HBC latest news

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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.

Seas the summer safely

With the weather set to improve once again Havant Borough Council would like to remind visitors to Hayling Island to stay alert and stay safe. With social distancing you can enjoy your time outdoors, and if you choose to visit the beach the council...

Swinging back safely into the borough’s play areas

If you are planning to swing by any of the 36 play areas in the borough, please do so safely. Play areas, skate parks and outdoor gyms are now being reopened and Havant Borough Council wants to ensure you and your children enjoy using them....

Havant Borough Council leader announces Cabinet reshuffle

Havant Borough Council’s Leader, Councillor Michael Wilson has revealed his new cabinet following the stepping down of his deputy. Councillor Tim Pike announced his decision to withdraw as a member of the council’s Cabinet and his role as Deputy...

HBC takes the initiative to help more local businesses

Havant Borough Council (HBC) has changed the criteria for applications to its Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund so more businesses with fewer than 50 staff will be eligible. The first round of grants, awarded in June, provided 47 grants to a...

Removal of revetments set to begin on Hayling beach

Damaged coastal defence structures along Hayling Island are set to be removed from Wednesday 1 July. The decision to remove the forty-year-old timber revetments was made following severe storm damage in 2019 and 2020.  The 140m wooden structure is...

Council considers reining in horse-riding on Hayling beach

Havant Borough Council is looking again at a 40-year-old by-law that allows horse-riding on Hayling Island beach. The by-law, from the 1970s, allows horse-riding on the beach before 10am and after 7pm but the council is now re-considering this...

Havant Borough Council makes changes to help social distancing on high streets

Havant Borough Council has made temporary changes to road layouts in the borough’s high streets to make it easier for shoppers to maintain social distancing and stay safe. Some locations across the borough have been identified as having limited...

Flying the flag for Armed Forces Day

The annual Armed Forces Day will be marked in the borough of Havant from Monday 22 June when a specially commissioned flag will be flown outside the Public Service Plaza. Armed Forces Day is a chance to show support for those in the armed forces...

Appeal lodged with Planning Inspectorate after meeting during coronavirus lockdown cancelled

A planning application for 195 new homes at Sinah Lane, Hayling Island, has been lodged with the Planning Inspectorate for non-determination. The developers, Barratt Homes, have lodged an appeal stating the statutory period in which to decide and...

Ready for a safe return to the high street

On Monday (15 June) many high street shops selling non-essential items will reopen their doors for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown began and Havant Borough Council (HBC) is ready to help shoppers and businesses. The council has...

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