Borough of Havant

The Borough of Havant is a local government district and borough in Hampshire, England. Its council is based in Havant. Other places within the Borough include Bedhampton, Cowplain, Emsworth, Hayling Island, Purbrook, Waterlooville and Widley. The Borough covers much of the semi-urban area in the south east of Hampshire, between the city of Portsmouth and the West Sussex border.

Borough of Havant
Havant shown within Hampshire
Havant shown within Hampshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionSouth East England
Non-metropolitan countyHampshire
StatusNon-metropolitan district
Admin HQHavant
Incorporated1 April 1974
 • TypeNon-metropolitan district council
 • BodyHavant Borough Council
 • LeadershipLeader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPsGeorge Hollingbery
Alan Mak
 • Total21.4 sq mi (55.3 km2)
Area rank260th (of 317)
 (mid-2018 est.)
 • Total125,813
 • Rank183rd (of 317)
 • Density5,900/sq mi (2,300/km2)
 • Ethnicity
98.5% White
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code24UH (ONS)
E07000090 (GSS)
OS grid referenceSU717062

Havant Borough Council

Elections to the borough council are held in three out of every four years, with one third of the 38 seats on the council being elected at each election. The Conservative party held a majority on the council from 1978 until they lost a majority in 1990. No party had a majority until the 2002 election when the Conservatives regained overall control. Since then the Conservatives have had a majority and as of the 2016 election the council is composed of the following councillors:-[1]

Party Councillors
Conservative Party 31
UK Independence Party 4
Labour Party 2
Liberal Democrats 1


The wards[2] are:


  1. ^ "Havant". BBC News Online. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Havant Borough Council councillors". Archived from the original on 2007-10-05. Retrieved 2007-11-14.

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Coordinates: 50°51′03″N 0°58′58″W / 50.85088°N 0.98284°W


Bedhampton is a former village, and now suburb, located in the Borough of Havant, Hampshire, England. It is located at the northern end of Langstone Harbour and at the foot of the eastern end of Portsdown Hill.

Early mentions of Bedhampton are recorded in the ninth century, and the village was mentioned in the Domesday Book.Modern Bedhampton has a railway station, with regular services to Portsmouth, Brighton, and London, and less frequent services to Southampton, Bristol, and South Wales. The A27 and the A3(M) pass through the south-west part of Bedhampton. Bedhampton has a thriving community centre which caters for all ages in Bedhampton village, and has two coffee mornings per week to address potential community isolation.

George Carter (cricketer, born 1846)

George Carter (4 August 1846 – date of death unknown) was an English cricketer active in the 1860s and 1870s, making twelve appearances in first-class cricket. Born at Warblington, Hampshire, Carter was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm roundarm fast, who played for Hampshire.

Hart Plain

Hart Plain is part of Waterlooville and is the northwesternmost ward in the Borough of Havant. The population of Hart Plain is 8,755 and makes up 7.3% of Havant borough's population.

The ward takes its name from the old Hart Plain House which formerly stood on the site now occupied by Waterlooville Health Centre. The ward consists mainly of post-1950s housing and includes Portsmouth City Council's Wecock Estate.

There is one school in the ward, Hart Plain Junior School, located next to the Cowplain School in Hart Plain Avenue.

Havant (UK Parliament constituency)

Havant is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Alan Mak. He is the first person of Chinese and East Asian origin to be elected to the House of Commons.

Havant and Waterloo (UK Parliament constituency)

Havant and Waterloo was a parliamentary constituency centred on the towns of Havant and Waterlooville in Hampshire. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

Hayling Island

Hayling Island is an island off the south coast of England, in the borough of Havant in the county of Hampshire, east of Portsmouth.

Henry Kay

Henry George Kay (3 October 1851 – 18 September 1922) was an English first-class cricketer. Kay was a right-handed batsman who played as an occasional wicketkeeper.

Kay represented Hampshire in two first-class matches in 1882, against Sussex and Somerset. In two batting innings for the club, Kay was dismissed for ducks in both.

He was the father of ballet dancer Anton Dolin.Kay died in Tottenham, Middlesex on 18 September 1922.

Langstone, Hampshire

Langstone is a village near Havant, Hampshire in the south east of England in Portsmouth. It has good railway connections to London, Southampton, Portsmouth and Brighton, from the nearby Havant railway station. There are many large gated detached houses on the main road, "Langstone Road" and on the roads surrounding this. It has a sailing club, several architecturally unusual buildings, and several historically significant buildings, including a converted (water) millhouse and a converted 18th century windmill, the latter of which is a local landmark.

Long Island (Hampshire)

Long Island is an island in Langstone Harbour in Hampshire, England. It is 750 metres (820 yd) long and up to 250 metres (270 yd) wide. Three Bronze Age pots have been found on the island as has Mesolithic and late neolithic flint-work. Bronze Age pottery along with smaller amounts of Romano-British pottery have been found on the island.In 1978 the island along with the other islands in Langstone harbour was acquired by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds who turned it into a bird sanctuary. Since that time unauthorised landings have been forbidden.

Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury

Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury (14 August 1473 – 27 May 1541), was an English peeress. She was the daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, the brother of kings Edward IV and Richard III. Margaret was one of two women in 16th century England to be a peeress in her own right with no titled husband. One of the few surviving members of the Plantagenet dynasty after the Wars of the Roses, she was executed in 1541 at the command of Henry VIII, who was the son of her first cousin Elizabeth of York. Pope Leo XIII beatified her as a martyr for the Catholic Church on 29 December 1886.

Meon Valley (UK Parliament constituency)

Meon Valley is a constituency in Hampshire represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by George Hollingbery, a Conservative.

