Council set to mark Black History Month

Black History Month_website
[Sep 28, 2023]
The start of Black History Month will be marked by the council next week with a series of events and activities to celebrate the Black communities in the borough.

Council calls to keep tougher dog fouling fines

Dog fouling_website
[Sep 27, 2023]
People are being asked to give their views on whether the council should continue to fine dog owners who don’t clear up after their pets.

Call for inquiry over sale of three GP surgeries in Basingstoke

[Sep 22, 2023]
The leaders of the council have called for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board to carry out an inquiry into the company running three of the borough’s GP surgeries.

Supporting residents to find a home

Two women on sofa_website
[Sep 19, 2023]
Plans to invest an additional £130,000 for the council’s housing service to ensure residents are supported to find a home have been approved.

Call to keep Basingstoke railway station ticket office

Basingstoke train station sign_website
[Sep 18, 2023]
The Leader and Co-Leader of the council have called on rail operators to keep Basingstoke station’s ticket office open.

Call to pilot new way of deterring nuisance car noise in Basingstoke

[Sep 15, 2023]
A bid to become a pilot area for new anti-nuisance cameras has been launched by the council, as part of efforts to reduce excessive vehicle noise.

Colourful mural transforms town centre railway bridge

Vyne Road painting_0923_website
[Sep 14, 2023]
A Basingstoke town centre railway bridge has been given a new lease of life as part of a colourful arts project.

Basingstoke Variety Show returns for its 22nd performance

[Sep 13, 2023]
Theatre goers are in for an evening of magical entertainment as the Basingstoke Variety Show returns to raise the roof at The Anvil.

Solar power for more community centres under new plans

Solar panels_website
[Sep 12, 2023]
A pledge to power more community centres with solar panels to cut carbon and improve air quality has been announced by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

Council challenges government to match local climate ambitions

Cllr Chris Tomblin_website
[Sep 04, 2023]
The Cabinet member responsible for climate change at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has challenged the government to take greater action in line with the local commitment to make the area carbon neutral by 2030.

Council teams lead the pack in animal welfare

Freddie, Gemma and Honey_website
[Sep 04, 2023]
Animals and lost dogs in the borough receive the best possible care according to the RSPCA after it awarded PawPrint Awards to the council’s stray dog service and licensing team.

Call for government funding to tackle fuel poverty and cut carbon

Cllr Paul Harvey_website
[Sep 01, 2023]
The Leader of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is calling for the government to help more people to improve the energy efficiency of their homes so they do not face fuel poverty and cut their carbon emissions.

Plan to slow down house building unveiled

Cllr Andy Konieczko
[Aug 30, 2023]
Slowing down the number of new houses being built in Basingstoke and Deane is being proposed by the borough council’s new Cabinet to give infrastructure, facilities and services the chance to catch up.

Cabinet set to pledge half a million pound investment for cleaner streets

Ops team cleaning streets_website
[Aug 25, 2023]
Plans to invest more than half a million pounds to deliver an enhanced service to keep the borough’s streets clean, tidy and litter free are set to be agreed by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s new Cabinet.

Targeted action to work more closely with housing providers

[Aug 24, 2023]
A new role will be created to strengthen relationships with housing providers as part of the council’s drive to improve housing standards and support residents to address issues with their homes.

Proposals for community to take ownership of village facility

Kingsclere sign_website
[Aug 24, 2023]
A community interest group look set to be given the chance to breathe new life into a historic Kingsclere building, if agreed by councillors next month.

Carbon-busting specialists take to the streets

Green Team_website
[Aug 18, 2023]
Residents and businesses in the borough now have greater support to cut their emissions and tackle the climate emergency as a new team of carbon-busting specialists takes to the streets of the borough today (Friday 18 August).

Thousands raised for people affected by Oakridge Road fire

oakridge fire_0523 website
[Aug 17, 2023]
Over £12,000 has been raised as part of a community fundraising effort to support residents affected by a fire that destroyed a number of homes in Oakridge.

Car park charges removed at Whitchurch car park

Bell Street Whitchurch car park_website
[Aug 14, 2023]
People using Bell Street car park in Whitchurch will no longer have to pay for parking thanks to a decision by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s new Cabinet to remove charging.

Taking action on fraud to protect the council’s budget

[Aug 01, 2023]
More than £250,000 of fraud and error has been uncovered in the past year following investigative work to ensure money continues to benefit residents across the borough.

Making a green sweep

Biofuel sweeper July 2023_website
[Jul 25, 2023]
Keeping the borough’s streets clean and tidy is becoming more carbon friendly as six further sweeper vehicles swap diesel for low-emissions biofuel.

Making sure you are registered to vote

Annual canvass_website
[Jul 25, 2023]
Households across the borough will be contacted throughout the summer by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to ensure their details are correct on the electoral register as part of the annual canvass.

Green Flag success for three borough parks

Councillor Gavin James and council officers holding a Green Flag Award 2023/24 flag at Beggarwood Park.
[Jul 19, 2023]
A third popular park in Basingstoke has been awarded prestigious Green Flag status, putting them among the best green spaces in the UK.

Car parking charges to be removed at Eastrop Park

Eastrop park bandstand
[Jul 17, 2023]
People enjoying Eastrop Park will have no limit on how long they can park for free, thanks to a decision by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s new Cabinet to stop charging for parking.

Scheme to support the cost of living re-opens

Cost of living assistance fund news reel
[Jul 05, 2023]
A scheme to support residents facing financial difficulties due to the cost of living has re-opened for applications.

Call to end new housing figure ‘planning straitjacket’

Local Plan release July 2023
[Jul 04, 2023]
The new Cabinet at the borough council has called for the government to end the uncertainty about how many new homes will be built in the borough in the years to come.

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