Havant Borough Council ward boundary changes coming

In brief Goodbye Barncroft, Battins, Warren Park and Bondfields, hello Leigh Park East and Leigh Park West, Langstone heads south of the bridge, St Faiths takes small nibbles out of Bedhampton and Emsworth's green space, while Emsworth gains the rest of Saxon Corner. The details The Local Government Boundary Commission draft report recommends that Havant … Continue reading Havant Borough Council ward boundary changes coming

Havant’s Gazebo Garden is on the map!

According to Google, there have been 100,000 views of the Havant Gazebo Garden on Google Maps since HCS added it as a 'place' to visit in Havant back in February, 2020. That's round about 130 people a day, assuming you believe what you read on the internet. Whether or not it's true, just having the … Continue reading Havant’s Gazebo Garden is on the map!

Havant’s voters deliver their verdict

We'll publish our full breakdown of the election results in a day or two, but for now, here's a run down of the winners, ranked by the percentage of the poll they each received in their respective wards. Councillor Mike Sceal wins the prize for the safest seat in town, elected by almost 61% of … Continue reading Havant’s voters deliver their verdict

HBC – In the News this week

The Leadership team at Havant Borough Council have been on the receiving end of letters in the News this week, in response to the flood of HBC press releases that have recently been outbound from their Communications team. The most recent letters concern the press release below which you may well have seen if you … Continue reading HBC – In the News this week

The March 2022 ‘Half-Full Council’ – the HBC leader’s ship sinks lower

The 16th March meeting of the 'full' council was particularly poorly attended considering the nature of the business on the agenda and the Cabinet's need to demonstrate progress before the May elections. With productivity inevitably waning when the Council breaks for 'the pre-election period' on 28th March, there's not much time left. If you don’t … Continue reading The March 2022 ‘Half-Full Council’ – the HBC leader’s ship sinks lower

The Cabinet celebrates its achievements on Independence, Freeport, Regeneration and more

The HBC Cabinet Meeting of March 7th was a rather smug, self-congratulatory affair, looking to start lining up the press releases that could be issued as soon as the March Council meeting rubber stamped its achievements. With a number of significant items on the agenda, it's worth listening to the meeting, or at least dipping … Continue reading The Cabinet celebrates its achievements on Independence, Freeport, Regeneration and more

HBC’s bold new strategy kicks the Regeneration can down the road again

The latest series of Regeneration Papers were considered by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee of Havant Borough Council on Tuesday, 1st March, passing 'scrutiny' with flying colours and no issues flagged. The papers passed through the Cabinet meeting on Monday 7th March with only a minor amendment and their passage through the next full Council … Continue reading HBC’s bold new strategy kicks the Regeneration can down the road again

HBC admits defeat over the Local Plan and declares open season for builders

Given the two important items on the agenda of the Planning Policy Committee on February 22, those of us in the virtual public gallery had settled in for the long haul. We needn't have bothered, the meeting closed barely an hour later. Why is this important to everybody?   If you’re new to this, take … Continue reading HBC admits defeat over the Local Plan and declares open season for builders

Amazon – Analysis of the Planning Committee’s decision

Updated from original report of the meeting, February 4thUpdated , 19-2-2022, added final Conclusion The 'Amazon' disclaimer As the Planning Committee Meeting was reminded on February 3rd, there is still no official statement identifying the intended occupier for the 32 New Lane site. The two planning applications for that site have been considered "for what … Continue reading Amazon – Analysis of the Planning Committee’s decision

Amazon Havant – HCS brings you the facts that HBC considered irrelevant

Updated - 11 February 2021Updated - 17 February 2021 - Added link to Planning Committee decision analysisUpdated - 18 February 2021 - Added discussion of 'new' Amazon delivery model By the time you've finished reading this, you should be much better placed to judge whether or not the Officers and elected representatives of both Havant … Continue reading Amazon Havant – HCS brings you the facts that HBC considered irrelevant