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 

HBC launches two new grants for struggling businesses

Two new grant schemes have been launched by Havant Borough Council (HBC) for businesses impacted by the current wave of coronavirus infections. The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG) is a one-off payment of up to £6,000 for hospitality and...

Recycling right this Christmas

After the presents have been unwrapped and the food is eaten, the Christmas holidays often leave us with a lot of rubbish – or is it recycling? Here are some helpful tips to ensure you waste less and recycle more this Christmas: Reuse old wrapping...

Havant Borough Council to boost glass recycling by introducing larger banks

New larger glass recycling banks will be launched across Havant borough in 2022 to enhance and encourage recycling. Havant Borough Council, with Norse South East (NSE), has agreed to introduce new 10,700 litre enclosed skips that are nine times...

It’s full steam ahead for Warblington footbridge project

Havant Borough Council has pledged to cover a funding shortfall to deliver a new footbridge over a railway crossing at Warblington Station. The council has made it a top priority to provide a safe means for pedestrians to pass over the railway at...

Havant Borough Council asks government to address local housing delivery issues

The council has written to Housing Secretary Michael Gove MP to address the impact of the Dutch Case on the borough's Five-Year Housing Land Supply. The council has concerns about the effect of ad-hoc development, as a result of the Dutch Case and...

No changes to bin collections this Christmas

Residents in the borough are being asked to continue to put their bin out for collection by 7am on their usual collection day throughout the festive season. There will be no changes to collection days, even if your usual collection day falls on a...

High street marshals return to Havant borough

Our friendly coronavirus marshals have returned to the high streets of Havant Borough and East Hampshire offering advice and support to local shoppers and businesses. The marshals do not have powers to enforce but if they notice any issues, they can...

Havant borough residents recovering well from pandemic

Latest survey findings reveal positive results on how residents are recovering from the effects of the pandemic, and how effective the council has been in responding to their needs. Havant Borough Council has been asking residents how they have been...

Rain won’t stop play on Bedhampton's new all-weather cricket pitch

Bedhampton Mariners Cricket Club is set for a good innings thanks to an all-weather pitch that will help them play in the wet. The artificial pitch is being installed this week following funding support from Havant Borough Council. Club officials...

Contact us for support with your Council Tax

Help is at hand for residents struggling to pay their Council Tax this Christmas. Rising costs in food and fuel and the expenses of the festive season, coupled with the financial impact of the pandemic, means some residents are battling to pay their...

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