Borough rejects calls for flooding reserve fund

Basingstoke Gazette: Parts of Buckskin remain under water.

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

CALLS for a flooding reserve fund to be set up by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council – after the local authority reported a £1.8million profit – have been rejected.

Cabinet reshuffle means Hook residents must wait to grill planning minister

Basingstoke Gazette: Brandon Lewis, local government minister

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

VILLAGERS in Hook will have to wait to grill a planning minister after a meeting was postponed for a second time.

Borough Council's town centre rejuvenation programme enters second year

Basingstoke Gazette: Top of The Town

8:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BASINGSTOKE’s Top of The Town is set to get a further boost as an ambitious plan to rejuvenate the historic heart of Basingstoke enters its second year.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council chief Tony Curtis to step down later this year

Basingstoke Gazette: Tony Curtis

8:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE chief executive of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has announced that he is to step down after seven years at the helm.

Delay over signing of legal agreement for Basingstoke Town Football Club's new stadium land

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:30am Sunday 20th July 2014

A LEGAL agreement between Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Basingstoke Town Football Club for the transfer of land needed for a new stadium will not be signed until councillors have seen reports which led to the decision.

Prime Minister thanks Sir George for his "support and friendship"

Basingstoke Gazette: North West Hampshire MP Sir George Young

2:30pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

PRIME Minister David Cameron has described North West Hampshire MP Sir George Young as “the most loyal and dependable of colleagues.”

North West Hampshire MP stands down as Conservative Chief Whip

Basingstoke Gazette: North West Hampshire MP Sir George Young

9:23am Tuesday 15th July 2014

PRIME Minister David Cameron has announced that Michael Gove will replace Sir George Young as the Conservative Chief Whip after the North West Hampshire MP announced his resignation yesterday.

Residents urged to take part in polling station review

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3:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

BASINGSTOKE and Deane Borough Council is urging residents in the borough to take part in a review of polling station locations.

Borough Council's scrutiny committee to consider football ground decision

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:37pm Monday 7th July 2014

A DECISION made by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s cabinet to transfer land to allow Basingstoke Town Football Club to build a new stadium is to be considered by the scrutiny committee.

Deputy Mayor of London chosen to succeed Sir George Young as North West Hampshire candidate

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8:29am Friday 4th July 2014

A DEPUTY Mayor of London has been chosen to succeed Sir George Young as the parliamentary Conservative candidate for North West Hampshire.

Managing director of Stagecoach South to attend borough council meeting on Monday

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

5:03pm Friday 27th June 2014

THE MANAGING director of Stagecoach will attend a meeting at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council on Monday.

Hampshire County Council announce plans for pothole repair funding

Basingstoke Gazette: County council goes to war on potholes

8:43am Friday 27th June 2014

Hampshire County Council has set out how it will be making the most of the money allocated from Government as part of the national Pothole Repair Fund.

Residents urged to have their say on borough council's plan to preserve Basingstoke town centre

Basingstoke Gazette: Top of The Town

12:40pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

RESIDENTS are being asked for their views on Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s plans to preserve and enhance the historic character of the town centre.

John Lewis deal worth less than hoped for borough council

Basingstoke Gazette: Artist impression of the John Lewis at home and Waitrose store proposed for Basing View

11:00am Monday 23rd June 2014

A SCHEME to deliver a new John Lewis at home and Waitrose store in Basing View is set to generate less money than expected for Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

£6m given to Hampshire to fix potholes

Basingstoke Gazette: County council goes to war on potholes

9:38am Friday 20th June 2014

MORE than £6million has been allocated to Hampshire to fix potholes.

Councillor Colin Davidovitz elected as new Hampshire County Council chairman

Basingstoke Gazette: Councillor Colin Davidovitz

8:50am Wednesday 18th June 2014

COUNCILLOR Colin Davidovitz has been named as this year’s chairman of Hampshire County Council.

Town centre businesses invited to hear update on the Top of The Town regeneration programme

Basingstoke Gazette: Chas Bradfield, whose job it is to bring new life to the Top of The Town

2:34pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

Local businesses will get an update on the Top of The Town regeneration programme at a special ‘one year on’ summit next week.

Leader of Hampshire County Council elected as chairman of Hampshire's Local Government Association

Basingstoke Gazette: Hampshire County Council leader Cllr Roy Perry

10:35am Tuesday 17th June 2014

THE LEADER of Hampshire County Council has been elected as the chairman of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight branch of the Local Government Association (LGA).

