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£400 penalty for Rowlands Castle fly-tip

An investigation into a fly-tip in Rowlands Castle has led to a £400 penalty charge being paid.

The tip containing garden waste and household rubbish was found in Woodhouse Lane, an unlit rural road, on 8 October.

East Hampshire District Council’s investigation led Environmental Enforcement Officers to a resident in Havant who had paid someone to take their waste away and dispose of it.

The resident claimed they had paid £80 to a man who knocked on their door and offered to take it away.

They did not get a receipt or a waste transfer or check that they had a waste carrier’s licence, and they could not identify the man in any way.

They were given a £400 Fixed Penalty Notice for Failing to comply with their Duty of Care under Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Cllr Ingrid Thomas, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Quality, said: “Our enforcement officers work hard to examine fly-tips and follow the evidence trail to find the culprits.

“This is another result of their excellent work and is also a reminder that everyone needs to take waste seriously.

“If you don’t check your paperwork properly when employing someone to take your waste away it could cost you more later on if it ends up in a fly-tip.

“Fly-tipping is a blight on our environment and a danger to wildlife, motorists and visitors to our countryside. We all have our part to play protecting our environment.”

If you are disposing of any waste please visit and follow the guidance before allowing your waste to be taken.


EHDC bin calendars are going digital

East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) has declared a climate emergency and as one small step towards achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, the council will not be sending paper bin calendars to every home this year. 

The council estimates that this will save around 325kg of carbon each year by reducing paper usage and fuel used for distribution. 

Councillor Richard Millard, Leader of EHDC, said: 

“Our recently launched Climate and Environment Strategy commits us to changing the way we deliver services to protect the environment for future generations. This is just a small change that will make a difference.” 

The bin calendars from 1 October will continue in the pattern they currently follow, with collections only changing around bank holidays and Christmas. 

Details of Christmas and New Year collection changes will be included in the next edition of Partners magazine.

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EHDC help for struggling families

Families struggling for essential supplies during the coronavirus pandemic can still look to East Hampshire District Council for support.

The council has been working with neighbouring authorities, community groups and foodbanks throughout the crisis to make sure everyone has the support they need.

Those experiencing difficulties buying food and collecting prescriptions can phone the Hampshire Coronavirus Support and Helpline on 0333 370 4000.

The helpline, set up in April, offers advice and guidance on how to get essential supplies during the pandemic.

East Hampshire District Council has also been working with the local foodbanks to make sure they are well-stocked in case of need.

Cllr Julie Butler, East Hampshire District Council Portfolio Holder for Welfare and Community Integration, said: “If any resident feels they are struggling or cannot cope by themselves during the coronavirus pandemic I would urge them to contact the Helpline and ask for assistance.

“Throughout the crisis this service has been a lifeline for hundreds of people who have been finding it difficult to manage on their own and it will continue to do so while there is a need.”


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Stay safe

Most of East Hampshire's shops and services are open and looking forward to welcoming you. The shops have put things in place to minimise the risk of catching coronavirus for their customers and staff.

If you have returned to the high street and are shopping safely, thank you.

It is important to take precautions to keep yourself and others safe.

Before you go out

The best way to be safe while out and about is to plan ahead. Remember to:

  • Take face covering(s) and a bag to put used ones into
  • Take hand sanitiser, if you have it
  • Take a contactless card or mobile phone to pay with (some businesses may not accept cash)
  • Download the NHS COVID-19 app (if your phone allows). Switch on contact tracing
  • Download RingGo so you can pay to park in council car parks through your phone

Find more on our stay safe, shop local webpage.


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Shop local

If you're looking for the perfect Christmas gift, why not start by shopping locally?

Many local shops will also have online stores, so if you want the convenience of staying at home, look out for local businesses to buy from.

There is more information about how shopping locally can help local people and jobs on our website.

And while you’re out, make sure you stay safe.


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County Council adds £1million to rural broadband scheme  

Hampshire County Council is investing £1 million to step up its drive to get high-speed broadband out to the most rural parts of the county. The funding will ‘top-up’ the Government’s existing Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, to help people in hard-to-reach locations get a fast, reliable broadband service.  

The County Council’s Executive Member for Commercial Strategy, Human Resources and Performance, Councillor Stephen Reid, said: “96% of Hampshire can now access superfast broadband with speeds of 24Mbps (Megabits per second) or more. This is a fantastic achievement, but we want to extend access further.”

Digital Infrastructure Minister, Matt Warman, said: ''Better broadband enhances lives, and it's great to see Hampshire investing alongside government to make that a rapid reality. As part of our plans to level up communities across the UK, we’re prioritising bringing the economic and social benefits of gigabit-capable broadband to rural areas. Even more help is now at hand for rural parts of Hampshire currently suffering with slow speeds. I encourage people and businesses in these areas to check if they’re eligible for a voucher to boost their broadband with these next-generation speeds.”

The Hampshire Top-Up to the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme will enable eligible residents to get vouchers worth up to £3,000 per property - double that of the standard government voucher. Gigabit-capable broadband (also known as ultrafast broadband) has speeds of up to 1000Mbps or 1Gbps. It means residents will be getting the latest technology, delivered straight to their homes – with final speeds being determined by the package chosen by the resident.  

To qualify for the scheme, residents must live in a rural area, be unable to get broadband speeds of 100Mbps or more and apply as a group of two or more premises. Not everyone within a community has to apply – the aim is for there to be enough interest to cover the installation costs (or as near as possible), so that the infrastructure can be built, and gigabit-capable broadband can be made available. 

To find out if you are eligible, follow the below steps: 

1. Find out more about the scheme and check whether you live in an eligible area by going to and entering your postcode

2. If you can already access superfast broadband, a pop-up message will tell you this, and direct you to suppliers. Upgrading to superfast broadband is not something that happens automatically

3. If superfast broadband isn’t available yet, but you live in an area which means you qualify for the Hampshire Top-Up to the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, a pop up message will direct you to the government website to find a registered supplier

4/ The supplier will provide you with a quote and make the application for the vouchers on your behalf and guide you through the process

The Hampshire Top-Up Voucher will be allocated on a 'first-come, first served' basis. To find out more, go to







Traffic Order Proposal 





NOTICE is hereby given that on 9 September 2020, East Hampshire District Council, pursuant to an arrangement entered into under Section 19 of the Local Government Act 2000, with the Council of the County of Hampshire, made an Order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding along a length of White Dirt Lane, Waterlooville, outside White Dirt Farm.

Pedestrian access and vehicular access to affected properties will be maintained.

The Order is necessary to facilitate essential gas works.

The alternative route for vehicles will be via White Dirt Lane, Southdown Road, Drift Road, Downhouse Road, Catherington Lane and vice versa.

It is expected that the works will last for approximately 6 months or until the works are completed, whichever is the sooner starting on or after the 14 September 2020.

Not withstanding the above, it is expected that the closure will be required for 5 days.

For any queries about the works taking place please call SGN on 08009121700.

Dated this eleventh day of September 2020.

East Hampshire District Council

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Petersfield GU31 4EX