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October 2021

19 OctoberNew business units available at Daedalus

18 OctoberHave your say on Fareham Borough Council’s strategy to combat homelessness

18 OctoberFareham Leisure Centre welcomes visitors following official relaunch event

12 OctoberFareham Borough Council appoint new provider to help residents out of hours

12 OctoberFareham Borough Council to improve energy efficiency of Council homes

6 OctoberThe Greening Campaign is coming to Titchfield

6 OctoberHave your say on affordable housing redevelopment

1 OctoberFareham Live - End of Intermission!

September 2021

30 SeptemberFareham submits Local Plan for Inspection

22 SeptemberFareham’s gardens scoop top awards

15 SeptemberCelebrating Six Months of Fareham Community Lottery

15 SeptemberMake your home more energy efficient with Fareham Borough Council

8 SeptemberMore support for Fareham’s businesses

1 SeptemberSign up to Fareham Borough Council’s new garden waste subscription service today!

August 2021

26 AugustDaedalus sculpture standing proud at Daedalus Common

24 AugustGarden waste service operating as usual

20 AugustFly Tipping Prosecution Success

18 AugustGarden waste service suspended until further notice

10 AugustCalling all classic car owners!

6 AugustVirtual Fareham in Bloom – voting deadline extended for one more week!

2 AugustCouncil announce solar success

2 AugustGet ready for Fareham’s summer of fun!

July 2021

26 JulyParking Charges Commence at Coastal Car Parks

23 JulyCouncil supporting local businesses with FREE training

23 JulyWelborne passes third major milestone in a month

22 JulyVirtual Fareham in Bloom – time to pick your winner!

21 JulyMuch Needed Affordable Housing Project Completed in Borough

21 JulyFareham Borough Council make parking more convenient

15 JulyCouncil extends grant scheme for local good causes

15 JulyCouncil welcomes latest development on Welborne

14 JulyCome and have your say on Fareham’s Local Plan

7 JulyBeautiful Abbey Meadows site officially opened to the public

2 JulyCommunity Fund helping to support local causes

1 JulyVirtual Fareham in Bloom – deadline extended!

June 2021

30 JuneCouncil installs new payment machines at town centre car parks

29 JuneCouncil plans week of public events as part of Local Plan consultation

25 JuneVirtual Fareham in Bloom – time running out to enter!

25 JuneFlying the flag for Armed Forces Day

22 JuneCouncil supports the Great British Spring Clean

18 JuneTime to have your say on Fareham's Revised Publication Local Plan

15 JuneThe late Alderman David Swanbrow

11 JuneHave your say on Fareham’s future development

10 JuneCouncil consults on revisions to Welborne planning application

3 JunePlans for next meeting of the Council at the Civic Offices

1 JuneEntries open for Virtual Fareham in Bloom

May 2021

28 MayHigh Court finds Council's approach to mitigating nitrate impacts on The Solent legally sound

28 MayDriving towards zero carbon

24 MayIntroducing Fareham’s (not so) new Mayor!

17 MayVirtual Fareham in Bloom is back

14 MayLocal businesses offered free support

14 MayWebsite guide to shop safety measures across Fareham

7 MayFareham Borough Council Supports Community Pantries

April 2021

26 AprilRapid Community Testing moving to Local Pharmacies

20 AprilCouncil commissions six-week training programme to give local businesses a kick-start

14 AprilCouncil working with Health and Safety Executive to ensure businesses are COVID-secure

14 AprilShop Local Shop Safe relaunched as non-essential retailers open up again across Fareham

9 AprilFareham’s Civic Offices to reopen

9 AprilFareham joins the nation at a time of mourning

1 AprilCouncil Encourages Applications for New Restart Grant Schemes

1 AprilFareham Borough Council launch COVID Heroes Awards

March 2021

29 March‘Save the High Street’ programme launched to support Fareham businesses

