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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.

Lord Deben to deliver keynote speech at COP26 East Hampshire

13 Sep 2021
Lord Deben, the Chairman of the Climate Change Committee and former UK Environment Secretary, will be delivering the keynote speech at East Hampshire’s climate conference in October. Noted as one of the country’s foremost voices on environmental issues, Lord Deben will speak at the COP26 East...

Café culture’s here to stay with free pavement licences

10 Sep 2021
Hospitality businesses with an existing pavement licence can apply for a new free licence which can last up until 30 September 2022 from East Hampshire District Council (EHDC). Pavement licences, which were introduced in 2020 under the Business and Planning Act, were due to run until 30 September...

Pinewood Hall pods pioneer way to help the homeless

10 Sep 2021
A village hall in Whitehill & Bordon will be converted into homes for the homeless in a scheme that is thought to be a first in the UK. East Hampshire District Council plans to construct individual studios inside Pinewood Village Hall, on Rydal Close. The temporary structures, called...

Walkers take strides to raise money

10 Sep 2021
Volunteers and charities took to the streets of Petersfield on Saturday to carry out the 2021 Charity Walk for Peace. The annual fundraiser is organised by East Hampshire District Council and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association to help local good causes. The event was cancelled in 2020 and this...

Enter EHDC’s endangered wildlife art competition

06 Sep 2021
EHDC is running a children's art competition to highlight the importance of biodiversity and emphasise the plight of disappearing wildlife. To enter, young artists need to create a picture of any endangered wildlife that can be found in Britain. Your entry must be on one A4 size sheet of...

Follow in the footsteps of our literary greats

01 Sep 2021
East Hampshire residents can now walk in the footsteps of the district’s literary greats ahead of the Creative Footsteps festival in October. Self-guided walks in locations throughout the district can be found through the East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) website and they’re a great...

Changes to rubbish and recycling collections

27 Aug 2021
Residents across the East Hampshire district are reminded there will be a slight change to their rubbish and recycling collection days over the August Bank Holiday period. All collection days for the week starting Monday 30 August will be one day later than usual, owing to the bank holiday, with...

Take a stand against climate change - at East Hampshire's own COP26

23 Aug 2021
Businesses and community groups which work to combat climate change are invited to book a stall and exhibit at East Hampshire’s own COP26. Ahead of this year's international COP26, East Hampshire will be hosting a climate conference of its own, focusing on the opportunities to take action...

Volunteers turn verges into wildflower gardens

23 Aug 2021
Small patches of land owned by East Hampshire District Council can be turned into havens of wildflowers and pollinating insects, thanks to a new scheme. Green-fingered volunteers can apply to tend parcels of land in their patch and transform them from mown-grass to an eye-catching paradise for...

EHDC issues nearly £46million in grants during coronavirus pandemic

20 Aug 2021
During the coronavirus pandemic, East Hampshire District Council issued nearly £46million in grants to more than 2,600 local businesses. The grants were delivered over 12 different schemes set up between March 2020 and July 2021. Councillor Richard Millard, Leader of East Hampshire District Council...