Baton arrival will relay fitness message to Portsmouth residents

Southsea Common will host a festival showcasing community sports to mark the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay arriving in the city on 6 July. The international relay promoting the Birmingham Commonwealth Games will take in some of the city’s famous landmarks. Portsmouth City Council uses the occasion to highlight the range of sporting opportunities available […]

Cruise Passenger Programme looking for Meet and Greet Support Volunteers

Our Cruise Passenger programme is looking for volunteers to join and help support the team, led by Sarah Bell. The two roles will support the programmes Meet & Greet events, where a team will be on-hand as passengers disembark from visiting cruise ships to greet them and provide local information. Details of the volunteer roles are below. […]

Price freeze continues on annual Ultimate Explorer tickets at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

With the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee just around the corner, take advantage of the price freeze this May half-term and get involved in exciting Jubilee themed events at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, including a visit to the Her Majesty’s Service exhibition. The Ultimate Explorer ticket gives unlimited entrance to the world-class ships, galleries and museums on the […]

Foster Portsmouth light up iconic buildings for Foster Care Fortnight

  Foster Portsmouth is marking Foster Care Fortnight (9-22 May) by lighting up iconic city buildings and flying their flag outside Portsmouth City Council’s Civic Offices for the first time. The council’s fostering service will also be holding its spring drop-in foster carer recruitment event on Wednesday 18 May at the Spinnaker Tower in Gunwharf Quays from 7.30-9.30pm enabling visitors to enjoy stunning sunset views […]

Port Solent’s Right Royal Kids Club Celebration

A fantastic programme of Right Royal fun is planned at Port Solent’s Summer Half Term Kids Club on Tuesday 31st May and Thursday 2nd June. Children and their families are invited to help celebrate the Queen’s 70th Jubilee ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend. Young visitors can get moving at hula hoop workshops […]

Portico welcomes leading shipping industry members to join board

Portico, Portsmouth’s international cargo terminal, welcomes new board members Camilla Carlbom Flinn and Justin Atkin, following a reorganisation of the company’s governance structure. Camilla and Justin boast extensive shipping knowledge, holding senior leadership roles in the industry. Steve Williams, Managing Director of Portico said: “I’m delighted that Camilla and Justin have joined the board as we […]

Hovertravel is the first cross-Solent ferry operator to recognise the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower

Hovertravel has announced that it will officially recognise the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower. Customers can choose to wear a Sunflower lanyard as an indication that they may require additional support, assistance or simply a little more time while travelling. This announcement further enhances Hovertravel’s award-winning accessibility initiative HoverCare. Neil Chapman, managing director of Hovertravel explains: “Our […]

First Ukrainian refugees linked with host in Diocesan Scheme

When Judy Walker saw images of Ukrainians forced from their bombed-out homes, she was desperate to help. She and her husband Andrew are fortunate to have some spare bedrooms, so they immediately offered to host refugees fleeing the conflict, as part of the Diocesan of Portsmouth scheme. They’ve now been matched with a Ukrainian woman […]

Southsea Community Cinema and Arts Centre Opening in the heart of Southsea

Southsea Community Cinema and Arts Centre Opening in the heart of Southsea with Open House 19 May from noon – 5 pm featuring local performers, films soundtracks, drums and short films. Portsmouth Film Society announces the opening at 1-3 Palmerston Road with esteemed guest, Stephen Morgan, MP and a ribbon cutting ceremony by the new Lord Mayor at 6:30 […]