The mayoral year of Cllr Des Scott and Mayoress Ve Scott, 2016-2017, coincided with the 80th anniversary of the creation of the Borough of Eastleigh. When it came to hosting their Mayoral Ball it was important to both the Mayor and Mayoress that the event be representative of the people and not the figureheads. They chose the theme of The Borough of Eastleigh for the ball, to celebrate the rich and varied history of the towns and villages that make up the borough as a whole. It was Cllr Rob Rushton who came up with the idea of creating a banner for each of these areas. The parishes were consulted regarding the content of the displays, enabling them to highlight what they are most proud of. Much research was done, with help from Eastleigh Library and the Eastleigh Borough Council website, which has interesting and helpful background on each of the parishes.