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£2.6 million available for community projects

12 Feb 2020
More than £2.6 million is available to help fund local projects that will benefit the community. East Hampshire District Council is calling on community groups to come forward and stake their claim for funding that could make a huge difference to residents in their area. The £2.6 million pot has...

Speedwatch campaign launched in Petersfield

11 Feb 2020
A Speedwatch group has been launched in Petersfield thanks to grants from district and county councillors. Petersfield ward councillors Julie Butler, Ben Bentley, Matthew Gass, David McKinney and Jamie Matthews granted a total of £4,750 towards the project and Robert Mocatta, county councillor for...

School dinners never looked so good!

11 Feb 2020
Healthy eating experts have been visiting junior and primary schools in Whitehill & Bordon to give kids a flavour of how to pack a healthy lunchbox. Hampshire County Council’s Catering Services (HC3S) has been showing youngsters how to put together a lunch that is both nutritious and delicious...

Alton apprentice receives VIP visit as part of National Apprenticeship Week

10 Feb 2020
An Alton apprentice who has been in his post for just one month met East Hampshire MP Damian Hinds as part of a national campaign to raise the profile of apprenticeships. Will Carter (19), from Liss, joined the finance team for Testo in January and welcomed Mr Hinds on Friday, 7 February as part of...

Are we on the right path to active travel?

10 Feb 2020
Help us get more people walking and cycling more often, as part of their daily lives. East Hampshire District Council is asking its residents and visitors to help shape the future of the district's cycling and walking infrastructure by revealing how often they travel by bike or on foot, and what...

Horndean memorial for two Australian airmen who crashed and died in 1945 officially dedicated

10 Feb 2020
The memorial for the two airmen who crashed in Horndean in 1945 was officially dedicated on February 4, exactly 75 years after the crash happened. Pilot Officers Oswald (Billy) Mountford and Edward Wicky were only 21 and 22 when they died. A local group, the Horndean Children of the 1940s, remember...

Coronavirus in the UK

11 Feb 2020
There are eight confirmed cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the UK. The latest updates are available on the government website. Media reports are linking the latest case to Brighton & Hove. This has not yet been confirmed by Public Health England. The Chief Medical Officer for England is...

Council Tax rise to boost district’s welfare work

07 Feb 2020
East Hampshire District Council is considering a two per cent increase in Council Tax to support the most vulnerable people in the district. The increase, amounting to 5p a week for the average household, would add around £215,000 to the council’s Welfare Fund. This would be the first time in seven...

Businessman fined as part of fly-tip investigation

06 Feb 2020
The owner of a flooring company has been fined for failing to provide documentation to East Hampshire District Council as it investigated a fly-tip in Liss. John Draper, of Castle Flooring, Portchester, was fined £440 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £44 and costs of £155. Investigating...

New dementia choir launched in Petersfield

04 Feb 2020
A group of people with dementia enjoyed the first choir session held by Dementia Friendly Petersfield on Tuesday 28 January. Cllr Julie Butler, East Hampshire District Council Deputy Leader and portfolio holder for welfare, granted the group £480 to get the choir started. Cllr Butler attended the...

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