The popular Portsmouth and Southsea Car Boot Sales, organised by the council, are moving to the city centre in August.

The upcoming events will take place on Sunday 6, 13 and 20 August on levels five and six of Cascades Car Park in the city centre.

The car boot sales have been very popular with buyers and sellers alike, offering a fantastic opportunity for people to find great bargains and clear out unwanted items. Entry is free for anyone wanting to buy an item or just browse, and pitch costs start at £10 for traders.  Unfortunately, larger vehicles and cars with trailers are not able to trade at these events due to height restrictions at the car park. The height restriction is 1.98 metres.

After costs, all profits from the car boot sales will be donated to local charities. Earlier this year, £4,000 was raised to help stock Portsmouth foodbanks and pantries with pet food and animal products to support pet owners struggling with the cost of living.

The car boot sales are intended for private sellers who want to sell older or unused items to others and aren’t intended to support businesses or professional traders as an alternative to market trading sites.

Visitors are encouraged to walk, cycle or use public transport where possible, but parking is available to buyers for just £1 for the duration of the event.

Follow the PSCarBoot Facebook page for more information.