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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 to consult again on Local Plan following ‘brutal’ housing targets

28 Sep 2022
East Hampshire District Council will consult with residents on its Local Plan again in response to the Government’s ‘deeply flawed’ planning rules and ‘brutal housing targets’. The council previously consulted throughout 2019 but will seek residents’ views again following changes to national...

Green Loop scoops prestigious planning award

17 Jun 2022
Whitehill & Bordon’s Green Loop has been honoured with a prestigious planning award for the benefits it will bring to the local community. The Green Loop is a 7km network of walking and cycling paths that encircle and criss-cross the town and is often used by walkers, runners and cyclists...

Eligible households have until 26 June to apply for energy rebate

28 Sep 2022
The deadline for East Hampshire households in council tax band A to D homes to apply for the £150 Energy Rebate is fast approaching. Eligible residents (including those in band E homes who receive Disabled Persons Relief) have until Sunday 26 June to apply. More than 28,000 grants have been issued...

Cllr grant puts a shine on Privett’s platinum party

09 Jun 2022
The people of Privett toasted the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a special celebration over the Bank Holiday weekend, funded in part by a grant from their local East Hampshire District Councillor. The community came together for a garden party held in the grounds of the village’s Holy Trinity...

Councillor grant is a springboard to success for young gymnasts

09 Jun 2022
Gymnasts have been jumping for joy after a £1,000 grant gave their club a leg up. The Xcel Gymnastics Club in Horndean received the money from local East Hampshire District Councillor Chris Hatter. The grant funding has been used to improve the gym by adding new, safer flooring and...

Eligible residents can decide how they want to receive their £150 Energy Rebate

28 Sep 2022
£150 Energy Rebate payments are ready for the 31,000 East Hampshire households in bands A to D that are eligible for the payment. Residents in band E homes who receive Disabled Persons Relief are also eligible. There are a few ways they can receive their rebate. 24,000 customers who pay by direct...

Councillor grants help Horndean volleyball club grow

07 Jun 2022
Young people in Horndean have been trying their hand at volleyball thanks to grants from two East Hampshire District Councillors in the area. The South Hants Junior Volleyball Club, which meets at Horndean Technology College on Saturday mornings, received £1,000 each from Cllr David Evans and...

Ukrainian families find clothes and toys at Woodlands Hall

28 Sep 2022
Ukrainian families have been given free clothing at Woodlands Hall, Headley Down, as part of an initiative supported by the local community and East Hampshire District Council (EHDC). The clothes and toys, donated by residents, will make it easier for the families to settle into a normal life,...

Celebrating the Jubilee around the district

28 Sep 2022
Residents living in the district are preparing for royal events of all kinds to mark the Platinum Jubilee. A total of 18 streets will be closed to traffic for street parties at some point over the extended Bank Holiday weekend which runs from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June. Residents had to ask...

No change to rubbish and recycling services during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee bank holiday

28 Sep 2022
There will be no change to bin collections during the Jubilee bank holidays on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June. Crews from Norse South East will continue to collect rubbish and recycling on households' scheduled days of service even if your collection day is a bank holiday. Find your collection day....