How to find and comment on a planning application

Commenting on a planning application is a relatively simple process. If you've ever written a product review online, then you can certainly do this! We've shown a simple six step process here for first Finding, and then Commenting on a planning application. Normally, if we give you a link to comment on a planning application … Continue reading How to find and comment on a planning application

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

The HBC Elections – Why your vote counts

If you're just here to find out how your choice of candidate could make a real difference, take this link to skip on down to our guide to 'Reading those leaflets'. Why your vote counts Local elections should be about local issues, with a wide variety of local candidates reflecting the views of the residents … Continue reading The HBC Elections – Why your vote counts

Havant’s heritage. Should we refurbish it, or just rip it up and start again?

That is the topical question posed by a BBC Radio documentary program last week. If you've half an hour to spare, take the link and listen, especially if you work for Havant Borough Council and your brief includes Planning, Economic Development or Regeneration. The subject is not only relevant to the Council's plans to 'demolish … Continue reading Havant’s heritage. Should we refurbish it, or just rip it up and start again?

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

Havant – All you need is love

The lyrics of Lennon and McCartney’s famous song have never been more apposite than what is required to make Havant a thriving historic town it justifiably is, now as in the past.  I daily walk around Havant town centre because I live within this busy, vibrant community meeting place for visitors and residents alike. Nowadays, … Continue reading Havant – All you need is love

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