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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.

Groups on the ground keep us safe and sound

30 Apr 2020
A column by Cllr Millard, Leader of East Hampshire District Council We all know the coronavirus has presented us with new and difficult challenges, but it has also revealed the depth and strength of our communities. They say you see a person’s real character in adversity - and if that’s true then...

Safe work re-starts on sports centres

30 Apr 2020
Building work on East Hampshire’s new sports and leisure centres resumed this week under strict safety guidelines. Work has begun again on the construction of the new Whitehill & Bordon Leisure Centre and the demolition of the old sports centre in Alton. The site operations will adhere to...

Whitehill & Bordon regeneration shortlisted for award

28 Apr 2020
The regeneration of Whitehill & Bordon has been shortlisted for another prestigious award. The town is being transformed from a former army garrison to a green, healthy and connected place by a partnership of public and private organisations - led by East Hampshire District Council. In total 3,...

Famous tree saved from fire

20 Apr 2020
A centuries-old oak in Petersfield was saved from fire on Friday. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the tree that stands on the junction of Winchester Road and the A3 and gave the name to the Great Oak hotel. The tree, thought to be up to 500 years old, was smouldering and throwing...

Don't forget to donate to your local food bank

12 Jun 2020
Don’t forget to donate to your local food bank during the coronavirus outbreak. Food banks in East Hampshire have long been a source of support for struggling residents, but their value is increasing during the current crisis as more and more people turn to them for basic items. But heavy demand...

Clear up after your dog

17 Apr 2020
East Hampshire District Council is calling on dog walkers to properly dispose of their pet’s waste after reports that more and more is being left along popular walking routes. Dog owners are being encouraged to bag up their pet’s poo and throw it in a street bin or dispose of it at home. The...

Cllr Millard: We are here to help businesses

18 Jun 2020
The Government’s very necessary rules on social distancing have changed the way we live our life, and will strangle the spread of the disease, but it has had a devastating effect on our local businesses. One of East Hampshire District Council’s prime responsibilities during the crisis is to support...

£11.8million in coronavirus business grants given out in just four days

18 Jun 2020
East Hampshire District Council has given out more than £11.8million in grants to 960 eligible businesses in just four days and is encouraging other eligible businesses to come forward. The council has been able to get the money out quickly by automatically issuing grants to eligible businesses...

Easter bank holiday bin collection changes

08 Apr 2020
Bin collections will take place as planned on Friday 10 April 2020. Please be advised that following the Easter Monday bank holiday on Monday 13 April 2020, bin collections will take place 24 hours later than usual. Normal collection date Revised collection date Monday 13 April 2020 Tuesday 14...

Put bonfires on the back burner during coronavirus crisis

06 Apr 2020
Don’t be a nuisance neighbour – that’s the message from East Hampshire District Council’s Environmental Health team during the coronavirus quarantine. With so many people staying at home it is even more important that residents are respectful and considerate towards the people living around them....