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HBC Consultation Forum

Dear Sir or Madam, As you are signed up to the Local Plan Contact Database, we thought you would like to know about the upcoming https://www.havant.gov.uk/development-consultation-forums on land at Padnell Grange, Padnell Road, Waterlooville. A DCF is essentially an opportunity for the prospective developer of a significant development to present their proposal to a wider audience prior to submitting a planning application. The council then facilitates a structured question and answer session about it. The council hopes that as a result of the DCF the developer will be better informed as to the community expectations prior to submitting a planning application. DCF meetings are held in publ

Tony's Funeral Date

We've had many requests for this information and I have permission of Tony's widow, Jeannette, to publish the date of his Funeral. Friday November 30th 10:45 am at The Oaks, Havant Crematorium. The Wake venue will be announced at this Service. I spoke with Grady's Family Funeral Care, 23 Mengham Rd. PO11 9BG and they explained that the family prefer donations to Pancreatic Cancer UK; if cheques to this Charity are given/sent to Grady's they will list them for the family then send them on to the Charity. Tony is survived by his widow Mrs. Jeannette Higham, his son Jonathan and daughter Fiona. It will be clear from the above that Tony died from Pancreatic Cancer although, despite not feeling

Regeneration Deputation

On November 7th I gave the following Deputation to the full Council prior to their discussion and vote on the newly published Regeneration Document, details of which were published earlier on this website, linked to Facebook. There were two other Havant Borough Residents Alliance Deputees - one from the Civic Society, whose comments and Deputation can be read on their website https://havantcivicsociety.uk/ . Unfortunately none of our comments and concerns were discussed by the Councillors and none of them engaged in any debate. It was as if we were talking into a void. Thank you for this opportunity to address you. 1. My first point concerns the Strategy’s statement that “Communication is

Coastal Defences Drop-In

Shortlisted coastal defence options for Langstone revealed Residents are invited to find out about the Langstone coastal defence study which will identify options to reduce coastal flood and erosion risk to more than 100 homes in Langstone. Two drop-in events are being held. The events are an opportunity to find out about the shortlisted coastal defence options, to meet the project team and to share your views. The events are being held at: Langstone Sailing Club, Tuesday 20 November, 4pm - 8pm The Ship Inn, Langstone, Thursday 22 November, 6pm - 9pm Many of the sea defences in Langstone are currently in poor condition and the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP), on behalf of Havant Bo

Wildlife Meeting & Social

Anyone interested in protecting our local trees, planting new ones for the community should contact hbctreewardens@gmail.com . An informal social is planned for Tuesday 7 pm December 4th for friends, supporters and members. Please use email provided for details. Dr. David Rumble of Hampshire & IOW Wildlife Trust will give a talk November 27th 7pm at the URC Meeting Place, Elm Lane, Havant - entry free. Dr. Rumble's talk will focus on current biodiversity in Havant Borough. Issue No. 6 'About Trees' is available. Please email hbctreewardens@gmail.com

Boxing Clever

You might want to be aware of the initiative the community are taking to provide an opportunity for young people to engage in boxing. The Heart of Hayling Island Boxing Club will come under the auspices of the Hayling Island Lions who are funding it. We have now managed to recruit sufficient volunteers to take part in the initial one day training session for boxing coaches which will take place on Sunday 16 December, at Hayling Island Community Centre from 0900 hours until 1600 hours. We are extremely fortunate that the training for our coaches will be undertaken by Quinton Shillingford MBE, who coaches Team GB and is the founder of Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Club. Information about him ca

Tributes to Tony Higham

Tony Higham passed away earlier this week, leaving all who knew of his tireless and knowledgeable work for Hayling profoundly saddened for our loss. Tony’s co-option onto HIRA’s Committee on 11th November 1997 was followed by 21 years of dedicated service for Hayling’s Community. Over those years he used his considerable engineering knowledge and vision to investigate and try to improve the bus services, a proper cycle bridge and to encourage both Hampshire County Council and Havant Borough Council to fully appreciate our road network’s limitations, particularly that of the A3023. Tony remained a vociferous and articulate critic of over-development, his reasoning always supported by comm


Planning Application APP/18/01050 for 1 double-sided internally illuminated sign with Wednesday November 21st deadline for standard consultation. Please visit HBC site for Planning, click on Search and Comment then input the above Application number. The following link may also work although these can change: https://planningpublicaccess.havant.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=dates&keyVal=DCAPR_244707 You may also find it worthwhile contacting the Case Officer listed on this Application to find out if the previous Application for signage was different to this one.

Scotia Gas Network

Please see the following message and possible meeting/event to be run, for public information, by SGN Scotia Gas Network. Please make any enquiries directly to them on the links given below. We are a gas network company who are responsible for maintaining the gas pipes and therefore at times require different levels of traffic management in place. We are looking to hold a meeting/event for 2 hours on 22 November in the Hayling/Havamt area to present the following information - What we do and why we do it - Any planned works for the future in your area - How you would like us to communicate any planned or emergency roadworks etc - SGN added benefits in the community including our Locking Coo

Local Environment Survey

Local Havant Borough Environment Groups are increasingly concerned about the state of Havant Borough's natural environment so below is the link to an online Havant Borough Biodiversity Survey to present to the Council in December. To date the 10-question survey has yielded over 500 responses including those from Hayling. To present a Borough-wide picture of residents' views on the state of our local environment they would very much appreciate as many residents' views as possible. Newsletters are also available & contact emails found on Havant Friends of the Earth Home page right column. Any questions please contact them directly. To complete the questionnaire click on: http://www.havantfo

Hayling Vision?

HBC's 'Forward Thinking' Regeneration Document includes its (future) vision for Hayling, copied below [2]. Please note that we are not being provided with the 5 background documents [see 1. below], despite our request that 'sensitive' areas be redacted then published. We also don't yet have either the Traffic Simulation Report nor the eventual Infrastructure final report, so we don't have the necessary information on which to base meaningul comments to our Councillors, prior to their vote - November 7th - on whether or not to accept this 'vision'. Nevertheless it's important that residents make their own views known asap to their Councillors prior to Nov. 7th. The full document link is

Langstone Harbour Talk

Please note: for those critical of the Islander's photo above our November Article, HIRA had nothing to do with the Islander's choice of this photo nor were we consulted about its use. At HIRA’s October Public Meeting Langstone Harbour Master, Mr. Nigel Jardine, gave a highly entertaining yet very informative presentation on his team’s work and Langstone Harbour Board’s (LHB) statutory responsibilities for the Harbour. Answerable to the Department of Transport, LHB’s principle functions are Conservancy, Pilotage, Marine Safety, Moorings, the Environment, Consultee (only) re Planning and responsibility up to Mean High Water. For all Harbour users, there are enforceable speed restrictions an

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