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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.

Councillor grants for community groups – apply now!

20 Dec 2021
Clubs and groups across East Hampshire can start the New Year with a financial fillip from their local councillor. East Hampshire District Council entrusts each of its members with £4,500 to give to projects and organisations in their own patch. Community groups have until the end of...

Council grants for life-changing projects

17 Dec 2021
East Hampshire District Council has helped give autistic adults and those with learning and physical disabilities a magical new experience through a grant to a local charity. The council granted FitzRroy, based in St Peter’s Road, in Petersfield, more than £10,000 to create a state-of-the-art...

Don't fall for a scam this Christmas

16 Dec 2021
Residents in the district are being reminded to only use approved waste carriers when disposing of any unwanted items this Christmas. East Hampshire District Council is asking residents to help prevent fly-tipping by not using unlicensed waste collectors and to always follow the SCRAP code when...

Consultation to make planning greener

15 Dec 2021
As part of ambitions to make the planning process greener than ever East Hampshire District Council is making clear what environmental standards it expects from house-builders and how those standards can be achieved. The council plans to consult with residents and developers on a paper, called...

Horndean man fined for clearing protected trees for use as a garden

14 Dec 2021
A Horndean resident has been made to pay more than £10,000 after uprooting protected trees and turning land into his own private garden. Mark Funnell (55), of Lith Avenue, has pleaded guilty to felling trees that were under the protection of an East Hampshire District Council Woodland Tree...

Welcome Back funding supporting local events

13 Dec 2021
Local towns have received funding from East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) through the Welcome Back Fund to deliver bigger and better Christmas events, welcoming back families to high streets and supporting local businesses. The money is being used to support Christmas events in Alton –...

Councillor Moon and Damian Hinds MP visit local businesses for Small Business Saturday

10 Dec 2021
To celebrate the businesses in East Hampshire, Councillor Ken Moon of East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) and East Hampshire MP Damian Hinds visited a selection on Small Business Saturday (4 December 2021). Small Business Saturday is an annual event organised to celebrate the importance of small...

High street marshals return to East Hampshire

10 Dec 2021
Our friendly coronavirus marshals have returned to the high streets of East Hampshire and Havant borough offering advice and support to local shoppers and businesses. The marshals do not have powers to enforce but if they notice any issues, they can talk to the police about them if necessary. The...

No changes to bin collections this Christmas

10 Dec 2021
No changes to bin collections this Christmas period Residents in the district are being asked to continue to put their bin out for collection by 7am on their usual collection day throughout the festive season. There will be no changes to collection days for rubbish, recycling and glass, even if...

New boards reveal Whitehill’s fascinating history

02 Dec 2021
Some of the fascinating history of Whitehill has been encapsulated on two information boards, recently installed on the Green Loop. The boards, placed near Whitehill Village Hall, describe the ancient beginnings of the barrows, or burial mounds, that can be seen in the area. Social history such...