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.

New helpline launched for vulnerable people

A new helpline has been launched for frail and vulnerable residents to call if they need help during the coronavirus pandemic. Havant Borough Council has joined forces with Hampshire County Council, voluntary groups and other district and boroughs...

Changes to HBC public facilities during the coronavirus outbreak

In order to protect the public and help slow the spread of coronavirus, Havant Borough Council has made changes to public facilities. Allotments The council-owned allotments in the borough remain open, although we would remind residents to follow...

Get rewarded for your generosity

Make steps to support your community and win one of five Fitbit and Google Nest mini bundles. Havant Borough Community Lottery is a weekly online lottery set up to support community projects in the local area. Sign up to play by Saturday 21 March...

HBC to lead community response with support, services and supplies

Havant Borough Council is answering the government’s call for councils to co-ordinate efforts to support local people affected by coronavirus. Havant Borough Council is working alongside voluntary organisations to manage the response in the...

Plaza shuts to the public

Havant Borough Council has announced the Plaza will be shut to the public indefinitely from Monday 23 March. The decision has been taken with the safety of customers and staff in mind as part of measures taken to combat the spread of coronavirus....

Walk the wonders of Staunton

Take in the stunning views and discover the history that’s right on your doorstep. Looking to stretch your legs after a long winter? Put on your walking shoes and join Havant Borough Council’s Get Up and Go! and the Friends of Staunton Country Park...

Mayor of Havant unveils plaque celebrating Waterlooville hero

Local hero, Beatrice ‘Tilly’ Shilling OBE, will be commemorated with a special plaque at Shilling Place, Waterlooville.  The Mayor of Havant, Councillor Diana Patrick, will unveil the plaque at 11.30am on Monday 9 March - the day after Beatrice’s...

Council Tax increase as funding pressures continue

With the continuing concerns over Government under-funding Councillors at Havant Borough Council have agreed to increase their part of the Council Tax by £5 a year on a Band D property. The increase of 2.45 per cent to £209.48 – just 57 pence a day...

Councils secure funding to help rough sleepers

East Hampshire District Council and Havant Borough Council have been successful in securing further funding to end rough sleeping within the two areas. The total amount being awarded for the next year across the two authorities is £92,774, after a...

Book yourself into bootcamp

Get motivated, get moving and meet like-minded people who will inspire you to be your best. Havant Borough Council’s ‘Get Up and Go’ and Innovations Fitness have partnered up to bring a series of bootcamps, that are upbeat and inclusive, for those...

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