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 […]

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 […]

Express FM shortlisted in national radio awards

Local community radio station Express FM has been shortlisted in the annual national Community Radio Awards. The station has made the shortlist, which was whittled down from more than 460 entries from 90 stations from every corner of the UK. Mason Jordan, station producer, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised among a large […]

Working together for the Solent Community

Following Wightlink’s announcement that their Fast Cat from Ryde Pier will be suspended from Saturday 14th November until further notice, Hovertravel is re-introducing ticket acceptance for customers. Neil Chapman, managing director of Hovertravel, said: “For the Solent ferry operators the unique circumstances of this COVID crisis have challenged us all and demonstrated that co-operation is […]

Local Businesses adapting to online sales

Shaping Portsmouth is working with businesses in Portsmouth as part of the Go Shop, Go Eat, Go Safe, Go Local campaign. One of these businesses is the award winning, Creatiques bridal boutique in Albert Road, with over 27 local, national and international awards. Like many businesses, during the lockdown period the owners have had to […]

Hovertravel awarded the highest level of Government accessibility accreditation

Minister of State for Transport, Chris Heaton-Harris MP, has announced that Hovertravel has been awarded ‘Leader’ level in the Government’s Inclusive Transport Leaders Scheme. The Leader level is the top level of accreditation in the scheme, with Hovertravel being one of two companies recognised at this level, alongside Brighton & Hove Buses. Accessibility Minister Chris […]

Go shop online, Go local, Go Christmas

As we enter a second lock down, Portsmouth residents are being encouraged to click local and support businesses in their community when Christmas shopping online this year. Portsmouth City Council is challenging residents to digitally rediscover and support their local high streets, markets and all the quirky independent businesses the city boasts by ordering locally […]

NHS Covid-19 app: QR code posters mandatory

Businesses are being asked to support the NHS Covid-19 app by downloading and displaying QR code posters so customers can easily ‘check-in’ to venues. Since 24th September it has been mandatory for certain businesses to display the posters. The new regulations apply to businesses and venues that are legally required to log details of customers, […]

Solent LEP Peer to Peer Network

Solent LEP are excited to announce the launch of a national Peer to Peer Network initiative which they will be rolling out and delivering locally with their partners in the coming weeks. The Peer to Peer Networks Programme will see the creation of a series of peer networks through the Solent Growth Hub network, with […]