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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.

Grant scheme extended to include self-employed taxi and private hire drivers

Self-employed taxi and private hire drivers licensed with Havant Borough Council that live outside the borough and have not been able to obtain a grant from the local authority they live in can apply now for an Additional Restrictions Grant. Some...

Progress Update: South Hayling Beach Management 16/2/2020

After 10 days of work on site, a survey of the beach at Eastoke has calculated the need for additional shingle material to reach our design profile and therefore provide the recommended standard of protection to properties.

Everyone will benefit from Census 2021

Households across the borough will be asked to take part in Census 2021 this spring. The census, run by the Office for National Statistics, is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in...

Havant Borough Council reaffirms its commitment to the Armed Forces community

The Mayor of Havant Borough Council joined representatives of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force in renewing their commitment to service personnel by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation...

Council approves new constitution

Havant Borough Council has approved a new constitution – the legal framework of the authority which sets out the rules and procedures it must follow. The changes seek to make the operation of the council more agile, cost effective and able to...

Free parking for vaccinations in Havant borough

Residents who are asked to visit the vaccination centres in Emsworth, on Hayling Island or in Waterlooville to get their coronavirus vaccine will be able to park for free for the duration of their appointment thanks to Havant Borough Council. The...

Havant Borough Council to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 in a special virtual service

Every Holocaust Memorial Day, Havant Borough Council holds a public service to mark the day and remember the victims of the Holocaust. This year, the service could not go ahead as usual due to the national lockdown, but councillors, local schools...

You are not alone

Havant Borough Council and members of Havant's Health and Wellbeing Partnership have developed a useful online guide to help adults who are living with poorer mental health. The handy online guide signposts residents to a wide range of free mental...

Sale of land will result in new investment and jobs

A former landfill site, known as Brockhampton West, has been sold by Havant Borough Council and will bring new investment and jobs into the area. The site on Hart Farms Way - which closed in the 1990s - has previously been identified by the council'...

The NHS across Hampshire and Isle of Wight needs your help

NHS leaders across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have signed an open letter about the challenges we face and how you can help them. Open letter to Hampshire communities (pdf 127 kb) COVID-19 cases are rising. Local hospitals and GP practices are...

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