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.

Make a bid for funding for your community project

Havant Borough Council is urging groups from across the borough to apply for a share of around £500K to help support projects which deliver new or improved community services and facilities. Funding has been made available using Community...

Council warn of busy beaches as heatwave is forecast

With the weather forecast set for a heatwave this weekend Havant Borough Council urge visitors to Hayling Island beaches to stay alert and stay safe. If you choose to visit the beautiful beaches in the borough please check the traffic before you...

Environment and climate change takes a cabinet lead at Havant Borough Council

Havant Borough Council has appointed the borough’s first Environment and Climate Change champion to the council’s cabinet.  Councillor Julie Thain-Smith will work closely with the Leader of the Council to take forward the borough’s climate change...

Havant Borough Council take robust action to tackle unauthorised encampments

Havant Borough Council remains robust in responding to illegal and unauthorised encampments. Our Neighbourhood Quality team has been working closely with our partners, Norse South East, throughout the pandemic, to tackle the ongoing issue of...

Third and final round of business grants opens

Businesses employing fewer than 50 people that have not qualified for other coronavirus-related grants can now apply to Havant Borough Council for the third and final round of discretionary grants. The criteria have again been extended to include...

The Hayling Island Coastal Management Strategy gets underway – Preparing for a resilient future

The Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) as part of Havant Borough Council (HBC) is developing the next iteration of its Coastal Management Strategy, which aims to continue to sustainably address coastal flooding and erosion around Hayling...

Council secures £18,000 boost for Havant football pitches

Havant Borough Council has been awarded funding from the Football Foundation to support grassroots football across the borough by improving pitches. The council worked with the Hampshire FA and the Football Foundation, a charity partnership between...

Revetment removal completed ahead of schedule

The works to remove damaged coastal defence structures along Hayling Island is now complete, weeks earlier than planned. Havant Borough Council has worked closely with the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership and contractors to implement the removal...

Havant Borough Council welcomes Census change

For the first time in the history of the Census, there will be a question on service in the Armed Forces following a campaign led by The Royal British Legion and Poppy scotland and supported by Havant Borough Council. Havant Borough Council is...

Bains reigns as youngest Mayor of Havant

The borough of Havant is preparing for its first virtual Mayor Making ceremony, with the youngest ever Mayor being elected, and everyone is invited! This years annual Full Council meeting and Mayor Making ceremony will take place on Wednesday 22...

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