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  • Business rates discount to encourage new premises

    Businesses in East Hampshire could soon get discounts of up to £150,000 on business rates to build new premises. The scheme will help new and established businesses build new premises enabling them to expand and develop modern working environments. East Hampshire District Council aims to be the most business-friendly council in the UK and is…

  • Improvements to Alton Station Forecourt

    Improvements will be taking place at Alton Station Forecourt to enhance it as a key ‘gateway’ into the town and to the South Downs National Park – this is your chance to comment on the plans. East Hampshire District Council, working with South West Trains, Hampshire County Council and Alton Town Council are proposing a…

  • Local government for the future

    With an innovative strategy and ambitious targets, East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) is developing a new model of local government that will protect and improve services for the future. East Hampshire District Council’s Annual Report 2015-16, which is called Overview, tracks the progress of the council in the last financial year, and there are many…

  • 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…