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.

Message from Cllr Richard Millard, EHDC Leader

02 Apr 2020
Message from Cllr Richard Millard, East Hampshire District Council When the clocks struck midnight on December 31st to mark the start of 2020 who could have thought that in just three months we would be living in a world so immeasurably altered? We are now in a global crisis on a scale not seen...

EHDC community grants carry the fight against coronavirus

02 Apr 2020
East Hampshire District Council has made money available for the fight against coronavirus as it launches its annual grant schemes. The council’s Supporting Communities Fund and its Councillor Grant Fund, launched on Wednesday 1 April, have both been adapted to make funding available to groups...

New helpline launched for vulnerable people

01 Apr 2020
A new helpline has been launched for frail and vulnerable residents to call if they need help during the coronavirus pandemic. East Hampshire District Council has joined forces with Hampshire County Council, voluntary groups and other district and boroughs across the county to set up the...

Young wildlife artists – wanted!

26 Mar 2020
East Hampshire District Council is holding an art competition to keep children creative and inspired whilst they stay at home because of coronavirus. Children are being asked to create a picture of a tree and the wildlife that lives there. This could be wildlife that makes its home inside a tree...

Penns Place to shut to the public

02 Jun 2020
East Hampshire District Council’s offices at Penns Place will be shut to the public indefinitely from Monday 23 March. The decision has been taken with the safety of customers and staff in mind as part of measures taken to combat the spread of coronavirus. Customers who would normally come to Penns...

EHDC to lead community response with support, services and supplies

12 Jun 2020
The government has called on councils to co-ordinate efforts to support local people affected by coronavirus. East Hampshire District Council is working alongside voluntary organisations to manage the response in the community and make sure that support, services and supplies reach everyone that...

Festival offers advice and guidance on dementia

04 Mar 2020
A special event to promote the services available for people with dementia is returning to Petersfield this May. The Dementia Festival will take place on 15 May and offers the best advice and guidance, not just for people with the condition but also for friends, families, carers and professionals....

Whitehill & Bordon gets ready for Royal visitor

04 Mar 2020
Whitehill & Bordon will be welcoming a Royal visitor later this month. His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester is visiting the town on Thursday 26 March to see the progress being made in the town’s regeneration. The Duke, The Queen’s cousin, will be welcomed by East Hampshire District Council...

New East Hampshire Community Lottery - tickets on sale now!

03 Mar 2020
Tickets for the first ever East Hampshire Community Lottery draw go on sale on today (Tuesday 3 March) ahead of the first draw on Saturday 4 April. Money raised from the draw will provide vital support to a wide range of local organisations and projects which benefit the local community. Lottery...

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...