26 MarchOutdoor leisure facilities set to reopen

24 MarchFareham Borough Council urges residents to act early on problem debt

22 MarchCouncil to mark National Day of Reflection

19 MarchHC Coils springs into Faraday Business Park

18 MarchBrand new play area coming soon to Abbey Meadows

17 MarchLaunch of the ‘Hook Lake Coastal Management Study’

1 MarchCouncil tax to rise in Fareham for 2021/22

February 2021

22 FebruaryBook now for COVID-19 rapid community testing in Fareham

22 FebruaryCouncil launches grants helpline to support local businesses

18 FebruaryPostal Vote Available for Shielding Residents

18 FebruaryLast chance to have your say on Fareham’s finances

18 FebruaryDispose of your used face masks properly

17 FebruaryRapid Community Testing for Covid-19 coming soon to Fareham

11 FebruaryNew business units underway at Daedalus

10 FebruaryCouncil supports local pubs hit by the pandemic

9 FebruarySolar Together Scheme Launched

8 FebruaryDon’t forget to have your say on Fareham’s finances

8 FebruaryMore support available for local businesses

5 FebruaryCommunity Lottery Tickets Available from Monday

January 2021

28 JanuaryVisit Fareham’s outdoor spaces to aid mental health and wellbeing

27 JanuaryWelborne moves a step closer

26 JanuaryResidents urged to be patient for COVID-19 Vaccination

26 JanuaryFly tipped Guinea pig rescued

22 JanuaryBalancing the Books - have your say on Fareham’s finances

20 JanuaryApplications encouraged for Covid-19 Special Grant

19 JanuaryKeeping voters safe at the 2021 elections

14 JanuaryCouncil urges businesses to stick to COVID guidance

13 JanuaryResidents urged to stay at home

12 JanuarySurvey launched to support local businesses

8 JanuaryGet tickets for Fareham Community Lottery and help support good causes

7 JanuaryCOVID Vaccine Scam Warning

6 JanuaryWhat National Lockdown Measures Mean for Fareham Residents

4 JanuaryConsultation starts on revisions to Welborne planning application

4 JanuaryCouncil leader confirms changes to Executive

December 2020

29 DecemberCouncil mourns loss of long-serving councillor

21 DecemberCivic Offices closure

16 DecemberJudge dismisses claim for Judicial Review

16 DecemberBrand new Daedalus Common play area opens

15 DecemberNew grant funding available for hard-hit groups

11 DecemberGrant funding still available for Fareham businesses forced to close

9 DecemberChristmas opening times

1 DecemberWhat the end of Lockdown 2 means for Fareham

November 2020

23 NovemberThe Mayor turns on Fareham’s Christmas lights - from home

18 NovemberCouncil uses virtual exhibition to reach residents

17 NovemberImprovements to Salterns play area

16 NovemberCouncil invests £6.8m to improve leisure facilities in the Borough of Fareham

12 NovemberCommunity lottery is coming to Fareham

9 NovemberNew Covid Marshals starting across Fareham

9 NovemberWalk-through testing site opens at Cams Alders

9 NovemberHave your say on Newtown play area

6 NovemberLocal Plan consultation and virtual exhibition

5 NovemberTell us how you’d like Metcalfe play area improved

3 NovemberNew anti-social behaviour measures for Fareham

3 NovemberCouncil presses pause on Fareham's new arts and entertainment venue

3 NovemberCouncil services update

October 2020

29 OctoberCOVID safety guidance for upcoming events

26 OctoberCouncil approves Publication Local Plan

26 OctoberHave your say on new play equipment

22 OctoberCouncils seek nature-based solution to protect a strategic gap

15 OctoberParks success at Green Flag awards

13 OctoberOrganisations to benefit from one-off Special Grant

13 OctoberAnd the name of Fareham's new arts and entertainment venue is .....

9 OctoberSuccess at the South and South East in Bloom Awards

7 OctoberGreen fingered residents crowned winners

1 OctoberOsborn Road multi-storey car park to be refurbished

1 OctoberCouncil makes progress towards carbon neutrality

September 2020

