Local News

Crime down in Hampshire

Ranil Jayawardena has welcomed news that crime is falling. Crime recorded by the police in Hampshire has fallen by 25% since 2010. 

Start-up loans supporting new businesses

Ranil Jayawardena has welcomed new figures which show the Government’s Start-Up Loans scheme has so far supported another 14 people in North East Hampshire with the ideas and determination to start a new business with £80,450 of loans to help them get going. 

Cash to fix potholes

Ranil Jayawardena has welcomed the announcement of £6,086,445 of new funding in Hampshire to tackle potholes.  

Planning Petition

Local Conservatives are working hard to control development across North East Hampshire. Please sign our petition to help control development.

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday - the national campaign which encourages everyone in the UK to support small businesses - arrived in Fleet today.  

Ranil at the Yateley Christmas Market

Cllr Ranil Jayawardena visited the Christmas Market in Yateley with James Arbuthnot MP, Cllr Kulwant Lit (Hart DC), Cllr Chris Barnes (Yateley TC) and Cllr Shawn Dickens (Eversley PC).

Home Secretary visits Yateley

The Home Secretary, the Rt Hon Theresa May MP, met Cllr Ranil Jayawardena and local police in Yateley today to discuss law and order issues in North East Hampshire.

A Waitrose and John Lewis for Basingstoke?

I am pleased to confirm that I have been working on proposals for a new, combined ‘Waitrose‘ supermarket and ‘John Lewis at Home’ store in Basingstoke. As Deputy Leader & Cabinet Member for Strategy, part of my role is to deliver key strategic projects like this on Basing View – but it is always important to take time to review proposals and decide whether it is in the best interests of residents, because it is proposed that council-owned land is used for the new s

Painting the town purple…

The Purple Flag initiative, similar to the Blue Flag for beaches and the Green Flag for Parks, aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of town and city centres in the evenings and at night. The successful bid for Purple Flag status was put together jointly by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Festival Place, Anvil Arts, Destination Basingstoke, Basingstoke Street Pastors, Basingstoke Town Centre Pubwatch and Hampshire Constabulary. Achieving Purple Flag status puts Basingstoke among an elite 40 town and city centres across the British Isles.