EHDC latest news

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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 Chairman offers condolences following the passing of Prince Philip

09 Apr 2021
Buckingham Palace has announced that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has passed away today, aged 99. EHDC Chairman Cllr Keith Budden, said: “Prince Philip dedicated his life to the service of Great Britain and has been a constant and tireless ambassador for this country and its people...

Community grants available from 1 April

31 Mar 2021
East Hampshire District Council has made thousands of pounds available to support community projects from 1 April. Local clubs and organisations looking for financial backing to run community activities or launch projects can now apply for funding. Two grant schemes opened again on 1 April...

Easter bank holiday bin collections

30 Mar 2021
Collections will take place on Good Friday, but not Easter Monday across the district of East Hampshire. Rubbish, recycling, glass and garden waste collections will continue as normal on Friday 2 April (Good Friday). All collections due on Monday 5 April (Easter Monday) will not take place until...

Remembering loved ones lost during the pandemic

22 Mar 2021
A National Day of Reflection is being held tomorrow, Tuesday 23 March – the anniversary of the UK going into the first national lockdown – to remember all those who have sadly passed away during the pandemic and to show support for families who are grieving. The National Day of Reflection includes...

The census is here!

18 Mar 2021
Your census letter will be arriving any day now. This letter will ask you to take part in Census 2021, a unique event that only takes place once every decade. If you don’t receive your letter very soon please get in touch with the census contact centre on 0800 141 2021 or visit

East Hampshire Community Lottery is celebrating reaching 50 Good Causes registered to its lottery

16 Mar 2021
The Good Causes from all across East Hampshire represent a wide range of different areas and interests, and they all receive cash from the weekly lottery draw. Launched by East Hampshire District Council in April 2020, the lottery provides vital support to local organisations, community groups and...

Cllr Mocatta to take on climate change for EHDC

12 Mar 2021
East Hampshire District Council’s work to combat climate change will now be led by Cllr Robert Mocatta. Cllr Mocatta is already the council’s portfolio holder for Community Development, Placemaking and Infrastructure and the new responsibilities will complement his current work. EHDC declared a...

Have you received your census letter?

09 Mar 2021
Over the next week or so you will be sent a letter asking you to take part in the Census 2021 - the once-in-a-decade survey that gives the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941....

Vital funding open to community projects from 1 April

08 Mar 2021
Community groups looking to run projects and schemes to help vulnerable local people can apply for their share of £1 million worth of East Hampshire District Council grants. The council set aside the money in 2019, to be distributed over three years. Local organisations can apply for the...

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...