Support given for the Guildhall Walk road closure

  A vibrant street in the city centre is to remain closed to vehicles following positive feedback from local residents and business owners, as well as visitors. Portsmouth City Council fully closed Guildhall Walk as pandemic restrictions increased, last year, under temporary powers granted by central government. Prior to the pandemic the road was closed to traffic after 7pm each day. The […]

Be transported to imaginary places

Grab your free tickets to enjoy an afternoon of poetry and harp playing at the Imaginary Places event on Saturday 2 October at 2pm at Portsmouth Central Library. This enchanting event, from Portsmouth City Council, features poet, Chris Tutton, reading from his poetry, and harpist  Anne Denholm’s musical interpretation of the poetry. Chris Tutton is […]

Make a difference to Portsmouth’s vulnerable children

Meet some of our dedicated foster carers and the Foster Portsmouth team this autumn to discover more about the challenges and rewards of fostering. Portsmouth City Council is holding their first in-person foster carer recruitment event since Covid restrictions have been eased for people living in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas. The event, which will be held […]

Portsmouth port’s ‘living laboratory’ for green tech featured in new film

Portsmouth International Port are proud to be playing a leading role in a new British Ports Association (BPA) programme, discussing the maritime industry’s transition to a smarter, cleaner future. Committed to a cleaner future, the global shipping industry is undergoing a transformative journey. Intrinsic to our domestic shipping industry are Britain’s ports; our gateways to and from the […]

Employment stats don’t reflect lived reality, say small employers

The UK’s largest business group is urging policymakers to increase a targeted employer National Insurance Contributions (NICs) break as the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show that the vacancy rate has hit an all-time high. In London, Scotland and the South East there are still fewer employees on payrolls than there were pre-pandemic. […]

Local community supports road closure to the south end of Palmerston Road

  A vibrant and bustling street in Southsea is to remain closed to vehicles, in line with the wishes of the majority of local residents and business owners, as well as those that travel through the area and go to shop or eat out. Part of Palmerston Road, south of Osborne Road, was initially closed […]

Free exhibition at Hotwalls Studios showcasing impressive series of community artwork

  A community art project created by hundreds of people will be on show at the Hotwalls Studios, Old Portsmouth, this weekend. Over the summer, hundreds of people have collaborated with 21 artists from the Hotwalls Studios to create an impressive series of seven woven artworks using sustainable materials. The project also includes a 10ft […]

Portsmouth’s social work heroes celebrated at industry event

  Now in its fourth year, Social Work in the South returns, welcoming qualified social workers to network and learn from sector specialists on Thursday 23 September from 9am. The city’s social work heroes take centre stage at an industry event on Thursday 23 September at the Ark Conference Centre in Basingstoke. Social Work in the […]

Children get stomping with School Streets trial

Pupils from Portsmouth primary schools taking part in a School Streets trial will have fun by earning rewards while enjoying safer, healthier routes to and from school, with help from a digital challenge led by the Pompey Monsters. To make journeys to school exciting and rewarding, parents and carers whose children attend schools taking part […]