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Consultation to open on Large Development Sites for Local Plan

23 Jul 2019
Some of the largest potential development sites in East Hampshire will be the subject of a special consultation in the autumn. The consultation, to be held from 3 September – 15 October, will focus on ten large sites, of which two will be included in the Local Plan. Run by East Hampshire District...

EHDC declares climate emergency

23 Jul 2019
East Hampshire District Council has officially declared a climate emergency and announced how it will continue to take urgent, positive and deliverable steps to reduce its impact on the environment. Councillors pledged to work across political parties to achieve a list of ‘ambitious and achievable...

Whitehill & Bordon charity launches new awards for accessible services

19 Jul 2019
Organisations in Whitehill & Bordon that have gone above and beyond to make their services accessible to people with disabilities could be up for a brand new award. The Champion Awards celebrate businesses and charities that have gone the extra mile to make themselves disability-friendly....

Gill Kneller appointed permanent Chief Executive

19 Jul 2019
East Hampshire District Council and Havant Borough Council have approved the permanent appointment of Gill Kneller as their shared Chief Executive. Gill was made interim Chief Executive in January 2019 following the departure of her predecessor Sandy Hopkins. Both councils agreed to appoint her to...

Pupils experiment with science and technology

17 Jul 2019
Whitehill & Bordon’s young scientists and engineers showed how they might build a city of the future in a special event at Mill Chase Academy. Pupils from local school met TV science presenter Dallas Campbell as well as showing off their own skills with a series of tricky tech tasks. Local...

Take the lead on responsible dog control

17 Jul 2019
A consultation on how to ensure responsible dog control in East Hampshire’s open spaces is set to begin. East Hampshire District Council is proposing to implement a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to replace existing outdated local dog byelaws. The public consultation will run for a period of...

Volunteer 2DAY!

08 Jul 2019
Residents and businesses of East Hampshire have an opportunity to sign-up and help out at one of the many local charities, groups or voluntary organisations, which give so much to the district. A special market-style drop-in event called ‘Volunteer 2DAY!’ is planned for Tuesday 16 July from 12-2pm...

When community groups met the funders

25 Jun 2019
Around 80 charities and community groups have come face-to-face with the funders that can make their plans a reality. Groups received bespoke advice from some of the leading national and local funding bodies at the special event on Monday 24 June. Called Meet the Funders, the day was held by East...

Junior parkrun up and running

19 Jun 2019
A weekly run for Whitehill & Bordon’s youngsters has got off to a flying start. Junior parkrun, held every Sunday morning at Hogmoor Inclosure, set off at the beginning of May and has been an instant hit. An adult version of the run launched in Whitehill & Bordon last year with more than...

Ropley residents vote in Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

07 Jun 2019
Ropley residents will have a say in the future of their village when they are asked to vote on a Neighbourhood Plan in July. The referendum will be held on Thursday 11 July at Ropley Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, SO24 0DU. Voters will be asked if they want the neighbourhood plan, drawn up by local...