HBC latest news

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.

If you have an urgent media enquiry, please email publicrelations@havant.gov.uk 

Service to be held for Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

An annual service to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day will take place in Havant Cemetery, New Lane, Havant. The event on Friday 27 January at 11am, will be led by Councillor Leah Turner and will include a reading by the Mayor of Havant, Councillor...

Council asks government for clarity on proposed changes to planning system

The Leader of Havant Borough Council has written to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities requesting clarity on proposed reforms to housing targets, whilst highlighting the risks presented to the borough's Local Plan in...

Residents in the borough will need photo ID to vote at elections in May

For the first time, residents in the Borough of Havant will need to show photo ID to vote in polling stations at this year’s local elections. This new requirement was introduced by the UK Government’s Elections Act 2022 which was passed last year...

Funds secured through partnership for Emsworth play area

Funding for the complete refurbishment of the Spencers Field play area has been secured by Havant Borough Council in partnership with the Spencers Field Community Group. Through hard work, multiple bids have secured £85,000 to fund the refurbishment...

New permanent Chief Executive appointed for Havant Borough Council

A new permanent Chief Executive with a vision of making the borough an even better place to live, work, visit and invest in, has been announced. Havant Borough Council has appointed Steve Jorden as its new permanent Chief Executive. Steve Jorden...

Troubled youngsters will be helped back onto the right track thanks to funding secured by Havant Borough Council

Young people in the Borough of Havant, aged 10 – 17, who are at risk of entering the Youth Justice System, will benefit from £20,000 of funding through a local sports project, thanks to the funding received from the Ministry of Justice. Havant...

Young people are invited to kick start 2023 with free careers advice

Link up Youth Hub, the careers information, advice and guidance service for young people aged 16 – 24 is to kick off 2023 with a free event aimed at helping those not in employment, education or training to make a successful new start. The event...

Calling all the heroes – and their employers

Havant Borough Council continues to support the Armed Forces community, which includes Veterans and their families, by inviting local businesses to join them to promote the Armed Forces Covenant. By coming together with local businesses, charities,...

Havant Borough Community Lottery raises an additional £14k for good causes

The Havant Borough Community Lottery has allocated an additional £14,546 to local good causes through money raised in its community fund. There are currently 106 organisations and charities across the borough that have joined the lottery, which...

Start your recycling resolutions with your Christmas waste

As the Twelfth Night fast approaches (Friday 6 January) and we return to work and school after the festivities, it's traditionally time to take your Christmas decorations down for another year. Havant Borough Council is reminding people to recycle...

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