Coronavirus: council service information and advice

Information about changes to council services as a result of coronavirus  

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New recycling bins on Southsea Common

Published: 07 August 2020

Visitors to Southsea Common can now recycle their rubbish thanks to 36 new recycling bins being installed on the Common.

Cosham library set for Covid-secure re-opening from 17 August

Published: 04 August 2020

News: Cosham library to re-open on 17 August

Another chance for firms to claim coronavirus cash

Published: 04 August 2020

News: another opportunity to apply for business grants

Switched On Portsmouth Reports Big Impact on Energy Bills

Published: 29 July 2020

Switched On Portsmouth have published their 2019-2020 Impact Report. The report details how 1,5000 households have benefitted from energy and money saving initiatives in Portsmouth, Gosport and Havant.

Lord Mayor: let's show we're the kindest city

Published: 29 July 2020

News: Call to highlight kindness of city residents

Clarence Esplanade plate load testing

Published: 14 July 2020

A news article about temporary road works along Clarence Esplanade in Southsea.

It's everyone's journey

Published: 09 July 2020

D-Day Story to reopen next week

Published: 06 July 2020

News: The D-Day Story museum in Portsmouth is preparing to reopen on Tuesday 14 July, with safety measures in place to meet government coronavirus guidelines.

Portsmouth helps cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs reopen safely

Published: 03 July 2020

Parking bays are being suspended outside licensed premises around Portsmouth as the city prepares for the reopening of the hospitality sector.

Play parks re-opening from tomorrow

Published: 03 July 2020

News: big play parks first to open

Litterers told: Don't be a din - put it in the bin!

Published: 03 July 2020

Straight talking campaign launched to tackle littering a lockdown restrictions ease.

Don't be a din, put it in the bin

Published: 03 July 2020

Anti littering campaign by Portsmouth City Council.

Portsmouth Outbreak Control Plan published

Published: 02 July 2020

News: Council sets out plan to minimise coronavirus outbreaks in city

Portsmouth told to keep up the good work

Published: 01 July 2020

News: let's keep coronavirus rates low in the city

Statement of commitment - July 2020

Published: 01 July 2020

Statement of commitment by Portsmouth councillors - July 2020

International recognition for Tipner West

Published: 25 June 2020

Plans to develop Tipner West will be discussed at MIPIM, the world's leading property market event.

Three libraries to open on 6 July

Published: 24 June 2020

Three major public libraries are to reopen on 6 July, Portsmouth City Council announced today.

Clearing the way for innovative dementia apartments

Published: 22 June 2020

Watch a one minute video of the council taking down Edinburgh House to create space for the self-contained apartments for people living with dementia.

Celebrate Armed Forces Day 2020!

Published: 19 June 2020

Join in some of the virtual activities to show your support

Ways to mark Windrush Day at home

Published: 19 June 2020

Find out how you can get involved online

Extra mental health support as more children return to school

Published: 16 June 2020

News: New mental health team to support schools

Council supports Black Lives Matter

Published: 13 June 2020

News: Emirates Spinnaker Tower goes purple for BLM

Portsmouth's Residents Parking Zone programme continues

Published: 12 June 2020

Work progresses on resident parking zones

Council bags 'Best New Build in Portsmouth' award for third time in four years

Published: 10 June 2020

News article about Portsmouth City Council receiving 'Best New Build in Portsmouth' award for third time in four years.

Free early weekday travel to end for older persons as lockdown eases

Published: 10 June 2020

Temporary free early morning travel for holders of the older person's bus pass is to end on weekdays as some students, retail workers and keyworkers including NHS staff, access public transport from 15 June.

Six months of Switched On Portsmouth as 'Energy and Water at Home" Strategy approved

Published: 08 June 2020

Over 400 residents benefit from energy saving help as council approves strategy to tackle fuel poverty and lower carbon emissions from homes

Let's celebrate carers!

Published: 05 June 2020

Free online events and activities to support carers week, 8-14 June 2020.

More support for Portsmouth small businesses

Published: 05 June 2020

Small and micro businesses could be eligible for up to £10,000

Online service and story sharing to mark D-Day 76

Published: 04 June 2020

News: Online service and story sharing to mark D-Day 76

New bus stops as lockdown eases

Published: 04 June 2020

News: New bus stops as lockdown eases

Your time to teach is now

Published: 29 May 2020

New campaign highlights teacher training for September

Councils agree £90,000 deal to help Gosport ferry

Published: 22 May 2020

News: funding will help keep vital service afloat

Portsmouth Household Waste Recycling Centre number plate system extended to manage traffic

Published: 22 May 2020

News: Portsmouth Household Waste Recycling Centre number plate system extended to manage traffic

Calls to stay safe this bank holiday

Published: 22 May 2020

Plea to use open spaces and seafront wisely this May bank holiday

Portsmouth residents encouraged to be considerate and think twice

Published: 21 May 2020

We're encouraging people to think twice about how their actions affect others during the outbreak.

New library delivery service launched via Hive Portsmouth

Published: 21 May 2020

News: New library delivery service launched via Hive Portsmouth

Lord Mayor of Portsmouth is announced, remotely

Published: 19 May 2020

Councillor Rob Wood is announced as the new Lord Mayor of Portsmouth

More children possibly going to school next month

Published: 17 May 2020

News: latest information on school pupils returning

D-Day 76 commemorations

Published: 14 May 2020

News: D-Day 76 commemorations

Summer events cancelled

Published: 14 May 2020

The Southsea Food Festival, Bandstand events, International Kite Festival, VJ day events and Southsea car boot sales have been cancelled for this summer.

