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Please support Portsmouth's economy

Please support businesses in your community by going local.

As lockdown restrictions ease, we hope you will choose to spend your money in local shops, markets and eateries and really make a difference to the recovery of the local economy.

Just remember to follow the latest government advice and any guidance businesses have to keep everyone safe. Please be patient and kind as businesses are operating differently and to do your bit to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.

If you are a Portsmouth business needing support with re-opening plans visit our Business Reopening page.

We would like all businesses to support the campaign – please download and use our social media assets through your own channels:

We will also be distributing window clings for businesses to display.

Shaping Portsmouth to support a ‘new normal’ for high streets

We have commissioned Shaping Portsmouth to lead a new project to help high street businesses to operate safely and profitably and to help residents return confidently.

The project will particularly target SME businesses in Fratton, North End, Albert Road and Southsea shopping areas. Shaping Portsmouth will be working closely with businesses and associations in these areas to find out what support is needed and to come up with creative ways to trade safely and profitably. They will also be co-ordinating virtual trader association meetings.

If businesses in the four identified areas have any initial questions please send them to Shaping Portsmouth at

These projects are being funded from the Re-opening High Streets Safely Fund, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.