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.

Community Infrastructure Levy helps Community Café

Money awarded by Havant Borough Council through its Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) has helped a local community café. Hewitt’s Community Café in South Street, Emsworth is run by The Right to Work Community Interest Company (CIC) who offer new...

Remembrance Sunday - 8 November 2020

Please be aware that changes have been made to Remembrance Sunday for 2020. Havant Borough Council is encouraging everyone to pay their respects safely at home, by observing the national two-minute silence on their doorstep.  The annual Remembrance...

Your council is doing everything it can to support you

Havant Borough Council is doing everything it can to support residents and businesses following the new coronavirus restrictions announced by central government at the weekend.  Council services are operating normally and any updates will be posted...

Havant Borough Council help for struggling families

Families struggling for essential supplies during the coronavirus pandemic can still look to Havant Borough Council for support. The council has been working with neighbouring authorities, community groups and foodbanks throughout the crisis to make...

Havant councillor shortlisted for Young Councillor of the Year

Cllr Alex Rennie, Havant Borough Council member for Bondfields and Cabinet Lead for Communications and Communities, has been shortlisted for the LGiU Young Councillor of the Year award. The Cllr Awards are run every year by the LGIU, a local...

Residents encouraged to mark Remembrance Sunday from home

Please note: Due to the new, national restrictions coming in on 5 November, Canon Tom Kennar is redesigning the Remembrance service and you are invited to watch the service via the St Faith's Church website.   Residents across the borough are...

Tell us what you think about dogs in parks and on beaches

Havant Borough Council is reviewing the rules for dogs in designated public places and wants to hear from residents. A public consultation has been launched today to seek resident’s views on plans to continue the current Public Space Protection...

Looking for a new job? Log on to the online job fair

Job hunters will be able to look for their next employment opportunity online with a virtual job fair on Wednesday 7 October. The event will be organised by Job Centre Plus, Havant Borough Council and East Hampshire District Council and will see...

Havant Borough Council urges government to reconsider proposed planning reforms

Havant Borough Council is urging central government to urgently reconsider its proposed planning system reforms which would see the number of homes in the borough nearly doubling. The council has sent a formal response as part of the consultation...

Havant ranked happiest place to live in Hampshire

Havant has been ranked the happiest place to live in Hampshire, according to data compiled by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The ONS ranked the life satisfaction, happiness and anxiety of each local authority across the country using self...

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