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Fleet being enouraged to clap for our carers at 8pm tonight

You may have seen the TV images of people clapping from their balconies in France and Spain to thank health workers for the work they are doing . At 8pm tonight, Thursday 26th March the people of Fleet and across the country are being encouraged to open their front doors or windows and clap for our carers to thank and celebrate our NHS workers.
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Hart Local Plan approved

  Hart District Council’s Local Plan has been recommended for adoption by the government’s Planning Inspectorate, subject to councillor approval. The Local Plan sets out the council will balance future development requirements with the need to protect the special qualities of Hart. It will include a supply of new homes (including affordable homes and those for older people), economic development floorspace, low carbon lifestyles and renewable energy, while at the same time protecting and enhancing our natural and built environment and biodiversity. Hart District Council see the benefits of the local plan as providing a sound basis to make future planning decisions and
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Fleet welcomes Cantine, its first ever dog café

  Cantine opened in Fleet on 3 February, a dog friendly cafe offering a warm welcome, drinks and snacks as well for dogs as well as their owners. Founded by Ali and Dave, who own two beautiful dogs, Belle and Buddy, and have put their corporate careers behind them to start a business with a difference. This dog friendly cafe will certainly be a great addition to the town. When we visited the café was busy with people enjoying a selection of teas, fresh coffee and home made cakes, including gluten free options. There are snacks for dogs too, including
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Hart and Rushmoor councils awarded £92k to combat rough sleeping.

Hart District and Rushmoor Borough Councils have successfully secured funding to the value of £92k for 2020-21 to prevent and reduce the numbers of people sleeping rough in Hart and Rushmoor. The funding has been allocated following a successful bid submitted to central government through the Rough Sleeping Initiative and in response to the Prime Minister’s drive to tackle homelessness. Hart and Rushmoor’s bid proposal identified specific challenges which can be better addressed by providing a joint localised approach. Money this year will be used by Hart and Rushmoor to create two new specialist support worker roles. These will identify and
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Have your say on the future of libraries in Hampshire as part of the Hampshire Library Consultation

Hampshire County Council is asking people who live, work and study in Hampshire to have their say on proposed changes to libraries. A 10-week public consultation until Wednesday 18 March 2020 is asking for opinions on: the emerging vision for Hampshire’s Libraries to 2025; the level of need for library services in specific local communities; proposed changes to the Library Service and the potential impacts; and any alternatives that respondents may wish to propose. The proposal includes the possibility of closing up to 10 libraries across the county, although Fleet would not be considered for closure as it is a
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