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.

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...

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...

Lower Road development approved by the Planning Inspectorate

Following a formal public enquiry held in February 2021, the Planning Inspectorate has considered a development south of Lower Road in Bedhampton. In his judgement, the inspector has granted planning permission. The development of 50 new dwellings...

Lucky lottery winner bags a year’s supply of fresh fruit and veg

One lucky Bedhampton resident has won a year’s supply of fruit and veg thanks to the Havant Community Lottery. The winner, identifying only as Mrs B, can look forward to receiving free, healthy food to her door courtesy of Boxxfresh. Havant...

More than £1million in grants issued to businesses in need

Havant Borough Council issued £1,064,000 in grants last week to 535 businesses that had previously qualified for additional restrictions grants (ARG) and new applicants have until midnight on Sunday 25 July to apply. The additional restrictions...

Apply now for sector-specific coronavirus grants

Businesses that have been severely affected by the delay to the end of lockdown have until midnight on Sunday 25 July to apply for a new grant from Havant Borough Council (HBC). The grants are for the following types of business: Events – businesses...

Independent examination of Havant Borough Council’s Local Plan

During the week starting Monday 12 July, the Local Plan submitted by Havant Borough Council to central government will enter its first independently managed hearings which will address strategic issues previously raised by key parties. The hearings...

Floodlights and new surface promise a bright future for bowls club

Havant Borough Council is bowled over to reveal that a new all-weather surface and floodlighting will begin installation this week at Hayling Island Bowls Club.  The council and the club have worked together to provide the new facilities in Station...

Officer training at Hayling Island

Two areas of Hayling Island will be closed to the public next week to allow military students to carry out an educational exercise.  Officers in training from the Royal Military Academy (RMA) in Sandhurst will be visiting the area as part of their ...

Havant Borough Council proudly flies the flag for our Armed Forces community

A special Armed Forces Day flag will fly outside the Plaza all week to show Havant Borough Council’s support for the Armed Forces community. The flag was raised at a small, socially distanced ceremony at 11am this morning by the Mayor of Havant,...

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