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Local housing allowance

Information and answers to popular questions about local housing allowance.

Late night economy

Information for businesses about Portsmouth's late night industries.

Local economy

Information about the Portsmouth's local economy and industries.

Local authority searches and local land charges

Information regarding local authority land searches as part of the conveyancing process.

Local Development Framework evidence based documents

Information on evidence supporting the Local Development Framework.

Local development scheme

Information on the Local Development Scheme.

Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

Portsmouth City Council has completed a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS) to recommend measures to manage and improve the flood risk of the city.

LGBTQ young people and their families

This page gives you advice about what support is available for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Intersex (LGBTQ+) young people and their families.

Local mental health and wellbeing groups

On this page you will find information about local mental health and wellbeing groups in Portsmouth.

Leamington and Horatia House

The council is a step closer to plans for the future of Leamington House and Horatia House.

Leamington and Horatia House - the background

Background information about the rehousing of residents in Leamington House and Horatia House


On this page you will find links to our information for landlords.

Looking for a home

If you're looking for an affordable home in Portsmouth, there are options to rent or buy depending where you want to live, your age, and if you need help.


Things to do in Portsmouth, including parks, playgrounds, events, museums and youth clubs.


Search our library catalogue online, find Portsmouth library opening times and addresses, and find out how to borrow, renew and return items.

Libraries - addresses and opening times

Portsmouth library addresses, opening times and contact information. Find out when your local library is open

Libraries - online resources

Find out about online resources available at Portsmouth libraries.

Libraries - volunteering

Useful information about volunteering in libraries.

Libraries welcome children and young people

Children of all ages are welcome in Portsmouth City Council libraries.

Libraries - what's on

What's on at Portsmouth libraries

Libraries - what you can borrow or download

A list of what you can borrow or download from libraries.

Library cards and discounts

When joining the library, you will receive a library card. This page tells you what to do if you need to change or replace your card, and what discounts you can receive with your library card.

Library resources in other languages

Library resources available in other languages.


Apply for different types of licensing in Portsmouth, or view decisions and regulations.

Licensed Premises Gaming Machines Permits

Information on gaming machine permits for licensed premises for category C or D machines.

Licensing - online application and public register

View our public registers of licensees in Portsmouth, and links to our online licensing system, PublicAccess.

Licensing a sex establishment

Information on the licences required for sex establishment premises.

Licensing premises for marriages and civil partnerships

Information on how to apply to become a licensed premises for weddings or civil ceremonies.

Lottery registration

Information about licensing requirements for lotteries, including how to register.

Licensing decisions

Lists of licensing decisions made by the council since 2010.

Licensing rules and regulations

Links to all pages with licensing rules and regulations information

Licensing Act 2003 - advice for residents

Useful information on the Licensing Act 2003.

Licensing Act 2003 - statement of licensing policy

Information on the council's licensing policy.

Licensing committee

Useful information on the licensing committee, and it's officers and responsibilities.

Licensing policy statement

Information on the council's approach to licensing services.

Local Transport Plan 3

Information on Portsmouth City Council's up-to-date local transport plan.

Large household items

Guidance and advice on bulky waste collections around the city of Portsmouth.

Local recycling points

Guidance and advice on local recycling points within the city of Portsmouth.


This page gives you links to information about learning for adults in the community.

Literary events for schools

Details of literary events for schools run by the council's school library service.

Lord Mayor

Information about the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, including how to request an official visit from the Lord Mayor.

Lord Mayors of Portsmouth since 1927

Names of previous Lord Mayors of Portsmouth, dating back to 1927.

Lists and registers

This is about all the lists that the Council hold and public registers. The page shows the gifts and hospitality register that all council staff and councillors have to complete if they are given anything as a present.

Lakeside North Harbour

Lakeside is home to world-class brands and vibrant SMEs located in superb, flexible grade A office space.

Large household item collections - coronavirus information

Collections of large household items in Portsmouth restarted on a reduced service on Tuesday 21 July. View the details of how the service is running.

Library services - coronavirus information

Information about Portsmouth library services during the coronavirus pandemic, including which libraries are re-opening and opening times.

Local outbreak control plan

Portsmouth City Council has produced a local outbreak control plans to help monitor the rate of coronavirus in the area and stop the virus from spreading.

Latest coronavirus figures for Portsmouth

View the latest information about the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in Portsmouth, how these numbers compare to other areas, and deaths.

Local outbreak engagement board minutes 22 June 2020

Local outbreak engagement board minutes 22 June 2020.

Local outbreak engagement board minutes 30 June 2020

Local outbreak engagement board minutes 30 June 2020.

Local outbreak engagement board minutes 27 July 2020

Local outbreak engagement board minutes 27 July 2020.

Local outbreak engagement board minutes 24 August 2020

Local outbreak engagement board minutes 24 August 2020.

Licensing decisions - October 2020

Laburnum Grove (TTRO 35/2020)

London Road (TTRO 10/2020)

Locksway Road (TTRO 13/2020)

Langley Road (TTRO 07/2020)