A pathway near Southsea seafront has been named after a well-known council officer who died earlier this year. 

Michael Robinson Way was named in a ceremony attended by members of Michael's family and by colleagues including fellow officers and councillors, including the Lord Mayor and the Leader of the Council. 

Michael, who was parking operations manager, passed away after suffering with cancer. 

Michael Robinson Way is opposite Florence Road, and links Southsea Parade with Clarence Esplanade. It was previously un-named. 

The Leader of the Council, Cllr Donna Jones, said: "Michael joined Portsmouth City Council in 2006 as deputy parking manager, having had a wide and varied career, but without having worked in local government.  

"He found the processes that had to be followed very frustrating at first, but he went on to be one of the most dedicated officers in the council, who would always put the residents of Portsmouth first. 

"He loved being in the public eye and enjoyed attending residents' meetings. He would always look to find a solution to a problem, which sometimes meant challenging existing practices and legislation. 

"Michael's passion for the role resulted in the parking team becoming very successful, and the work he championed on blue badge fraud resulted in significant media interest. He was, and still is, seen on television. 

"This work resulted in a British Parking Association award for Parking Team of the Year in 2015. This achievement was primarily down to Michael leading the team to this success. 

"His commitment to the residents of Portsmouth and the council is something that should be commemorated. His family should be very proud of what he achieved."