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.

Cllr Patrick takes back the reins for second Mayoral term

Enthusiastic to serve the borough again, Councillor Diana Patrick, has been sworn in as Mayor of Havant for the second time. Councillor Patrick served as Mayor for her first term in 2019-20, which took quite a different direction due to the global...

HBC working to support Ukrainian refugees and their hosts

Havant Borough Council (HBC) is working with its partners to provide support to Ukrainian refugees and the families in the borough that have generously taken them in. Hampshire County Council (HCC) is leading the local government response to the...

Eligible residents can decide how they want to receive their £150 Energy Rebate

£150 Energy Rebate payments are ready for the 43,000 eligible Havant borough households in bands A to D (and people in band E homes who receive Disabled Persons Relief) and there are a few ways they can receive it. Customers who pay by direct debit...

Council Tax Energy Rebate

£150 Energy Rebate payments are ready for the 43,000 eligible Havant borough households in bands A to D (and people in band E homes who receive Disabled Persons Relief) and there are a few ways they can receive it. Customers who pay by direct debit...

New play area has officially opened in Waterlooville

Excited children attended an opening ceremony of a brand new play area, along with their parents, in Waterlooville. The ribbon cutting ceremony, by the Mayor of Havant, Councillor Rosy Raines, marked the official opening of the much-needed...

Barriers to residential development are removed following prompt council analysis

Following extensive analysis, the pause on residential development in the borough has been lifted by Havant Borough Council. Following unexpected changes announced by Natural England in March regarding how nutrient neutrality is measured, the...

Council starts rolling out paperless parking permits

From Monday 16 May Havant Borough Council will be switching to issuing paperless parking permits wherever possible for residents and businesses. Anyone applying for a season permit online will be issued with an electronic permit at the time of...

Hayling beach wins award once again

Havant Borough Council is delighted to have retained Blue Flag status for another year for its beach known locally as Beachlands Central, Hayling Island. The Blue Flag status recognises beaches for being safe, clean and having an excellent water...

12 live webinars to support businesses in Havant borough

Havant Borough Council (HBC) has partnered with Digital Islands to provide a digital support programme for small businesses across the borough. Businesses can join an online community which will provide one year of free membership to the Havant...

Fancy a cuppa, ice cream or snack?

Havant Borough Council has awarded a number of special trading licenses, allowing small local businesses to operate in the borough to help regenerate and add social value to key areas. Visitors to the area can grab a variety of different food, drink...

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