Savills figures show that the Western sector remained the most active part of the market, accounting for 59% of all take-up this year. While Brexit uncertainty resulted in falling take-up in 2017 with large requirements put on hold, Savills has witnessed a renewed confidence in 2018 with big corporates resuming making real estate decisions to ensure the ongoing growth of their businesses.
A nature reserve in Romsey will benefit from the generosity of local residents. he Park Café in Memorial Park has raised £840 for Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, from the proceeds of duck food sales. Customers of the café purchased the food to feed to the ducks in the park and the donation will now go towards tools for volunteers to help and improve the wildlife haven. Steph Watson, fundraising officer at Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, said: “The Park Café and its customers have been fantastic supporters of our work to restore Fishlake Meadows nature reserve for local people and wildlife alike. The support of local businesses is invaluable to our work protecting wildlife and wild places. We’re hugely grateful to the team and customers at The Park Café for their generosity.”
A Hampshire market town has been crowned as one of the top three places to visit in the UK for the festive season. Romsey has been ranked as a runner-up in a search for the best Christmas destinations. It comes after hundreds of local residents took to the streets on 8th December to take part in the Lantern Parade, an annual event that sees community members light up the town centre.
A POPULAR swimming complex in Romsey is set to reopen after a £1.5 million revamp. The Romsey Rapids Sports Complex will reopen to the public by February 18. Places Leisure, the company that runs the complex together with Test Valley Borough Council, said the revamped facilities will reopen for February half-term but said that an exact date will be announced nearer the time.
Plans by Bournemouth Development Company for the iconic Winter Gardens site in Bournemouth have today been approved by Bournemouth Council Planning Board. The Winter Gardens is an aspirational and transformative scheme, which will combine new homes, leisure and social spaces where people will want to live, work and socialise.