More charging points for city’s electric vehicle owners

  Drivers of electric vehicles in the city have more opportunities to charge their cars outside their homes as the latest round of installations of on-street electric charge points has been completed. The council has also installed a rapid charger for taxis and private hire vehicles to use in Stubbington Avenue, as part of an […]

Get involved and help MAPP plastic waste

Are you, your staff and customers concerned about plastic waste in the environment? Not sure what you can do to make a difference? Then download Jetsam and join our city wide surveys! The MAPP (Mapping Portsmouth’s Plastic) project is a world first – a city-wide plastic survey, designed to help find solutions to reduce plastic […]

Portsmouth joins new catering scheme to help combat climate change

The University of Portsmouth has joined a new scheme from Friends of the Earth to help university caterers fight climate change. The Kale Yeah! Kitchens scheme, launching this month, encourage caterers to make their menus more sustainable by serving less, but higher welfare meat, dairy and fish and offering more plant-based options. The scheme has five different […]

Date to be set for Clean Air Zone launch in Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Council is set to discuss the start date of the government-mandated Clean Air Zone (CAZ). At Portsmouth City Council’s October cabinet meeting a recommendation will be made to councillors that the legal order for the Portsmouth CAZ is approved, meaning that charging of non-compliant vehicles will begin on 29 November 2021. In the […]

Portsmouth City Council to launch first Carbon Budget

Portsmouth City Council has announced it will be producing its first-ever carbon budget for 2022/23. The council already produces a financial budget for the following financial year. This has two elements. The capital budget is for major infrastructure projects and the revenue budget is for ongoing services. Councillor Kimberly Barrett, Cabinet Member for Climate Change […]

Cameras being installed for Portsmouth Clean Air Zone

Residents will start to see cameras being installed within Portsmouth’s government mandated Clean Air Zone (CAZ) from 1 August, ahead of it going live in November. The CAZ is being introduced in the city to address harmful levels of air pollution. Portsmouth City Council is working with contractors Colas and telecoms company Siemens to start […]

Carton recycling banks for Southsea

  Southsea sees new carton recycling banks installed at Victoria Avenue car park to enable residents to recycle even more waste. The banks can be used for recycling cartons for a range of products including long life or non-dairy milk, soups and juice – often known as Tetra Paks, and coffee cups. This is the […]

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 […]

Launch of Portsmouth Clean Air Zone vehicle checker

Motorists can now check online whether they will need to pay to drive in the government imposed Portsmouth Clean Air Zone (CAZ), with the launch of an online vehicle checker. On 17 June 2021, to coincide with the national Clean Air Day, Portsmouth’s Clean Air Zone will be added to the national online CAZ vehicle […]

Plastic free July, a small change can make a huge difference!

  Professor Steve Fletcher, Director of the University’s Revolution Plastics initiative, is urging staff, students and Portsmouth residents to take up the challenge of Plastic Free July by pledging to give up single-use plastics for one week during the month. Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the […]