Council leader urges responsible use of open spaces

Published: 13 May 2020

Selected sports facilities to re-opening following new Government guidance.

Parking zone permit holders to receive discount

Published: 06 May 2020

Parking zone holders will receive discount on renewal

Coronavirus driving smoking quit attempts

Published: 05 May 2020

News: Increased numbers of smokers looking to quit

Call for items for coronavirus museum collections

Published: 05 May 2020

News: Call for items for coronavirus museum collections

Flying start for year 11 students as new website launches to support exciting futures

Published: 04 May 2020

A new online resource dedicated to year 11 students affected by school closures has launched

Plans for Portsmouth household waste recycling centre to reopen

Published: 30 April 2020

Facility could re-open to residents in May.

Paying it up Pompey

Published: 30 April 2020

City steps up plans to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day responsibly

Published: 29 April 2020

People in Portsmouth can remember and celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day at home.

Portsmouth Museums service celebrates St George's Day with the launch of new online portal and new websites

Published: 23 April 2020

News: Portsmouth Museums service celebrates St George's Day with the launch of new online portal and new websites

Support for carers during coronavirus

Published: 21 April 2020

News: Support for carers during coronavirus

Benefits-related free school meals still available

Published: 21 April 2020

News: Benefits-related free school meals still available

Portsmouth business urged to apply for grant funding

Published: 20 April 2020

News: Portsmouth business urged to apply for grant funding

Portsmouth City Council urges people in Portsmouth to give safely to charities responding to Coronavirus pandemic

Published: 16 April 2020

News: Portsmouth City Council urges people in Portsmouth to give safely to charities responding to Coronavirus pandemic

Enjoy a world of free entertainment at home

Published: 10 April 2020

News: Free books, music, news and family fun online

Easter fun at home

Published: 09 April 2020

Easter at home needn't be boring! We have made it easy for Portsmouth families by pooling together a library of activities that can be done at home this Easter weekend.

Bus operators working together in Portsmouth

Published: 09 April 2020

News: Bus operators working together in Portsmouth

Dedicated Bike Doctor clinics for key workers

Published: 08 April 2020

Special Bike Doctor clinics have been arranged to keep Portsmouth's key workers on the road.

Don't pay over the odds during the pandemic

Published: 03 April 2020

News: Don't pay over the odds during the pandemic

Communities come together to support those in need

Published: 03 April 2020

News: Response for help from across the city to the challenges presented by Covid-19 has been overwhelming and local groups are coming together to ensure people in need have food on their tables and essential medicines at home.

Thanks to Portsmouth parents and employers during school closures

Published: 02 April 2020

Portsmouth City Council is thanking parents and employers for keeping children out of school to help reduce the spread of infection during the coronavirus outbreak.

Government confirms the council should submit the final plan Portsmouth's Clean Air Zone

Published: 01 April 2020

Government has issued Portsmouth City Council with a fourth ministerial direction to improve air quality.

Rough sleepers in Portsmouth moved into accommodation

Published: 01 April 2020

Hotel accommodation found for rough sleepers during coronavirus outbreak

Park and Ride car park open for commercial vehicles

Published: 01 April 2020

Local residents and owners of commercial vehicles can park for free in the Park and Ride car park in Tipner for the duration of the coronavirus crisis.

Act responsibly or public spaces could be closed

Published: 31 March 2020

Until further notice Southsea's seafront road will be closed on weekends and bank holidays and seafront car parks will only be open to residents and permit holders.

Shut up shop, stay home, save lives

Published: 27 March 2020

News: Shut up shop, stay home, save lives

Dedicated helpline now open for Portsmouth businesses

Published: 26 March 2020

Local businesses and self-employed people can now get help from a dedicated business support line.

Suspended parking charges

Published: 26 March 2020

Portsmouth City Council has suspended all of its paid for parking in the city as part of its measures to support the community during the coronavirus outbreak.

Take extra care on your essential journeys and parking your vehicle

Published: 25 March 2020

Residents are being reminded that it is especially important to adhere to all parking restrictions except Residential Parking Zone restrictions. This is to ensure emergency and essential service access can be maintained at all times.

Coronavirus: All public council meetings suspended

Published: 24 March 2020

In response to latest government restrictions, all Portsmouth City Council public decision meetings have been suspended until further notice.

Coronavirus - cancellation of events

Published: 20 March 2020

News: Coronavirus - cancellation of events

Coronavirus - school places for children of key workers

Published: 20 March 2020

News: Coronavirus - school places for children of key workers

Statement from Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney, Chair of the Local Resilience Forum

Published: 20 March 2020

Public sector organisations will use joint working arrangements to effectively manage the impact of the virus on our communities.

Coronavirus - assistance for vulnerable residents

Published: 19 March 2020

News: Coronavirus - assistance for vulnerable residents

Portsmouth Leader announces 12-point plan

Published: 17 March 2020

Portsmouth City Council's Leader, Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, has announced a 12-point plan to address the current situation.

Portsmouth City Council wins "Regional Council of the Year" award for energy efficiency

Published: 16 March 2020

Portsmouth City Council's Energy Services team won the Council of the Year award at the South East Energy Efficiency Awards last week.

