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Annington to deliver new chapter for St Lucia Park

21 Mar 2019
More than 200 homes that have been left unoccupied since the army moved out of Whitehill & Bordon could soon be back in use. The homes were declared ‘surplus to requirements’ in 2017 and are formally due to be handed back to developers Annington on 27 March 2019. Some of the former army homes...

Mental health charity and café serve up partnership

20 Mar 2019
Staff at an Alton café will be able to give their customers help with their mental health and wellbeing alongside their morning coffee thanks to a new agreement with a local charity. Austen’s Cafe, on Lenten Street, has teamed up with East Hants MIND to help bring mental health into focus. The...

EHDC supports new ID cards for veterans

19 Mar 2019
East Hampshire District Council has supported a new ID card for armed forces veterans. Former servicemen are eligible for various benefits but there is currently no quick and easy way for them to prove they are veterans. The Ministry of Defence’s card will help public sector services and charities...

Councillor grants to support our community

18 Mar 2019
Projects across Lindford and Whitehill & Bordon have been given a crucial cash boost thanks to one local councillor. Scout groups, charities, theatres and parish councils have received grant funding from Cllr Yvonne Parker-Smith, East Hampshire District Councillor for Lindford. Each year every...

Rewarding our sporting stars while looking out for their mental health

18 Mar 2019
East Hampshire’s sporting stars were recognised and rewarded for their efforts at last week’s sports awards ceremony – and a new initiative was launched to support their mental health. Hundreds of local athletes, coaches, volunteers and supporters packed out the Old Thorns Hotel, in Liphook, at...

EHDC makes £1 million available to community groups

18 Mar 2019
Community groups have eight weeks to bid for a share of East Hampshire District Council’s £1 million grant pot. The council has set the massive total aside to support worthy schemes across the district over the next three years. Clubs and groups will have an eight-week window to apply for funding,...

Businesses given a helping hand with £1m rates reductions

12 Mar 2019
Hundreds of businesses in East Hampshire are set to receive discounts on their business rates totalling more than £1 million. More than 600 local businesses will pay less for their public services this year, with some enjoying a 33 per cent reduction, in a bid to boost the local economy. The two...

Beneficiaries announced for the 2019 Charity Walk for Peace

12 Mar 2019
The Charity Walk for Peace has chosen its proposed beneficiaries for the 2019 event held in Petersfield. Run in partnership by East Hampshire District Council and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association (AMEA UK) this year's event takes place on Saturday 4 May 2019. The walk will raise money for 16...

Wheels to Work scheme gives young worker’s career a ‘pizza’ help

26 Feb 2019
A young worker’s career has lift-off thanks to the loan of a moped to help him get to work. Headley Down resident Jack Davis had been struggling to get to work but has now risen through the ranks thanks to the vehicle loaned from the Wheels to Work scheme. The 25-year-old started with Dominos Pizza...

Bucking national trend and investing £1.5m in community welfare

01 Mar 2019
East Hampshire District Council's share of Council Tax has been frozen and £1.5 million has been put aside to help the community, it was unanimously agreed at Full Council last night. The Council Tax freeze will be welcome news to residents and is the sixth consecutive year that EHDC’s share of tax...

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