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.

EHDC remembers Patrick Burridge

06 Oct 2022
The flag at Penns Place is at half-mast today (Thursday 6 October) in memory of former Leader and Chairman of East Hampshire District Council (EHDC), Patrick Burridge, who has passed away. Patrick was elected as ward councillor for South Alton (West & Beech) in 1995 - this ward later became...

More support proposed for residents struggling to pay their Council Tax

05 Oct 2022
More working-age households could be entitled to higher Council Tax Support payments from April 2023 if wide-reaching changes to the scheme proposed by East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) are approved. Consultation is underway now and will close on 20 November 2022. EHDC is consulting...

Household glass collections have restarted

05 Oct 2022
As we announced last week, household glass collections have restarted today (Monday 3 October). The service will follow existing glass collection patterns. If you don’t have your calendar, please check our website. Where possible, crews will take any excess glass on the first collection, provided...

Council takes back control to ensure top-class waste service

05 Oct 2022
East Hampshire District Council is taking back control of its waste to ensure residents get a top-class service. The council is determined to restore its waste service so it is the best it can be, and the first step is establishing its own joint venture. This way EHDC will have more influence and...

Household glass collections begin again on 3 October

28 Sep 2022
Our service provider, Norse South East (NSE), has confirmed that they are able to reinstate household glass collections from next Monday (3 October). Ahead of the service restarting on Monday, crews have been out clearing excess glass from bottle bank sites around the district. The reinstatement of...

Help us build a Local Plan like no other

28 Sep 2022
In a couple of months we will be appealing to the public to help us complete the most important task any council must deliver. We’re going to reach out to you in a way we have never attempted before and when our work is done it will break new ground in environmental standards. I’m...

Jump to it! Deadline extended for Pond Life art competition

27 Sep 2022
Whether it’s water lilies, frogs or dragonflies, children have a few more weeks to choose what they will recreate for East Hampshire District Council’s art competition. This year the competition focuses on the vibrant world of pond life, and the deadline for submissions has been extended to...

EHDC services during the State Funeral

16 Sep 2022
A bank holiday has been confirmed on Monday 19 September, the day of the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The council offices will be closed but the council can still be reached in an emergency. Below is a list of some of the services directly affected by the closure. Book of...

Meetings postponed as a mark of respect

12 Sep 2022
East Hampshire District Council has postponed public committee meetings to be held during the period of mourning as a mark of respect following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The following meetings have been postponed: · Audit Committee, due to be held this evening at 5pm, 12...

Statement from EHDC Leader, Cllr Richard Millard

09 Sep 2022
Councillor Richard Millard, Leader of East Hampshire District Council, today issued this tribute following the death of the Queen Elizabeth II. He said: “I join the people in East Hampshire, the UK and across the Commonwealth in expressing my deep sadness at the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. “...