EHDC latest news

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The latest news section of the website provides an archive of all our press releases. Each item is appropriately time stamped and correct at the time of being published.

Survey launched to assess impact of coronavirus on local people

30 Jul 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has been an extremely challenging time for our residents and has affected many aspects of day to day life. East Hampshire District Council would like to hear from residents on how this has affected their lives, what services they have received and how they are feeling now....

Council campaign grows as allotment owners plant 1,000 trees

24 Jul 2020
A picturesque woodland of 1000 new trees is to be planted in Sheet as part of East Hampshire District Council’s campaign to see a tree planted for every resident in the district. Volunteers of the Adhurst Allotment Association, more used to tending fruit and veg, have set aside three acres of land...

Start a free summer adventure with Playing Around!

20 Jul 2020
Playing Around East Hampshire is running an exciting summer adventure for children you can take part in from the comfort of your own home. East Hampshire District Council’s play service (previously known as Rural Areas Play Project) has already been providing fun online activities for children...

East Hampshire District Council on course to adopt a fresh Climate and Environment Strategy

10 Jul 2020
East Hampshire District Council has pledged to reduce its carbon emissions to zero by 2050 as part of a new strategy to tackle the climate emergency. The Climate and Environment Strategy 2020-2025 was approved by EHDC’s Cabinet last night (Thursday 9 July). EHDC declared a climate emergency in July...

Having fun in the district, safely

09 Jul 2020
If you are planning to swing by any of the 12 play areas in the district, please don’t seesaw with safety. Play areas are now being reopened and East Hampshire District Council wants to ensure you and your children enjoy using them, safely. Information signs will be installed with guidance on how...

Whitehill & Bordon regeneration work continues despite coronavirus crisis

07 Jul 2020
Work on the regeneration of Whitehill & Bordon has been forging ahead despite the lockdown. The town is undergoing a £1 billion regeneration, transforming it from a garrison to a green, healthy and connected town. While much of the country has been shut down to prevent the spread of coronavirus...

Council makes more businesses eligible for share of £904,000 grant fund

02 Jul 2020
East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) has taken unprecedented steps to ensure that more businesses with less than 50 staff can qualify for coronavirus-related grants. There were 162 applications to the first round of grants from EHDC’s Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund. Grants to a total...

Return to High Street

01 Jul 2020
A column by Cllr Richard Millard As a country our focus now has expanded from the immediate response of saving lives to restoring livelihoods and restarting our economy. Once again, councils have a critical role in this and we are working in partnership with others to re-open our High Streets,...

Community partnerships providing support through coronavirus outbreak

24 Jun 2020
An award-winning Whitehill & Bordon partnership more used to encouraging healthy living among residents has widened its work to provide support for people affected by the coronavirus crisis. The Whitehill & Bordon Healthy New Town Partnership normally works to improve wellbeing and reduce...

Whitehill & Bordon site identified for development

17 Jun 2020
East Hampshire District Council has identified a site in Whitehill & Bordon for large scale development. The site will deliver up to 1,300 additional homes, totalling approximately 4,350 homes overall as part of the town’s transformation into a Green, Healthy and Connected town. The decision...