Portsmouth prepares for a safe return to the high street

In preparation for non-essential retail re-opening on Wednesday 2nd December, Portsmouth City Council has been working closely with shopping centres, big retailers and Hampshire Constabulary to make sure the high street is as safe as it can be for Christmas shoppers. Those stores expecting to attract the biggest queues have been working with the council […]

Council creating hundreds of new engineering and manufacturing jobs

The diggers have moved in to start work on a new Portsmouth City Council construction project that will create hundreds of new local engineering and manufacturing jobs. The new 120,000 sq ft specialist facility – which the council is building at its award-winning business park Dunsbury Park – will also generate millions of pounds of […]

The Parenting Network launches Christmas Pyjama Appeal for families fleeing domestic abuse

The Parenting Network have launched an online Christmas Pyjama and Book Appeal on behalf of the charity Stop Domestic Abuse for children and their families living in refuges across Portsmouth, Fareham, Havant, Alton and Aldershot during this Christmas period. Matt Foster, founder of The Parenting Network, said ‘These families are seeking refuge during the Christmas […]

Give the gift of live entertainment and support your local venue this Christmas!

Following a year almost devoid of music, comedy, dance, drama, family events and festivals, Portsmouth Guildhall is urging people to support their local entertainment venue this Christmas and gift their loved ones an injection of good times to look forward to in 2021! With a huge selection of shows and events to choose from, you […]

EBP South’s Get Inspired goes virtual for 2021

Get Inspired Portsmouth, a free inspiring careers fairs for young people aged 11-16, has gone virtual for 2021! Businesses are being given the opportunity to be part of the virtual event created and run by EBP South (Inc. Basingstoke Consortium) that enables young people from secondary schools across Portsmouth and the surrounding areas to find […]

Historic defences unearthed in Southsea

Sections of the historic defences of Old Portsmouth, possibly dating back to the 17th century, have been discovered under Southsea’s Clarence Pier Playing Field. The remains were found during topsoil stripping as workers prepared a compound area on the field for Portsmouth City Council’s Southsea Coastal Scheme. Alex Godden, Principal Consultant for Wessex Archaeology said: […]

Portsmouth and Highbury College agree potential merger

Two pillars of Portsmouth’s educational community are set to combine to create a city-wide college of the future. The governing boards of Portsmouth College and Highbury College have agreed to continue merger discussions following work carried out by a collaborative steering group as part of a Structure and Prospects Appraisal led by the FE Commissioner. […]

Trial cycle lane to be removed

Feedback from all users of the route through Elm Grove and Kings Road, including cyclists, local residents and businesses has led to the decision not to extend the three-week trial of the segregated cycle lanes, with a commitment to reconsider how to deliver alternative improvements along this route, which has a history of traffic incidents […]

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 […]