EHDC latest news

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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.

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...

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...

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....

Message from Cllr Richard Millard, EHDC Leader

02 Apr 2020
Message from Cllr Richard Millard, East Hampshire District Council When the clocks struck midnight on December 31st to mark the start of 2020 who could have thought that in just three months we would be living in a world so immeasurably altered? We are now in a global crisis on a scale not seen...

EHDC community grants carry the fight against coronavirus

02 Apr 2020
East Hampshire District Council has made money available for the fight against coronavirus as it launches its annual grant schemes. The council’s Supporting Communities Fund and its Councillor Grant Fund, launched on Wednesday 1 April, have both been adapted to make funding available to groups...

New helpline launched for vulnerable people

01 Apr 2020
A new helpline has been launched for frail and vulnerable residents to call if they need help during the coronavirus pandemic. East Hampshire District Council has joined forces with Hampshire County Council, voluntary groups and other district and boroughs across the county to set up the...

Young wildlife artists – wanted!

26 Mar 2020
East Hampshire District Council is holding an art competition to keep children creative and inspired whilst they stay at home because of coronavirus. Children are being asked to create a picture of a tree and the wildlife that lives there. This could be wildlife that makes its home inside a tree...

Penns Place to shut to the public

02 Jun 2020
East Hampshire District Council’s offices at Penns Place will be shut to the public indefinitely from Monday 23 March. The decision has been taken with the safety of customers and staff in mind as part of measures taken to combat the spread of coronavirus. Customers who would normally come to Penns...