After two years of public silence by our Councillors, the long awaited planning application for the new Portsmouth Water Company headquarters building at the back of the Bosmere Medical Centre in Solent Road has finally been loaded to the Havant Borough Council Planning 'Public Access' portal. While several alternative access points have been suggested, Portsmouth … Continue reading If you’re one of the 20,000 patients of the Bosmere Medical Centre, this directly affects you.
Havant Civic Society keeps a watchful, and we hope constructive, eye on Havant Borough Council’s Regeneration Strategy. We note that the strategy is framed almost entirely in terms of building projects, both commercial and residential, with little mention of the necessary underpinning infrastructure. In our modern, digital world, fast and reliable broadband is an essential … Continue reading Ultrafast Broadband for Havant – An Opportunity
[Press release from HBC - 30-9-2020] Updated 1-10-2020 to include link to HBC formal responseUpdated 5-10-2020 to include Alan Mak MP's formal response. "Havant Borough Council is urging central government to urgently reconsider its proposed planning system reforms which would see the number of homes in the borough nearly doubling. The council has sent a … Continue reading Havant Borough Council urges government to reconsider proposed planning reforms
The full set of photographs from an early morning walk around the town centre this week is now on the website after an earlier trail on Facebook. To view the set, click the image below.
Over the past few months, many of us have become accustomed to holding meetings online using the various technologies available and it seems a common view that these meetings have been surprisingly productive. If nothing else, this morning's HCS Committee Zoom meeting served to reinforce our lack of diversity! (Expect to hear more of this … Continue reading Online public meetings
"Havant Borough Council (HBC) needs to make financial savings of £12.1M over five years while realigning its resources to the current priorities as set out in the Council's strategies. The direct costs and loss of income resulting from coronavirus, the resulting economic downturn and Brexit have added significant uncertainty to the challenge. The degree of … Continue reading HBC – ‘Shaping our Future’ initiative
Havant's Repair Café team members are hosting 'Dr Bike' sessions in Havant Park during September. These sessions provide a golden opportunity to get your bike out of the shed, dust it off, and re-awaken your enjoyment of a healthy form of exercise and transport. Safety is the key here and these sessions, supported by Havant … Continue reading Havant’s Repair Café -‘Dr. Bike’ Sessions in September
The first move by Portsmouth Water to redevelop their Havant premises has now broken cover with the publication by developers WYG of a briefing note concerning the first stage of an overall development programme. The image below shows West Street at the top, including the entrance to the existing headquarters building, Brockhampton Road to the … Continue reading Portsmouth Water – site proposals
The HCS Committee members and the Gazebo Garden volunteers will be manning the Gazebo Garden stand in Waitrose from around 10:15 onward today, as part of the Waitrose Community Week. Do stop by for a quick chat - we'd be delighted to see you!
Do please stop by the Gazebo Garden and see the wonderful Spring colours. Then spare a thought for those lovely volunteers and next time you're in Waitrose, drop your green tokens in the Gazebo Garden slot!