North Binness Island

North Binness Island is an island in Langstone Harbour It is 900 metres (980 yd) long and up to 250 metres (270 yd) wide but only rises to 2.5 metres (8 ft) above Ordnance Datum The island was originally (along with a large part of Farlington Marshes) part of Binner's Island. The island has been uninhabited in recent times but there is evidence of historical occupation. A 100-metre (110 yd) long earthwork on the island has been suggested to date from the 18th century. There is also archaeological evidence that suggests the island was occupied during the Bronze Age and the Roman period. Finds from the Bronze Age include evidence of a salt works. The Island and has also produced finds dating back to the Mesolithic period prior to the formation of Langstone Harbour and the island.The island was formerly home to a pond which is now filled with mud. Plants on the island consist of salt-water grasses and a few trees.In 1978 the island along with the other islands in Langstone harbour was acquired by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds who turned it into a bird sanctuary. Since that time unauthorised landings have been forbidden.

Purbrook Park School

Purbrook Park School is a comprehensive co-educational secondary school situated in Purbrook, north of Portsmouth, Hampshire. The school has an enrollment number of 840 pupils, aged 11 through to 16. It became a trust school in April 2009. Ofsted judged the school to be a "Good School" in May 2015.

Robert Miller Mundy

Sir Robert Miller Mundy (1813–1892) was a British soldier and colonial civil servant. He was the Lieutenant-Governor of Grenada.

Same Difference

Same Difference were an English bubblegum pop duo from Portsmouth, England, made up of siblings Sean Smith and Sarah Smith. They came to prominence in 2007 when they finished third in the fourth series of the ITV talent show, The X Factor.

Their music was targeted mostly at children who are 13 and under. Their debut single, "We R One", was released on 24 November 2008, and their debut album, Pop, followed on 1 December 2008. In November 2009, it was announced that Same Difference had signed a new record deal with PopLife Records, and their second album was released on 7 February 2011.

On 24 December 2014 Same Difference broke the news that they had disbanded but were still considering as to whether to release their third and final album, Superheroes. London Records stated it was fun working with them and that they were disappointed they couldn't share more musical memories together.

Sir Richard Cotton

Sir Richard Cotton (in or before 1497 – 1556), was a courtier in the court of Henry VIII of England. He came from Shropshire and began his career as a lawyer before entering the king's service. His elder brother George Cotton was in charge of the household of the king's son Henry, Duke of Richmond at Sheriff Hutton Castle, and Richard served there as comptroller. The king granted him property in Bedhampton, Hampshire and Bourne, Lincolnshire.

He became privy councillor in May 1552. He was knight of the shire for Hampshire in 1553 and Cheshire in 1554.

South Downs College

Havant & South Downs College (HSDC) is a Further Education College in Hampshire, United Kingdom. The College was formed on the 1 August 2017 following a merger of South Downs College and Havant Sixth Form College.The College provision includes nearly 40 A Level subjects, Vocational courses including UAL and BTEC qualifications, and Apprenticeships delivered in partnership with leading local and national businesses.

The College has just under 7,500 students, with nearly 4,200 of these being full-time students, and 380 Apprentices. As of 2018 Havant & South Downs College has 1,300 adult learners, and nearly 300 Higher Education students.

Havant & South Downs College has two main campuses both located within the Borough of Havant.

The first is the South Downs Campus, on Portsdown Hill. This site is the former location of South Downs College and is the vocational hub of HSDC.

The second HSDC campus is located in Havant. This is the former site of Havant Sixth Form College.

In addition to the full-time A Level and Vocational courses taught at Havant & South Downs College there are also a range of part-time and Higher Education courses on offer. A number of the HSDC Higher Education courses are taught in partnership with local universities including the University of Chichester and the University of Portsmouth.

South Hampshire

South Hampshire is a term used mainly to refer to the metropolitan area formed by the cities of Portsmouth and Southampton and their suburbs and commuter towns, in southern Hampshire, England. The area had population of around 1 million based on the 2001 census, and estimated population of over 1.5 million in 2013. It is the most populated part of South East England, excluding London. The area is sometimes referred to as Solent City but the term is controversial.


Widley is an area of the Greater Portsmouth conurbation in the South East of England near Waterlooville and Purbrook. It is on the dip slope of the South Downs just north of the ridge called Portsdown Hill.

Widley is served by the A3(T), trunk road which runs from Portsmouth to London. The main A3 to London (at this point the A3(M) motorway) is very close by, making it commutable by road. Widley is served by Cosham or Havant rail stations.

Widley has three local pubs within walking distance. The George Inn sits on the top of Portsdown Hill and is considered a fine real ale pub. Further west, approximately ten minutes by foot away from the George, lies the Churchillian. Further North on the A3 lies the Hampshire Rose which is considered a family pub serving pub food and international lagers.

The original village of Widley stood approx 1 mile to the west of the current centre, around the site of the present Widley Farm. The settlement moved to be sited on the then newly built Cosham to Horndean turnpike road at the time of the building of the Portsdown forts and Christ Church, which was built as a place of worship for soldiers based in the forts. Remains of the village's former chapel can be found close to Widley Farm; members of Charles Dickens' family are buried in the graveyard.

Politically, the majority of Widley is part of Purbrook Ward of Havant Borough Council. However, a small strip to the south is part of the City of Portsmouth unitary authority and the most western parts (including Widley Farm) are in the Southwick and Widley parish of Winchester City Council.

Fresh water supply in Widley is supplied by Portsmouth Water. Waste water is serviced by Southern Water. The nearest post office is Purbrook, situated within the One Stop Shop at 10-12 London Road, Purbrook or Cosham Post Office at 13 High Street Cosham. The nearest fire stations are Cosham (full-time station) and Waterlooville (part-time station).

Famous figures from Widley include many celebrities such as: Tom Daley, XXXTentacion, and most notably Sully, from the all time classic MonstersInc

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