Information about our services, and updates as we respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
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Our environmental health team receive complaints about bonfires throughout the year, and saw complaint numbers increase during lockdown.
There are no laws that prohibit bonfires, but there are laws around the problems they may cause and the burning of certain materials.
If you have waste to dispose of, please consider alternative ways to get rid of it before you have a bonfire:
If you do decide to have a bonfire:
Thank you for continuing to be considerate and disposing of your waste appropriately and responsibly.
While cases of coronavirus in Hampshire are below the England average, numbers are rising, so it is important that we all continue to play our part to keep Hampshire safe and avoid further lockdown restrictions.
Demand on testing is high across the country, leading to some shortages.
A recent survey at testing sites found a quarter of people turning up did not have symptoms.
Only get a test if you have coronavirus symptoms or have been asked to get tested by a doctor or a public health professional or by your local council. The main symptoms of coronavirus are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.
If you have any coronavirus symptoms you must isolate immediately for 10 days (don't wait for a test or a test result before doing so).
If someone in your household starts to have symptoms, then they must get tested and the rest of your household should self-isolate with them whilst they wait for the results. If you or other members of the household don't have symptoms, then you should not get a test - only people with symptoms should get tested. Most people who are tested in person get their results the next day.
See full guidance on self-isolating on the government's website.
Our parking season tickets are called 'parking clocks'. They give discounted parking and can be used as often as you like.
Both short-stay and long-stay parking clocks are available. The long stay clock, as well as being sold annually, can be bought quarterly.
October to December parking clocks are on sale now.
More information about car parking is available on our website.
The Asian hornet is an invasive non-native species. They present a serious threat to honeybee health.
It is important to report any suspected sightings of this species as soon as possible.
Find out how to identify Asian hornets by downloading an identification guide from the NNSS website.
The past few months have been hard on everyone, particularly children and young people.
The NHS has lots of practical advice and support.
The information includes how to have a conversation with your child, how to build healthy routines, and support for back to school.