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First pictures of Alton Leisure Centre released

25 May 2017
The first pictures of Alton Leisure Centre have been released showing the scale and quality of the new family-friendly facility. The new centre, an investment of nearly £20m, will be open to the public in 2019 and will replace the current 1970s-built centre. The pictures show an artist’s impression...

Young people in pole position at Autotest event

25 May 2017
Youngsters had a chance to get behind the wheel and test their driving skills at the sixth Autotest event which is run by East Hampshire District Council and Southsea Motor Club, held at Penns Place in Petersfield. It was open to people aged over 14 and gave youngsters who aren’t old enough to...

New Leader and Chairman at EHDC

19 May 2017
A new Leader and Chairman were chosen at East Hampshire District Council’s Annual Council meeting last night. Cllr Richard Millard was chosen as Leader – with Cllr Ferris Cowper stepping down and becoming Deputy Leader. Cllr Lynn Evans was chosen as the Chairman with Cllr Anthony Williams as her...

Boss’s ‘reckless disregard’ led to underground tunnel collapse

16 May 2017
The ‘reckless disregard’ for safety shown by the owner of an Alton pub left two men trapped and fighting for their lives in a collapsed tunnel. The company Coronita Ltd, which owns the Crown Hotel, and its director Steve Austen, exposed employees and the public to unnecessary risk in ordering...

Georgie and Jim doing East Hampshire proud

16 May 2017
East Hampshire athlete Georgina Hermitage, from Binsted, was awarded Senior Sportsperson of the Year at the annual Energise Me award ceremony held at Southampton Football Club. Georgina won the Senior Disability Sportswoman of the Year award at the East Hampshire Sports Awards in February, winners...

Runnyhoneys launch club in Whitehill & Bordon

15 May 2017
Petersfield based women’s running group runnyhoneys has now launched a six week Couch to 5k course in Whitehill & Bordon, following overwhelming interest at the Spring into Health festival organised by East Hampshire District Council. Runnyhoneys was formed to give women the chance to socialise...

Don’t miss your chance to vote – register by 22 May

12 May 2017
East Hampshire’s voters have until 22 May to register for the General Election or miss their chance to have their say. The nation will go to the polls on 8 June – but only those who have registered to vote by the 22 May deadline will be allowed to vote. Sandy Hopkins, Returning Officer for EHDC,...

Family fun at the Three Parishes Summer Fayre

10 May 2017
The families of Horndean, Clanfield and Rowlands Castle will be coming together to enjoy a great day of summer fun next month. The Three Parishes Summer Fayre, held on Saturday 24 June, is a traditional country festival packed with activities, displays, food, drink and family-fun. The Summer Fayre...

Parking brought in line with nearby areas

02 May 2017
After freezing car parking charges in East Hampshire for three years they are being increased for the first time to bring them in line with nearby areas. East Hampshire District Council is one of the last local authorities in the area to increase its charges and follows a detailed review of parking...

Wildlife boxes bring visitors to Headley Down

26 Apr 2017
There could soon be a few more residents around Headley Down after a community project to build bird boxes and wildlife homes saw more than 250 completed. The project was run by Woodlands Hall, on the Heatherlands Estate, and involved groups and individuals from across the community. Using £12,000...