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.

Communities benefit from thousands of pounds in funding from Community Infrastructure Levy

Communities across the borough of Havant will benefit from thousands of pounds in funding from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). It was agreed at a recent Havant Borough Council Full Council meeting that 12 of the projects who had bid for...

Havant Borough Council submits local plan to the Secretary of State for examination

Havant Borough Council has submitted the Havant Borough Local Plan to the Secretary of State for examination. Two appointed independent planning inspectors will now examine the plan. The Havant Borough Local Plan is a key document which will guide...

Grant scheme extended to include self-employed taxi and private hire drivers

Self-employed taxi and private hire drivers licensed with Havant Borough Council that live outside the borough and have not been able to obtain a grant from the local authority they live in can apply now for an Additional Restrictions Grant. Some...

Everyone will benefit from Census 2021

Households across the borough will be asked to take part in Census 2021 this spring. The census, run by the Office for National Statistics, is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in...

Council approves new constitution

Havant Borough Council has approved a new constitution – the legal framework of the authority which sets out the rules and procedures it must follow. The changes seek to make the operation of the council more agile, cost effective and able to...

Havant Borough Council to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 in a special virtual service

Every Holocaust Memorial Day, Havant Borough Council holds a public service to mark the day and remember the victims of the Holocaust. This year, the service could not go ahead as usual due to the national lockdown, but councillors, local schools...

You are not alone

Havant Borough Council and members of Havant's Health and Wellbeing Partnership have developed a useful online guide to help adults who are living with poorer mental health. The handy online guide signposts residents to a wide range of free mental...

Sale of land will result in new investment and jobs

A former landfill site, known as Brockhampton West, has been sold by Havant Borough Council and will bring new investment and jobs into the area. The site on Hart Farms Way - which closed in the 1990s - has previously been identified by the council'...

New grants available for businesses affected by Tier 2 and 3 restrictions

Since 2 December, Havant borough (which includes Hayling Island, Emsworth, Leigh Park and Waterlooville) has been in Tier 2 – High Alert. Eligible businesses required by law to close (pubs and bars that cannot operate as restaurants) can now apply...

Let us entertain you this Christmas!

Sign up and support your local community today for just £1. Not only will you be in with the chance of winning weekly cash prizes up to the £25,000 jackpot, but, if you enter before 19 December you will be in with the chance of winning one of five...

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