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.

Natural defences to deter unauthorised encampments

Havant Borough Council’s Cabinet has agreed to protect vulnerable open spaces from future unauthorised encampments by using natural defences. During the meeting councillors discussed concerns raised by residents about unauthorised encampments at a...

HBC issues £33million in grants during coronavirus pandemic

During the coronavirus pandemic, Havant Borough Council issued more than £33million in grants to more than 2,000 local businesses. The grants were delivered over 12 different schemes set up between March 2020 and July 2021. Councillor Alex Rennie,...

Don’t lose your voice - Havant Borough residents urged to check their voter registration details

The annual canvass of the electoral register begins on 14 August this year. Havant Borough Council is currently updating the electoral register and encouraging everyone to check their details if they want to vote in next year’s elections. Letters...

Plea to motorists not to park on pavements

Havant Borough Council is asking drivers to consider others when parking their vehicles. Parking on grass verges and pavements is a persistent problem in the borough of Havant and can be detrimental to people with sight and mobility difficulties,...

Nellie the fish swims back to Hayling shores

A six-metre fish has returned to Hayling Island to collected plastic bottles and metal cans. During her visit, Nellie the Fish will assist in tackling beach litter and highlight the amount of single use waste. She will also be focusing on when...

Phishing attacks on the council's email systems

Our email systems have been affected by two phishing attacks in the last few days. The phishing emails have been sophisticated, using staff contact details and including a link to download documents that look like they are from a legitimate source....

Atten-tion! HBC granted silver award for its support of the Armed Forces

Councillors and officers from Havant Borough Council will be proud to receive an award for its support for the Armed Forces. The Ministry of Defence has honoured the council with a Silver Award as part of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. The...

Glass recycling

Due to staffing levels at Norse South East (NSE), the frequency of collections to glass banks has been reduced. Despite best efforts to keep all collections running for as many services as possible, Havant Borough Council and NSE have had to...

Stay clear of crowds this summer – with the new ‘Beach App’

How often have you jumped in the car to head to the beach – only to find the beach is bulging with people when you get there ….. well not anymore! Havant Borough Council has adopted a new innovative App to safeguard visitors and residents to Hayling...

Leader meets allotment holders in online conference

Councillor Alex Rennie, Leader of Havant Borough Council, met online with allotment holders from across the borough to discuss the benefits, the practicalities and the concerns involved with managing plots. All in attendance recognised the immense...

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