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 

Turn up for the Christmas lights turn on at Greywell Shopping Centre

The Christmas countdown starts in Leigh Park this Saturday when the Christmas lights are switched on at the Greywell Shopping Centre. Running from 10am-4.30pm on Saturday 4 December the event will feature a host of festive fun culminating in the...

Extension to ‘draft ambition for Hayling Island seafront’ engagement

Havant Borough Council’s public engagement on the draft ambition for Hayling Island seafront is to be extended until Sunday 28 November 2021 to allow for more comments. Following recent exhibition days and feedback received online, that more people...

Havant Town Centre is cleaner whilst being greener

Two new cleaning machines will be seen, but not heard, in Havant Town Centre as Havant Borough Council, together with Norse South East, introduce their electric pavement sweeper and cleaner. The no noise, no fume machines are the first 100%...

Rebel Business School gives Havant borough businesses a boost

19 entrepreneurs from Havant borough were among 97 businesses given a boost by the Rebel Business School during a free course in October, supported by Havant Borough Council (HBC). The week-long online course provided attendees with a new way of...

Adventure 'trim' trail alongside Hermitage Stream - take our survey

Plans have been floated for a children’s adventure trail to be installed along one section of the Hermitage Stream in Leigh Park. Residents and visitors to the area are being asked for their views on the plans, proposed by the Friends of Hermitage...

Horizon Leisure Centres awarded top marks for best practice by Sport England’s ‘Quest’

Sent on behalf of Horizon Leisure Centres Residents of Havant and Waterlooville are benefiting from having top-class leisure facilities on their doorstep. Horizon’s Havant Leisure Centre and Waterlooville Leisure Centre have been recognised with a ‘...

Council to challenge local plan findings because it's the right plan for the area

Havant Borough Council has received interim findings from the examination of its local plan and will be robustly challenging them because it feels it is the right plan for the area.  The council is confident that it can overcome issues raised in...

Organisations urged to sign up for new Armed Forces support group

Havant Borough Council has issued a rallying call to community groups that support members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families. The council is launching a network that will bring together all the support available in the borough and...

New £500k scheme to make Leigh Park healthier and wealthier

Almost £500,000 is to be invested in a scheme to help young people in Leigh Park into work and improve their long-term health and wellbeing. The money, awarded by independent charity Health Foundation to Havant Borough Council, will be used to help...

Help shape the future of Hayling seafront

As part of its ambitious regeneration programme, Havant Borough Council is asking for views on the future of Hayling Island seafront and the future direction it should take. Following on from earlier work undertaken by consultants Hemingway Design...

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