Shaping services for the future

Events for partners: Economy, Transport and Environment

News updates for parish and town councils

We produce regular e-news updates for parish and town councils on economy, transport, and environment services.  They are sent out by email four times a year by the Hampshire Association of Local Councils (HALC). If you would like to be added to the distribution list please email:

Working together to make Hampshire resilient 24 November 2014: Parish and Town Council event

The Department for Economy, Transport and Environment, with the support of Hampshire Association of Local Councils, hosted a further 'Working Together' event which brought together local council clerks, councillors and other key partners. Discussions focused on how the County Council and partners are working with local communities to manage future flood risk, to address the national funding challenges now facing local authorities and help strengthen local resilience.

Download agenda and the presentation slides:

Working Together 16 January 2014: Parish and town council event

Over 120 representative from Hampshire local councils attended this event. Discussions covered flood risk management, community infrastructure, including implications of the new Community Infrastructure Levy, and current work to shape the County’s Highway Service for the future.

Conference 9 December 2013: working in partnership to minimise flood risk

Event 'Getting that Gold': 24 October 2012

This event was aimed at helping local councils more effectively target and secure grant funding for their local communities. Steven Lugg, Chief Executive of Hampshire Association of Local Councils, explained the different funding options that exist. The workshop was followed by a series of funding surgeries with Steven Lugg and Jennie Pell, the County Council’s Funding Officer, for parishes to seek detailed advice on specific plans. Twenty-nine local councils took part and the overall verdict was that it had been a "very useful and inspiring day".

For further information please contact Anne Harrison, Senior Economic Development Officer, Hampshire County Council, on 01962 846558.

Event: 'Working Together to Support Local Communities' 25 May 2012

The Economy, Transport and Environment Department (ETE) hosted an event for parish and town councils which considered the wide range of services provided by ETE and how local councils might help shape their design and delivery in the future.

Over 60 local councils attended and, whilst constraints that faced both local councils and the County Council were acknowledged, delegates and officers considered how they might work more effectively together to help build understanding, local capacity and improve the quality and responsiveness of  services.  

For further information about the 25 May event please email Joanna.richardson@hants.gov.uk

Appendices to the Working Together report