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Emirates Spinnaker Tower nominated for British Travel Award

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Spinnaker Tower webEmirates Spinnaker Tower has been nominated for the Best UK Leisure Attraction in the prestigious 2019 British Travel Awards (BTAs). The winners will be decided by a public vote, with the successful companies announced at the BTA Gala Awards Dinner in London on the 27th November.

The British Travel Awards is the largest and most influential poll of consumer opinion on the performance of leisure, travel and tourism providers and is considered a benchmark for excellence in the travel and tourism industry.

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Council's free leasing scheme to landlords tackles lack of affordable housing

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Portsmouth City Council is tackling the lack of affordable housing in the city head on by offering to lease properties from landlords at zero cost.

The scheme was developed by the authority's Private Sector Housing Team out of a commitment to working with private landlords in order to provide stable, affordable accommodation and make a real difference to people’s lives.

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Arrival of new tug increases Portsmouth’s pulling power

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Portsmouth International Port’s dedicated towage provider, SMS Towage, have boosted the port with the arrival of one of their new tugs, the Marksman.

This brand-new, Damen 2411 ASD vessel is an increase in power with a 69 tonne bollard pull capability, to ably manoeuvre and berth a ship, combining with her fellow ASD tug Yorkshireman. Together, visiting ships now have up to 119 tonnes of assistance readily available.

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New group to PUSH for nitrates solution

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push2013-logo sqOrganisations in the Solent region have united to ensure environmental concerns don't limit potential development in the area.

Southern Water and Natural England have joined with a group of local councils and the Environment Agency to look at short and long-term solutions to reduce the amount of nitrates being released into the Solent.

The move follows Natural England highlighting an issue with nitrates to councils' planning departments, meaning some have been unable to grant planning permission for new developments.

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