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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.

Help shape the future of Hayling seafront

As part of its ambitious regeneration programme, Havant Borough Council is asking for views on the future of Hayling Island seafront and the future direction it should take. Following on from earlier work undertaken by consultants Hemingway Design...

Double success! Pioneering nutrient mitigation work recognised at national awards

Today at the national CIEEM awards in London, Havant Borough Council – with Natural England and the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust won two prestigious awards recognising the ecological and environmental credentials of a nutrient...

Statement from Cllr Alex Rennie, Leader of Havant Borough Council

“Last weekend, the Environment Agency (EA) issued a severe “abnormal situation” warning against going into the sea off Hayling Island. “This was based solely upon anecdotal reports that were sent in from members of the public. “I want to assure...

Remembering famous poet John Keats

Visitors to Bidbury Mead in Bedhampton, Havant can relax and reflect whilst sitting on a commemorative bench, that marks a famous poet who once visited the same spot. One of England’s greatest romantic poets – John Keats stayed at Mill House and...

Hayling Skate Park given a big push forward

Plans for a skatepark on Hayling Island Seafront have been given a big boost by the award of £75,000 towards the cost of the project. Havant Borough Council and the Hayling Skatepark Project group have been working hand-in-hand to bring a new...

Exciting new charity outlet in the heart of Havant

Havant Borough Council and the Meridian Shopping Centre are proud to announce the arrival of the FatFace Foundation with a new retail unit opening Friday 8 October. Providing access to thousands of high-quality, discounted clothing items, all...

Emsworth's Neighbourhood Plan is formally adopted

At Havant Borough Council's Full Council meeting, held on 22 September, members unanimously decided to 'make' (adopt) the Emsworth Neighbourhood Plan. The Emsworth Neighbourhood Plan is the first of its kind in the borough and is the culmination of...

Growing relationships with allotment holders

The leader of Havant Borough Council, Councillor Alex Rennie, recently met with allotment holders in Emsworth, following his pledge to visit sites in the borough. Recognising the importance of allotments, Councillor Rennie was keen to unearth the...

Havant’s Climate Change and Environment Strategy is given the green light

Havant Borough Council has shown its commitment and long-term vision for a greener, more sustainable future with the approval of the council's Climate Change and Environment Strategy 2021-2026 last night. Following a full council meeting last night...

Build your business with a free course this October

Entrepreneurs and people with a business idea can sign up now for a free course to help build and evolve their business with the Rebel Business School, supported by Havant Borough Council (HBC). The free, five-day online course will run via Zoom...

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