Latest news

Press releases in date order

If you have an urgent media enquiry about any of the press releases below, please email or call 07596 098092.

Fly-tip leads to £900 fine for livery yard owner

29 Nov 2019
The owner of a horse livery yard in Surrey was saddled with a £900 fine after East Hampshire District Council investigated a fly-tip at Whitehill Cemetery. Emma Wickerson (26), of Horsham Road, Surrey, pleaded guilty at Basingstoke Magistrates Court to failing to ensure her waste was removed by a...

Free parking this weekend!

28 Nov 2019
East Hampshire District Council is helping Christmas get off to the best possible start by offering free parking this weekend, to coincide with local festive events. At the beginning of the crucial Christmas shopping period the council is removing car parking charges as an early gift for visitors....

Christmas Creations with Playing Around

22 Nov 2019
The holidays are nearly here, and the team at the Rural Areas Play Project are so excited, they want to come out to play. Come and get ready for Christmas at the brand-new RAPP session ‘Christmas Creations’ at Alton Community Centre on Saturday 7 December, 1pm-3pm. Children can make their own snow...

Candidates announced for the 2019 election

06 Jan 2020
The people nominated to stand in the General Election on Thursday 12 December have been announced. To vote you must be on the electoral register. If you are not already registered to vote, please register by midnight on Tuesday 26 November. You must register if you’ve changed address, name or...

Litter enforcement partnership shortlisted for prestigious award

14 Nov 2019
East Hampshire District Council has been shortlisted for a national award after launching a partnership to cut litter on the streets and in open areas. EHDC’s innovative, wholly-owned litter enforcement company is working with seven other councils to help keep their neighbourhoods clean and litter-...

Thousands of comments submitted through Large Sites Consultation

15 Nov 2019
East Hampshire District Council is reviewing around 3,500 comments submitted during its consultation on potential large development sites. The council ran a six-week consultation to gauge people’s views on ten possible development sites. Residents turned out in their hundreds at six events across...

Penns Place is going purple for accessibility

11 Nov 2019
East Hampshire District Council will go purple on 12 November to join in with Purple Tuesday. Purple Tuesday is an international call to action focused on changing the customer experience for disabled people. To take part in the day, organisations must make at least one pledge that will improve the...

Get your vote in off the post

07 Nov 2019
As East Hampshire District Council prepares for the December General Election, voters are being urged to beat the bad weather and sign up for a postal vote. The council’s election team orchestrates the vote locally and is also responsible for encouraging a high turnout among voters. With turnout...

Council launches mental health webpages for young people

25 Oct 2019
Young people looking for help and advice about their mental health can now find help quickly and easily on the East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) website. The new webpages will link young people to local and national support, across a range of mental health issues. East Hampshire's Youth...

Jane Austen inspires subway artwork

23 Oct 2019
The wisdom and wit of one of the country's most famous authors has been immortalised in an unlikely literary location - a village underpass. Memorable quotes from Jane Austen's novels have been inscribed along an underpass linking Alton to her home village of Chawton. The quotation panels running...