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Civic OfficesAbout the Council

Fareham Borough Council is a local authority for the area midway between Portsmouth and Southampton. With the town at its centre, the Borough covers the wards of Fareham, Portchester, Stubbington, Hill Head, Titchfield, Park Gate, Warsash, Locks Heath and Sarisbury.

There are 31 councillors, whose primary role is to represent their ward area and the people who live in it.

Local Government services are split between Fareham Borough Council and Hampshire County Council.

Fareham Borough Council is responsible for delivering local projects and essential services such as leisure, housing, planning, benefits and refuse, recycling and garden waste collection throughout the Borough.  

You can find out more about the role of the Council below – from how your views help us to the role of elected members (councillors) along with how we spend the budget and ensure we are accountable.  You can also use the A-Z above to find out more information about specific services.

Hampshire County Council is responsible for delivering social care, education and public health, as well as County-wide services such as road maintenance, street lighting and on-street parking.  You can find out more information about what services Hampshire County Council provide on its website External Hyperlink.


image of arrow Invite the Mayor to an event

If you would like the Mayor and Mayoress to attend your event please fill out the online form and submit it at least fourteen days prior to the event.


Online form

image of arrow Find out who your Councillor is

Councillors are elected to represent people in the Borough of Fareham, they represent areas known as wards.


Contact your Councillor

image of arrow Make a Freedom of Information request

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides a right of access to information. Use this form or put it in writing to the relevant department or section.


Freedom of Information online form

image of arrow Local Government Services

Local government services are split between Fareham Borough Council and Hampshire County Council. You can find out more information about the County Council on their website.


Hampshire County Council's website External Hyperlink

image of arrow Brexit and Fareham

In this section, you find links for information about the United Kingdom exiting the European Union.

image of arrow Councillors

In this section, you can find out more about your Borough councillors, which areas they represent, which committees they sit on and how you can vote in elections. It also has information about the Mayor and the Mayor's Charities.

image of arrow Council and Democracy

In this section you can access a wide range of information and documents relating to the council's decision making processes, find out about forthcoming Council meetings and decisions and obtain details for your local political representatives.

image of arrow Elections and Voting

Our democratic rights include the ability to vote. To do this, you must meet set criteria and be on the register of electors. Here, you can find out more.

image of arrow Meetings and Decisions

We publish a notice of all the meetings we hold, along with decisions made. In this section you can find out more about these and how you can get involved.

image of arrow Corporate Governance and Standards

Making sure we run an open and accountable Council includes upholding a number of standards. Here, you can find out about our codes of conduct, how we take your views into account and how you can complain if you are not happy with our service.

image of arrow Data Protection

We use a range of personal data in our work and have rules, procedures and policies to ensure we comply with the law.

arrow Freedom of Information

In this section you can find out how this works and how we implement legislation such as Freedom of Information.

arrow Climate Change

To help mitigate the worst effects of Climate Change, the Council has made a commitment to becoming carbon neutral. Here you will find some frequently asked questions about climate change

image of arrow Key Strategies

We produce a number of strategies to guide our work and to help make sure our communities remain vibrant so that people who live and work in the Borough enjoy a good quality of life.

image of arrow Financial Information and Transparency

We take our responsibility for making our financial information transparent and accessible very seriously. In this section, you can find out more about how we do that.

image of arrow Fareham's Twin Towns

Find out more about the towns twinned with Fareham.

image of arrow History of the Civic Offices

Discover when the building was constructed and how our services were provided to the public. 

image of arrow Citizen of Honour Awards

We have been recognising local residents for their unpaid work within the community for a number of years. Here you can find out how you can get involved and nominate people for their charity or voluntary work.




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