Hampshire ready for Storm Ciaran
Local Authorities, emergency services and partner agencies are ready to support residents across Hampshire & Isle of Wight ahead of Storm Ciarán, which is forecast to bring strong winds and heavy rain affecting coastal areas later tonight and through into Thursday 2 November 2023.
With very strong winds of up to 80mph expected across coastal areas, there is a potential risk to life; risk of damage to buildings; falling trees leading to disruption to travel and an ongoing risk of flooding.
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum, has declared its response will be escalated to ‘Major Incident’ status from midnight tonight (Wednesday 1 November 2023).
Those who live or work in what are likely to be the worst affected areas (as determined by the Amber weather warning issued by the Met Office) are advised to travel with care, avoiding, as far as possible, coastal and wooded areas while winds are high.
People are also advised to check transport operators (rail, ferry and bus) websites and social media channels for any updates before travelling.
This may not affect everyone in Hampshire and people are advised to check Met Office Find a Forecast web page for any changes before making their journey.
The Met Office advice to people about travel, their home and wellbeing can be found on its website.
EHDC NOTICE OF REVIEW OF POLLING DISTRICTS AND POLLING PLACES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in accordance with Section 18C of the Representation of the
People 1983 East Hampshire District Council (the Council) is to carry out a review of its
polling districts and polling places.
Relevant information and mapping regarding the current arrangements and proposals for
changes can be found on the Council’s website at
https://www.easthants.gov.uk/elections/polling-places-review-2023 or can be inspected at
East Hampshire District Council’s Offices, Penns Place, Petersfield on Monday to Friday
between the hours of 9.00am to 4.30pm.
The (Acting) Returning Officer (ARO) for the Parliamentary constituencies of East Hampshire
will comment on the proposals.
Those representations will be published on the Council’s website and will be available for
inspection at the East Hampshire District Council’s Offices, Penns Place, Petersfield on
Monday to Friday between the hours of 9.00am to 4.30pm or on our website
https://www.easthants.gov.uk/elections/polling-places-review-2023 in accordance with the
timetable set below.
Electors within any Council area or within a UK Parliamentary constituency which has any
part in the East Hampshire District Council authority may make a representation. We invite
comments from all electors regarding the convenience of voting at polling stations currently
used for elections and would welcome suggestions for alternative sites.
The Council would welcome the views of elected members and parish councils.
The Council would welcome the views of all residents, particularly disabled residents, or any
person or organisation with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability, on
the proposals, AROs representations or any other related matters.
Anybody making representations should, if possible, give alternative places that may be
used as polling places.
Comments and representations may be submitted as follows: -
Electoral Services Manager, Polling Review Responses, East Hampshire District Council,
Penns Place, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4EX.
All representations must be made by no later than 5pm on 24th November 2023.
Monday 16th October 2023 Formal Notice of Review
Monday 16th October 2023 Start of public consultation period
Monday 16th October 2023 Publication of (Acting) Returning Officers comments
Friday 24th November 2023 End of public consultation period
Thursday 11th January 2024 Final proposals taken to Full Council
Thursday 18th January 2024 Publish results of review
Thursday 1st February 2024 Republish register – if changes
The outcome of the review will be published by the Council January 2024 and will be
available for inspection on the Council’s website at
Anybody making representations should be aware that, upon completion of the review, all
correspondence and representations received must, by law, also be published.
Dated: Monday 16th October 2023
Chief Executive East Hampshire District Council
Recycling Bin Collection Information
Please follow the link to see what should and shouldn't be included in the recycling bin collections.
EHDC Holiday Activities and Food programme for the upcoming Easter School Holidays.
More information can be found here - https://fish.hants.gov.uk/kb5/hampshire/directory/advice.page?id=XRlTDNF8hhM
EHDC: Struggling with the rising cost of living?
If you’re struggling with the rising cost of living, there may be support you qualify for and things you can do to reduce your costs.
We’ve set up a section on our website to bring together the different options that could be available to you.
Councillor Julie Butler, East Hampshire District Council portfolio holder for Community Engagement, said:
“People will be feeling the pressure from many different angles, depending on their personal circumstances.
“There are residents who have never needed to ask for help and don’t know what help they could be entitled to who are impacted by the rising cost of living. I encourage any resident who is struggling to visit our website and see what help is available.”
Find out more on the EHDC website.