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Council increases council tax ‘with great reluctance’

Havant Borough Council has ‘with great reluctance’ decided to increase its council tax for the first time in nine years – with an increase of 2.99% which is £5.76 per year – less than a month’s membership of Netflix at £5.99.  Councillor Michael...

Havant Borough Council flies the Pride flag

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Michael Cheshire MBE, raised the LGBT Pride flag at the Public Service Plaza on Wednesday. The flag is being flown till Friday to commemorate LGBT History Month and to support Hampshire Pride 2018 taking place...

Havant’s community groups discover how new lottery could benefit them

Local community groups learnt how they can benefit from the Havant Community Lottery at last week’s Good Causes launch event. Approximately 65 people attended the event held at the Public Service Plaza. It was a valuable opportunity for these groups...

New lottery arrives in the borough

Havant Borough Council (HBC) will be launching a new online lottery to support local good causes. HBC is one of the first local authorities in the country to launch its own online community lottery. Tickets will cost £1 with 60p going towards local...

New sports facility in Leigh Park now open!

After its official opening last weekend, residents are now able use the impressive Front Lawn Recreation Ground. The sports facility located at Somborne Drive, Leigh Park has been given a £1.6m facelift to provide improved facilities. Front Lawn now...

Beach recharge and timber works at Eastoke

Work has started to rebuild the beach at Eastoke following recent storms. The work at South Hayling, which is being managed by the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership, is part of ongoing work to ensure the beaches in the area are in the best possible...

Residents are invited to comment on the next stage of the draft Local Plan 2036

A major consultation seeking views on proposed sites for future school, employment, community and housing is underway. This consultation is part of the council’s ongoing discussions with residents on the Havant Borough Local Plan. Havant Borough...

Local business donates £5,000 to Mayor’s charities

The Mayor of Havant, Councillor Elaine Shimbart, is delighted to have received a £5,000 donation to her charities. The generous donation was made by construction firm D & K Contracting Services Limited, a Romsey based contractor that has built...

Christmas and New Year opening hours

During the festive season the Public Service Plaza will be open throughout Christmas and New Year, except for Bank Holidays.   The opening hours for residents who use services based in the building, including Havant Borough Council and Hampshire...

Proposed development in Emsworth to be discussed

A Development Consultation Forum (DCF) will be held in the Council Chamber at 6pm on Tuesday 16th January 2018. The DCF will consider the proposed development of approximately 1.48 hectares of land off Westwood Close, Emsworth for 49 dwellings. A...

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