pm 
  Updated: The popular Christmas in the Triangle event returns to Bitterne Park on Saturday, December 16 with a range of attractions including the ‘living nativity’ and Father Christmas. Read on for more details…

 
McCarthy and Stone donates Triangle Chrstmas tree

McCarthyStone Xmas TreeMcCarthy and Stone, developers of retirement apartments by Cobden Bridge, have donated a Christmas tree in time for the 'Christmas in the Triangle' event, which takes place on Saturday (Dec 16).
• What's happening at 'Christmas in the Triangle'?

 
Promoted: New year, new you – free yoga!

Michelle Higgins200circlePROMOTED Yoga is an ancient practice to improve body and mind...

 
Flower Boutique opens in former Barnardo’s premises

flower boutiqueUpdated: Newcomer to the Triangle The Flower Boutique opened this week in the premises previously occupied by popular charity shop Barnardo’s, but the number of empty Triangle units could be growing.

 
Kent Road 'to be quieter after Xmas'

kent road lorriesSouthampton Green Pary has said that a campaign to stop heavy traffic using Kent Road in St Denys has been "in part successful".
• Greens call for action over St Denys traffic ‘blight’

 
Portswood Cycles in the local community

FreeGo Electric Bikes Green Regency300pxAdvertising feature: Porstwood Cycles, at 3 St Denys Rd and now open Mondays, offers an impressive range of  electric bikes from big names like FreeGo and Wisper, plus non-electric cycles, parts and accessories.

 
Final weeks of Veg Shed

veg shed robin servesThe Veg Shed, which sells fruit and veg on Saturdays at the Triangle, is to stop trading at the end of the year.

 
Get your message across with a Promoted Post!

promotedmegaphonemanGive your event, class, product, service, vacancy or offer a boost with Promoted Posts on bitternepark & portswood.info, and make sure you get coverage – on our sites, in our digest & on social – for the unbeatable price of just £35! Learn more and get started...

 
'Tis the season to find fun kids’ activities…

Skater CC2 Benson Kua 200pxWith term end and Christmas fast approaching, Louis Suffill looks at eight of the best ideas for wintry fun with the kids….

 
How your winter fuel payment could help others

heating-949081 640 pixabay 460Local charity Age UK Southampton is reminding people born on or before August 5, 1953 that they could get between £100 and £300 from the government to help pay their heating bills.

 
Portswood's October Books looking for new home

october books, portswood, southamptonCo-operative community bookshop October Books is set to quit its Portswood premises and is on the lookout for a new home because it says it cannot afford a rent increase. Read the full story on portswood.info
Picture by Oliver Dean, from October Books' Social Saturday Mapjam

 
Retirement Living apartments available to buy off-plan from December

McCarthy&Stone BitternePark Cam01 WEB (Medium)Advertising feature: Updated with video tour! McCarthy & Stone’s brand new waterfront Retirement Living development is coming soon to Bitterne Park and will be available to buy off-plan from December 2017!

 
Families enjoy Cobbett Library’s busy Christmas fayre

cobbett christmas fayre 2017santa and elfIt was a very busy Christmas fayre at Cobbett Hub and Library on Saturday (Nov 25) as youngsters queued to see Father Christmas and the Friends group thanked two long-serving committee members who have been instrumental in keeping the library open.

 
Peartree Green: Successful conservation event

peatree green team providedCW19Nov460Friends of Peartree Green held their third and most successful conservation work event on Sunday (Nov 19) – writes Jill Doubleday.

 
Put your festive socks on and brighten a young person’s day

no limits appeal single sockSouthampton youth charity No Limits has launched a Christmas Socks appeal, which will see individuals, organisations, local schools and colleges get involved with wearing festive socks to raise money for vulnerable young people across the city.

 
West End hit Hetty Feather comes to Southampton this Christmas

Hetty Feather 460 copyright Helen MurrayNuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) welcomes the Olivier Award nominated and West End hit production Hetty Feather, based on the book by best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson, to NST Campus from November 21.

 
Vote to banish school’s playing field mud

Bitterne Manor Primary School wants your vote to be in with a chance of winning funds so it can replace its muddy school playing field with an all-weather, multi-purpose pitch.

 

 
On the lookout for Woodcraft Folk

Apple  pressing reducedThe Southampton Woodcraft Folk, a local group for children and young people, is inviting children and their grown-ups to come along to a local session and find out more.

 
Pedestrian in critical condition following Bitterne Road West collision

bitterne rd west signPolice are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was left in a critical condition following a collision with a taxi opposite the BP petrol station on Bitterne Road West on Sunday (Nov 12).

 
Raising funds for a defibrillator in St Denys

defibrillator-809448 640 pixabayThere's a meeting on Tuesday (Nov 14) for those interested in getting a defibrillator for St Denys.

 
Christmas in the Triangle event set to return

christmas in the triangle 2016 carol singersThere are hopes the popular Christmas in the Triangle event, which aims to bring together traders, churches and the community, will return this year on Saturday, December 16.

 
Southern Water extends deadline for community groups to apply for funding

southern water treatment works signCommunity groups and initiatives in the Portswood area now have until the end of November to apply for a Southern Water grant of up to £2,000.

 
Zombie Invasion raises £260 for charity

zombie zone 2 2017 460 A MainwringVisitors to a Halloween display at a Bitterne Park house raised £260 for charity on Tuesday evening.

