Great leap towards finding solutions for a net zero carbon Portsmouth

A £75k fund has been awarded to Portsmouth City Council to work with city partners and find solutions to securing a low carbon and energy-secure future for Portsmouth. The funding from Innovate UK’s Net Zero Living Programme, will allow the council to work with city partners to study innovative ways to decarbonise the city’s power, […]

Help the future of Victoria Park, with volunteering opportunities

As the Revitalise Victoria Park Project progresses, Victoria Park are now launching their Volunteering programme on a broader scale. The volunteering programme aims to get as many people as possible involved in the project and support a community within it.  Volunteering opportunities will be offered in as many areas of the project as possible in […]

When you stop, engine stops – new anti-engine idling campaign launches

  Drivers in Portsmouth have been asked to switch their car engines off when they are stationary and it is safe to do so, to improve people’s health by lowering air pollution. Air pollution has a major impact on the health of people who suffer from respiratory conditions, older people, those with heart disease, children […]

New resting place for Southsea memorial benches

  The Southsea Coastal Scheme has gifted a temporary seating area to the owners of 25 memorial benches that were recently removed during the construction of vital sea defences around Southsea Castle. Two new benches displaying all the removed memorial plaques have been installed by the Rock Gardens on Southsea promenade. Once construction work is […]

Diocese of Portsmouth Jubilee Concert is a riot of colour and creativity

Refugees and asylum seekers kicked off a church’s celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – with a concert that embraced art and culture from across the world. The amateur performers shared poetry, dance, music and drumming from their own cultures in a concert in St Luke’s Church, Southsea, launching the church’s week of celebrations. The […]

Somerstown kids dream of a bright new future for their neighbourhood

Space hopper races, den building workshops, storytellers and plant potting, in Portsmouth streets closed to traffic, allowed Somerstown kids to get involved with planning for their new neighbourhood. Hundreds of Somerstown people took part in a free ‘Play and Plants’ community engagement session hosted by Portsmouth City Council in Melbourne Place and Atherstone Walk as […]