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.

The Hayling Island Coastal Management Strategy gets underway – Preparing for a resilient future

The Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) as part of Havant Borough Council (HBC) is developing the next iteration of its Coastal Management Strategy, which aims to continue to sustainably address coastal flooding and erosion around Hayling...

Council secures £18,000 boost for Havant football pitches

Havant Borough Council has been awarded funding from the Football Foundation to support grassroots football across the borough by improving pitches. The council worked with the Hampshire FA and the Football Foundation, a charity partnership between...

Bains reigns as youngest Mayor of Havant

The borough of Havant is preparing for its first virtual Mayor Making ceremony, with the youngest ever Mayor being elected, and everyone is invited! This years annual Full Council meeting and Mayor Making ceremony will take place on Wednesday 22...

Havant Borough Council helps to house homeless

Havant Borough Council aims to eradicate homelessness in the borough by agreeing to support the refurbishment of Brent House, Middle Park Way, Leigh Park. A grant awarded to local housing association Two Saints will enable the currently unoccupied...

Swinging back safely into the borough’s play areas

If you are planning to swing by any of the 36 play areas in the borough, please do so safely. Play areas, skate parks and outdoor gyms are now being reopened and Havant Borough Council wants to ensure you and your children enjoy using them....

HBC takes the initiative to help more local businesses

Havant Borough Council (HBC) has changed the criteria for applications to its Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund so more businesses with fewer than 50 staff will be eligible. The first round of grants, awarded in June, provided 47 grants to a...

Removal of revetments set to begin on Hayling beach

Damaged coastal defence structures along Hayling Island are set to be removed from Wednesday 1 July. The decision to remove the forty-year-old timber revetments was made following severe storm damage in 2019 and 2020.  The 140m wooden structure is...

Council considers reining in horse-riding on Hayling beach

Havant Borough Council is looking again at a 40-year-old by-law that allows horse-riding on Hayling Island beach. The by-law, from the 1970s, allows horse-riding on the beach before 10am and after 7pm but the council is now re-considering this...

Havant Borough Council makes changes to help social distancing on high streets

Havant Borough Council has made temporary changes to road layouts in the borough’s high streets to make it easier for shoppers to maintain social distancing and stay safe. Some locations across the borough have been identified as having limited...

Flying the flag for Armed Forces Day

The annual Armed Forces Day will be marked in the borough of Havant from Monday 22 June when a specially commissioned flag will be flown outside the Public Service Plaza. Armed Forces Day is a chance to show support for those in the armed forces...

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