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Councillor grants to support our community

18 Mar 2019
Projects across Lindford and Whitehill & Bordon have been given a crucial cash boost thanks to one local councillor. Scout groups, charities, theatres and parish councils have received grant funding from Cllr Yvonne Parker-Smith, East Hampshire District Councillor for Lindford. Each year every...

Rewarding our sporting stars while looking out for their mental health

18 Mar 2019
East Hampshire’s sporting stars were recognised and rewarded for their efforts at last week’s sports awards ceremony – and a new initiative was launched to support their mental health. Hundreds of local athletes, coaches, volunteers and supporters packed out the Old Thorns Hotel, in Liphook, at...

EHDC makes £1 million available to community groups

18 Mar 2019
Community groups have eight weeks to bid for a share of East Hampshire District Council’s £1 million grant pot. The council has set the massive total aside to support worthy schemes across the district over the next three years. Clubs and groups will have an eight-week window to apply for funding,...

Businesses given a helping hand with £1m rates reductions

12 Mar 2019
Hundreds of businesses in East Hampshire are set to receive discounts on their business rates totalling more than £1 million. More than 600 local businesses will pay less for their public services this year, with some enjoying a 33 per cent reduction, in a bid to boost the local economy. The two...

Beneficiaries announced for the 2019 Charity Walk for Peace

12 Mar 2019
The Charity Walk for Peace has chosen its proposed beneficiaries for the 2019 event held in Petersfield. Run in partnership by East Hampshire District Council and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association (AMEA UK) this year's event takes place on Saturday 4 May 2019. The walk will raise money for 16...

Apprenticeship Week: Apprentice given the tools for the trade

06 Mar 2019
An Alton apprentice has been given a great start in his new career thanks to a treasure trove of tools he has received from a generous resident. Irene Fielding had been storing her husband’s tools in her shed for nearly 30 years but has given them a new lease of life by handing them over to Gould...

Apprenticeship Week: Brenna got in and is going far

04 Mar 2019
A former apprentice from Alton is proving the benefits an apprenticeship can have on your career as she rose through the ranks to the managing director position in just five years. Brenna Owens (24) became an apprentice at Alton’s mobility specialist shop, Out & About, when she was 19, having...

Wheels to Work scheme gives young worker’s career a ‘pizza’ help

26 Feb 2019
A young worker’s career has lift-off thanks to the loan of a moped to help him get to work. Headley Down resident Jack Davis had been struggling to get to work but has now risen through the ranks thanks to the vehicle loaned from the Wheels to Work scheme. The 25-year-old started with Dominos Pizza...

Bucking national trend and investing £1.5m in community welfare

01 Mar 2019
East Hampshire District Council's share of Council Tax has been frozen and £1.5 million has been put aside to help the community, it was unanimously agreed at Full Council last night. The Council Tax freeze will be welcome news to residents and is the sixth consecutive year that EHDC’s share of tax...

It’s good to talk – young people tackle mental health

14 Feb 2019
Young people in East Hampshire are learning new techniques to face up to mental health issues. Pupils from eight local schools took part in a youth conference which aimed to help young people recognise mental health related issues, give them suggestions on how to support others or themselves and...

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