Make a difference to Portsmouth’s vulnerable children

Meet some of our dedicated foster carers and the Foster Portsmouth team this autumn to discover more about the challenges and rewards of fostering. Portsmouth City Council is holding their first in-person foster carer recruitment event since Covid restrictions have been eased for people living in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas. The event, which will be held […]

Addressing digital exclusion with full fibre connectivity

The last decade has seen digital exclusion go from a relatively minor issue to a significant problem for millions of citizens. The latest stats show that nearly 12m people (22% of the UK population) lack at least some essential digital skills. At the same time, we are increasingly having to conduct our lives online. Everything […]

Local community supports road closure to the south end of Palmerston Road

  A vibrant and bustling street in Southsea is to remain closed to vehicles, in line with the wishes of the majority of local residents and business owners, as well as those that travel through the area and go to shop or eat out. Part of Palmerston Road, south of Osborne Road, was initially closed […]

Free exhibition at Hotwalls Studios showcasing impressive series of community artwork

  A community art project created by hundreds of people will be on show at the Hotwalls Studios, Old Portsmouth, this weekend. Over the summer, hundreds of people have collaborated with 21 artists from the Hotwalls Studios to create an impressive series of seven woven artworks using sustainable materials. The project also includes a 10ft […]

Portsmouth’s social work heroes celebrated at industry event

  Now in its fourth year, Social Work in the South returns, welcoming qualified social workers to network and learn from sector specialists on Thursday 23 September from 9am. The city’s social work heroes take centre stage at an industry event on Thursday 23 September at the Ark Conference Centre in Basingstoke. Social Work in the […]

Children get stomping with School Streets trial

Pupils from Portsmouth primary schools taking part in a School Streets trial will have fun by earning rewards while enjoying safer, healthier routes to and from school, with help from a digital challenge led by the Pompey Monsters. To make journeys to school exciting and rewarding, parents and carers whose children attend schools taking part […]

Wheels in motion for city centre skatepark

  The former Sainsbury’s building on Commercial Road was purchased by Portsmouth City Council for long-term development plans, and in the meantime, their new tenants have produced visual plans for a skatepark in the city centre. Undercover Skatepark Project, who hope to open their doors to the public at the end of the year, are […]

Oyster baby boom in the Lymington River, thanks to a Wightlink initiative

  Up to an incredible 120 million oyster larvae are being released into the Lymington River under a new environmental project involving Wightlink. The recent bivalve baby boom is the product of a colony of 300 oysters introduced to Wightlink’s terminal at Lymington as part of ongoing work with scientists at the Blue Marine Foundation, […]

Award-Winning UVG-The Urban Vocal Group goes from strength to strength!

  Since joining The Guildhall Trust earlier this year and the easing of Covid restrictions, UVG – The Urban Vocal Group has been busy delivering summer activities for young people, expanded its mentoring programme, undertaken a brand refresh and re-established its vocal groups for children and adults in the community, culminating in an inspiring performance […]

Learn to “talk about it” this World Suicide Prevention Day

For this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day on Friday 10 September, the Portsmouth Mental Health Alliance is asking everyone to learn how to talk and listen to someone who may be at risk of suicide. Anyone can now sign up for a free 20-minute e-learning module to build skills and confidence in how to: See the […]