Portsmouth Tidy Schools and Recycling Superstars Awards

Published: 12 March 2020

The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Lady Mayoress and Cllr Dave Ashmore presented the 2019 Portsmouth Tidy Schools and Environment awards and the Recycling Superstars awards last week.

Extensive upgrade works complete at historic Eastney Pumping Station

Published: 12 March 2020

Extensive structural and improvement works have now been completed at Eastney Pumping Station as doors once again open to the public.

Annual council tax and non-domestic rates bills

Published: 12 March 2020

Council tax bills and non-domestic (business) rates bills will be posted this week.

Pompey star encourages school attendance

Published: 10 March 2020

News: School attendance celebration event supported by Pompey player Ryan Williams

Homeless healthcare service launches

Published: 09 March 2020

News: Healthcare team for rough sleepers

Tenants, landlords and neighbours could benefit from private rental changes

Published: 06 March 2020

News: Tenants, landlords and neighbours could benefit from private rental changes

Call to improve teacher workload and retention at conference answered

Published: 06 March 2020

Senior school and college leaders have been invited to discuss workload and retention strategies at the University of Portsmouth.

Council's 'End Fuel Poverty' event raises awareness of cold homes and vulnerable people in Portsmouth

Published: 05 March 2020

The issue of fuel poverty in Portsmouth was highlighted at a council event held for stakeholders from across the city last month.

Portsmouth LGBT+ couples are proud to foster

Published: 28 February 2020

Portsmouth City Council are encouraging more LGBT+ people to foster and adopt.

Access to sustainable fuel in Portsmouth is on the up

Published: 28 February 2020

News: Access to sustainable fuel in Portsmouth is on the up

Council receives Stonewall award for LGBTQ+ inclusivity

Published: 28 February 2020

News: Council receives Stonewall award for LGBTQ+ inclusivity

Consultation on Portsmouth Travel Assistance Policies

Published: 27 February 2020

News: Consultation on Portsmouth Travel Assistance Policies

Eight more beds for rough sleepers

Published: 21 February 2020

News: More accommodation for homeless people

Former bottling store's £4m conversion will be done with respect

Published: 21 February 2020

Portsmouth City Council has submitted a planning application to sympathetically redevelop Brewery House into flats.

Tell us what housing you'd like to see at records office site

Published: 20 February 2020

The people living closest to Portsmouth records office are being asked what housing they would like to see Portsmouth City Council build on the Museum Road site.

Pompey stars with their trophy to help council celebrate special Dunsbury Park birthday

Published: 19 February 2020

Football stars and their Check-a-Trade trophy will be centre stage at a special first birthday party to help Volkswagen Breeze Motor Group celebrate a successful first year of trading at Portsmouth City Council's award-winning business park on Thursday.

Greenest budget ever agreed by full council

Published: 18 February 2020

£37m to be invested in environmentally friendly projects.

Help fill the fish in Guildhall Square

Published: 12 February 2020

News: Help fill the fish in Guildhall Square

Portsmouth Library Service and The Reading Agency launch Reading well for children booklist

Published: 11 February 2020

News: Portsmouth Library Service and The Reading Agency launch Reading well for children booklist

Free bacon butties get men talking about mental health

Published: 10 February 2020

News: Time to Talk Day

New substance misuse funding pilot proposed for Portsmouth

Published: 04 February 2020

News: Potential new way to fund substance misuse treatment to be decided

Summer Reading Challenge success

Published: 03 February 2020

Summer Reading Challenge success

First awards for special educational needs staff in Portsmouth's nursery schools

Published: 31 January 2020

Portsmouth City Council hosted the first award ceremony for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCo's) from early years settings across the city at The Guildhall on Wednesday 29 January 2020.

Inspectors praise support for children in Portsmouth who need mental health support

Published: 31 January 2020

Organisations across Portsmouth have been praised in a report out today for their support for children who need mental health support.

Citizens' conference will help set city's vision for 2040

Published: 31 January 2020

News: Citizens' conference will help set city's vision for 2040

Help for homeless hospital patients

Published: 31 January 2020

News: New service for rough sleepers in hospital

Council invests £580,000 in city's sports facilities

Published: 31 January 2020

News: Council invests £580,000 in city's sports facilities

Neighbours celebrate council creating more new homes

Published: 30 January 2020

The council are building 23 modern, affordable, environmentally friendly one-and-two-bedroom flats.

Increased substance misuse support for young people in Portsmouth

Published: 30 January 2020

News: Substance misuse support for young people

£1.5m plan for homeless accommodation

Published: 29 January 2020

News: Proposal for new temporary housing

John Jenkins' Memorial Service

Published: 29 January 2020

News: John Jenkins Memorial Service

More help for rough sleepers

Published: 28 January 2020

News: funding boost for homeless people

Could you come up with a brand for the Portsmouth Climate Action Board

Published: 27 January 2020

The Portsmouth Climate Action Board are looking for a member of the public to create a logo and supporting tagline that they will use in future.

Free copies of 'A Study In Scarlet'

Published: 24 January 2020

News: Free copies of 'A Study In Scarlet'

Portsmouth BookFest 2020 kicks off on Monday 17 February

Published: 24 January 2020

News: Portsmouth BookFest 2020 kicks off on Monday 17 February

Help celebrate VE Day

Published: 24 January 2020

News: Help celebrate VE Day

'Gustav the Brave' book launch

Published: 24 January 2020

News: 'Gustav the Brave' book launch

Proposals to increase monitoring of NO2

Published: 24 January 2020

Portsmouth City Council has continuous monitoring stations in four locations across Portsmouth and if the recommendations are approved this would see the addition of a new continuous monitoring station, as well as the continued deployment of further diffusion tubes.

