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EHDC explores plan to convert hall for the homeless

06 Sep 2019
East Hampshire District Council is exploring the use of a former community hall in Whitehill & Bordon to help local homeless people off the streets. The plan, still in its very early stages, would see Pinewood Village Hall, in Rydall Close, converted to fit ten accommodation units for single...

EHDC’s £1 million pot makes an impact

04 Sep 2019
The first wave of grants from East Hampshire District Council’s £1 million fund have been awarded to community organisations and charities. In total 17 grants have been handed out to groups supporting a huge variety of valuable community services in every corner of the district. Two more waves of...

Make your comments count on Local Plan

02 Sep 2019
‘Make your points positive and planning-based’ – that’s the message from East Hampshire District Council’s planners as they launch a consultation on which large scale developments to include in the Draft Local Plan. Starting on 3 September the council will be gathering information and comments from...

Tree surgeons fined for case of mistaken identity

30 Aug 2019
A tree care company has been ordered to pay £1,450 after damaging a silver birch protected by a Tree Preservation order. Green Frontiers Garden Care, from Headley, had been contracted to remove a diseased tree at a property in Kingswood Firs, Grayshott. However, the company set about taking down...

New strategy to Enhance East Hants

28 Aug 2019
East Hampshire’s towns and villages are set to be enhanced so they become even better places for people to live and work. A new strategy, to be discussed by East Hampshire District Council’s Cabinet next week, sets out how it would improve Alton, Petersfield, Whitehill & Bordon and the southern...

Summer bank holiday bin collection changes

20 Aug 2019
Please be advised that following the Summer bank holiday on Monday 26 August 2019, bin collections will take place 24 hours later than usual. Usual collection date Revised collection date Monday 26 August Tuesday 27 August Tuesday 27 August Wednesday 28 August Wednesday 28 August Thursday 29 August...

Council dealing with dangerous structures in Grayshott and Petersfield

09 Aug 2019
East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) Building Control officers have quickly responded to reports of dangerous structures in Grayshott and Petersfield town centre ahead of predicted storms. A small number of slates on buildings in Victoria Terrace, Crossways Road, Grayshott had fallen, and others...

If Liphook’s character is special to you, now is your chance to get involved!

08 Aug 2019
A public consultation run by East Hampshire District Council will give you the chance to show how important Liphook’s character and unique quality is to you. EHDC is renewing its Character and Appraisal Management Plan, a document that outlines the importance of Liphook and offers guidance on how...

Speeding reduced in Steep thanks to district council grant

06 Aug 2019
An EHDC grant of £230 from Cllr Nick Drew has been used to help reduce speeding in Steep. The grant was used to pay for an automatic traffic count survey to record traffic speed and volume at different locations within the parish. This has provided data to confirm the problem areas so Steep Parish...

EHDC one of first councils to enable development without raising potentially damaging nutrient levels

31 Jul 2019
East Hampshire District Council is one of the first councils in the country to find a way of enabling much-needed new homes to be built - without increasing potentially damaging nutrient levels in the sea. New case law introduced this year prevents development from taking place unless developers...

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