 
Hyperlocal headlines now available on Alexa devices

If you own an Alexa device, which is “an intelligent personal assistant developed by Amazon”, you can now ask it to read summaries of the latest stories from bitternepark.info and portswood.info – as demonstrated in this video.

 

 
Information day about Boathouse retirement apartments

mccarthyandstone boathouse nov1Retirement housebuilder McCarthy and Stone is inviting Southampton retirees to find out more about its Boathouse development, currently under construction by Cobden Bridge, at an information day in Highfield on November 9.

 
Warn elderly relatives about calls from fake officers, urge police

fraud alert sign pixabayPolice are urging members of the public to warn elderly relatives about phone calls from fake police officers after three people in their 80s gave a total of £25,000 to fraudsters.

 
Accessible carriage launched for Riverside steam railway

wheelchair in new carA new accessible carriage was launched at the miniature steam railway at Riverside Park at the weekend (Oct 22), offering wheelchair access to train rides for the first time.

 
Dancing Regency style at Cobbett Library

regency dancers FOCRLIt was a celebration of everything Austen – and everything cake, at Cobbett Hub and Library at the weekend (Oct 21).

 
Riverside geese fall 'fowl' of Storm Ophelia

geese at riverside3The glinting silver geese at Riverside Park near Cobden Bridge have been brought down following damage by Storm Ophelia.

 
Free courses: Get to know your tablet and phone

smart phone under cc2 by Japanexperterna dot se Free courses in Bitterne, Portswood and Shirley are starting in November designed to help new owners get more out of their Android or Apple tablet or phone.

 
CCTV released following robbery from Bitterne Park shop

triangle newsagent oct 17Police want to identify a man as part of enquiries into a robbery at a convenience store in Bitterne Park.

 
Ever wondered what the view's like from the crane?

Bitterne park 06-10-17 006 (002)The McCarthy & Stone crane's been a feature of our landscape for some time, but have you ever wondered what the view's like for the operator? Well wonder no more, as we bring you a selection of shots taken earlier this month...

 
Have say on local policing priorities

police mirror textThe police are conducting a survey to help them “set community policing priorities for the next three months” for Harefield and Bitterne Park. You can take part from this link.

 
Mayor officially opens Riverside Park games area

muga official opening2Friends of Riverside Park chair Doug Perry said at an official opening ceremony on Tuesday (Oct 3) that finally seeing the Riverside Park multi-use games area (MUGA) in action after 11 years was like a “dream come true”.

 
Bitterne Park Hotel reportedly reopening this month

bitterne park hotel shutters down aug 17The Bitterne Park Hotel is said to be reopening ‘mid-October’.

 
Chance to find out about M27 Junctions scheme

bitterne road westPublic exhibitions are taking place on Friday and Saturday (Sept 29/30), and next week, as part of a consultation on plans for major work to junction 8 of the M27 and the A3024 corridor – Northam Road, Bitterne Road West and Bursledon Road through to Six Dials.

 
Hard-hitting billboard 'welcomes' drivers to Southampton

welcome to southampton billboard PR shotA large billboard has sprung up on Bevois Valley Road welcoming drivers to Southampton – and to what it describes as “Roads so polluted they’ll leave you breathless”.

 
Council reassures over safety following Cobden tree fall

supervisorUpdate: Cobden Avenue reopened about 9pm
As work continued on Friday  to clear the tree that fell onto Cobden Avenue just before 8am, the council released a statement about tree safety.

• Tree misses traffic as it falls onto Cobden Avenue in rush hour

 
New eye service available to residents with a Southampton city GP

eye PR shotRather than attending the eye emergency department for less serious eye conditions, Southampton residents registered with a city GP can now make an appointment with the ‘minor eye condition service’ (MECS) at participating opticians, and be assessed by an accredited optometrist.

 
Townhill Park: Work to start on homes for affordable rent

townhill park plot 1 phase 1 pr shot 460The council says work's due to start this month building 56 affordable homes on the corner of Meggeson Avenue and Townhill Way, as part of a wider plan for 665 new homes at Townhill Park.
• Townhill regeneration consultation closes on October 1

 
‘Love the Triangle’ – plans anticipated

triangle pixelated 460Council officers are expected to be coming back shortly to a ‘Love the Triangle’ group of residents with a plan of achievable improvements at the Triangle.

 
Autumn comedy at The Point

The PointBy Kieran James
This autumn The Point presents some of the UK’s best touring comedians including satirical comedy and traditional stand-up.

 
Retirement flats heading upwards

mccarthy stone development bitterne parkHere's a recent peek around the Cobden Bridge hoarding at the emerging McCarthy & Stone development 'The Boathouse'.

 
Residents urged to secure property following recent break-ins

police mirror textPolice have warned residents to secure property following recent shed and garage break-ins in the area.

 
Townhill regeneration consultation closes on October 1

meggeson avenue hoarding2The council’s consultation on its “draft decommissioning and acquisition policies and proposed regeneration of Townhill Park” closes on Sunday, October 1, and there’s a further drop-in session about proposed changes coming up.
• Townhill Park: Work to start on homes for affordable rent

 
City’s Clothes Bank moves to Bitterne Park

clothes rail 460Southampton’s Clothes Bank, which provides donated clothing to those in need, has moved its base from St Mary’s to Bitterne Park.

 
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