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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.

An ambition for Hayling Island seafront

In September 2021, Havant Borough Council revealed the Hayling Island draft ambition document as part of the Hayling Seafront strategy. An ambition for Hayling Island seafront (pdf 6.2 mb) The ambition document builds on work undertaken by Mace and...

Regeneration refresh for the borough of Havant

Members of Havant Borough Council’s cabinet have agreed to refresh and update its Regeneration Strategy to ensure it focuses on the future needs of the borough. Market conditions and how retailers operate have changed significantly since the...

Natural defences to deter unauthorised encampments

Havant Borough Council’s Cabinet has agreed to protect vulnerable open spaces from future unauthorised encampments by using natural defences. During the meeting councillors discussed concerns raised by residents about unauthorised encampments at a...

A happy, healthy and vibrant Hayling seafront fit for the future

Hayling is set to embark on an exciting journey to explore the future possibilities of a modern seafront, supporting the island’s excellent marine leisure offer, through engagement and partnership working.   At a meeting this week members of Havant...

Leader finds out what it takes to be a bin man

Last week, the leader of Havant Borough Council joined one of the Norse South East (NSE) bin crews for a shift collecting bins. The bin crews have worked tirelessly throughout the coronavirus pandemic to keep bin collections going in difficult and...

HBC issues £33million in grants during coronavirus pandemic

During the coronavirus pandemic, Havant Borough Council issued more than £33million in grants to more than 2,000 local businesses. The grants were delivered over 12 different schemes set up between March 2020 and July 2021. Councillor Alex Rennie,...

Don’t lose your voice - Havant Borough residents urged to check their voter registration details

The annual canvass of the electoral register begins on 14 August this year. Havant Borough Council is currently updating the electoral register and encouraging everyone to check their details if they want to vote in next year’s elections. Letters...

Plea to motorists not to park on pavements

Havant Borough Council is asking drivers to consider others when parking their vehicles. Parking on grass verges and pavements is a persistent problem in the borough of Havant and can be detrimental to people with sight and mobility difficulties,...

Have fun and help the environment on Hayling seafront

Get out, get active and learn how you can protect our precious wildlife in and around the beach at our Marine Funday. Organised by Havant Borough Council, the free fun day takes place on Saturday 14 August, from 12noon - 4pm, will be your chance to...

Nellie the fish swims back to Hayling shores

A six-metre fish has returned to Hayling Island to collected plastic bottles and metal cans. During her visit, Nellie the Fish will assist in tackling beach litter and highlight the amount of single use waste. She will also be focusing on when...

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