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Candidates announced for the 2019 election

15 Nov 2019
The people nominated to stand in the General Election on Thursday 12 December have been announced. See the candidates standing in the Hampshire East constituency See the candidates standing in the Meon Valley constituency To vote you must be on the electoral register. If you are not already...

Litter enforcement partnership shortlisted for prestigious award

14 Nov 2019
East Hampshire District Council has been shortlisted for a national award after launching a partnership to cut litter on the streets and in open areas. EHDC’s innovative, wholly-owned litter enforcement company is working with seven other councils to help keep their neighbourhoods clean and litter-...

Thousands of comments submitted through Large Sites Consultation

15 Nov 2019
East Hampshire District Council is reviewing around 3,500 comments submitted during its consultation on potential large development sites. The council ran a six-week consultation to gauge people’s views on ten possible development sites. Residents turned out in their hundreds at six events across...

Penns Place is going purple for accessibility

11 Nov 2019
East Hampshire District Council will go purple on 12 November to join in with Purple Tuesday. Purple Tuesday is an international call to action focused on changing the customer experience for disabled people. To take part in the day, organisations must make at least one pledge that will improve the...

Get your vote in off the post

07 Nov 2019
As East Hampshire District Council prepares for the December General Election, voters are being urged to beat the bad weather and sign up for a postal vote. The council’s election team orchestrates the vote locally and is also responsible for encouraging a high turnout among voters. With turnout...

Council launches mental health webpages for young people

25 Oct 2019
Young people looking for help and advice about their mental health can now find help quickly and easily on the East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) website. The new webpages will link young people to local and national support, across a range of mental health issues. East Hampshire's Youth...

Jane Austen inspires subway artwork

23 Oct 2019
The wisdom and wit of one of the country's most famous authors has been immortalised in an unlikely literary location - a village underpass. Memorable quotes from Jane Austen's novels have been inscribed along an underpass linking Alton to her home village of Chawton. The quotation panels running...

Get into the spirit of Halloween this half term!

21 Oct 2019
Looking for some spooktacular inspiration to keep your kids entertained this half term? East Hampshire District Council’s Playing Around is offering three amazing programmes and so much Halloween fun it is frightening! Run between Monday 28 October and Friday 1 November, bookings are now open, so...

New homes bring funds for community projects

18 Oct 2019
Almost £750,000 raised through house building in East Hampshire has been distributed to community projects. Developer contributions are paid by housebuilders into a fund to improve the local community, managed by East Hampshire District Council. In June and July, local groups, charities and parish...

Raising laughs and money for Chairman’s charities

07 Oct 2019
A spectacular evening of comedy, music and great food will raise money for two charities chosen by East Hampshire District Council’s Chairman, Cllr Keith Budden. Held on the evening of 26 October at Rake Village Hall, the event will raise cash for the Crossover Centre, Liss and Dementia Friendly...