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.

First local authority to enable nitrate neutral regeneration and redevelopment

Environment Minister Rebecca Pow MP has visited a unique site in Havant as its borough council became the first local authority in the country to enable regeneration and redevelopment through the novel solution of creating a nature reserve. After...

Shaping our Future to become more efficient and effective

Havant Borough Council is looking to become more efficient and effective by building on its close partnership with East Hampshire District Council. The councils are discussing a number of radical new ways to work, including having one, flexible...

You’ll love our refurbished tennis courts

Tennis players in the borough will have improved playing conditions following refurbishment by Havant Borough Council. The improvements to the courts at Emsworth Recreation Ground, Bidbury Mead and Purbrook Heath will include repairs to areas of...

No changes to rubbish and recycling collections

Residents across the borough of Havant are reminded there will be NO CHANGE to their rubbish and recycling collection days during the August bank holiday period.  Householders are reminded to put their bins out ready for collection by 7am on their...

Home-based businesses can now apply for coronavirus grants

People that run their business from home and have been impacted by coronavirus can now apply to Havant Borough Council (HBC) for a fourth (and definitely final) round of discretionary grants. The criteria have now been extended to include people...

Havant Borough Council to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day in live-streamed event

Havant Borough Council is commemorating Victory over Japan Day on Saturday 15 August with a live-streamed service at St Faith’s Church in Havant. VJ Day marks the day Japan surrendered and fighting stopped in the Far East, ultimately ending the...

Make a bid for funding for your community project

Havant Borough Council is urging groups from across the borough to apply for a share of around £500K to help support projects which deliver new or improved community services and facilities. Funding has been made available using Community...

Environment and climate change takes a cabinet lead at Havant Borough Council

Havant Borough Council has appointed the borough’s first Environment and Climate Change champion to the council’s cabinet.  Councillor Julie Thain-Smith will work closely with the Leader of the Council to take forward the borough’s climate change...

Havant Borough Council take robust action to tackle unauthorised encampments

Havant Borough Council remains robust in responding to illegal and unauthorised encampments. Our Neighbourhood Quality team has been working closely with our partners, Norse South East, throughout the pandemic, to tackle the ongoing issue of...

Third and final round of business grants opens

Businesses employing fewer than 50 people that have not qualified for other coronavirus-related grants can now apply to Havant Borough Council for the third and final round of discretionary grants. The criteria have again been extended to include...

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