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.

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Oyez Oyez Oyez, the borough cries out to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee by lighting a beacon

On Thursday 2 June the Borough of Havant will begin the celebrations along with other regions of the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Deputy Mayor and now newly appointed Town Crier for...

No change to rubbish and recycling services during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee bank holiday

There will be no change to bin collections during the Jubilee bank holidays on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June. Crews from Norse South East will continue to collect rubbish and recycling on households' scheduled days of service even if your collection...

Celebrating the Jubilee around the borough

Residents living in the borough are preparing for a right royal knees up to mark the Platinum Jubilee. A total of 41 streets will be closed to traffic for street parties at some point over the extended Bank Holiday weekend which runs from Thursday 2...

Cllr Patrick takes back the reins for second Mayoral term

Enthusiastic to serve the borough again, Councillor Diana Patrick, has been sworn in as Mayor of Havant for the second time. Councillor Patrick served as Mayor for her first term in 2019-20, which took quite a different direction due to the global...

HBC working to support Ukrainian refugees and their hosts

Havant Borough Council (HBC) is working with its partners to provide support to Ukrainian refugees and the families in the borough that have generously taken them in. Hampshire County Council (HCC) is leading the local government response to the...

Eligible residents can decide how they want to receive their £150 Energy Rebate

£150 Energy Rebate payments are ready for the 43,000 eligible Havant borough households in bands A to D (and people in band E homes who receive Disabled Persons Relief) and there are a few ways they can receive it. Customers who pay by direct debit...

Council Tax Energy Rebate

£150 Energy Rebate payments are ready for the 43,000 eligible Havant borough households in bands A to D (and people in band E homes who receive Disabled Persons Relief) and there are a few ways they can receive it. Customers who pay by direct debit...

New play area has officially opened in Waterlooville

Excited children attended an opening ceremony of a brand new play area, along with their parents, in Waterlooville. The ribbon cutting ceremony, by the Mayor of Havant, Councillor Rosy Raines, marked the official opening of the much-needed...

Barriers to residential development are removed following prompt council analysis

Following extensive analysis, the pause on residential development in the borough has been lifted by Havant Borough Council. Following unexpected changes announced by Natural England in March regarding how nutrient neutrality is measured, the...

Council starts rolling out paperless parking permits

From Monday 16 May Havant Borough Council will be switching to issuing paperless parking permits wherever possible for residents and businesses. Anyone applying for a season permit online will be issued with an electronic permit at the time of...

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