On Monday 14th October, Ambassadors from across the city gathered at Portsmouth Grammar School for the Autumn 2019 Portsmouth Ambassador Forum.
Led by Sam Cox, Chair of the Ambassador Programme, the evening event saw a variety of speakers covering topics ranging from exciting things coming to Portsmouth, to important work happening locally that residents may not be aware of.
Daniel Jessop kicked off the evening by teaching the group about Landing Craft Tank 7074, the last surviving Landing Craft Tank, which will be moving to her new home outside the D-Day Story in spring 2020.
Sabrina Richards followed with a brief history of the Hilsea Lido, and the great work being done by the Hilsea Lido Pool for the People Trust to keep it running.
Nick Coles from Portsmouth Guildhall joined us to talk about Portsmouth Comic Con, which is already being recognised as one of the best comic conventions in the country, despite only being in its second year. Next year's event, scheduled for early May, will include a Witces and Wizards themed day on the Sunday.
After a short break, Simon Taylor from Portsmouth Grammar School introduced a group of students who then presented their project on influential women of Portsmouth, completed as part of the Youth Ambassador scheme.
Finally Frances Pilling, Service and Development Manager from the British Red Cross, spoke about refugee support and the asylum process.