4,000 vulnerable Portsmouth households to benefit additional energy and money saving support

Published: 23 January 2020

4,000 of Portsmouth's most vulnerable households will get help and advice to cut their fuel bills through cash secured by Portsmouth City Council.

Handley's WW1 Memorial on display at City Museum

Published: 22 January 2020

News: Handley's WW1 Memorial on display at City Museum

Portsmouth residents invited to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 27 January

Published: 22 January 2020

News : Portsmouth residents invited to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 27 January

Come look at the plans for new city centre homes

Published: 21 January 2020

You are invited to have a look at plans for new homes in Portsmouth city centre on Wednesday 22 January.

Tipner West hits the road

Published: 21 January 2020

A public roadshow across Portsmouth will give people the opportunity to engage with the proposed plans for Tipner West.

The city's celebration and learning event for learning disabilities returns

Published: 20 January 2020

Event to showcase support available in Portsmouth for people with learning disabilities.

Help beat the January blues with PositiveMinds

Published: 20 January 2020

New drop in mental health service open for business

More help for private renters

Published: 16 January 2020

News: Proposals to help people get a privately-rented home

Residents praised after food waste trial success

Published: 15 January 2020

Residents have recycled more than 175 tonnes of food scraps in the first three months of a trial scheme run by Portsmouth City Council.

Celebrating 125 years of Portsmouth Museums

Published: 14 January 2020

News: Celebrating 125 years of Portsmouth Museums

Live bus timetable information across Portsmouth, Havant and Waterlooville

Published: 14 January 2020

Funding from the government's Transforming Cities Fund will enable the installation of 190 Real Time Information units across Portsmouth, Havant and Waterlooville.

Celebrate Charles Dickens' birthday at his birth place

Published: 10 January 2020

Join us on 7 February at the Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum, Old Commercial Road at 10.45am.

Free weight loss support for Portsmouth residents

Published: 09 January 2020

News: The Wellbeing Service help Portsmouth residents lose weight

Safe Space to open on New Year's Eve

Published: 23 December 2019

News: Health and wellbeing support available for those out News Years Eve

Residents and landlords asked for views of Portsmouth's private rental sector

Published: 23 December 2019

News: Residents and landlords asked for views on Portsmouth's private rental sector

Flytipper jailed for 30 months

Published: 18 December 2019

Portsmouth City Council has been successful in bringing about the prosecution of a serial fly-tipper.

X marks the spot for new Portsmouth crossing

Published: 18 December 2019

Pedestrian safety has been improved at a busy Portsmouth junction, thanks to an innovative type of crossing.

Portsmouth residents asked for their views on draft Transport for South East Transport strategy

Published: 17 December 2019

The strategy outlines how, with the right investment in our region's transport network, the South East's economy will more than double by 2050 to between £450bn and £500bn per year.

Portsmouth council launches energy and water at home strategy consultation

Published: 17 December 2019

Portsmouth residents, businesses and organisations have the chance to help shape the council's 'Energy and water at home' strategy.

National Lottery support will breathe new life into Victoria Park

Published: 17 December 2019

Initial support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund has been awarded to the 'Reviving Victoria Park - the people's park in Portsmouth' project.

Family Life - Festive fun with the family

Published: 12 December 2019

Find a selection of family-friendly events and activities happening in and around Portsmouth.

Artist needed to create design for Eastern Road sea defence walls

Published: 11 December 2019

We're looking for artists who are interested in creating a long-lasting and attractive design for the proposed sea defence wall.

Recycling and rubbish over the festive period

Published: 10 December 2019

Information about waste collection dates over the Christmas and New Year period, as well as advice on how to dispose of your festive waste.

Support local shops on Small Business Saturday

Published: 03 December 2019

Shop locally this Saturday for your festive goods and presents in support of the annual Small Business Saturday event (7 December 2019).

French market makes festive return on Friday

Published: 03 December 2019

Say "Joyeux Noël" with a gift from Southsea's authentic French market, France at Home, which returns to Palmerston Road, Southsea this Friday 2 December 2019 from 9am - 5pm.

Safeguarding adults is everybody's business

Published: 18 November 2019

Find out about adult safeguarding.

Crowdfunding platform for Portsmouth businesses

Published: 06 November 2019

We are launching a new crowdfunding platform early next year (2020).

Lighting up the city for Christmas

Published: 05 November 2019

Call to residents to play their part in recycling effort

Published: 05 November 2019

Council launches campaign to help residents recycle more.

Memorial space opens for Remembrance Day

Published: 05 November 2019

Portsmouth City Council is making the approach to the Cenotaph a more attractive and pleasant space to sit and reflect. This includes a new paved walk way leading down to the memorial, and through to Victoria Park.

Electric charge point scheme wins national award

Published: 05 November 2019

News: Council wins the E-Mobility Progress Award at the TRANStech Awards 2019, for its innovative approach to providing residential electric vehicle charge points.

The Lantern: Council delivers state-of-the-art space for young people with learning difficulties

Published: 05 November 2019

Portsmouth City Council's in-house Design team, working with Education, have delivered a new specialist space and facilities for young people with significant physical and mental disabilities.

