EHDC latest news

If you have an urgent media enquiry about any of the press releases below, please email or call 07736 877331.

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.

New safety rules for landlords come into force

03 Mar 2021
Landlords will have to make sure that electrical installations in their homes for new and existing tenancies are safety tested by a qualified person. From 1 April 2021 new regulations will require landlords to make sure that the electricity supply in their rented properties is safe - this includes...

EHDC budget puts £1 million towards community projects

26 Feb 2021
East Hampshire District Council’s new budget will see a further £1 million put towards community projects in the area. This is the second such sum to be put aside to support local groups and projects and will make a huge difference to communities recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. The...

Coronavirus testing centre for workers set up at Alton Sports Centre

01 Mar 2021
Residents around Alton who must leave home to work can take a coronavirus test at a new centre in the town. Alton Sports Centre opened as a testing site on Wednesday 24 February, giving workers the chance to take regular tests for the virus. The centre, the only such facility in East...

Grant scheme extended to include self-employed taxi and private hire drivers

19 Feb 2021
Self-employed taxi and private hire drivers licenced with East Hampshire District Council that live outside the district and have not been able to obtain a grant from the local authority they live in can apply now for an Additional Restrictions Grant. Some local rules will have excluded drivers...

Online briefings being held for election candidates

12 Feb 2021
People planning to stand in forthcoming local elections can find out how to put their name forward at two briefings hosted by East Hampshire District Council’s Election Team. Potential candidates for the Hampshire County Council elections and for any by-elections for East Hampshire District...

Apprenticeships open doors to prominent professions

12 Feb 2021
East Hampshire District Council’s apprenticeship scheme can provide a route into professions that can seem out of reach to many people. EHDC offers employers financial support towards the wages, training and travel of an apprentice. PainSmith Solicitors, based in Medstead and specialising in...

Residents can now apply for a safer way to vote in this year’s elections

11 Feb 2021
Residents in the district can apply to receive a postal vote, for elections taking place in May. On Thursday 6 May 2021 residents in the district will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them locally for Hampshire County Council and the Police & Crime Commissioner. Some ward...

Everyone will benefit from Census 2021

11 Feb 2021
Households across East Hampshire will be asked to take part in Census 2021 this spring. The census, run by the Office for National Statistics, is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every...

Don’t be complacent about democracy

10 Feb 2021
Among the 100 or so services that East Hampshire District Council provides one of the most sacred is the management of elections. We have seen on the world stage in recent months how vital it is that the public faith in elections is not shaken and they are executed professionally and accurately. In...

Man counts cost after fly-tip blocks country lane

10 Feb 2021
A Cowplain man was ordered to pay more than £500 for his part in a fly-tip that blocked a rural road in Catherington. Max Robbins, of London Road, Cowplain, was prosecuted for his involvement in a large, dangerous fly-tip on Lone Barn Lane. Reported to the council using Facebook, the tip...