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.

Illegal traders under the spotlight in Havant borough

Illegal traders will need to be on the lookout this weekend as council officers patrol our borough over the Mother's Day weekend. Consent streets are a legal term for streets in which written consent must be obtained from the council to trade. It is...

Zero emissions with maximum results for summer 2022 on Hayling seafront

Hayling Island has been awarded an additional £27K from Havant Borough Council’s budget to improve the seafront. Visitors to the beach will see a dedicated team working seven days a week from 7:30am to dusk, to ensure bins are emptied, toilets are...

New consultation technology will help residents engage with planning

Havant Borough Council will be trialling an innovative digital technology designed to give people a greater say in shaping and regenerating their own communities. The council has secured £83,450 from the Government to set up a state-of-the-art...

Oyez, oyez, oyez! - Council call for town crier

Have you got what it takes to become a town crier? The key requirements of the role are the ability to read, a loud voice and an air of authority and to be part of the guild. Havant Borough Council would like the help of a town crier to share, in a...

HBC formally withdraws from partnership

Havant Borough Council has formally agreed to withdraw from its joint management agreement with East Hampshire District Council after councillors considered a business case. Plans will now be set in motion to create a financially sustainable...

Havant Borough Council looks to the future with a revised Local Plan

Following a full council meeting, Havant Borough Council has agreed to withdraw the Local Plan examined by the Planning Inspectorate in 2021 and develop a revised plan. This plan will not only best reflect the post-pandemic world we now live in, but...

Skills and employability headline at important business event

Skills, employability and business challenges were just some of the topics covered at the latest Havant Business Partnership event held at Spectrum Workplace in Havant. Established in 2019, the partnership - provided by Havant Borough Council in...

Property’s poor condition leads to court fine

The owner of a Waterlooville home who allowed it to fall into serious disrepair has been prosecuted by Havant Borough Council’s Planning Enforcement team. The run-down house, in Round Way, has been deteriorating over the past few years and the owner...

Non-native plants cleared from SSSI site on Hayling Island

An area of non-native plants has been cleared from the Sinah Common Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on Hayling Island using the Welcome Back Fund. The area, which Havant Borough Council (HBC) maintains, had been surveyed by an ecologist...

Havant Borough Council welcomes financial report on ending partnership

An independent accountancy institution has set out what Havant Borough Council must do in order to be financially sustainable as a stand-alone council. The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has assessed the likely...

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