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EHDC set to make consecutive Council Tax cuts

13 Feb 2017
Pioneering East Hampshire District Council is again planning to set itself apart from other local authorities in the country by cutting its share of Council Tax instead of putting it up. If approved, the 2.6 per cent cut would be the council’s second consecutive Council Tax cut, following a 2 per...

RAPP & Get Activ8d are back for February half term fun!

03 Feb 2017
The East Hampshire District Council Rural Areas Play Project (RAPP) and Get Activ8d will be out entertaining youngsters in the area this half term.  Get Activ8d is a sport project for seven to 14-year-olds. February half term will include activities such as street dance, cheerleading, hula hooping...

Time for the Great British Spring Clean

31 Jan 2017
East Hampshire residents can join a campaign that is aiming to get half a million people across the country to clean up their local community in March 2017. The brand new Great British Spring Clean will roll out for the first time in 2017, with a view to it becoming an annual event helping to...

Five experts, five views on Whitehill & Bordon’s Healthy New Town

30 Jan 2017
Five experts will give their views on how they see the future of the Whitehill & Bordon Healthy New Town at the next Community Forum to be held in the town on Tuesday 7 February. A panel drawing on in-depth knowledge of health provision, council powers and town development will be giving their...

Rowlands Castle community has opportunity to get planning

20 Jan 2017
Rowlands Castle residents have the opportunity to influence planning in the area over the next decade and beyond at the next Community Forum to be held in the village. The Forum, run by East Hampshire District Council, will allow Rowlands Castle Parish Council to seek residents' views on whether...

An important step for East Hampshire’s leisure centres

18 Jan 2017
Plans to revitalise sports and leisure centres in East Hampshire have taken an important step forward. East Hampshire District Council has selected Sport and Leisure Management Ltd (SLM) as the ‘preferred bidder’ to manage its leisure facilities from April 2017. The council and SLM, which operates...

New Liss pavilion plans in the spotlight at Community Forum

16 Jan 2017
Plans for a much-needed new pavilion in Liss will be put before residents at the next Community Forum to be held in Petersfield. Liss Parish Council’s current approach to providing a replacement for the dilapidated pavilion will be discussed at the next forum. The new building, which is likely to...

EHDC boosts property portfolio by buying Alton store

09 Jan 2017
East Hampshire District Council has bought an Iceland store in Alton as it further improves its investment portfolio. The supermarket, on the High Street, is the council’s sixth property purchase since 2013 as part of a plan to increase its annual income. With interest rates remaining low and cash...

A sense of pride 200 years after Jane Austen

06 Jan 2017
Alton residents and businesses will discuss how best to mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death at the next Community Forum held in the town. The author who lived and wrote in Chawton has fans around the world and a programme of events to mark the anniversary is expected to attract many...

A year of success - New Year statement from EHDC Leader Cllr Ferris Cowper

22 Dec 2016
I wish everyone in East Hampshire and their families and friends, a happy and successful New Year. Looking back on 2016 from my perspective as Leader of EHDC, I believe we have made a significant contribution to the strength of our wonderful community throughout the year. And we expect 2017 to be...