Controversial wind turbine plans at Bullington Cross rejected

Basingstoke Gazette: The proposed wind farm at Bullington Cross

9:28am Tuesday 17th June 2014

COUNCILLORS have thrown out plans to build a 14 turbine wind farm. 

Library changes are not finished yet

Basingstoke Gazette: Cllr Keith Chapman, executive member for culture and recreation.

6:00am Tuesday 17th June 2014

LIBRARY bosses say “all options are open” on the future of the service in Hampshire.

New scrutiny panel to look at decisions made by borough council

Basingstoke Gazette: Whitchurch borough councillor Keith Watts

11:00am Sunday 15th June 2014

A NEW committee has been set up to scrutinise decisions made by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s cabinet.

Deadline looms for the chance to have your say on the draft Local Plan

Basingstoke Gazette: Artist's impression shows the future of Manydown

10:09am Wednesday 11th June 2014

RESIDENTS in the borough have just a few more days to have their say on a document that outlines where homes will be built in Basingstoke in the next 15 years.

UKIP choose election candidate for North East Hampshire

Basingstoke Gazette: Rob Blay is congratulated by UKIP leader Nigel Farage

12:30pm Monday 9th June 2014

UKIP has selected the candidate who will challenge for the North East Hampshire seat held at next year’s General Election.

Three-party coalition talks held in Hart

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

3:00pm Friday 6th June 2014

A RAINBOW coalition could be the way ahead for Hart District Council as talks continue about who will run the local authority following the May elections.

New mayor wants to see more borough residents take on voluntary work

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke and Deane Mayor and Mayoress Cllr Roger Gardiner and his wife Tricia

1:30pm Friday 6th June 2014

ENCOURAGING more residents to volunteer will be the focus for the man who has become the First Citizen in Basingstoke and Deane.

Clive Sanders to remain as leader of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Basingstoke Gazette: Conservative council leader Clive Sanders

10:06pm Thursday 5th June 2014

COUNCILLOR Clive Sanders will remain as the leader of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council after councillors voted in favour of him retaining his position tonight.

Information Commissioner's Office to investigate Basingstoke and Deane data leak

Basingstoke Gazette: Information Commissioner's Office to investigate Basingstoke and Deane data leak

5:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

AN INVESTIGATION has begun into a data leak blunder involving the personal details of 1,900 housing benefit claimants in Basingstoke and Deane.

Former Basingstoke MP Andrew Hunter suffers a stroke

Basingstoke Gazette: Former Basingstoke MP Andrew Hunter is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke

1:30pm Thursday 5th June 2014

FORMER Basingstoke MP Andrew Hunter is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke.

Independent candidate 'euphoric' after victory in Hook

Basingstoke Gazette: New Hook councillor Robert Leeson

8:00pm Friday 30th May 2014

A NEW councillor, who only decided to stand for election at the last minute, said he was “euphoric” when he heard that residents had chosen him as one of the candidates to represent Hook on Hart District Council.

Shock election winner Matthew Ellery vows to work hard for Brighton Hill

Basingstoke Gazette: Controversial UKIP councillor Matthew Ellery

1:00pm Friday 30th May 2014

THERE was no doubt what the surprise of the night was at the election count in Basingstoke and Deane last Thursday as UKIP candidate Matthew Ellery sensationally won a seat on the borough council.

Conservatives look to run Basingstoke and Deane as minority administration

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke council leader Cllr Clive Sanders.

3:00pm Thursday 29th May 2014

THE borough’s Conservative group will attempt to run the council as a minority administration.

Night of drama in Southampton as UKIP sweeps to victory

Basingstoke Gazette: Night of drama in Southampton as UKIP sweeps to victory

4:22pm Monday 26th May 2014

A TRIUMPHANT Nigel Farage declared at Southampton Guildhall that a "people's army had spoken" after his eurosceptic party topped the European election.

VIDEO: UKIP members argue over candidate Matt Ellery

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11:25am Saturday 24th May 2014

THIS video shows UKIP party agent Phil Heath and UKIP councillor Stephen West arguing during a televised interview over whether newly elected Matt Ellery will represent their party.

UKIP candidate Matthew Ellery is the son of Basingstoke UKIP leader Alan Stone

Basingstoke Gazette: Alan Stone, left, with UKIP leader Nigel Farage.

