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 

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...

Storm Eunice - stay informed, stay safe

Langstone Bridge update Storm Eunice update: Langstone Bridge is reopening (13:50 Friday 18 February). Major incident declared Storm Eunice has been declared a major incident by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight emergency services. The Met Office has...

Storm Eunice - emergency numbers and links

For support during the storm, please use the following emergency numbers and links: Useful numbers In an emergency where there is a risk to life or property, dial 999. In a non-emergency, call 101. For urgent care advice and mental health support,...

Final round of grants for businesses affected by coronavirus now open

Businesses that saw their income affected by the Omicron variant and Plan B restrictions during December 2021 can now apply to Havant Borough Council (HBC) for the final round of Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG). Applications will close at...

Havant’s untapped potential supported by government as part of the Levelling Up agenda

Havant Borough Council is delighted to have been chosen to benefit from government investment, as one of 68 towns to receive expert advice and support on regeneration from the High Streets Task Force. Launched in 2019, the High Streets Task Force...

Partnership announcement update

Havant Borough Council has formally agreed that it will be withdrawing from its joint management agreement with East Hampshire District Council – subject to a business case which it will discuss at a council meeting as soon as possible. The council...

Pilot of a Paramotor is found guilty of flying too low

A pilot who caused concerns over public safety and noise has been found guilty by magistrates. Following months of partnership working on a joint investigation by Havant Borough Council, Hampshire Police and the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) a...

Havant marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Havant Borough Council invites residents to remember victims of the Holocaust during a short non-religious commemorative service being held on Thursday 27 January. The outdoor ceremony, starting at 11am, will be held at the Holocaust Memorial at the...

Don’t miss out on a grant for your business

Havant borough businesses that can demonstrate a loss of income because of coronavirus have until midnight on Sunday (23 January) to apply for an Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG). These grants are primarily aimed at businesses that have been...

A great deal with Get Up and Go

Get Up and Go – a popular programme offering a range of opportunities for those over 55 to try new activities and make new friends – is running a special week-long event to make their great suite of events even more enticing. For one week only – and...

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