Coronavirus testing centre for workers set up at Alton Sports Centre

Residents around Alton who must leave home to work can take a coronavirus test at a new centre in the town.  Alton Sports Centre opened as a testing site on Wednesday 24 February, giving workers the chance to take regular tests for the virus.  The centre, the only such facility in East Hampshire, is one of 11 to be introduced across the county and will run for the next six weeks.   Arranged by appointment, the tests are aimed at…

Grant scheme extended to include self-employed taxi and private hire drivers

Self-employed taxi and private hire drivers licenced with East Hampshire District Council that live outside the district and have not been able to obtain a grant from the local authority they live in can apply now for an Additional Restrictions Grant. Some local rules will have excluded drivers that are licenced outside the area where…

Solar Together Hampshire​​

Solar Together Hampshire is a new scheme offering high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and battery storage. The scheme brings Hampshire homeowner, and small-to-medium sized enterprises, together to get solar panels at a competitive price. Hampshire County Council is working with independent and trusted experts, iChoosr, to help make the switch to clean energy as cost effective…

Hampshire County Council Solar Together scheme

The Hampshire Solar Together scheme is launching on the 15 February.The scheme, managed by iChoosr, independent experts in group buying schemes, seeks to increase the amount of renewable energy being generated at household level, which is one of the major gaps in Hampshire.Targeted to homeowners and SMEs, the schemes will give residents the opportunity to…

Online briefings being held for election candidates

People planning to stand in forthcoming local elections can find out how to put their name forward at two briefings hosted by East Hampshire District Council’s Election Team.  Potential candidates for the Hampshire County Council elections and for any by-elections for East Hampshire District Council are asked to attend the online meetings.  The first briefing will be…

Volunteer to help beat Covid 19 in Alton

Community First are working in partnership with the local authority to help stop the spread of Covid-19.  To do this we are excited to be recruiting volunteers for a variety of roles at Alton’s brand new testing site located in the Sports Centre. As a volunteer you will be helping ensure that essential workers can…

Residents can now apply for a safer way to vote in this year’s elections

Residents in the district can apply to receive a postal vote, for elections taking place in May. On Thursday 6 May 2021 residents in the district will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them locally for Hampshire County Council and the Police & Crime Commissioner. Some ward areas across the district…

Annual Parish Meeting

Headley Parish Council normally organise the Annual Parish meeting (meeting of electors) this year due to be held on 22 March 2021. We are wondering if anyone wants this meeting to be called or are you happy for it not to be organised in 2021? The meeting would of course be held via Zoom. Please…

South Downs Dark Skies Festival 2021 – ‘My Dark Skies’

February 12 – February 28 The South Downs Dark Skies Festival is back for 2021. Running between 12 – 28 February, the entire festival will be online! This year our Dark Skies Festival is all about the personal experience of the night skies where you live, learning about the constellations, the history and folk lore that goes with…

Free parking for vaccinations in East Hampshire

Residents who are asked to visit the vaccination centre in Petersfield Festival Hall to get their coronavirus vaccine will be able to park for free for the duration of their appointment thanks to East Hampshire District Council. The car park can be used on vaccination days while you are getting your jab or taking a…