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.

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...

Ready for a safe return to the high street

On Monday (15 June) many high street shops selling non-essential items will reopen their doors for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown began and Havant Borough Council (HBC) is ready to help shoppers and businesses. The council has...

Appeal lodged with Planning Inspectorate after meeting during coronavirus lockdown cancelled

A planning application for 195 new homes at Sinah Lane, Hayling Island, has been lodged with the Planning Inspectorate for non-determination. The developers, Barratt Homes, have lodged an appeal stating the statutory period in which to decide and...

Bulky waste collections set to restart across the borough

Bulky waste collections across the borough of Havant are set to re-start from Monday 18 May. Bookings for bulky waste collections were suspended in March due to the need for Havant Borough Council and Norse South East to prioritise rubbish and...

Restrictions eased on recreation areas

Following the Government’s decision to loosen lockdown restrictions Havant Borough Council is re-opening some recreation facilities. Tennis courts and multi-use games areas around the borough can now be used by those following the government’s new...

Bank holiday bin collections remain the same

Residents across the borough of Havant are reminded there will be NO CHANGE to their rubbish and recycling collection days over the May Bank Holiday.  There will be no change to collections on Friday 8 May, which will be a bank holiday to mark the...

Thinking about going to the beach this weekend? Think again

Havant Borough Council is appealing to owners of second homes, static and touring caravans and people thinking of visiting the borough to follow the lockdown rules to stem the spread of coronavirus. Councillor Michael Wilson, Leader of Havant...

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