Recent News

  • 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…

  • Alton residents urged to have their say on health services

    NHS North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for planning, developing and paying for health services in the area. In partnership with the organisations which provide care locally, the CCG is currently reviewing how and where care is provided for the people of Alton and surrounding villages. With the population of Alton and the…

  • Council leads work to deliver state-of-the-art health campus

    Plans for a state-of-the-art health campus in Whitehill & Bordon’s new town centre are shaping up with a potential developer on board – less than a year after East Hampshire District Council pledged to take a proactive role in making it happen. Speaking at a packed community forum in January last year, the Leader of…

  • EHDC’s top ten tips to avoid a merry muddle over Christmas

    Get your refuse and recycling right this Christmas by following these ten top tips from East Hampshire District Council. During the busy Christmas period households are often too pre-occupied with the festivities to make sure their refuse is removed and the right items are recycled. So to prevent these seasonal slip-ups EHDC has issued these…

  • Have your say on the future of the Molson Coors site

    Residents have the chance to contribute their ideas for the future use of the former brewery site in Alton. East Hampshire District Council, Alton Town Council and Molson Coors are working together to prepare a development brief to guide the future development of the site. Their first act is to hold a public exhibition on…

  • Free parking a gift to kick-off Christmas shopping

    Shoppers in Petersfield and Alton can start their Christmas spree by parking for free on Saturday 5 December. East Hampshire District Council car parks will be completely free on Saturday 5 December, one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Fees will be waived in car parks in the two towns – EHDC car…

  • Planning appeal dismissed

    I am pleased to report that the Government inspector has dismissed the appeal against EHDC’s refusal to grant planning permission for 97 dwellings on land south west of Old Odiham Road. Click to read: appeal decision