Online public meetings

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

Warblington Farm – HBC flying under the radar

The Covid-19 situation seems to have given Havant Borough Council more excuse than usual to fly under the radar, with meetings held away from the public gaze and a distinct lack of scrutiny. On the back of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust's 'initiative' on nitrate mitigation, it was obvious that Havant Borough … Continue reading Warblington Farm – HBC flying under the radar

HBC – ‘Shaping our Future’ initiative

"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

New! HBC Meetings Diary

Finding it hard to keep up with when the Council and Cabinet are scheduling their public meetings? Well we've just made it easier for you! Take the link to 'HBC Meetings Diary' under 'Around Havant' on the main menu and take a look.

Moves to list former IBM Havant plant buildings

IBM  PLANT LANGSTONE, HAVANT The IBM Havant Plant, at Langstone, was cleverly designed to blend into its surroundings and  situated close to the newly-opened A27 (1965). Set back down a long drive and west of Bosmere Field, it was built on a grass mound, which housed various facilities.The Plant was designed by Arup Associates and … Continue reading Moves to list former IBM Havant plant buildings

St Lucy’s Day pictures

Thursday 13th December marked the first of what we hope will become a regular event in the Gazebo Garden in the run up to Christmas.  This rather magical picture of our 'St. Lucy' sums up the evening. For those of you unfamiliar with the Scandinavian tradition of a St Lucy's Day festival and procession, you … Continue reading St Lucy’s Day pictures

Christmas wreath making workshop success!

The Christmas Wreath making workshop was organised by the Havant Civic Society and held on Friday 7th at St Faith's Church, a beautiful  and welcoming venue. All proceeds were donated to the fund for restoring the historic banner depicting St Faith which is currently at the London School of needlework for assessment. Hilary Deadman gave … Continue reading Christmas wreath making workshop success!

Planning for Biodiversity – FoE meeting

The meeting was organised by Havant Friends of the Earth and held at the United Reformed Church meeting place on Tuesday November 27th at 7:00pm.  Sue Holt introduced Dr. David Rumble of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust who presented on the subject of Planning for Diversity.  The following notes provide a summary of … Continue reading Planning for Biodiversity – FoE meeting

Regeneration Strategy Approved! No surprise there then

The 'Opportunity Havant' Regeneration Strategy Document first surfaced in public at the Cabinet Meeting on October 24th.  Just two weeks later, it was presented to the full Council this evening and after being proposed by Cllr Pike, questioned by three deputations from the public, seconded by Cllr Wilson and 'debated' by the full council, was … Continue reading Regeneration Strategy Approved! No surprise there then

HCS and the Havant Tree Wardens kick-off a new joint project

Malinda Griffin, The Havant Tree Wardens' coordinator, outlined a proposal for a 'tree walk' for Havant at a meeting in the Wheelright's Arms on Monday evening, 15th October, to an enthusiastic group of 16 present. Malinda Griffin outlined the work of the tree wardens across the Borough and passed round leaflets showing tree trails in … Continue reading HCS and the Havant Tree Wardens kick-off a new joint project