Survey will capture opinions on e-scooters

People in Portsmouth are being asked to share their views on e-scooters, as an opinion survey has launched. The survey comes ahead of Portsmouth City Council’s trial of rental e-scooters set to launch next month in the city. The council, working with Solent Transport and scooter operator, Voi Technology, is one of a number of […]

Hovertravel names Wessex Cancer Trust as charity of the year

The Wessex Cancer Trust has been selected as the chosen charity of Hovertravel for 2021 with the hovercraft operator having planned a number of fundraising opportunities during the next 12 months. Neil Chapman, managing director at Hovertravel, said: “We have worked with Wessex Cancer Trust for many years, both in practical terms as the fast […]

Aspex and PONToon launch immersive online exhibition

Aspex is delighted to share an online exhibition marking the culmination of its three-and-a-half-year partnership with PONToon – a project, led by The University of Portsmouth, CCI, aiming to engage, support and upskill women in digital technologies to aid employment. Produced by Project Assistants Hannah Buckingham, Sasha Damjanovic, Vera Hadzhiyska, Eleanor Harwood-Todd, Ellie Higgins and […]

Have your say to help reduce air pollution

Residents are being asked to help the council understand what motivates them to travel sustainably to help reduce air pollution. Portsmouth City Council is inviting residents in Portsmouth and the wider area to join focus groups to find out what motivates people to choose more sustainable active travel options, and what might stop them. Cllr […]

Proposals will help pave the way for rental e-scooter trial

Residents and visitors to Portsmouth could have the opportunity to take part in a trial of rental e-scooters from March if proposals are approved at next week’s Traffic and Transportation decision meeting. Solent Transport, a partnership body which includes Portsmouth City Council, has been awarded funding by the Department for Transport (DfT) to launch rental […]

Booking opens for Rapid Community Testing in Portsmouth

Booking to begin testing in Portsmouth to help protect people most at risk, using rapid turnaround tests supplied by NHS Test and Trace, has opened today at www.portsmouth.gov.uk/covid-testing. The community testing initiative, in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care, is launching at the Guildhall in Portsmouth to help drive down transmission rates. […]

2,000 Covid-19 tests and counting

Since January, Highbury College has carried over more than 2,000 Covid-19 tests with support from Watchword Security. Following the Government’s announcement in December, the College set up an effective coronavirus testing centre to help detect asymptomatic cases and break the chain of transmission amongst staff and students on campus. Members of Watchword Security’s team trained […]

Unlocking the lessons of Lockdown 3.0 with key questions for Hampshire residents

A new survey has been launched to learn more about how people in Hampshire have handled the latest lockdown laws and rules. Following a successful survey about the first national lockdown in the spring, researchers at the University of Portsmouth are now looking for volunteers to help with the questionnaire. It will target the opinions […]

Help shape plans for new Bransbury Park community sports hub

Residents are invited to help shape exciting plans to build brand new swimming pools, a sports centre and community hub at Bransbury Park by completing Portsmouth City Council’s survey before 21 March 2021. Last year the council asked residents for their views on the idea of spending money set aside to keep the aging facilities […]

Rapid community testing initiative to launch in Portsmouth

Testing to begin in Portsmouth to help protect people most at risk, using rapid turnaround tests supplied by NHS Test and Trace. The community testing initiative, in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care, is launching at the Guildhall in Portsmouth to help drive down transmission rates. The site will offer asymptomatic testing […]