What is House Talk?

House Talk is the free magazine made exclusively for our council tenants and leaseholders.

We deliver it to all of our tenants and leaseholders three times a year. That’s one in spring, summer and winter.

It’s full of lots of great stuff! Inside each magazine, you’ll get loads of information about:

  • your housing services
  • money-saving
  • local events and celebrations
  • important updates
  • fun activities and things to do

Seen an article in the latest issue that’s led to you to this page? Scroll down to find more info!

How we handle your complaints (page 5)

We never ignore your complaints, and we always want to hear your ideas.

Tap here to see the full breakdown of how we sorted your complaints in the last year.

Woodland Health and Wellbeing Walks (page 6)

As we mentioned in House Talk, these are free events but you’ll need to book a space.

Here’s the link to book onto a walk, and you can call the event organisers on 023 9259 5040.

Save Money with the Portsmouth Leisure Card (page 8)

The Portsmouth Leisure Card is a free card, available to people who get certain benefits in the PO1 to PO6 areas. It’ll give you discounts of up to 50% at sports centres, swimming pools, golf courses, museums, city arts, beach huts, the Historic Dockyard, Southsea Skatepark, the Andrew Simpson Centre and more.

Interested? Head to this page to apply or find out more.

Teen takeover (page 9)

We’re looking for young people in Portsmouth to takeover a couple pages in the next House Talk! Jokes, stories, art – anything you’d like to see in the magazine. All ideas are welcome, so let’s get creative!

Email your interest to pyc@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or call 023 924 37641 or 07392 861452.

Win an iPad or a £100 voucher! (page 15)

Your views matter. That’s why we’re giving you the chance to tell us what you think of the homes and services we provide as your landlord.

Take a five minute survey and you could win one of three prizes up for grabs – a brand new iPad and two x £100 vouchers!


Please call 02392 834 835 if you need help with the survey. See the full terms and conditions for the survey here.

Damp and mould (page 22)

We gave you some tips and tricks to keep damp and mould at bay this winter. But we’ve got loads more advice for you here!

Have something you’d like to see in the next House Talk?

Call us on 023 9283 4835 or send us an email. We’d love to hear from you!

Previous issues

Find all the past issues of House Talk below