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.

East Hampshire District Council future to be shaped through partnership working

18 Sep 2020
East Hampshire District Council is looking to strengthen its ties with Havant Borough Council in order to make both councils more efficient and more effective. The councils are looking at new ways of working more closely together, including having one, flexible workforce. EHDC approved the plans at...

EHDC bin calendars are going digital

16 Sep 2020
East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) has declared a climate emergency and as one small step towards achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, the council will not be sending paper bin calendars to every home this year. The council estimates that this will save around 325kg of carbon each year...

Young artists pick up prizes for tree-mendous pictures

25 Aug 2020
Young artists picked up their prizes after coming out on top in a competition inspired by nature. East Hampshire District Council set children the challenge to create beautiful pieces of art focussed on trees and wildlife. The winners in three age groups visited Jane Austen’s House Museum in...

Changes to rubbish and recycling collections

26 Aug 2020
Residents across the East Hampshire district are reminded there will be a slight change to their rubbish and recycling collection days during the August bank holiday period. All collection days for the week starting Monday 31 August will be one day later than usual, owing to the bank holiday, with...

EHDC chairman continues for a second year and presents charity cheques

14 Aug 2020
East Hampshire District Council chairman handed almost £3,000 to charity as he accepted the role for an unprecedented second year. Cllr Keith Budden passed on money to the Crossover Youth Centre in Liss and Dementia Friendly Petersfield, his chosen charities for his time so far as chairman of the...

Four new strategies set the direction at East Hampshire District Council

14 Aug 2020
East Hampshire District Council last night approved ambitious plans setting out the future direction of the council and detailing its aspirations for welfare, technology and the environment. The council approved four new strategies at its Full Council meeting on Thursday 13 August. They were:...

Third and final round of business grants opens

05 Aug 2020
Businesses employing fewer than 50 people that have not qualified for other coronavirus-related grants can now apply to East Hampshire District Council for the third and final round of discretionary grants. The criteria have again been extended to include properties with a rateable value of up to £...

Tributes paid to popular Petersfield councillor

04 Aug 2020
East Hampshire District Council has paid tribute to former councillor Bob Ayer, who died on Thursday 30 July. Bob was elected to the council in 1999 and served two wards, Petersfield St Peter’s and Petersfield Rother, before stepping down in 2019. He worked on a wide range of committees and served...

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...

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