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New stage hits the right note with Froxfield Choir

11 Dec 2018
Froxfield Choir and other local community groups in the village have been given a boost with the purchase of a brand new stage thanks to a grant from East Hampshire District Council. The grant of £634, approved by ward councillor Nick Drew, covered around a third of the total cost of the stage and...

Local Plan will reflect Government drive for more homes

10 Dec 2018
East Hampshire District Council is preparing to consult on a plan that will seek to create vibrant communities with the right blend of jobs, infrastructure and environmental protection. The council’s new Local Plan will map out the future development of the area outside of the South Downs National...

Littering lands Havant man in court

07 Dec 2018
A Havant man who was caught dropping a cigarette butt in a Liss lay-by was ordered to pay more than £400 in fines and legal costs by magistrates. Mark Newman, of Kingsclere Avenue, was witnessed dropping the cigarette butt on 8 June by two enforcement officers as they drove along the A3 near Liss....

New chairs for cancer wards thanks to councillor

03 Dec 2018
An EHDC councillor has found a way to ease the recovery of cancer patients in a Portsmouth Hospital after undergoing his own treatment there. Cllr Nigel Wren, EHDC member for Clanfield and Finchdean, has raised money for four high-backed chairs for the oncology wards in Queen Alexandra Hospital,...

Town’s new facilities take a step forward

30 Nov 2018
Some of Alton’s biggest clubs and community groups gathered at the Assembly Rooms to discuss proposals for new community facilities in the town. Around 50 organisations met with East Hampshire District Council and Alton Town Council on Wednesday 28 November to have their say on what would work best...

Raising a glass to Horndean’s brewing mural

30 Nov 2018
A stunning mural has been unveiled on one of Horndean’s most iconic buildings. The artwork has been installed on the Old Brewery apartment block, next to the Gales Brewery Tower, in London Rd, as a permanent celebration of the village’s brewing history. At over five square metres the mural depicts...

Enforcement patrols help keep the lid on litter

27 Nov 2018
More than 800 fines have been issued to litter louts around East Hampshire over the last 12 months. East Hampshire District Council is committed to keeping the district’s streets clean and free from litter with regular litter enforcement patrols. Residents and visitors can be fined £80 for...

Transforming empty shops into centres of support

26 Nov 2018
Landlords with empty business premises can turn their property into a valuable asset for the community by transforming them into a means to tackle social issues. Open Doors is a Government initiative to help community groups occupy empty shops and use them to deliver services for people who feel...

Children take charge at East Hampshire District Council

22 Nov 2018
Pupils from East Hampshire schools have taken charge at East Hampshire District Council this week as part of a national scheme to introduce children to the workplace. More than 400 school children were given a tour of the council offices at Penns Place, Petersfield, and found out about the scores...

Innovative Chief Executive to take on new role

21 Nov 2018
Sandy Hopkins, who is currently Chief Executive at East Hampshire District Council and Havant Borough Council, is taking on a new challenge at Southampton City Council as its Chief Executive.  Sandy has successfully led both East Hampshire District Council and Havant Borough Council since 2009 (and...

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