28 SeptemberTest and Trace Support Payment scheme

28 SeptemberVisitors required to check in at Civic Offices

25 SeptemberCouncil to launch free NHS Parking Permit for hospital workers

23 SeptemberCouncil to consider its Publication Local Plan following Government changes

17 SeptemberHelp support National Hygiene Week

16 SeptemberNew garden waste collection service being considered

9 September£1 per hour parking charge to be introduced at coastal car parks

7 SeptemberEmergency mid-year budget to cover predicted £1.14m Covid-19 black hole

4 SeptemberRare opportunity for grazing land in Stubbington

August 2020

27 AugustParking charges could be introduced at Fareham coastal car parks

21 AugustVoting for Virtual Fareham in Bloom opens

15 AugustRaising a flag for VJ Day

14 AugustFareham remembers another soldier who died fighting for his country

14 AugustYour chance to #NameNewVenue for Fareham

5 AugustTake it to the tip or face a fine

4 AugustShop Local, Eat Local campaign launched

July 2020

27 JulyNew opportunity for businesses in Fareham to apply for grant

24 JulyLeisure centres to reopen in Fareham

24 JulyNew timetable for Local Development Plan

23 JulyDon’t be rubbish at leaving parks and open spaces clean

23 JulyChanges to be implemented at Fareham Civic Offices

22 JulyCouncil to hold its first ever virtual Full Council meeting

16 JulyCouncil sees big increase in complaints about neighbours

14 JulyVolunteers to get a letter of thanks from Fareham Borough Council

10 JulyFree parking for keyworkers comes to an end

8 JulySmall businesses in Fareham receive lifeline funding

6 JulyNominate a volunteer for a special thank you

3 JulyPlay areas and outdoor gyms to reopen with new guidelines

3 JulyFareham prepared for pub and restaurant reopening

1 JulyMore local businesses prepare to reopen

June 2020

29 JuneMore social housing for Fareham

26 JuneVirtual Fareham in Bloom competition launching next week

24 JuneFlying the flag for the Armed Forces

10 JuneFareham Civic Offices to open by appointment only

10 JuneSafe shopping measures in place for reopening of retail in Fareham

8 JuneSkate parks open across the Borough

2 JuneDiscretionary business grant scheme now live - applications invited today

1 JuneFareham Borough Council thanks its volunteers

1 JunePortchester Market to re-start this week with social distancing measures

May 2020

29 MayPortchester to Paulsgrove coastal defence scheme unlikely to progress in its current form

29 MayFareham Market to re-start from Monday with social distancing measures in place

26 MayCouncil confirms details of discretionary business grant scheme

21 MayCouncil owned car parks to provide free parking to NHS and key workers

21 MayFines issued after two cases of fly tipping in the Borough

15 MayCouncil to reopen public toilets

15 MayFerneham Hall plans given green light at Council’s first virtual Planning Committee meeting

13 MayWinner announced for Fareham Borough Council VE Day bunting competition

12 MayCouncil to reopen its tennis courts

12 MayCouncil working with Citizens Advice Fareham to provide advice and support across the Borough

12 MayFareham Borough Council working with food charities to bridge the gap for anyone who needs help

7 MayFareham Borough Council allocated further £1.15m Government grant to support services during the pandemic

7 MaySolent Airport plays a vital role in Covid-19 effort

4 MayResidents urged to share memories and photographs of VE Day 1945

April 2020

30 AprilHistory is made at Fareham Borough Council

29 AprilHGV Drivers Help Fareham Council Reinstate Garden Waste Collections

29 AprilVE Day Home Schooling and Stay at Home Street Party Pack Launched

22 AprilCoronavirus update – Bulky Waste collections to restart across Fareham

17 AprilFareham Borough Council and support agencies supporting domestic abuse sufferers

15 AprilCoronavirus scams warning

