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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.

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...

New dementia choir launched in Petersfield

04 Feb 2020
A group of people with dementia enjoyed the first choir session held by Dementia Friendly Petersfield on Tuesday 28 January. Cllr Julie Butler, East Hampshire District Council Deputy Leader and portfolio holder for welfare, granted the group £480 to get the choir started. Cllr Butler attended the...

Tree warden scheme blooms

29 Jan 2020
The district’s trees and woodlands will be in safe hands after a meeting calling for volunteer tree wardens drew more than 100 people. East Hampshire District Council and the Tree Council arranged a meeting in Petersfield to give local people the chance to sign up. Held in the Rose Room of...

Good causes can get lucky with new local lottery

29 Jan 2020
Local projects, groups and organisations are invited to join our community of good causes East Hampshire District Council is launching a new community lottery to raise money for local good causes and is looking for organisations keen to take part. A 'Good Causes' launch event will be held on Monday...

Council plans game-changing intervention in new town centre

17 Dec 2019
East Hampshire District Council is seizing an opportunity to explore how it can take a proactive role to shape Whitehill & Bordon’s new town centre - to make it a vibrant, energised, lifestyle destination and not just another shopping centre battling the tide of online retail. The council is...

Councillors’ grants brings Christmas to Clanfield

17 Dec 2019
Clanfield has been decked out in seasonal decorations this Christmas thanks in part to grants from a couple of East Hampshire District Councillors. Clanfield Online, a community website run by a group of businesses and organisations, has placed ten Christmas trees around the Clanfield, put up...

Don’t be lonely this Christmas

17 Dec 2019
Whitehill & Bordon children have been spreading the love this Christmas by writing festive cards for hundreds of isolated older people. Christmas can be a difficult time of year for anyone but especially for people on their own. Research shows that 1.7 million older people in England will not...