Recent News

  • Councillor appointed to influential European post

    East Hampshire district councillor Robert Saunders has today (20/10/15) been appointed as an alternate member of the UK delegation to Congress of the Council of Europe. The Council of Europe was established in Strasbourg in 1949 largely at the instigation of Winston Churchill, with the objective of promoting democracy, human rights and the rule of law…

  • Make history at Alton Community Festival

    More than eight centuries of British history will be celebrated at a Magna Carta-themed Alton Community Festival. Held on Saturday 17 October, at Alton College, Old Odiham Road, the historic event promises lots of exciting things to do for all ages, while local sports, arts and community clubs will be offering taster sessions, information and…

  • Door-to-door canvassers to encourage voters to register

    A team of canvassers is going door-to-door across the district to encourage people to get on the electoral register. East Hampshire District Council has recruited more than 60 workers to visit people who have not returned important information required from every home in the district. During August and September every home in East Hampshire was…

  • EHDC Leader gives cautious welcome to ‘devolution revolution’

    East Hampshire District Council has given a cautious welcome to Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s announcement of a ‘devolution revolution’ for local government. The announcement, made at the Conservative Party Conference on Monday, promised to let councils retain millions of pounds in business rates instead of handing them over to central government. With this…

  • Green, clean and cheap to run – East Hants leads the way on electric vehicles

    The first few electric car charging points are to be installed across the district as East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) promotes the use of clean and sustainable energy. The aim is to roll out a comprehensive network of strategically placed charging points to encourage motorists to switch to low-carbon electric vehicles. The first are expected…

  • Planning appeal hearing – Land west of Old Odiham Road

    The planning hearing for the proposed development at land west of Old Odiham Road has been scheduled for Thursday, 10th September at Alton Assembly Rooms. Click here for further information.

  • East Hampshire Disability Multi-sports Club

    East Hampshire Disability Multi-sports Club re-starts for new term  on Wednesday,  16 September at Treloar School, Alton.

  • Worried about falling?

    Older people worried about falling can get the confidence to stand on their own two feet with a special interactive event to be held in Alton. The event, on 3 September at Alton Sports Centre, will provide information and advice on how to prevent falls and improve strength, balance and confidence. Falls are a serious…

  • Greenfields Avenue to be resurfaced

    I am pleased to advise that I have had confirmation from Hampshire County Council that Greenfields Avenue will be resurfaced in May 2015. I warmly welcome this news. Residents approached me two years ago with concerns about the poor condition of the road. I have been campaigning since concerns were raised with me for the…

  • Cllr Robert Saunders stands for re-election

    Cllr Robert Saunders has represented the Amery ward (Greenfields Estate) on Alton Town Council and East Hampshire District Council since May 2011. He is standing for re-election on Thursday, 7th May 2015. To download a copy of the election manifesto click here.