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Hampshire Chamber of Commerce launches second business survey

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HCoCThis week, the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, through the Portsmouth & District Business Strategy Group, has launched their annual business survey for the second year. In order to understand the needs of all businesses in the PO postcode area, the local representatives of the Chamber are again offering business leaders the opportunity to express their views.

The group comprises of Portsmouth business people in their own right and they want to ensure that not only Chamber Members, but all of the business community, are represented through lobbying, consultation, influencing key bodies and stakeholders.
They therefore feel that it is crucial to hear from companies if they are to represent their views and take action on their behalf.

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Extra Hovertravel Services added for Walk the Wight

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Hovertravel is adding two extra services from Southsea, early in the morning on Sunday 12 May, to help walkers get across to the Isle of Wight in time to start Walk the Wight.

Loretta Lale, head of commercial at Hovertravel, explains: “Our normal Sunday timetable starts from Southsea at 0900 but the team’s dedication and commitment towards our customers, and the Walk the Wight event itself, means that we can run two extra services much earlier.”

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Portsmouth student elected as a UK Youth Parliament member

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UKYPLaura Spurgeon, a 14 year old student at Admiral Lord Nelson School in Portsmouth, was elected as a member of the UK Youth Parliament at the Council of Portsmouth Students (CoPS) summit earlier this week. Laura was the clear winner out of 12 candidates in the hotly contested election. In her new role she will be mentored by Portsmouth City Council and a member of the school's governing body.

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Portsmouth Seafood Festival returns to Gunwharf Quays

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The south coast’s biggest foodie festival is returning to Portsmouth from 28th – 30th June. Following a successful year in 2018, organisers of the Portsmouth Seafood Festival have added an extra date, offering foodies the opportunity to enjoy a three-day long event.

With mouth-watering seafood from around the world, this year’s event is a celebration of seafood, particularly the city’s seafood and ancient fishing history.

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New Healthwatch Portsmouth provider

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Healthwatch PortsmouthPortsmouth City Council has announced that Help & Care will be the new provider of Healthwatch Portsmouth and of the Independent Complaints Advocacy Service relating to NHS health care, with immediate effect. This follows the liquidation of Learning Links (Southern) who were the previous hosting organisation of Healthwatch in the city.

Healthwatch is the independent consumer champion for all health and social care services. It helps people who use health and social care services to influence how those services are delivered. Healthwatch listens to feedback about services and shares it with GPs, hospitals, healthcare organisations, local authorities and others to help make a real difference.

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