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 

Skills and employability headline at important business event

Skills, employability and business challenges were just some of the topics covered at the latest Havant Business Partnership event held at Spectrum Workplace in Havant. Established in 2019, the partnership - provided by Havant Borough Council in...

Property’s poor condition leads to court fine

The owner of a Waterlooville home who allowed it to fall into serious disrepair has been prosecuted by Havant Borough Council’s Planning Enforcement team. The run-down house, in Round Way, has been deteriorating over the past few years and the owner...

Non-native plants cleared from SSSI site on Hayling Island

An area of non-native plants has been cleared from the Sinah Common Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on Hayling Island using the Welcome Back Fund. The area, which Havant Borough Council (HBC) maintains, had been surveyed by an ecologist...

Havant Borough Council welcomes financial report on ending partnership

An independent accountancy institution has set out what Havant Borough Council must do in order to be financially sustainable as a stand-alone council. The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has assessed the likely...

Bunting, balloons, and entertainment isn’t all you need for a street party

Havant Borough Council is encouraging residents who are thinking about or starting to organise a street party to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, to start planning now. The council's website is full of useful advice on what you need to...

Havant stands in solidarity with Ukraine

The Ukrainian flag is being flown outside of Plaza to show Havant’s support for the nation following its invasion by Russia. Leader of Havant Borough Council, Councillor Alex Rennie, said; “Our thoughts and solidarity are with those in Ukraine...

UK’s first real-time water quality testing for Hayling Seafront

A hi-tech water quality monitor that could provide real-time testing on the condition of bathing water off Hayling Island is set to be installed. Havant Borough Council and Southern Water are partnering together to deliver this sophisticated scheme...

Boundary Commission for England launches public consultation on proposed constituencies

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) invites comments during its secondary public consultation on constituency boundaries, which is open now until 4 April 2022. The Commission is undertaking an independent and impartial review of all...

Havant Borough Council approves budget and bold new vision for the borough

Havant Borough Council has this week launched its bold new corporate strategy which sets out its new vision for the future as it embraces regeneration, Freeport status and new government investment in its high streets. The strategy, which outlines...

Havant Borough Council to formally consider withdrawing and revising the Local Plan

In line with feedback from the Planning Inspectorate, the Planning Policy Committee at Havant Borough Council has supported withdrawing the Local Plan (examined in 2021) and developing a revised Local Plan that reflects the contemporary and future...

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