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  • EHDC forced to step up its fight against fly-tipping

    The fight against fly-tipping is to be stepped up by East Hampshire District Council following Hampshire County Council’s decision to cut hours at waste recycling centres. EHDC fears that an increase in fly-tipping will be the inevitable outcome – a view backed up by staff at the centres themselves. A recent residents’ survey, which revealed…

  • Have your say on the future structure of local government in Hampshire

    The Serving Hampshire Consultation sets out the potential options for how Hampshire County Council and the 11 district councils in Hampshire could change, or be reorganised, to meet the huge challenges from ongoing cuts in funding from central Government and rising demand for services from a growing population. Please tell us what you think. The…

  • A chance to change to Alton’s health services

    People living in and around Alton are being urged to have their say on the future of health and care services in their area at the next Community Forum to be held in the town. With the population of Alton and the surrounding area increasing substantially over the coming years residents are being asked to…

  • Residents get plenty of satisfaction from EHDC, according to survey results

    Residents have given East Hampshire District Council a ringing endorsement, according to the results of the latest survey into the council’s services. Questionnaires returned by people chosen at random showed a far higher level of satisfaction than the previous survey in 2011. More than 75 per cent of respondents said they were either satisfied or…

  • Youth groups can apply for £250 Money Pot grants

    Community groups that benefit young people in East Hampshire can apply for grants of up to £250 to help pay for their activities. Run by East Hampshire Youth Council (EHYC), the grants support existing or new community projects as long as they are used by young people in the district. The deadline for applications to…

  • Parking meters in East Hampshire to go state-of-the-art

    State-of-the-art, solar-powered car park meters are to be installed in East Hampshire District Council car parks to give drivers more ways to pay and display. The council’s Cabinet agreed on Thursday (Feb 4) to spend nearly £110,000 replacing 27 out of date and obsolete coin-only meters in its 13 car parks in Alton and Petersfield.…

  • District bucks trend with plans for 2% council tax cut

    Conservative run East Hampshire DC is set to cut its council tax by 2%, the only authority so far known to be contemplating a decrease this year. LGC’s Council Tax Tracker http://www.lgcplus.com/politics-and-policy/finance/lgc-council-tax-tracker-2016/7001621.article?blocktitle=News&contentID=19120 has found financial pressures have forced most councils to propose increases http://www.lgcplus.com/politics-and-policy/finance/freeze-ends-as-almost-50-councils-plan-maximum-tax-hikes/7001732.article of 1.99% – just below the level that would trigger a local referendum – while…

  • Councillor grants pave the way for Alton lunch club

    Trips to an Alton lunch club for over 60s will be all the sweeter after grants from East Hampshire District Councillors helped pay for an improved access. A crumbling pathway into the Vokes Lunch Club, on Normandy Street, had been causing problems for many of its members, especially as some of the diners were well…

  • Hear EHDC’s radical financial strategy at Alton Community Forum

    East Hampshire District Council Leader, Cllr Ferris Cowper, will reveal progress made in the council’s radical plans to end reliance on Government money while maintaining public services, at the next Community Forum in Alton. Cllr Cowper will outline the council’s budget for 2016/2017 at a meeting on Tuesday 26 January and will explain the council’s…

  • Alton dog owners get their chips for free

    Hundreds of Alton dog owners can get their pets microchipped for free this month. New laws say all dogs over the age of eight weeks need to be microchipped by Wednesday 6 April 2016. East Hampshire District Council’s Animal Welfare service is offering dog owners the chance to have the procedure done for free. They…

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