Marine projects making a splash in the Solent this summer

Secrets of the Solent will continue to highlight the fascinating marine life around our coast in new ways this summer through a variety of projects.     The first project to get underway is a vibrant artwork by street artist ATM. The striking piece, featuring a spider crab, will adorn a wall space at Hythe Pier, Southampton, where it is hoped it will inspire visitors to learn more about the hidden wildlife roaming the waters beneath […]

Councillors to discuss making some vehicles exempt from Clean Air Zone charge

Some drivers and operators of specific vehicles may not need to pay to drive in the government-mandated Portsmouth Clean Air Zone (CAZ) when it launches in November 2021, once details are confirmed at a Full Cabinet meeting. Portsmouth City Council will discuss a full list of exemptions for local vehicle drivers and operators who would […]

Wightlink extends its revised timetable

Wightlink will be extending its revised timetable until Tuesday 13 July 2021 and apologises for the inconvenience caused to customers who have had their sailing time changed by the ferry company. Engineers have carried out a full investigation of the mechanical failure that affected one of the engines on board Wightlink’s largest ship Victoria of […]

Wightlink’s response to the Government’s flexible rail season ticket announcement

Wightlink welcomes the Government’s announcement of flexible season tickets on Britain’s railways as commuters look likely to continue combining working from home with travelling to the office. Wightlink already offers customers a flexible foot passenger ticket designed for people who frequently travel on its ferries, but do not cross the Solent every day. The Multilink […]

Fancy a tipple? Portsmouth Cathedral launches new gin with The Portsmouth Distillery Co.

Portsmouth Cathedral continues to collaborate with local businesses on innovative and unique products, being one of the first Cathedrals in the UK to launch their very own gin! The Dean’s Tipple gin has been produced in partnership with the award-winning local distillery The Portsmouth Distillery Co. with funding from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund for […]

Portsmouth Water launches consultation on how to meet the challenges of drought

Portsmouth Water have recently launched a public consultation on how they plan to manage droughts to make sure they can always supply reliable water to support homes and businesses in West Sussex and Hampshire. Droughts happen when there is less rain than usual, leading to a shortage of water for people, the environment, farming and industry. […]