Citizens Advice Portsmouth appoint their youngest Trustees yet

Life is complicated – and Citizens Advice Portsmouth is here to help. They are part of a network of charities providing free and confidential advice in person, on the telephone or on-line. People rely on them because they are independent and totally impartial. Citizens Advice Portsmouth started operation on 4th September 1939 (the day after […]

Peter Ashley Activity Centres launch The Big Give Christmas Challenge

Families with children that have additional needs often find it difficult to access activities that are exciting, affordable and suitable for the whole family to join in together. Through their Limitless Activity Days, Peter Ashley Activity Centres supports such families to participate together in activity sessions such as archery, climbing, water sports to have precious […]

FastCats get ready to roar again

Wightlink is investing more than half a million pounds in essential maintenance and improvements to its FastCats ready for the 2021 season. Wight Ryder 1 has already been lifted out of the water at the Trafalgar Shipyard drydock in Portchester for her annual refit. Wight Ryder 2 will follow in January. Major work on WR1 […]

Portsmouth’s iconic Spinnaker Tower to return to white

The Spinnaker Tower is set to be returned to its original white as the naming rights agreement with Emirates has now come to an end. The Emirates branding will remain in place on the Spinnaker Tower until early summer 2021, as the 170m structure has to be painted using a specialist abseiling crew and the […]

AboutMyArea connecting Portsmouth with Island City Living

The team at AboutMyArea Portsmouth, the interactive news and information website, recently launched a new social media brand Island City Living as part of their ambitious plan for growth. Co-owner Peter Hopkinson (former Head of The Portsmouth Grammar Junior School) explains: “We wanted more people to have free access to our local news and information […]

Have your say on the future of Victoria Park

People in Portsmouth are being asked to have their say on future plans for Victoria Park, Portsmouth’s original public park, by taking part in a newly-launched consultation. People of all ages can take part in the survey and tell Portsmouth City Council which areas of park life interest them the most, from the plants and […]

Local artists to dust off sea walls

Portsmouth design studio ilovedust is set to transform the North Portsea Island (NPI) landscape. The local company has been selected by Portsmouth City Council to have its artwork incorporated into a new sea wall along 2.1km of coastline at Eastern Road as part of the NPI Coastal Flood Defence Scheme. ilovedust was founded in Portsmouth […]

Southsea Community Cinema to open this Christmas time

Southsea Community Cinema is hosting its first season at the Glass House in the Pyramid Centre with its 2020-21 winter program. Along with many other community cinemas across the country who are working successfully with local councils, universities, schools and community groups across the UK, Southsea Community Cinema will deliver world class films and film […]

The Reverse Advent Calendar is back – this year it’s gone virtual!

The idea of the Reverse Advent Calendar is simple – instead of taking something OUT, you put something IN like warm socks or a bar of chocolate. At the end of the month instead of an empty calendar, you have a box full of items to help those in need. Over the years individuals, work […]