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.

Bunting, balloons, and entertainment isn’t all you need for a street party

Havant Borough Council is encouraging residents who are thinking about or starting to organise a street party to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, to start planning now. The council's website is full of useful advice on what you need to...

Havant stands in solidarity with Ukraine

The Ukrainian flag is being flown outside of Plaza to show Havant’s support for the nation following its invasion by Russia. Leader of Havant Borough Council, Councillor Alex Rennie, said; “Our thoughts and solidarity are with those in Ukraine...

UK’s first real-time water quality testing for Hayling Seafront

A hi-tech water quality monitor that could provide real-time testing on the condition of bathing water off Hayling Island is set to be installed. Havant Borough Council and Southern Water are partnering together to deliver this sophisticated scheme...

Boundary Commission for England launches public consultation on proposed constituencies

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) invites comments during its secondary public consultation on constituency boundaries, which is open now until 4 April 2022. The Commission is undertaking an independent and impartial review of all...

Havant Borough Council approves budget and bold new vision for the borough

Havant Borough Council has this week launched its bold new corporate strategy which sets out its new vision for the future as it embraces regeneration, Freeport status and new government investment in its high streets. The strategy, which outlines...

Havant Borough Council to formally consider withdrawing and revising the Local Plan

In line with feedback from the Planning Inspectorate, the Planning Policy Committee at Havant Borough Council has supported withdrawing the Local Plan (examined in 2021) and developing a revised Local Plan that reflects the contemporary and future...

Greywell Shopping Centre gets an early spring clean from the Welcome Back fund

Floor slabs, street furniture and the playground at Greywell Shopping Centre in Leigh Park will be steam cleaned this month thanks to funding from the Welcome Back fund. The cleaning has been organised by Havant Borough Council using money from the...

Storm Eunice - stay informed, stay safe

Langstone Bridge update Storm Eunice update: Langstone Bridge is reopening (13:50 Friday 18 February). Major incident declared Storm Eunice has been declared a major incident by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight emergency services. The Met Office has...

Storm Eunice - emergency numbers and links

For support during the storm, please use the following emergency numbers and links: Useful numbers In an emergency where there is a risk to life or property, dial 999. In a non-emergency, call 101. For urgent care advice and mental health support,...

Final round of grants for businesses affected by coronavirus now open

Businesses that saw their income affected by the Omicron variant and Plan B restrictions during December 2021 can now apply to Havant Borough Council (HBC) for the final round of Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG). Applications will close at...

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