Sub-contractor and supplier opportunities

Information on how businesses can enter the supply chain as sub-contractors or suppliers.

Sustainable and responsible procurement

How the council ensures procuring goods and services has minimal environmental impact.

Small and medium enterprises concordat

Information on the council's commitment to small and medium enterprises.

Starting a business

If you are thinking about, or in the process of, setting up your own business in Portsmouth, you won't be the first - many businesses in different sectors have started and successfully grown in Portsmouth.


Information on manual and powered wheelchairs and scooters to help people with limited mobility to shop and use the city centre facilities

Student Council Tax - Frequently Asked Questions

Advice for students about paying Council Tax and what discounts may apply

Submitting a building notice application

Information about building notice applications, which are used for smaller alterations to properties.

Submitting a full plans application

Help on how to submit a building control full plans application.

Submitting a planning application

How to submit a planning application, including background information, guidance documents and forms.

Seafront Masterplan

Information about Portsmouth's 15-year seafront masterplan.

Self-build register

Information on how to register your interest to self build on a serviced plot of land.

Solent special protection areas

Information on the supplementary planning document to mitigate the impact of development around special protection areas.

Southsea seafront strategy

Strategy and background documents identifying improvements needed to the seafront

Statement of community involvement

Information about our statement of community involvement, including your views on the draft statement.

Strategic flood risk assessment

Information about our statement of community involvement, including your views on the draft statement.

Student halls of residence SPD

Information on the student halls of residence supplementary planning document.

Sustainable design and construction

Information about Sustainable Design and Construction.

Supplementary Planning Documents

On this page you will find links to all supplementary planning documents (SPDs) on our website.


Advice on dealing with squirrel infestations and contact details for our pest control team


On this page you will find information about safety within the community.

Surface water flooding

The council's Surface Water Management Plan identifies and prioritises the areas of Portsmouth at greatest risk from surface water flooding

Snow and ice on the roads

This page explains how Portsmouth City Council and its road maintenance contractor, Colas, prepare for winter on the roads.

Social activities and groups for adults

Information on local social groups and activities for anyone looking to meet new people while taking part in something they enjoy.

Shared lives

Shared Lives carers share their homes with adults who need a bit of extra support to live fulfilled and independent lives.

Short breaks for disabled children and young people

Information on Short Break opportunities available for disabled children and young people.

Specialist family support workers

Information about the role of each specialist family support worker

Support for children and families

Information on our services to safeguard and support the welfare of children, young people and their families.

Sexual health

Information on protecting against sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies.

Somers Orchard - former Horatia and Leamington Houses site

Everything you need to know about the Somers Orchard project and our plans to redevelop the Horatia and Leamington towers into new homes.

Sheltered housing and extra care

Information and support for tenants who require sheltered housing or extra care.

Sleeping rough

This page gives you advice and help if you are sleeping rough.

Safety and cost-saving in the home

On this page you will find information about saving money in the home and home safety.

Sports and activities

On this page you will find links to all the information about sports and activities in Portsmouth on our website.

Sports and leisure centres

Locations and facilities for sports centres in Portsmouth.

Swimming pools, splash pools and watersports

Information about swimming facilities available in the city.

Scrap metal dealers

Information for Scrap Metal Dealers.

Street collection permits

Information about Street Collection Permits and how to apply for one.

Street entertainment authorisations

Information on the permits required by buskers in the city.

Street trading consent

Licensing requirements for those who trade in the street.

Statement of licensing principles

Details of the statement of licensing principles.

Street collection regulations

Details of regulations made by Portsmouth City Council with regard to street collections.

Street parking charges for cars and coaches

Information on street parking charges, including different payment methods.

Sustainable transport funding

Information on improving connectivity in Central Portsmouth for walking, cycling and public transport.

Schools, learning and childcare

Links to all learning, schools and childcare information

Safeguarding information for childcare professionals

Information and resources to support early years and childcare providers in their policy and practice for safeguarding and child protection.

SEND and inclusion

Information, advice, guidance, forms and links to support children in your setting and the quality of your inclusive practice.

Support for children with SEND

Information about support available to children with special educational needs.

Student information

For students in Portsmouth - links for everything you need to know about council services for new and existing students.

School professionals

Links to information for teachers and other professionals working in schools and education.

School governors

Useful information about becoming a governor.


On this page you will find links to all of our information about schools in Portsmouth.

School admissions

Details of school admissions, policies and how to apply.

School admissions booklet

The admissions booklet has all the information you need about applying for places at primary and secondary schools in Portsmouth.

