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.

HBC to lead community response with support, services and supplies

Havant Borough Council is answering the government’s call for councils to co-ordinate efforts to support local people affected by coronavirus. Havant Borough Council is working alongside voluntary organisations to manage the response in the...

Mayor of Havant unveils plaque celebrating Waterlooville hero

Local hero, Beatrice ‘Tilly’ Shilling OBE, will be commemorated with a special plaque at Shilling Place, Waterlooville.  The Mayor of Havant, Councillor Diana Patrick, will unveil the plaque at 11.30am on Monday 9 March - the day after Beatrice’s...

Council Tax increase as funding pressures continue

With the continuing concerns over Government under-funding Councillors at Havant Borough Council have agreed to increase their part of the Council Tax by £5 a year on a Band D property. The increase of 2.45 per cent to £209.48 – just 57 pence a day...

Councils secure funding to help rough sleepers

East Hampshire District Council and Havant Borough Council have been successful in securing further funding to end rough sleeping within the two areas. The total amount being awarded for the next year across the two authorities is £92,774, after a...

Work begins to reduce flood risk in Eastoke, Hayling Island

A project to reduce the future risk of flooding for homes in Eastoke, Hayling Island is now underway. The annual scheme to replenish sea defences by moving shingle, washed up along the shore, back to Eastoke to shield 1,700 properties will take six...

Havant Borough Council can now deliver road improvements across Hayling

Havant Borough Council now has the tools to deliver improvements to the roads, buses and cycle routes that run across Hayling Island now it has a robust transport assessment in place. This assessment details the estimated impact of future...

Thousands of new trees to create memorial woodland for Havant

Portsmouth Water and Havant Borough Council are working together to establish a new memorial woodland this year on land at the site for the proposed Havant Thicket Reservoir. The scheme, which is part of the overall reservoir project, will see more...

Havant marks Holocaust Memorial Day by standing together

Havant Borough Council invites residents to remember victims of the Holocaust during a commemorative service being held on Monday 27 January.  The ceremony, starting at 11am, will be held at the Holocaust Memorial in Havant Cemetery, Eastern Road,...

Havant Borough Council invests in town centre's future to kickstart regeneration 

Havant Borough Council has purchased the Meridian Shopping Centre and the Bulbeck Road Car Park as part of its proactive approach to successfully regenerate the area. The council has developed an ambitious regeneration strategy and it is taking the...

Bin changes over the festive period

Residents in the borough are reminded that collection days for recycling and rubbish will change during the Christmas and New Year period. Collections will change from Christmas Day and return to normal service on Monday 20 January 2020. Usual...

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