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Young people in the driving seat

13 Apr 2017
Youngsters with an itch to get behind the wheel are invited to test their driving skills at a special motoring event. The Autotest event is taking place at Penns Place in Petersfield on Sunday 14 May and will run from 8.30am. On the day, people aged 14 and over will be able to practise precision...

Whitehill & Bordon residents jump on the health wagon

11 Apr 2017
More than 120 people attended a festival promoting healthy lifestyles and celebrated Whitehill & Bordon’s status as a Healthy New Town. The Spring into Health Festival was held on the 25 March at Mill Chase Leisure Centre and allowed residents to see many of the fun activities on offer to...

Council to help district’s 8,000 women affected by pension changes

10 Apr 2017
East Hampshire District Council has joined a campaign to help 8,000 women in the area who may now be unable to retire at 60 following changes to their state pensions. The council will be urging the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Damian Green MP) to ensure that those affected are treated...

EHDC’s Elite Sports Grant aiding success

07 Apr 2017
East Hampshire District Council’s efforts to recognise and support sporting talent in the district continues as it awards the first round of Elite Sports Grants. The grant was launched by EHDC in 2016 to assist sportsmen and women aged between 10 and 24 years old in their efforts to achieve full...

Walking and Talking in East Hampshire

07 Apr 2017
Friendly, sociable people who are keen walkers are being invited to come forward as volunteer leaders for local Walking for Health walks in East Hampshire. Walking for Health is a scheme that aims to improve people’s health and well-being through regular walks. The scheme has more than 10,000...

Machine warns speeding motorists

06 Apr 2017
A new machine will help put the brakes on speeding motorists in Petersfield thanks to the work of one community group and East Hampshire District Council. The new Speed Limit Reminder will flash warnings at speeding drivers and record data about traffic movements and speeds. Paid for by the East...

Vinyl Matters to EHDC

29 Mar 2017
East Hampshire District Council is getting in the groove with its £500 start-up grant scheme. Vinyl Matters, an independent record store on Bakery Lane in Petersfield, received the grant earlier this month. An arrangement with Enterprise First, a not-for-profit enterprise agency that has been...

EHDC only council in the country to cut council tax

28 Mar 2017
East Hampshire District Council is the only local authority in the country to be cutting council tax, a survey has revealed. The survey by the Press Association involved all 353 councils in England and showed that the vast majority were increasing tax by the maximum permitted. Twenty two said they...

EHDC helps lead the way with new Internet-of-Things network

24 Mar 2017
A network of internet-connected devices that could allow East Hampshire businesses to hook up to vital information from around the district is being developed with the help of East Hampshire District Council. The council has been working with and supporting a Hampshire business which plans to...

RAPP & Get Activ8d are back this Easter, featuring a royal performance

22 Mar 2017
The East Hampshire District Council Rural Areas Play Project (RAPP) and Get Activ8d will be back entertaining youngsters in the area this Easter. This Easter, RAPP will feature a visit from Magic Charlie, a local magician with a wealth of experience which includes being hand picked to perform for...