School admissions policies

On this page you will find links to admissions policies for schools in Portsmouth.

School attendance

Guidance for parents and children on school attendance.

School closures

Information on school that are closed in Portsmouth.

School inset days

The timetable of planned school inset days in Portsmouth.

School meals

Information about school meals and how to apply for free school meals.

School term dates

Portsmouth school term dates for current and upcoming school years.

School transport and travel

Details about available transport to schools and colleges.

Secondary schools information and catchment areas

Information and catchment area maps for all of Portsmouth's secondary schools.

Special educational needs and disabilities

Information for parents about special educational needs and support available.

Special free school academy

Apply to sponsor city's new special free school academy.

Special schools

Useful information on special schools.

Schools plans and policies

Documents and policies on school proposals, consultations, finance and organisation.

Solent Recreation Mitigation Strategy

Information about the Solent Recreation Mitigation Partnership and its strategy for house building in the Solent region.


View the different council services and find the information you're looking for.

South East Hampshire Rapid Transit

Portsmouth was one of twelve city regions shortlisted to bid for a share of the Department for Transport's £1.28 billion Transforming Cities Fund.

Sport and leisure - future plans

We’re investing in sport and leisure across the city to strengthen our communities and support greener, healthier, and happier living.

Slindon Street (TTRO 12/2020)

Slindon Street (TTRO 46/2020)

Special Events Order 2020 (TTRO 38)

Slindon Street – Lower Church Path (TTRO 55/2020)

Seafront Closures (TTRO 57)

Station Road (98/2020)

Shakespeare Road (TTRO 65/2020)

Specks Lane (TTRO 87/2020)

St George's Road - Vernon Bridge (108/2020)

Schools Privacy Notice - Staff

Seafront masterplan consultation - Email responses to the consultation

Supported housing - privacy notice

Supported housing - privacy notice (easy read)

Safe at Home - privacy notice

Seafront masterplan consultation - Area guidance

Seafront masterplan consultation - Vision and objectives

Seafront masterplan consultation - Respondent demographic profile

Seafront Masterplan consultation for 2020, demographic replies by our residents.

Seafront masterplan consultation - Thematic guidance

Seafront masterplan consultation - Climate change

Seafront masterplan consultation - Health and wellbeing

Seafront masterplan consultation - Heritage

Seafront masterplan consultation - Natural environment

Seafront masterplan consultation - Public spaces

Seafront masterplan consultation - Lighting

Seafront masterplan consultation - Transport & access

Seafront masterplan consultation - Economy & attractions

Seafront masterplan consultation - Development opportunities

Seafront masterplan consultation - Old Portsmouth

Seafront masterplan consultation - Clarence Pier

Seafront masterplan consultation - Southsea Common

Seafront masterplan consultation - Southsea Castle to Palmerston Road

Seafront masterplan consultation - Southsea Skatepark

Seafront masterplan consultation - The Pyramids Centre

Seafront masterplan consultation - Speakers' Corner, South Parade Gardens & Rock Gardens

Seafront masterplan consultation - South Parade Pier & St Helen’s Parade

Seafront masterplan consultation - Canoe Lake Park to St George’s Road

Seafront masterplan consultation - St George’s Road to Henderson Road

Seafront masterplan consultation - Henderson Road to Eastney Point

Seafront Masterplan 2020 - consultation results

St George's Road - Vernon Bridge (TTRO 17/2021)

Shaping the future of the city

Budget consultation research 2021-22

Southwick Road (TTRO 22/2021)

Sport and Leisure Facilities Consultation 2020

The research sought views on current sport and leisure facilities, as well as opening a new sport and leisure centre in the city.

Section 251 Education Outturn Statement 2018-19

Section 251 Education Outturn Statement 2019-20

Section 251 Education Outturn Statement 2019-20

St George's Beneficial CE Primary Admission Policy 2022-23

Admission Policy 2022-23 for St George's School in Portsmouth.

St Jude's CE Primary Admission Policy 2022-23

Admission Policy 2022-23 for St Jude's Primary School in Portsmouth.

Sheltered housing guidance

The Sheltered Housing service provides housing-related support services to enable residents to live as independently as possible in their own home.

South Parade (TTRO 54/2021)

Station Road (TTRO 55/2021)

St Jude's C of E Primary School - School Street (TTRO 70/2021)

Southwick Hill Road (TTRO 74/2021)

Southampton Road (TTRO 85/2021)

Social media moderation policy

Information about our social media moderation policy

Seafarers Service (TTRO 96/2021)

Social Housing Asset Valuation

Social Housing Asset Valuation as assed on 1st April 2015 and the Existing Use Value - Social Housing figure (EUV- SH)

Street trading consents – standard conditions

A list of standard conditions around street trading consents.

