Recent News

  • Bucking national trend and investing £1.5m in community welfare

    East Hampshire District Council’s share of Council Tax has been frozen and £1.5 million has been put aside to help the community, it was unanimously agreed at Full Council last night. The Council Tax freeze will be welcome news to residents and is the sixth consecutive year that EHDC’s share of tax has been either…

  • Local Plan will reflect Government drive for more homes

    East Hampshire District Council is preparing to consult on a plan that will seek to create vibrant communities with the right blend of jobs, infrastructure and environmental protection. The council’s new Local Plan will map out the future development of the area outside of the South Downs National Park. The plan will set out what…

  • Boost for Alton as town council and EHDC strike up new way of working

    Alton Town Council and East Hampshire District Council will be working in a new way to enhance the town. Looking to benefit from a closer working relationship, the two councils have agreed to explore new ways of developing the town’s economic prospects, its infrastructure, investment and promotion. Using expertise gathered through the redevelopment of Whitehill…

  • How Conservatives in Government are building a country that works for everyone

    At party conference in October we announced the: Scrapping of the cap on the amount councils can borrow against their Housing Revenue Account (HRA) assets. Banning combustible cladding systems on certain types of buildings and the creation of a New Homes Ombudsman to champion home buyers and hold developers to account. A £200 million fund…

  • Cllr Saunders visits human rights court

    Cllr Robert Saunders recently attended the 32nd plenary session of the Council of Europe (CoE) Congress of Local Authorities in Strasbourg. The three day event included debates on a range of topics including tackling anti-gypsyism, supporting Turkey towards more local democracy and what can be done to make the democratic process more attractive and accessible…

  • 2017 Grass Cutting programme

      The Grass Cutting programme for 2017 will begin on Monday 27th February. This programme includes the cutting of those Hampshire County Council highway verges and open spaces under the control of East Hampshire District Council . Each of these areas will receive nine visits during March to October. The grass will be cut with…

  • EHDC set to make consecutive Council Tax cuts

    Pioneering East Hampshire District Council is again planning to set itself apart from other local authorities in the country by cutting its share of Council Tax instead of putting it up. If approved, the 2.6% cut would be the council’s second consecutive Council Tax cut, following a 2 per cent reduction last year. And Conservative…

  • RingGo is a go go!

    The notorious coin search for parking is no more in East Hampshire. East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) has launched RingGo cashless parking as an alternative to pay and display in its car parks. RingGo is an easy to use service which enables users to pay via credit or debit card, instead of having to use…

  • Recycle Right – Let’s get it sorted

    Residents in East Hampshire are being given advice on how to become more waste aware. Recycle Right tells people how to sort out their waste and dispose of unwanted items by putting the right things in the right place. Throughout October, a colourful Recycle Right leaflet is being delivered to every household, along with next…

  • Speak your mind on waste collection and environmental services

    A new survey is giving residents have the chance to have their say on East Hampshire District Council’s bin collections and other environmental services. The council is keen to get views on its waste and recycling collections as well as street cleaning, ground maintenance and public toilets. The survey can be completed online on EHDC’s…