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.

Havant Borough Council approves £5 a year Council Tax rise

Havant Borough Council has announced a £5 increase in Council Tax as it works to protect services and support vulnerable residents through the coronavirus pandemic.  The increase relates only to HBC’s share of Council Tax, less then 9 per cent of...

Coronavirus testing centre set up at Havant Library

A coronavirus testing centre has opened in Havant for people who must leave home to work.  The centre, in Havant Library, in the Meridian Centre, opened on Wednesday 24 February, giving workers the chance to take regular tests for coronavirus. The ...

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 licenced 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...

Beach management continues at South Hayling

During the winter period, South Hayling Beach has felt the full force of several storms which have had a damaging effect on the coastline. To help to reduce the risk of flooding and additional coastal erosion, emergency beach recycling work on the...

Progress Update: South Hayling Beach Management 16/2/2020

After 10 days of work on site, a survey of the beach at Eastoke has calculated the need for additional shingle material to reach our design profile and therefore provide the recommended standard of protection to properties.

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...

Havant Borough Council reaffirms its commitment to the Armed Forces community

The Mayor of Havant Borough Council joined representatives of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force in renewing their commitment to service personnel by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation...

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...

Free parking for vaccinations in Havant borough

Residents who are asked to visit the vaccination centres in Emsworth, on Hayling Island or in Waterlooville to get their coronavirus vaccine will be able to park for free for the duration of their appointment thanks to Havant Borough Council. The...

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