New Emirates Spinnaker Tower lighting system to launch at free public event

Published: 05 November 2019

Portsmouth City Council has announced the launch date of the Emirates Spinnaker Tower's new and upgraded lighting system which will feature in a spectacular public light show.

New energy and money saving website launched to tackle fuel poverty in Portsmouth

Published: 05 November 2019

Portsmouth City Council has launched a new website to support households struggling to pay energy bills and keep their homes warm at an affordable cost.

Remembrance events

Published: 04 November 2019

News: Remembrance events

New group to help whole city take climate action

Published: 04 November 2019

New group to help Portsmouth become leading city in climate action arena.

Applications for starting school in Portsmouth now open

Published: 04 November 2019

The application window for parents to apply for primary school places in 2020 opens on Monday 4 November.

Personal service to help homeless people

Published: 01 November 2019

News: New team to help people find settled homes

Council to explore food waste recycling options

Published: 31 October 2019

If food waste recycling is rolled out across city, one option is to develop local plant.

National Care Leavers week

Published: 28 October 2019

News: Council call to landlords to provide homes for children in need

New public space celebrates Portsmouth as a multicultural city

Published: 28 October 2019

News: ChatterBox Pavilion launched

Portsmouth to benefit from new climate change role

Published: 22 October 2019

New role to help city take climate action.

Portsmouth awarded over £250,000 to improve the health of rough sleepers

Published: 22 October 2019

News: Funds received to help rough sleepers

Substance misuse service in Portsmouth reports improved outcomes

Published: 17 October 2019

News: Positive results from substance misuse service

Essential signal upgrades to give buses priority

Published: 17 October 2019

We are upgrading traffic signals at three major junctions in Portsmouth to improve traffic flow, as it progresses plans for a bus rapid transit network in the area.

Southsea Castle: Repairing one of Southsea's oldest attractions

Published: 16 October 2019

Portsmouth City Council's Building Services, working with Culture and Leisure, have managed a significant repair and restoration project at Southsea Castle.

Annual fireworks display

Published: 15 October 2019

Our annual fireworks display at King George V playing fields will take place on Wednesday 6 November.

Give us your views at our budget events

Published: 15 October 2019

Give us your views at our budget events

Things to do this half term

Published: 14 October 2019

News: Things to do this half term

Plan your journey for this year's Great South Run

Published: 14 October 2019

As runners and spectators plan to travel to Portsmouth for the Great South Run on Sunday 20 October we are asking people taking part in the event to plan their journey and allow plenty of time.

Attend the annual service of prayer for Seafarers on Sunday 13 October 2019

Published: 10 October 2019

The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth is set to lead the city in the annual service of remembrance for those who have lost their lives at sea.

College Park toilets and facilities opened

Published: 10 October 2019

Portsmouth City Council are pleased to announce the opening of new toilets and facilities at College Park in Copnor, Portsmouth.

Tipner West plans embrace environmental responsibilities

Published: 08 October 2019

Portsmouth City Council continue to to engage with conservation bodies on potential environmental impact of Tipner West development.

Tipner West - Portsmouth's once-in-a-generation opportunity

Published: 08 October 2019

Development plans for Tipner West have progressed further than ever before and Portsmouth City Council is hosting an external event today to engage industry experts.

New harbourmaster takes the helm at Portsmouth International Port

Published: 08 October 2019

A new harbour master has been appointed at Portsmouth International Port. Ben McInnes will assume responsibility from Tuesday 1 October, when Rupert Taylor retires after nearly 30 years at the port and 19 years as harbour master.

Delegation from Portsmouth's port visit Belgium's maritime powerhouse on fact-finding mission

Published: 08 October 2019

Representatives from Portsmouth International Port and Portico recently visited the Port of Antwerp, which is Europe's second largest seaport.

New-look ice skating experience to open at Portsmouth Guildhall this winter #PortsmouthOnIce

Published: 08 October 2019

An ice skating experience in Guildhall Square is set to bring festive family fun to Portsmouth this winter.

Cyclists get ready to glow for road safety

Published: 07 October 2019

News: The annual Pedal Portsmouth Glow Ride returns on Saturday 26 October.

Portsmouth City Council save Re:Fit programme from closure

Published: 04 October 2019

News: Funding for Re:Fit programme

Portsmouth City Council wins National Energy Efficiency Award for work helping vulnerable residents

Published: 02 October 2019

Portsmouth City Council's in-house Energy Services team has received national recognition for its work mitigating fuel poverty and the provision of affordable energy for vulnerable residents.

Planning team call for potential brownfield development sites in the city

Published: 01 October 2019

Landowners, developers and agents with brownfield sites in Portsmouth that could be allocated for development in the future are being asked to get in touch with Portsmouth City Council.

Tonnes of support for Portsmouth food waste collection trial

Published: 01 October 2019

Over 22 tonnes of food waste has been collected so far in the first two weeks of the food waste collection trial in Portsmouth.

32 month sentence for trader following Trading Standards investigation

Published: 30 September 2019

News: 32 month sentence for trader following Trading Standards investigation

Apprentices from council and key contractors celebrated at annual recognition event

Published: 25 September 2019

Portsmouth City Council's Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Directorate hosted the inaugural apprentice recognition event at Portsmouth Central Library last week.

Mackley Construction Ltd chosen to deliver next phase of North Portsea Island coastal defences

Published: 24 September 2019

Mackley Construction Ltd have been chosen to deliver the next phase of coastal defences which will protect more than 4000 homes and almost 500 businesses in North Portsea from the risk of coastal flooding.

