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.

Phishing attacks on the council's email systems

Our email systems have been affected by two phishing attacks in the last few days. The phishing emails have been sophisticated, using staff contact details and including a link to download documents that look like they are from a legitimate source....

Atten-tion! HBC granted silver award for its support of the Armed Forces

Councillors and officers from Havant Borough Council will be proud to receive an award for its support for the Armed Forces. The Ministry of Defence has honoured the council with a Silver Award as part of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. The...

Glass recycling

Due to staffing levels at Norse South East (NSE), the frequency of collections to glass banks has been reduced. Despite best efforts to keep all collections running for as many services as possible, Havant Borough Council and NSE have had to...

Stay clear of crowds this summer – with the new ‘Beach App’

How often have you jumped in the car to head to the beach – only to find the beach is bulging with people when you get there ….. well not anymore! Havant Borough Council has adopted a new innovative App to safeguard visitors and residents to Hayling...

Leader meets allotment holders in online conference

Councillor Alex Rennie, Leader of Havant Borough Council, met online with allotment holders from across the borough to discuss the benefits, the practicalities and the concerns involved with managing plots. All in attendance recognised the immense...

Lower Road development approved by the Planning Inspectorate

Following a formal public enquiry held in February 2021, the Planning Inspectorate has considered a development south of Lower Road in Bedhampton. In his judgement, the inspector has granted planning permission. The development of 50 new dwellings...

Lucky lottery winner bags a year’s supply of fresh fruit and veg

One lucky Bedhampton resident has won a year’s supply of fruit and veg thanks to the Havant Community Lottery. The winner, identifying only as Mrs B, can look forward to receiving free, healthy food to her door courtesy of Boxxfresh. Havant...

More than £1million in grants issued to businesses in need

Havant Borough Council issued £1,064,000 in grants last week to 535 businesses that had previously qualified for additional restrictions grants (ARG) and new applicants have until midnight on Sunday 25 July to apply. The additional restrictions...

Apply now for sector-specific coronavirus grants

Businesses that have been severely affected by the delay to the end of lockdown have until midnight on Sunday 25 July to apply for a new grant from Havant Borough Council (HBC). The grants are for the following types of business: Events – businesses...

Independent examination of Havant Borough Council’s Local Plan

During the week starting Monday 12 July, the Local Plan submitted by Havant Borough Council to central government will enter its first independently managed hearings which will address strategic issues previously raised by key parties. The hearings...

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