15 AprilCoronavirus update - Garden waste collections to re-start across Fareham

15 AprilThank you for staying at home

9 AprilRough sleepers in Fareham moved into self-catering accommodation

9 AprilBusinesses get financial support

9 AprilKeep Fareham safe this Easter Weekend by following Government Guidance

3 AprilBurial of cremated remains suspended

2 AprilCoronavirus: Council services update

2 AprilFareham and Gosport Basics Bank provides vital supplies despite closure

March 2020

30 MarchCoronavirus: Porchester Crematorium Partial Closure

26 MarchCoronavirus: Textile bank collections suspended

25 MarchCoronavirus: Changes to parking in Fareham Town Centre

24 MarchCoronavirus: Play areas and outdoor facilities closed

23 MarchCoronavirus: Bin collection update

20 MarchCoronavirus: Sports pavilions and changing facilities closed

20 MarchCoronavirus: Fridge/freezer collection suspended

19 MarchCoronavirus: Council announces changes to its democratic processes

19 MarchCoronavirus: Charity Tea Party cancelled

19 MarchCoronavirus: Garden waste services suspended

19 MarchCoronavirus: Council events postponed

5 MarchFlight equipment company flies into Solent Airport

4 MarchNew party formed after Councillor leaves the Conservative Group

February 2020

26 FebruaryChanges to parking charges

14 FebruaryHave Your Say on Thumbs up Thursdays!

13 FebruaryCouncil condemns vandalism against its trees

10 FebruaryFareham in Bloom is back!

6 FebruaryCouncillor leaves the Conservative Group

5 FebruaryFurther help for rough sleepers in Fareham

3 FebruaryHave your say on the new Local Plan

January 2020

30 JanuaryPlanning application received to remodel Ferneham Hall

21 JanuaryResidents asked for views on new Local Plan

14 JanuaryCouncil to collect Christmas trees for recycling

13 JanuaryHave your say on our strategy for future development in Fareham

7 JanuaryFareham Councillor resigns from Liberal Democrats

7 JanuaryIt’s not the final curtain…it’s an extended intermission!

December 2019

10 DecemberChristmas opening times

4 DecemberDon’t delay - nominate your everyday hero today

November 2019

25 NovemberThe Christmas lights are on in Fareham!

18 NovemberCracking down on fraud in Fareham

18 NovemberContract awarded for management of leisure centres

15 NovemberCountdown is on for Christmas lights switch on

7 NovemberPlanning appeal for new homes in Portchester dismissed

5 NovemberForever Remembered

October 2019

28 OctoberCouncil launches Affordable Housing Strategy

25 OctoberGet festive at the Christmas lights switch on

25 OctoberCouncil forges ahead with plans to address climate change

18 OctoberNew donation card launched to help rough sleepers

16 OctoberPlanning Committee approves Welborne Garden Village

9 OctoberOperator announced for remodelled Ferneham Hall

8 OctoberWho’s your Fareham hero?

3 OctoberResidents invited to public meeting

September 2019

27 SeptemberProposed new design for Ferneham Hall announced

27 SeptemberNew play equipment for Locks Heath children

20 SeptemberCampaigners given statement during climate change march

20 SeptemberPlanning decision due on Welborne Garden Village

19 SeptemberA blooming success!

19 SeptemberNew play equipment for Titchfield Common children

17 SeptemberHave your cake and eat it at Ferneham Hall

16 SeptemberHave your say on social housing in Fareham

16 SeptemberNew social housing for Fareham

12 SeptemberChildren asked to choose new play equipment

6 SeptemberHave your say on new play area

3 SeptemberCouncil confirms mitigation solution to protect The Solent

August 2019

21 AugustBrighten up the community!

16 AugustFareham steps back in time

9 AugustChanges to glass recycling

1 AugustChildren choose new play equipment

July 2019

30 JulyTickets going fast for National Play Day

26 JulyPublic vote decides new landmark sculpture

25 JulyCouncil says keep cool and carry on

22 JulyFareham’s parks given national recognition

