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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.

Help is there for the cost-of-living crisis

17 Nov 2022
When the new PM settled down at his desk for his first day on the job last week he would have been greeted by an in-tray groaning with work. There are many tasks of national significance competing for his attention, but I know which one he should reach for first – and that’s the cost-of-living...

Affordable Homes in an unaffordable district

17 Nov 2022
East Hampshire is a beautiful and attractive place to live. It has tight-knit communities, breath-taking landscapes and a vibrant local economy. And,as a result, it is one of the most unaffordable places to live in the country. Rising house prices may be good news for home-owners but they...

The Phoenix Theatre & Art Centre celebrates prestigious Arts Council status

09 Nov 2022
EHDC helps Whitehill & Bordon centre achieve sought-after national recognition The Phoenix in Whitehill & Bordon has been awarded prestigious National Portfolio status that includes crucial funding received by fewer than 1,000 arts organisations across the country. On Friday 4 November Arts...

Help create a Local Plan that tackles tough issues

22 Nov 2022
You can soon take part in a Local Plan consultation that will help shape the future of your community. The consultation kicks off on Monday 21 November and will run for eight weeks until Friday 16 January. Sign up to take part The Local Plan sets out how we will deliver homes, jobs and services...

Councillor grants pay for life-saving defibrillator

31 Oct 2022
A defibrillator has been installed at Holybourne Theatre thanks to grants from two of our local councillors. The life-saving machine costs almost £1,000 and would not have been affordable without the contributions of our two councillors. Holybourne Councillor Graham Hill granted £550, and...

Drone video for Green Loop released

27 Oct 2022
A video of Whitehill & Bordon’s Green Loop has been created to encourage residents and visitors to make use of the award-winning network of paths. Filmed using drone technology, the video shows off the wooded glades, natural landscapes and wayfinding features that make the loop such an...

One year on Cop26

19 Oct 2022
One year ago we held our own version of the COP climate conference to work out what can be doneto limit our impact on the environment in this corner of the world. Our event in Alton mirrored the COP26 held in Glasgow and was fantastic - well-attended and full of grand ideas, innovations and...

Solar panels help bowls club save money and cut carbon

19 Oct 2022
Our councillor grants have helped pay for energy-saving solar panels on a sports pavilion in Clanfield A sports and bowls club in Clanfield will be making hay while the sun shines thanks to 16 solar panels fixed to its pavilion roof. The photovoltaic panels have been added to the building,...

Council and college to support tree-planting plan

10 Oct 2022
East Hampshire District Council and Eastleigh College have struck up a partnership to support a tree-planting campaign that will reduce carbon and increase biodiversity in the county. East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) has pledged to see 120,000 new trees planted, one for every resident in...

Green Team launched as council marks COP26 East Hampshire

07 Oct 2022
East Hampshire District Council has marked the anniversary of its COP26 climate change event by launching a ‘Green Team’ to accelerate the council’s ambition to reach net zero. COP26 East Hampshire, held in Alton last October, was run by East Hampshire District Council and Damian Hinds MP, and...