Survey will capture opinions on e-scooters

People in Portsmouth are being asked to share their views on e-scooters, as an opinion survey has launched. The survey comes ahead of Portsmouth City Council’s trial of rental e-scooters set to launch next month in the city. The council, working with Solent Transport and scooter operator, Voi Technology, is one of a number of […]

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce need your help with their Green Talent project

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and its partners are placing Green Innovation high up on the agenda in 2021. They are working with a range of partners in the UK and France to develop the ‘Green Talent’ project bid to the Interreg Channel programme, and they would appreciate your help. As part of the bid they need […]

Hovertravel names Wessex Cancer Trust as charity of the year

The Wessex Cancer Trust has been selected as the chosen charity of Hovertravel for 2021 with the hovercraft operator having planned a number of fundraising opportunities during the next 12 months. Neil Chapman, managing director at Hovertravel, said: “We have worked with Wessex Cancer Trust for many years, both in practical terms as the fast […]

Highbury latest to sign AoC Mental Health Charter

Highbury College is proud to announce it is the latest college to sign up to the Association of Colleges (AoC) Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter. In signing, the College is further committing to creating an environment that promotes wellbeing and proactively supports student and staff mental health. The charter, created in collaboration with mental health […]

Aspex and PONToon launch immersive online exhibition

Aspex is delighted to share an online exhibition marking the culmination of its three-and-a-half-year partnership with PONToon – a project, led by The University of Portsmouth, CCI, aiming to engage, support and upskill women in digital technologies to aid employment. Produced by Project Assistants Hannah Buckingham, Sasha Damjanovic, Vera Hadzhiyska, Eleanor Harwood-Todd, Ellie Higgins and […]

Portsmouth graduate features at London Fashion Week

Hena Begum, a University of Portsmouth BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile Design graduate has been selected as one of six to feature in Graduate Fashion Foundation’s Digital Designer Profile at London Fashion week (19-23 February 2021). Hena graduated in 2020 and launched her brand Modestly shortly after, creating womenswear that is unique and experimental, influenced […]

Have your say to help reduce air pollution

Residents are being asked to help the council understand what motivates them to travel sustainably to help reduce air pollution. Portsmouth City Council is inviting residents in Portsmouth and the wider area to join focus groups to find out what motivates people to choose more sustainable active travel options, and what might stop them. Cllr […]

Proposals will help pave the way for rental e-scooter trial

Residents and visitors to Portsmouth could have the opportunity to take part in a trial of rental e-scooters from March if proposals are approved at next week’s Traffic and Transportation decision meeting. Solent Transport, a partnership body which includes Portsmouth City Council, has been awarded funding by the Department for Transport (DfT) to launch rental […]

Booking opens for Rapid Community Testing in Portsmouth

Booking to begin testing in Portsmouth to help protect people most at risk, using rapid turnaround tests supplied by NHS Test and Trace, has opened today at www.portsmouth.gov.uk/covid-testing. The community testing initiative, in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care, is launching at the Guildhall in Portsmouth to help drive down transmission rates. […]

2,000 Covid-19 tests and counting

Since January, Highbury College has carried over more than 2,000 Covid-19 tests with support from Watchword Security. Following the Government’s announcement in December, the College set up an effective coronavirus testing centre to help detect asymptomatic cases and break the chain of transmission amongst staff and students on campus. Members of Watchword Security’s team trained […]