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 

Hayling beach wins award once again

Havant Borough Council is delighted to have retained Blue Flag status for another year for its beach known locally as Beachlands Central, Hayling Island. The Blue Flag status recognises beaches for being safe, clean and having an excellent water...

12 live webinars to support businesses in Havant borough

Havant Borough Council (HBC) has partnered with Digital Islands to provide a digital support programme for small businesses across the borough. Businesses can join an online community which will provide one year of free membership to the Havant...

Fancy a cuppa, ice cream or snack?

Havant Borough Council has awarded a number of special trading licenses, allowing small local businesses to operate in the borough to help regenerate and add social value to key areas. Visitors to the area can grab a variety of different food, drink...

Easter bank holiday bin collections stay the same

Bin collections across the Borough of Havant will not change during the Easter bank holiday. Rubbish, recycling and garden waste due to be collected on Friday 15 April (Good Friday) and Monday 18 April (Easter Monday) will continue as usual....

Illegal traders under the spotlight in Havant borough

Illegal traders will need to be on the lookout this weekend as council officers patrol our borough over the Mother's Day weekend. Consent streets are a legal term for streets in which written consent must be obtained from the council to trade. It is...

Zero emissions with maximum results for summer 2022 on Hayling seafront

Hayling Island has been awarded an additional £27K from Havant Borough Council’s budget to improve the seafront. Visitors to the beach will see a dedicated team working seven days a week from 7:30am to dusk, to ensure bins are emptied, toilets are...

New consultation technology will help residents engage with planning

Havant Borough Council will be trialling an innovative digital technology designed to give people a greater say in shaping and regenerating their own communities. The council has secured £83,450 from the Government to set up a state-of-the-art...

HBC formally withdraws from partnership

Havant Borough Council has formally agreed to withdraw from its joint management agreement with East Hampshire District Council after councillors considered a business case. Plans will now be set in motion to create a financially sustainable...

Oyez, oyez, oyez! - Council call for town crier

Have you got what it takes to become a town crier? The key requirements of the role are the ability to read, a loud voice and an air of authority and to be part of the guild. Havant Borough Council would like the help of a town crier to share, in a...

Havant Borough Council looks to the future with a revised Local Plan

Following a full council meeting, Havant Borough Council has agreed to withdraw the Local Plan examined by the Planning Inspectorate in 2021 and develop a revised plan. This plan will not only best reflect the post-pandemic world we now live in, but...

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