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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.

Get your group a grant – EHDC launches funds for community projects

13 Apr 2022
East Hampshire District Council has opened two ways to get funding to local groups and charities this April. More than £1 million has been set aside to support projects and organisations that will benefit communities up and down the district. There are two main funding schemes: The...

Community lottery celebrates second anniversary

12 Apr 2022
East Hampshire District Council’s Community Lottery is celebrating two years of supporting and fundraising for local groups in the district with its second anniversary this month. The lottery was launched by East Hampshire District Council in April 2020 as way of raising money for good causes and...

Knowledge is power for community groups that Meet the Funders

12 Apr 2022
Groups and charities from around East Hampshire got the information they need to make the most of funding opportunities at a special event run by East Hampshire District Council. Meet the Funders, held on 30 March, saw almost 90 representatives of charities, clubs, societies and other community...

Bin collections to take place as normal over the Easter holidays

12 Apr 2022
Recycling and rubbish collections will not be affected by the Easter Bank Holiday with collections on both Good Friday and Easter Monday as normal. Garden waste collections will also continue as normal on both Friday 15 and Monday 18 April. Residents are being reminded that they should put their...

Wonderful festival helps people live well with dementia

11 Apr 2022
Music, memories and support combined to make the second East Hampshire Dementia Festival a huge success last week. Held on Friday 8 April at Petersfield Festival Hall the event showcased the support and services available to people and proved that it is possible to live well with dementia....

Have a go at something new at Spring into Health 2022

05 Apr 2022
There is something to improve your mind, body and soul at Spring into Health this April and May. The month-long event, held in Whitehill & Bordon, offers residents a chance to try a new activity, pick up a new skill and make a few new friends along the way. Co-ordinated by East Hampshire...

Tree-planting scheme sees Steep pupils put down roots in the village

05 Apr 2022
Schoolchildren dug deep to help the environment by planting new trees on Steep Village Common. Pupils from Steep Primary School and Bedales donned their wellies and picked up spades to plant 120 new saplings. The trees were purchased by Steep Parish Council with the help of a £751 grant from...

Volunteers help toads cross roads!

28 Mar 2022
East Hampshire District Council has teamed up with local volunteers to help frogs and toads beat the traffic and make it safely to their favourite breeding pond. Every spring hundreds of amorous amphibians migrate to the same pond in Newton Valence to find a mate. Now volunteers have set up...

Froxfield store stocks up foodbank

28 Mar 2022
Froxfield villagers, their village shop and the local councillor have come together to stock up a foodbank helping hundreds in their hour of need. The owner of Froxfield Village Stores has played a leading role in raising money and buying food for the Petersfield Foodbank, which has helped...

Dementia Directory to be launched at forthcoming festival

25 Mar 2022
A new handbook to help people live well with dementia will be launched at the East Hampshire Dementia Festival. The Dementia Directory provides contacts, support, advice and services for those who have been diagnosed with the condition. It takes the user by the hand, and guides them through...