Shaping public transport in Portsmouth

Published: 24 September 2019

Portsmouth residents are being asked to give their views to help shape the future of public transport in South East Hampshire.

Apprentices target met

Published: 20 September 2019

We have exceeded our target set by the government for the number of apprentices working at the council this year

Council budget consultation launched today

Published: 20 September 2019

News: Council budget consultation launched today

Portsmouth council leader raises Brexit funding request with transport minister following visit to the city's port

Published: 17 September 2019

Council leader Gerald Vernon-Jackson met with Department for Transport minister Chris Heaton-Harris, during a visit to the port to view the government's 'Get ready for Brexit' awareness roadshow campaign.

Jobs on offer at Cascades event

Published: 17 September 2019

News: Jobs fair comes to city centre

Government re-think could mean £1.6m loss

Published: 17 September 2019

News: Decision on business rates could hit city

Fly-tipper must pay £810

Published: 17 September 2019

News: Court fine for man who dumped bags

Portsmouth City Council's Response to BEIS consultation on the Fuel Poverty Strategy for England

Published: 16 September 2019

How Portsmouth City Council contributes to the current Fuel Poverty Strategy (2015) and a summary of our key points and recommendations.

Volunteers wanted for The D-Day Story

Published: 12 September 2019

We're looking for D-Day Volunteers to help make visitors feel welcome and update them on new experiences coming soon at The D-Day Story.

Main contractor named for Southsea Coastal Scheme

Published: 11 September 2019

VSBW, a joint venture between VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster has been appointed as the main contractor for delivering new sea defences in Southsea worth £100m.

Long Curtain Moat to benefit from heritage and maintenance work

Published: 10 September 2019

Areas of Long Curtain Moat will benefit from maintenance work throughout September and October as part of early enabling works for the Southsea Coastal Scheme.

New resources launched for World Suicide Prevention Day 2019

Published: 09 September 2019

News: Support for World Suicide Prevention Day

Roll up! Roll up! The Free Mart Fair returns to Portsmouth!

Published: 09 September 2019

An old Portsmouth tradition is set to return to Portsmouth Museum. The Free Mart Fair will be taking place at Portsmouth Museum from on Saturday 28 September 2019.

Council owned port's £390m contribution to the national economy

Published: 06 September 2019

The UK's most successful municipal port is a vital contributor to the country's economy, following a report from independent specialists Oxford Economics.

Ground investigation work on Southsea seafront

Published: 06 September 2019

From Monday 9 September, ground investigation work will be taking place along the Southsea seafront as part of the next stage of designs for new coastal defences.

Repairs begin along Tipner Lake coastal defences

Published: 06 September 2019

Work to repair a small number of coastal defence wall sections along Tipner Lake began this week and will be completed by the end of September.

Clean Air Zone options for Portsmouth proposed

Published: 02 September 2019

News: Plans to prevent private cars being charged to drive in Portsmouth will be heard next week.

Proposed improvements to residential parking

Published: 02 September 2019

News: Free first residential parking permits for electric vehicles and plans for an extensive rolling programme of residential parking zone consultation will be discussed this week.

Preparations for the winding down of Victory Energy Supply Limited

Published: 29 August 2019

Preparations are being made to close down Victory Energy

Food waste collection trial to start

Published: 28 August 2019

News: Food waste collection trial to start

Great news for Portsmouth high streets

Published: 28 August 2019

High streets on Commercial Road and Fratton Road could potentially receive £25m each

Say Bonjour to Southsea's French market this Friday

Published: 28 August 2019

News: Say Bonjour to Southsea's French market this Friday

First smart parking sensors installed this week

Published: 22 August 2019

Finding on-street pay and display parking in Portsmouth is set to become easier this year with the launch of a new smart parking system.

Wheelie bins boost recycling

Published: 21 August 2019

News: early signs of success for new bins

Praise for sight-loss group

Published: 20 August 2019

News: Council Leader meets charity

A level celebrations for Portsmouth students

Published: 15 August 2019

Students across Portsmouth are celebrating excellent A level results today, with many going on to their first choice of university.

Southsea coastal defence designs submitted for planning

Published: 12 August 2019

Work to build new sea defences took a step forward as the planning application was submitted for approval.

New café and toilets opened at Kingston Recreational Ground

Published: 09 August 2019

The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth has this week opened the new facilities at Kingston Recreational Ground.

Portsmouth residents can now benefit from free emergency boiler initiative

Published: 09 August 2019

The Emergency Central Heating Offer (ECHO) provides free boiler repairs and replacements to eligible residents with broken or condemned boilers. The initiative, which is delivered in partnership with AgilityEco, was launched in 2017 and has helped 1,500 families in need with either a boiler repair or replacement across the UK.

Say "bonjour" to Southsea's new French market

Published: 01 August 2019

Authentic French market, France at Home, will be visiting Palmerston Road, Southsea for the first time on Friday 30 August 2019 from 9am - 5pm.

Join Stomper's challenge and stomp for stamps this summer

Published: 29 July 2019

Children can join a city-wide treasure hunt and stay active during the school summer holidays.

Cruise passengers could triple in Portsmouth as multi-million pound extension gets underway

Published: 29 July 2019

Portsmouth International Port is set to welcome 150,000 cruise passengers annually in the next few years.

