news breaks that strikes in neighbouring Southampton are to continue next week, an unexpected consequence for Hedge End is revealed.
Eastleigh relies on Southampton to empty its large bottle banks like the one pictured in the Co-op car park in Hedge End. This has clearly not been happening while the Southampton workers are in dispute with the Conservative administration of Royston Smith who wants to sack his entire workforce and re-employ them with worse terms and conditions.
In the meantime the Hedge End bottle banks will remain full. Eastleigh are clearing up bottles left to the side of the bank (those in my picture which was taken on Sunday had been removed by Tuesday), but it might be best if we kept glass at home, or made use of Eastleigh's own monthly kerbside glass collection.