Amazon @ 32 New Lane – Contact for concerns

Now that the Amazon DPO1 facility is ramping up for business, Havant Matters would like to understand how the business is affecting you, as a resident of the area, a worker on the site or a driver operating from DPO1. For nearby residents, this post gives some simple links to enable you to send your … Continue reading Amazon @ 32 New Lane – Contact for concerns

Amazon creeps into action – still unannounced

People are already noticing that some of their orders are 'out for delivery' from Havant. Watch out for a slow, steady build up over the next few months. It's a bit of a puzzle why Havant Borough Council are being so coy about this still. It may be in the wrong place but hey, it's … Continue reading Amazon creeps into action – still unannounced

Amazon Havant – Radio Solent, 23 February 2023

For those who missed this morning's broadcast on Radio Solent, you can listen back to the main segments from Alun Newman's program, with BBC Senior Reporter Dom Blake the man on the spot, by taking the YouTube link below. Sadly, but perhaps not surprisingly, Hampshire County Council, Havant Borough Council and Amazon declined the BBC's … Continue reading Amazon Havant – Radio Solent, 23 February 2023

Could ‘citizen science’ keep Amazon’s traffic in check?

Stop Press - the signs are up. When the new Chief Executive takes the helm of the HBC management organisation in April, he's going to have a few challenges to confront. His elected opposite number might also have a few lessons to learn following the May elections. High on the agenda of both leaders should … Continue reading Could ‘citizen science’ keep Amazon’s traffic in check?

Energy wastage continues at the Amazon site

The last time we reported on the rather irresponsible waste of energy at the currently unoccupied 32 New Lane site, we asked Councillor Pike, Amazon's main man at HBC, for comment: "The outside and car park lights are all movement sensitive, and should only come on when movement occurs, reducing to 10% power when no … Continue reading Energy wastage continues at the Amazon site

Levelling-up funding – Disappointment for Havant

Southampton and Farnborough win £20 Million each, but once again, there's nothing for Havant. Despite our rather tongue in cheek 'new year' post, we did hold out a slim hope that HBC would be more successful second time around. Click to view - Levelling Up fund bid results - January 18 2023 Sadly, the result … Continue reading Levelling-up funding – Disappointment for Havant

Amazon – Lighting up the night sky over Havant

Residents from Nutwick Road and further afield have been raising complaints about the intensity of the lighting at the Amazon Delivery Station at 32 New Lane. The lighting, predominantly from the four storey van parking building, has been running round the clock, seven days a week since the start of the year. When the lighting … Continue reading Amazon – Lighting up the night sky over Havant

The news that comes as no surprise at all

After two long years and two contentious planning applications, Havant Borough Council's 'dirty little secret' is finally out in the open. The new Amazon delivery centre servicing Portsmouth and all point west to Southampton, north to Guildford and east to Bognor really is in New Lane. It would have been nice if Havant Borough Council … Continue reading The news that comes as no surprise at all

Happy New Year! Havant’s going back to the future in 2023

If you were keeping an eye on the News over the festive period, you might have spotted this photograph of Havant from October 1989. With a freshly demolished area where the Meridian Centre currently sits and a surface car park on the Bulbeck Road site, it presents a useful vision of how the town might … Continue reading Happy New Year! Havant’s going back to the future in 2023

The White Hart is (partly) for sale again

We were intrigued to see that the White Hart went up for sale on Boxing Day, or at least part of it did, rather confusingly described as a house with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Click the image below for details. The properties for sale would appear to be the five single bedroom flats built … Continue reading The White Hart is (partly) for sale again