Raising awareness of modern slavery on anti-slavery day

On anti-slavery day (18 October) Portsmouth City Council asks residents to understand what modern slavery is and how to report concerns. Someone is in slavery if they are: Forced to work Owned or controlled by an ’employer’ Dehumanised Treated as a commodity or property Have restrictions placed on their freedom of movement It is everyone’s […]

Sea walls shaping up in Southsea

  New sea defences are taking shape at the Southsea Coastal Scheme as a massive 220 tonne crane installs the first limestone and granite units that will form a wall to protect the area around Long Curtain Moat from future flooding. In total, the crane will lift and place 88 pre-cast concrete and limestone units […]

Over a quarter of employees in Hampshire and neighbouring coastal counties say their mental health has got worse since Covid began – new survey finds – as Solent Mind launches new national service for workers 20 October.

A new YouGov poll commissioned by Solent Mind and Push, the wellbeing and performance company, has found that a quarter (27%) of employees in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, West Sussex and Dorset, say their mental wellbeing has got worse since the pandemic began. The national poll found that two-thirds (73%) of those who had experienced worsened […]

Residents asked for views on Portsmouth parks

Portsmouth residents are being asked for views on the future of the city’s parks and open spaces. The council is running a survey to get people’s thoughts until 14 November and the information will be used to set out the council’s strategy for managing parks and open spaces and setting out what improvements to make. […]

Bonfire and fireworks display will be back with a bang

Remember, remember to head to Portsmouth City Council’s annual fireworks display at King George V playing fields on Wednesday 3 November. This free event opens at 4 pm, with the bonfire being lit at 6:30 pm followed by a spectacular fireworks display starting at 7.30 pm. A variety of hot food and refreshments will be […]

New Star Wars walk-through experience announced for Portsmouth Comic Con 2022!

  The organisers of Portsmouth Comic Con – International Festival of Comics, have today announced an exciting new feature for the rescheduled Con of 2020 and 2021 that will now take place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May 2022 at Portsmouth Guildhall. Guests will feel like they are part of the Star Wars universe […]

Three city parks named among best in country

  Flags are flying at three green havens in Portsmouth after they once again picked up top awards. The Green Flag awards, given by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, went to Southsea Rock Garden, Baffins Pond and Milton Park. The award is an international quality mark for parks and green spaces. Baffins Pond has held […]

PFS Autumn Season is delayed

  PFS is pleased to announce their limited autumn season program focusing on their most popular annual events; Recovery Festival, Short Cuts Local Film Festival and our I Am Only Human II film screenings and Art Awards Ceremony, thanks to support from Portsmouth Guildhall and Kings Theatre. Keep on the lookout for the upcoming drive-in […]

The Reverse Advent Calendar is back and we need your help!

Following last year’s successful virtual reverse advent calendar, the University of Portsmouth Global team are back and need your help! Please join us as we collect items and donations throughout the months of November and December to support the local community this Christmas. The Reverse Advent Calendar started in 2017 as a box in the […]

Aquind: Council Leader’s letter to minister

The Leader of Portsmouth City Council has sent the following letter to Kwasi Kwarteng, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Dear Mr Kwarteng MP Re: Aquind Interconnector Application I am writing about the Aquind Interconnector application, which will take a major electricity line through Portsmouth, from the south to the north of the city. […]