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 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...

Having fun in the district, safely

09 Jul 2020
If you are planning to swing by any of the 12 play areas in the district, please don’t seesaw with safety. Play areas are now being reopened and East Hampshire District Council wants to ensure you and your children enjoy using them, safely. Information signs will be installed with guidance on how...

Whitehill & Bordon regeneration work continues despite coronavirus crisis

07 Jul 2020
Work on the regeneration of Whitehill & Bordon has been forging ahead despite the lockdown. The town is undergoing a £1 billion regeneration, transforming it from a garrison to a green, healthy and connected town. While much of the country has been shut down to prevent the spread of coronavirus...

Council makes more businesses eligible for share of £904,000 grant fund

02 Jul 2020
East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) has taken unprecedented steps to ensure that more businesses with less than 50 staff can qualify for coronavirus-related grants. There were 162 applications to the first round of grants from EHDC’s Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund. Grants to a total...

Return to High Street

01 Jul 2020
A column by Cllr Richard Millard As a country our focus now has expanded from the immediate response of saving lives to restoring livelihoods and restarting our economy. Once again, councils have a critical role in this and we are working in partnership with others to re-open our High Streets,...

Community partnerships providing support through coronavirus outbreak

24 Jun 2020
An award-winning Whitehill & Bordon partnership more used to encouraging healthy living among residents has widened its work to provide support for people affected by the coronavirus crisis. The Whitehill & Bordon Healthy New Town Partnership normally works to improve wellbeing and reduce...

Whitehill & Bordon site identified for development

17 Jun 2020
East Hampshire District Council has identified a site in Whitehill & Bordon for large scale development. The site will deliver up to 1,300 additional homes, totalling approximately 4,350 homes overall as part of the town’s transformation into a Green, Healthy and Connected town. The decision...

Ready for a safe return to the high street

12 Jun 2020
On Monday (15 June) many high street shops selling non-essential items will reopen their doors for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown began and East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) is ready to help shoppers and businesses. The council has enlisted friendly high street helpers to visit...

Arts Council funding supports digital arts projects at The Phoenix Theatre

04 Jun 2020
The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre in Whitehill & Bordon will record people’s experiences during the coronavirus outbreak as part of an exciting new arts project. The 35 from GU35 is a digital project which will select 35 people living in the GU35 postcode to record their coronavirus...

Know anyone that needs support? We are here to help

02 Jun 2020
Throughout the coronavirus outbreak a huge effort has been made by councils, community groups and volunteers to make sure no-one is left without the supplies they need. East Hampshire District Council trying to make sure no-one is missing out on the available help. If you know someone that might...