Council delivers state of the art Portsmouth Watersports Centre refurbishment

Published: 26 July 2019

Portsmouth City Council's in-house Building Maintenance team have completed the refurbishment of the Portsmouth Watersports Centre.

Plastic free penalty charge notices

Published: 23 July 2019

Penalty charge notices handed out across Portsmouth will be plastic free this summer.

More CCTV cameras for park

Published: 23 July 2019

News: Permanent security cameras now at playground

Festival of knowledge at The D-Day Story

Published: 19 July 2019

Join us for a packed programme of Q&A sessions, workshops and drop in activities at The D-Day Story on Friday 26 & Saturday 27 July

Views needed on plan for Portsmouth's prosperity

Published: 11 July 2019

News: Views needed on plan for Portsmouth's prosperity

Attend our fostering information evening

Published: 03 July 2019

On Tuesday 9th July the Foster Portsmouth team are inviting anyone interested in becoming a foster carer to join them at Admiral Lord Nelson School, Portsmouth, for an informal information evening.

Inspiring children to take action on clean air day

Published: 27 June 2019

News: 1,000's across the city got involved in Clean Air Day

Route4U app launched in Portsmouth today

Published: 20 June 2019

A new app is being launched in Portsmouth to help people with reduced mobility plan their travel routes with ease.

Portsmouth crowned 'Council of the Year' for energy efficiency

Published: 18 June 2019

Portsmouth City Council's in-house Energy Services team has won the coveted 'Council of the Year Award' at the 2019 South East Energy Efficiency Awards.

New glass recycling bank installed

Published: 18 June 2019

A new glass recycling bank has been installed in Havisham Road near the Ferry House Lodge

Lost property at D-Day events

Published: 12 June 2019

If you've lost property at one of the D-Day events in Southsea NotLost is providing a service which will aim to return lost items to their owners.

D-Day 75 memorial service at the D-Day Stone Thursday 6 June

Published: 05 June 2019

The Portsmouth City Council and Royal British Legion D-Day 75 memorial service will take place on 6 June at the D-Day Stone on Southsea Esplanade.

Portsmouth primary school children are taking part in Dame Darcey Bussell DBE's DDMIX for Schools dance fitness event

Published: 04 June 2019

News: Portsmouth primary school children are taking part in Dame Darcey Bussell DBE's DDMIX for Schools dance fitness event

D-Day 75 commemorations

Published: 24 May 2019

In under two weeks' time Portsmouth will mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day with a programme of events in honour of our Normandy veterans.

Portsmouth Charter on display for 825th anniversary

Published: 04 April 2019

News: Portsmouth Charter on display for 825th anniversary

Pension credit changes

Published: 04 April 2019

News: Pension credit changes

Adopt South is now live

Published: 02 April 2019

The south's first Regional Adoption Agency opened it's doors this week, with a hope to improve the matching process for children and adoptive families by working more effectively together.

Count down to D-Day 75

Published: 25 March 2019

News: Count down to D-Day 75

Easter events for all the family at The D-Day Story

Published: 25 March 2019

News: Easter events for all the family at The D-Day Story

Southsea Castle to get a spring clean

Published: 25 March 2019

News: Southsea Castle to get a spring clean

Multi-million pound bids could benefit Portsmouth shops

Published: 20 March 2019

News: Portsmouth shopping centres could be set for boost

Work to start on more new Portsmouth homes

Published: 15 March 2019

Work will start next month on brand new council homes on the long-vacant Southsea Community Centre site, in Somerstown.

Decision on expansion of Cliffdale Primary Academy

Published: 13 March 2019

News: Decision on expansion of Cliffdale Primary Academy

Charging ahead with on-street charge points

Published: 08 March 2019

Electric vehicle charge points are being installed in 32 roads in the city

Cycle route improvements

Published: 07 March 2019

Council agrees proposals for future of Somerstown tower blocks

Published: 27 February 2019

Proposals for the future of Horatia House and Leamington House in Somerstown were approved at a special meeting of Portsmouth City Council's Cabinet.

Food waste collection trial decision next week

Published: 20 February 2019

News: Food waste collection trial decision next week

Anglesea Road overnight closure

Published: 12 February 2019

Don't get left out in the cold this winter

Published: 06 February 2019

News: Portsmouth City Council is ensuring those most in need are kept warm this winter with Warmer Homes, a scheme providing free central heating to vulnerable households.

Children make a breeze of stomping to school for clean air

Published: 01 February 2019

Pupils from two Portsmouth schools are stomping to school to encourage healthy lifestyles, promote road safety and improve air quality.

Free bulky waste collection decision

Published: 15 January 2019

A free bulky waste collection service for those on the lowest incomes in Portsmouth could be introduced from April.

New GeoTour of Portsmouth available

Published: 17 December 2018

News: Visit Portsmouth has created a 15-point tour geo tour of the city working with London based company GeoTourist

Enjoy Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' this Christmas

Published: 13 December 2018

News: To mark this anniversary the Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum will have a special opening on 19th

Camber access policy - consultation

Published: 11 December 2018

News: Portsmouth City Council is consulting on a proposed access policy for the area around the Camber dock

People with health conditions helped to stay in work by council

Published: 05 December 2018

News: Portsmouth workers whose health problems are affecting their jobs will get more support to stay in work

Council agrees plan to improve green spaces in Portsmouth

Published: 06 November 2018

News: Today Portsmouth City Council approved a plan to expand green spaces in the city

Local charities benefit from car boots

Published: 02 November 2018

News: Local charities benefit from car boots

The Hard Interchange scoops top local award

Published: 26 October 2018

Portsmouth City Council's state of the art transport hub has just been named 'Best New Building' in the Portsmouth Society's Design Awards.

