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Families flock to new festival for Horndean, Clanfield and Rowlands Castle

09 Jun 2017
Families in Horndean, Clanfield and Rowlands Castle can enjoy a fantastic day of summer fun followed by a foot-stomping barn dance as a new festival is launched. The Three Parishes Summer Fayre, held on Saturday 24 June, is a traditional country festival packed with activities, displays, food,...

First pictures of Alton Leisure Centre released

28 Jul 2017
The first pictures of Alton Leisure Centre have been released showing the scale and quality of the new family-friendly facility. The new centre, an investment of nearly £20m, will be open to the public in 2019 and will replace the current 1970s-built centre. The pictures show an artist’s impression...

Young people in pole position at Autotest event

25 May 2017
Youngsters had a chance to get behind the wheel and test their driving skills at the sixth Autotest event which is run by East Hampshire District Council and Southsea Motor Club, held at Penns Place in Petersfield. It was open to people aged over 14 and gave youngsters who aren’t old enough to...

New Leader and Chairman at EHDC

19 May 2017
A new Leader and Chairman were chosen at East Hampshire District Council’s Annual Council meeting last night. Cllr Richard Millard was chosen as Leader – with Cllr Ferris Cowper stepping down and becoming Deputy Leader. Cllr Lynn Evans was chosen as the Chairman with Cllr Anthony Williams as her...

Boss’s ‘reckless disregard’ led to underground tunnel collapse

16 May 2017
The ‘reckless disregard’ for safety shown by the owner of an Alton pub left two men trapped and fighting for their lives in a collapsed tunnel. The company Coronita Ltd, which owns the Crown Hotel, and its director Steve Austen, exposed employees and the public to unnecessary risk in ordering...

Georgie and Jim doing East Hampshire proud

16 May 2017
East Hampshire athlete Georgina Hermitage, from Binsted, was awarded Senior Sportsperson of the Year at the annual Energise Me award ceremony held at Southampton Football Club. Georgina won the Senior Disability Sportswoman of the Year award at the East Hampshire Sports Awards in February, winners...

Runnyhoneys launch club in Whitehill & Bordon

15 May 2017
Petersfield based women’s running group runnyhoneys has now launched a six week Couch to 5k course in Whitehill & Bordon, following overwhelming interest at the Spring into Health festival organised by East Hampshire District Council. Runnyhoneys was formed to give women the chance to socialise...

Parking brought in line with nearby areas

15 Jun 2017
After freezing car parking charges in East Hampshire for three years they are being increased for the first time to bring them in line with nearby areas. East Hampshire District Council is one of the last local authorities in the area to increase its charges and follows a detailed review of parking...

Wildlife boxes bring visitors to Headley Down

26 Apr 2017
There could soon be a few more residents around Headley Down after a community project to build bird boxes and wildlife homes saw more than 250 completed. The project was run by Woodlands Hall, on the Heatherlands Estate, and involved groups and individuals from across the community. Using £12,000...

Drop litter, pick up a fine – EHDC takes 14 people to court for non-payment of fines

28 Jul 2017
If you drop litter in East Hampshire, you can expect to be fined – that’s the message from East Hampshire District Council after it took 14 people to court over non-payment of litter fines. Keeping the district litter free is one of the council’s top priorities. It has empowered enforcement...

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