|What's In a Name?|
Under its new name of Ageas Bowl, the Rosebowl is now applying for permission for four concerts with an attendance of up to 35,000 over a period of two years.
The police, Eastleigh Borough Council and the Rosebowl have learned a lot of lessons since the Oasis concert in 2005 resulted in considerable disruption to local residents. Recent major events at the stadium have been well managed and resulted in few complaints. A small number find the noise annoying, but the majority of people seem to be happy to tolerate it as long as it remains an infrequent occurrence.
Let's hope the new management and stadium sponsors will want to maintain the good record of the ground in maintaining a positive relationship with local residents.
First HEWEB LAC Meeting Since March
The Hedge End, West End and Botley Local Area Committee will be considering the Ageas Bowl application on Monday 11th June at the 2000 Centre, starting at 7:00pm.
Other items on the agenda are: whether to spend nearly £30,000 on various highway improvements, including a pedestrian / cycle link from Boorley Green to Hedge End station, a "Park and Stride" from the Budgens car park to the Wildern School campus, improved footpaths at the Kanes Hill roundabout, and works in West End Road, Chapel Road and Kenilworth Gardens in West End; a further £9,000 on air quality monitoring equipment for Botley; and £313,000 on the Lower Northam Road cycleway which I blogged about here back in March.