Sports pitches fees

Fees charges for various sports pitches locations across Portsmouth area

Specialist family support worker (role scope) - Parenting

This role is the 'go to' place for the provision of information, advice and guidance (IAG) regarding parenting, with a specific focus on behaviour management.

Specialist family support worker (role scope) - Education

This role is the 'go to' place for the provision of information, advice and guidance (IAG) regarding the processes and application of Education policies.

Specialist family support worker (role scope) - Behaviour change

This role is the 'go to' place for the provision of 'information' regarding behaviour change issues.

Specialist family support worker (role scope) - CSE and Sexual Health

This role is the 'go to' place for the provision of information, advice and guidance (IAG) regarding CSE or sexual health issues.

Scale of fees

Licensing Act 2003 Scale of fees

Specialist family support worker (role scope) - Healthy Weight

This role is the 'go to' place for the provision of information, advice and guidance (IAG) regarding healthy weight and physical activity, with a specific focus on engaging the whole family in getting active and making healthy choices .

Specialist family support worker (role scope) - Substance Misuse

This role is the 'go to' place for the provision of information, advice and guidance (IAG) regarding substance awareness.

Specialist family support worker (role scope) - Parental mental health

This role is the 'go to' place for the provision of 'information' regarding low level and emerging mental health issues.

Specialist family support worker (role scope) - Loss and Bereavement

This role is the 'go to' place for the provision of information, advice and guidance (IAG) regarding loss and bereavement.

Support for renters

This page offers information about agencies that can offer support and advice to private tenants in Portsmouth.

Specialist family support worker (role scope) - Housing

This role is the 'go to' place for the provision of information, advice and guidance (IAG) regarding housing policy, resources for families and the key mechanisms available to secure housing.

Specialist family support worker (role scope) - LGBTQ

The Early Help and Prevention Service are currently expanding their team to include more support for young people who are exploring their gender identity/sexuality and their families.

Sevenoaks Road (TTRO 138/2021)

St George's Road Railway Bridge (TTRO 141/2021)

Small electricals and electronics

Information about what small electrical items can be recycled and how to recycle them, including FAQs.

Station Road (TTRO 149/2021)

Section 251 Education Outturn Statement 2020-21

Section 251 Education Outturn Statement 2020-21

Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) strategy

Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) strategy for 2020 to 2023

Selective mutism - guidance for 5-10 year olds

Guidance help and support for those affected by Selective mutism in the 5 to 10 year old range.

Self-harm – support for 11-16 year olds

Self-harm involves the act of doing something to cause harm or omitting to do something which in turn may cause harm.

Suicide – guidance for 11-16 year olds

If you or a young person you know is having suicidal thoughts, it’s important to know that you are not beyond help and you’re not alone.

Selective mutism - guidance for 11-16 year olds

Selective mutism is an anxiety disorder which means that a child or young person is unable to speak in select situations and environments

Sevenoaks Road (TTRO 41/2022)

Students - rubbish and recycling

A quick guide to recycling and rubbish rules in Portsmouth for students, including what to do at the end of term.

St George's Road (TTRO 54/2022)

Special Events Order (TTRO 48/2022)

St Michael's Road (TTRO 91/2022)

St John's Cathedral Catholic Primary School (TTRO 86/2022)

School Street - Meon Infant and Junior School (TTRO 97/2022)

St Marys Road (TTRO 100/2022)

Salerno Road (TTRO 101/2022)

Safely charging your electric vehicle

This page gives guidance on safely charging your electric vehicle at home.

Stubbington Avenue (TTRO 115/2022)

Support for Ukrainian refugees

On this page you will find out more about those schemes, how you can offer to host refugees and important information for hosts and guests.

Southsea Food Festival (TTRO 127/2022)

St George's Road (TTRO 129/2022)

Southampton Row (TTRO 133/2022)

St Marys Road (TTRO 142/2022)

Southwick Hill Road (TTRO 143/2022)

Seafarers Service (TTRO 178/2022)

Station Road (TTRO 172/2022)

Station Road - Drayton (TTRO 188/2022)

St Pirans Avenue (TTRO 190/2022)

St Marys Road (TTRO 193/2022)

St Andrews Road (TTRO 197/2022)

Sunningdale Road (TTRO 198/2022)

Skills and employment

Get advice on maximising your income, make sure you are being paid fairly, get support to develop skills or find new job opportunities.

