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.

Looking ahead to life after lockdown

15 May 2020
Like everyone else East Hampshire District Council has had to quickly find a way of working in a world that has been thrown upside down by the coronavirus outbreak. For more than a month we have been operating with very different practices, working in ways we would not have attempted had our hands...

EHDC prepares for virtual meetings

14 May 2020
East Hampshire Council will be holding virtual council meetings this month to give residents the opportunity to follow council decisions during the coronavirus outbreak. The council stopped holding public meetings when the Government announced the lockdown on 23 March but continued its operations...

Bulky waste collections set to restart in East Hampshire

12 Jun 2020
Bulky waste collections across the district are set to re-start from Monday 18 May. Bookings for bulky waste collections were suspended in March due to the need for East Hampshire District Council and Norse South East to prioritise rubbish and recycling collections, during the peak of the...

Community groups urged to apply for council grant before 31 May

13 May 2020
Community groups have until the end of the month to apply for a share of £1 million from East Hampshire District Council. In 2019 the council set aside £1 million over a three-year period to support local charities and organisations with grants of up to £25,000. Now in its second year, the...

Safe work re-starts on sports centres

30 Apr 2020
Building work on East Hampshire’s new sports and leisure centres resumed this week under strict safety guidelines. Work has begun again on the construction of the new Whitehill & Bordon Leisure Centre and the demolition of the old sports centre in Alton. The site operations will adhere to...

Groups on the ground keep us safe and sound

30 Apr 2020
A column by Cllr Millard, Leader of East Hampshire District Council We all know the coronavirus has presented us with new and difficult challenges, but it has also revealed the depth and strength of our communities. They say you see a person’s real character in adversity - and if that’s true then...

Whitehill & Bordon regeneration shortlisted for award

28 Apr 2020
The regeneration of Whitehill & Bordon has been shortlisted for another prestigious award. The town is being transformed from a former army garrison to a green, healthy and connected place by a partnership of public and private organisations - led by East Hampshire District Council. In total 3,...

Famous tree saved from fire

20 Apr 2020
A centuries-old oak in Petersfield was saved from fire on Friday. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the tree that stands on the junction of Winchester Road and the A3 and gave the name to the Great Oak hotel. The tree, thought to be up to 500 years old, was smouldering and throwing...

Don't forget to donate to your local food bank

12 Jun 2020
Don’t forget to donate to your local food bank during the coronavirus outbreak. Food banks in East Hampshire have long been a source of support for struggling residents, but their value is increasing during the current crisis as more and more people turn to them for basic items. But heavy demand...

Cllr Millard: We are here to help businesses

18 Jun 2020
The Government’s very necessary rules on social distancing have changed the way we live our life, and will strangle the spread of the disease, but it has had a devastating effect on our local businesses. One of East Hampshire District Council’s prime responsibilities during the crisis is to support...