Armistice and Remembrance - events and services

Published: 25 October 2018

News - Armistice and Remembrance - events and services

Step up to the Green Space Challenge

Published: 17 October 2018

Portsmouth City Council is running a free, family-friendly walking event which showcases some of the fabulous green spaces the city has to offer.

Children's Social Care rated 'Good' across the board

Published: 16 October 2018

News: Children's Social Care rated 'Good' across the board

Annual firework display

Published: 12 October 2018

News: Portsmouth City Council's annual bonfire and fireworks display will take place on Wednesday 7 November.

Annual Service of prayer for Seafarers

Published: 02 October 2018

News: Annual Service of prayer for Seafarers – Sunday 14 October 2018

Distribution of new wheelie bins for waste to commence next week

Published: 21 September 2018

News: distribution of new wheelie bins for waste to commence

Fostering At Portsmouth Football Club

Published: 14 September 2018

News: Those looking for a way to make a difference to a child's life are invited to find out more about becoming a foster carer or adoptive parent at Portsmouth City Council's drop-in event at Portsmouth Football Club, on Saturday 15 September, 10am to 1pm, in the Victory room via the Anson Road entrance.

Sign up for the 60 Plus Festival

Published: 14 September 2018

News: Sign up for the 60 Plus Festival

Free training is wheelie good for cyclists

Published: 13 September 2018

Cycle training to build confidence

Summer Reading Challenge - celebrating success

Published: 12 September 2018

News: Summer Reading Challenge - celebrating success

Athletics investment on track at Mountbatten

Published: 12 September 2018

News: Athletics investment on track at Mountbatten

One World

Published: 11 September 2018

News: Portsmouth Music Hub is leading the way in increasing awareness of key environmental issues with an exciting new campaign.

Fantastic response to sea defences consultation

Published: 11 September 2018

Over 1,400 responses to the questionnaire were received, in addition to the 1,700 people who came to the scheme's consultation events.

New suicide prevention activity launched

Published: 10 September 2018

News: new suicide prevention activity launched

Funding for city businesses to encourage walking and cycling

Published: 10 September 2018

Portsmouth businesses are invited to apply for funding to help encourage walking and cycling in the city.

Eastern Road closure

Published: 05 September 2018

News: Drivers are being asked to avoid the Eastern Road this weekend while northbound lanes are closed as part of ongoing maintenance work.

D-Day Trustees present cheque to The D-Day Story

Published: 21 August 2018

News: Normandy veteran John Jenkins will receive a cheque on behalf of The D-Day Story for £200k.

Free eco-driving course to Portsmouth businesses

Published: 16 August 2018

News: The Blue Lamp Trust has teamed up with Portsmouth City Council to offer free 'Eco Safe' driver training courses to businesses in the PO1 to PO6 postcode areas.

Councils combine to achieve £7.4m funding to help most vulnerable

Published: 02 August 2018

Portsmouth City Council will lead a consortium of nine local authorities for the delivery of first time central heating systems in vulnerable households.

Gold Award for Defence Employers Recognition Scheme

Published: 01 August 2018

News: Portsmouth is the first unitary authority in the south east to receive this accolade

Portsmouth Short Story competition

Published: 30 July 2018

News: If you enjoy writing and are aged between 16-100, you could enter our short story competition.

Council Calling All Private Foster Carers

Published: 27 July 2018

News: Council Calling All Private Foster Carers

Have your say on future jobs

Published: 20 July 2018

News: survey launched on city's economic future

Southsea coastal scheme consultation begins

Published: 04 July 2018

Consultation materials are also available online.

Pioneering programme to reduce family violence

Published: 26 June 2018

Portsmouth City Council's Up2U programme, which aims to reduce family violence, is showcased to MPs at a Bright Futures exhibition.

Portsmouth to introduce wheelie bins for waste collections

Published: 26 June 2018

News. Portsmouth City Council to introduce wheelie bins for waste. The aim is to encourage recycling, help the environment and protect the weekly rubbish collections.

Deaf Access Roadshow

Published: 26 June 2018

Come down to Guildhall Square on Tuesday 3 July from 10am - 3pm and meet the Deaf Access partnership team. If you or anyone that you know has a hearing loss, you can find out more about the services available for deaf people in the city.

Buses, bikes and electric vehicles: Clean Air Day comes to Portsmouth

Published: 13 June 2018

On Thursday 21 June, Clean Air Day (CAD) will see schools, hospitals, workplaces and communities across the UK run events and inspire people to act for cleaner air for all

Shared Lives Picnic

Published: 13 June 2018

As part of Shared Lives week 2018, we will be taking part in the Great Shared Lives Picnic on 21 June. Come along and learn more about being a Shared Lives carer!

HRH The Princess Royal officially opens The D-Day Story

Published: 11 May 2018

news: HRH The Princess Royal officially opens The D-Day Story

Election results 2018

Published: 04 May 2018

News: All of the results from the Portsmouth City Council election 2018

Adverse weather update

Published: 28 February 2018

News: Find out the latest information on gritting, cancelled bin collections and school closures due to the weather conditions