11:31am Friday 23rd May 2014

FOLLOWING the controversial win of a UKIP candidate that branded women in Basingstoke “pug ugly”, The Gazette has learnt that he is the son of UKIP Basingstoke leader, Alan Stone.

Independent councillor Onnalee Cubitt vows to continue fighting for her residents

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9:53am Friday 23rd May 2014

INDEPENDENT candidate Onnalee Cubitt has vowed to continue fighting for the residents of Old Basing after she retained her seat on the borough council.

Liberal Democrats suffer difficult night at borough council election count

Basingstoke Gazette: Liberal Democrats candidate John Shaw, who lost his Brookvale and Kings Furlong seat in the borough council election count

9:07am Friday 23rd May 2014

THE LIBERAL Democrats suffered a disappointing night after losing three seats on the borough council.

Labour enjoy successful evening at borough election count

Basingstoke Gazette: Buckskin winner Nigel Pierce celebrates with fellow Buckskin Labour councillor Tony Jones and group deputy leader Paul Harvey

8:11am Friday 23rd May 2014

IT WAS Labour’s night at the Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election count after the party gained four seats.

Clive Sanders remains upbeat despite his Conservative party losing the majority on borough council

Basingstoke Gazette: Cllr Clive Sanders

7:52am Friday 23rd May 2014

CURRENT Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council leader Clive Sanders was pleased with the result of the local election count despite the party losing their majority on the council.

Mystery surrounds a suspended UKIP candidate after his win topped off an eventful evening at the local election count

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7:32am Friday 23rd May 2014

THE CONSERVATIVE party have lost their majority control of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council following an eventful night at the count for the local elections.

LIVE BLOG: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election count

10:00pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

Live updates from the Basingstoke and Deane Council election count

UKIP refuse to discipline council candidate over anti-gay comments

Basingstoke Gazette: John Kearney

1:00pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

A UKIP candidate fighting for a seat in today’s local elections will not be disciplined by the party despite making offensive comments about gay people on a blog – describing them as “prisoners who need freedom”.

Bid for funds to repair roads damaged by severe winter weather

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

3:24pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

A BID for funds to repair roads damaged by the severe winter weather has been made by Hampshire County Council.

Basingstoke and Deane to write off £600,000 of debts

Basingstoke Gazette: Another row brewing up over Costa Coffee deal

3:00pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

MORE than £600,000 owed to the borough council in unpaid council tax, housing benefit and other debts will be written off this year.

Tory councillor defends decision to nominate candidate

Basingstoke Gazette: Cllr Sven Godesen

11:00am Tuesday 20th May 2014

A TORY councillor has defended his decision to nominate a Conservative candidate in his ward, despite speaking out in favour of a popular rival borough councillor, who was prevented from standing for the party in this month’s borough elections.

What the European Parliament does

Basingstoke Gazette: EU vote: Trade is more important than politics

8:00pm Monday 19th May 2014

THE European Parliament works in conjunction with other European bodies, including the European Commission, which is a body that proposes new European legislation.

Your chance to have a say on Europe

Basingstoke Gazette: Your chance to have a say on Europe

3:00pm Saturday 17th May 2014

IT IS undoubtedly one of the most hotly-debated political issues – and next Thursday residents will get the chance to have their say in the debate on Europe by voting for who they want to represent them in the European Parliament.

YOURvoice becomes first political party to use QR barcode on ballot papers

Basingstoke Gazette: Scan the QR code with your mobile device to be taken to the Property Press Homes app.

12:37pm Thursday 15th May 2014

QR codes are something regularly seen on advertising boards but now a political party standing in next Thursday’s European elections has embraced the latest technology to help their voters at the ballot box.

VIDEO: Guide to how members of the European Parliament are elected

Basingstoke Gazette: A guide to how members of the European Parliament are elected

9:46am Thursday 15th May 2014

A quick guide to how members of the European Parliament are elected ahead of next Thursday's European election.

No further restrictions to be placed on houses in multiple occupancy

Basingstoke Gazette: Councillor accused of bully

3:00pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

CALLS for the borough council to enforce tighter restrictions on houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) in Basingstoke have been dashed by councillors.

New homes plan rejected

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1:00pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL housing development that would have seen 70 new homes built in a Basingstoke village has been turned down because of concerns about over-development.






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