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.

Remembering loved ones lost during the pandemic

A National Day of Reflection is being held tomorrow, Tuesday 23 March – the anniversary of the UK going into the first national lockdown – to remember all those who have sadly passed away during the pandemic and to show support for families who are...

Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside…

With temperatures starting to rise, the sun starting to shine and restrictions beginning to lift – a trip to the beach could be just what you are planning. Havant Borough Council is already preparing to ensure a safe and enjoyable time for visitors...

The census is here!

Your census letter will be arriving any day now. This letter will ask you to take part in Census 2021, a unique event that only takes place once every decade.  If you don’t receive your letter very soon please get in touch with the census contact...

Have you received your census letter?

Have you got your census letter? Over the next week or so you will be sent a letter asking you to take part in the Census 2021 - the once-in-a-decade survey that gives the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales...

New safety rules for landlords come into force

Landlords will have to make sure that electrical installations in their homes for new and existing tenancies are safety tested by a qualified person. From 1 April 2021 new regulations will require landlords to make sure that the electricity supply...

Communities benefit from thousands of pounds in funding from Community Infrastructure Levy

Communities across the borough of Havant will benefit from thousands of pounds in funding from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). It was agreed at a recent Havant Borough Council Full Council meeting that 12 of the projects who had bid for...

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 ...

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...

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...

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