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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.

EHDC approves two per cent Council Tax increase to boost welfare work

28 Feb 2020
East Hampshire District Council will put money raised by a two per cent increase in Council Tax towards supporting the district’s most vulnerable people. The increase was agreed by the council at its meeting on Thursday 27 February. It will amount to 5p a week for the average household but would...

Ordnance Business Park shortlisted for planning award

26 Feb 2020
A Liphook development has been shortlisted for a prestigious planning award for its impact on the local economy. Ordnance Business Park, the former Ordnance Supply Unit, on Midhurst Road, is in the running to win a Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Award. The site was developed by East Hampshire...

Councils secure funding to help rough sleepers

12 Jun 2020
East Hampshire District Council and Havant Borough Council have been successful in securing further funding to end rough sleeping within the two areas. The total amount being awarded for the next year across the two authorities is £92,774, after a successful joint bid to the government's Rough...

£2.6 million available for community projects

12 Feb 2020
More than £2.6 million is available to help fund local projects that will benefit the community. East Hampshire District Council is calling on community groups to come forward and stake their claim for funding that could make a huge difference to residents in their area. The £2.6 million pot has...

Speedwatch campaign launched in Petersfield

11 Feb 2020
A Speedwatch group has been launched in Petersfield thanks to grants from district and county councillors. Petersfield ward councillors Julie Butler, Ben Bentley, Matthew Gass, David McKinney and Jamie Matthews granted a total of £4,750 towards the project and Robert Mocatta, county councillor for...

School dinners never looked so good!

11 Feb 2020
Healthy eating experts have been visiting junior and primary schools in Whitehill & Bordon to give kids a flavour of how to pack a healthy lunchbox. Hampshire County Council’s Catering Services (HC3S) has been showing youngsters how to put together a lunch that is both nutritious and delicious...

Alton apprentice receives VIP visit as part of National Apprenticeship Week

10 Feb 2020
An Alton apprentice who has been in his post for just one month met East Hampshire MP Damian Hinds as part of a national campaign to raise the profile of apprenticeships. Will Carter (19), from Liss, joined the finance team for Testo in January and welcomed Mr Hinds on Friday, 7 February as part of...

Horndean memorial for two Australian airmen who crashed and died in 1945 officially dedicated

12 Jun 2020
The memorial for the two airmen who crashed in Horndean in 1945 was officially dedicated on February 4, exactly 75 years after the crash happened. Pilot Officers Oswald (Billy) Mountford and Edward Wicky were only 21 and 22 when they died. A local group, the Horndean Children of the 1940s, remember...

Council Tax rise to boost district’s welfare work

07 Feb 2020
East Hampshire District Council is considering a two per cent increase in Council Tax to support the most vulnerable people in the district. The increase, amounting to 5p a week for the average household, would add around £215,000 to the council’s Welfare Fund. This would be the first time in seven...

Businessman fined as part of fly-tip investigation

06 Feb 2020
The owner of a flooring company has been fined for failing to provide documentation to East Hampshire District Council as it investigated a fly-tip in Liss. John Draper, of Castle Flooring, Portchester, was fined £440 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £44 and costs of £155. Investigating...