19 JulyResults of Titchfield referendum confirmed

18 JulyGrowing exotic flowers in Fareham

16 JulySchool’s out – reach for the summer guide

15 JulyNew textile recycling banks

15 JulyThumbs Up Thursday is back

10 JulyResidents urged to come to public meetings

10 JulyCourt of Appeal finds in favour of Council

9 JulyRemember to cast your vote in Titchfield

8 JulyFareham’s finest gardens go on show

4 JulyPublic meetings for residents to have their say

2 JulyJoin in the fun of National Play Day

2 JulyCouncil working with others to ensure new housing does not harm the Solent

1 JulyPublic meetings for residents to have their say

June 2019

28 JuneSign up for a summer of fun with Access All Areas

24 JuneHave your say on Fareham’s Affordable Housing Strategy

21 JuneVoters asked to give their opinion on polling

20 JuneCouncil leader takes on new role

19 JuneMeet your local heroes at 999 Day in Fareham

13 JuneFareham backs National Clean Air Day

13 JuneReferendum to go ahead in Titchfield

11 JuneD-Day 75 at Daedalus

10 JuneNew consultation for future development in Fareham

7 JuneNew look Daedalus Common for summer 2020

6 JunePublic meeting to discuss drug misuse

3 JuneD-Day veteran takes to the skies

May 2019

29 MayHave your say on town centre car parks

28 MayHistoric aircraft at Solent Airport

21 MayLine up announced for D-Day 75

14 MayCitizens honoured for their hard work

9 MayIntroducing the new Mayor of Fareham

8 MayEntries open for Community Gardening Challenge

2 MayTitchfield Neighbourhood Plan moves a step further

April 2019

29 AprilPoll cards to be delivered soon

25 AprilFree pizza at youth meeting

24 AprilPlant your own 'Carnival of Flowers'

15 AprilAppeal for new homes in Titchfield dismissed

12 AprilResidents to continue getting first class support services

9 AprilHave your say on Warsash Neighbourhood Forum

8 AprilCrofton Court celebrates its 30th birthday

5 AprilHave your say on Fareham polling stations

5 AprilFour play areas re-open with new equipment

2 AprilNew smart bins to help reduce litter in Fareham

March 2019

28 MarchNew powers to tackle irresponsible dog ownership

22 MarchHeadliners announced for D-Day 75 event

22 MarchLearn to sow the perfect meadow

21 MarchFurther funding for Fareham for clean air measures

19 MarchThe Great British Spring Clean is back!

19 MarchCouncil to consult on Welborne application

18 MarchD-Day veterans asked to attend commemorative event

15 MarchSponsorship opportunities available for D-Day 75

14 MarchCouncil awarded funding to help reduce homelessness

11 MarchSpecial event to launch Fareham In Bloom

February 2019

27 FebruaryCouncil tax to rise in Fareham for 2019/2020

26 FebruaryFareham Nursery Gives Plastic the Push!

20 FebruaryWe are looking for tradespeople to work with us

14 FebruaryAppeal for new homes in Swanwick dismissed

13 FebruaryCouncil receives £300K for Welborne Garden Village

11 FebruaryD-Day 75 - two-day event planned

7 FebruaryTitchfield to represent the South of England

6 FebruaryNew vision outlined for Daedalus

January 2019

29 JanuaryAppeal for new homes in Hill Head dismissed

22 JanuaryHave your say at Welborne CAT meetings

17 JanuaryHave your say on Council Tax charges

10 JanuaryConsultation announced for Welborne Planning Application

9 JanuaryDo you know a young hero?

8 JanuaryHave your say on responsible dog ownership in Fareham

7 JanuaryLast chance to have your say on future of Titchfield

December 2018

21 DecemberFerneham Hall plans revised

13 DecemberNew solar bins trialled in Fareham

12 DecemberTown centre traders swap ideas over breakfast

10 DecemberSave the date - Saturday 8 June 2019

10 DecemberCouncil to survey car parks

7 DecemberChristmas opening times

6 DecemberTraders to swap ideas over breakfast

5 DecemberNew play equipment for Fareham children

3 DecemberCouncil scoops national award

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