Southbourne Avenue (TTRO 205/2022)

Sultan Road (TTRO 209/2022)

Sevenoaks Road (138/2021) - 2022 Extension

Sunningdale Road (TTRO 214/2022)

Support with bereavement

When someone close to you dies, the grief can be painful, lonely, confusing and unpredictable. It can be helpful to seek support.

Support for businesses

Find out what support is available for your business, how you can support your employees and how you can adapt in these challenging times.

St Stephens Road (TTRO 15/2023)

Social care needs assessment

There are many ways to get support with your needs, and a conversation with adult social care can help you understand what help is available.

SensePlus Portsmouth

SensePlus Portsmouth is our day service for adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) who also have complex physical or sensory needs.

Support for carers

A carer is someone who cares for a family member, friend, or neighbour, and the person they look after would not cope without their support.

Support to be independent

Support after a fall or medical crisis

After a stay in hospital, a fall or a medical crisis, you may need some support to help get your independence back and prevent your health getting worse.

Station Road (TTRO 27/2023)

Stride Avenue (TTRO 32/2023)

Sunningdale Road (TTRO 35/2023)

Shadwell Road (TTRO 45/2023)

St Mary's Church (TTRO 61/2023)

Stride Avenue (TTRO 68/2023)

South Road (TTRO 76/2023)

Strode Road (TTRO 77/2023)

St Thomas's Street (TTRO 90/2023)

Stamshaw Road (TTRO 97/2023)

Stamshaw Road (TTRO 108/2023)

Station Road - Drayton (TTRO 118/2023)

Second Avenue (TTRO 119/2023)

Superzone pilot

Portsmouth’s first Superzone pilot surrounding Arundel Court is in place until July 2024, to give children and families a safe environment to thrive in.

St Ronans Road (TTRO 130/2023)

St Pirans Avenue (TTRO 141/2023)

South Road - Station Road (TTRO 144/2023)

St Hellens Road (TTRO 159/2023)

Special Events Order (TTRO 142/2023)

Steerforth Close (TTRO 169/2023)

Solent Road (TTRO 189/2023)

Sudbury Road (TTRO 185/2023)

Stirling Street (TTRO 188/2023)

Sultan Road (TTRO 194/2023)

Spenlow Close (TTRO 195/2023)

Special Lettings Plan: Allocation of acquired properties under Ukraine and Afghan resettlement schemes

Station Road (TTRO 210/2023)

Southsea Food Festival (TTRO 211/2023)

Shearer Road (TTRO 225/2023)

Shakespeare Road (TTRO 233/2023)

Seymour Close (TTRO 234/2023)

Shearer Road (TTRO 246/2023)

Supported internship programme

Stubbington Avenue (TTRO 261/2023)

Sidmouth Avenue (TTRO 253/2023)

Surrey Street (TTRO 254/2023)

Salary sacrifice additional voluntary contributions framework

On this page you will find information about the SSAVC. There’s information for other local government bodies on how they can benefit from the SSAVC.

St Pirans Avenue (TTRO 260/2023)

Section 257 licensing fees

On this page you’ll find information about the fees for the new 257 additional licence.

South Road (TTRO 280/2023)

St Hellens Road (TTRO 152/2023)

Somerstown housing office

This page gives you details of Somerstown housing office, including where it is and how to get in touch.

Safe places

Safe Places and can offer help if someone is anxious, scared or at risk while they are out and about and feel they need support.

Santa Fun Run (TTRO 319/2023)

Station Road (TTRO 326/2023)

St Georges Road (TTRO 3/2024)

Somers Road (TTRO 15/2024)

Staying safe around your balcony

If you have a balcony, it's important to be aware of safety for you and your family. We've put together some guidelines for council tenants with balconies.

Support during pregnancy

If you've recently found out you are expecting a baby, you should let the NHS know so you can access the right care from day one.

Support for you and your child (aged 1-5)

As your children begin to grow and develop, their needs will change. Your health visitor will provide support until your child goes to school

Support for you and your baby (up to 1 year)

Having a baby can be a time of immense joy, but it can also bring challenges and all families need some help to give their babies the best start in life.

Somerstown Family Hub

On this page you'll find information about Somerstown Family Hub, including its location, main contact person and events and activities.

Sea View Road (TTRO 35/2024)

Solent Road (TTRO 37/2024)

Stubbington Avenue (TTRO 38/2024)

Stansted Road (TTRO 44/2024)

Spenlow Close (TTRO 49/2024)

Steerforth Close (TTRO 55/2024)

Shirley Road (TTRO 56/2024)

Sultan Road (TTRO 60/2024)