Housing development opening in Portsmouth for people with complex needs

A purpose-built housing development is set to open for people in Portsmouth with autism and other complex requirements, giving them an opportunity to live more independently. Over the summer, 12 people will move into three bungalows at Temple Court in Nessus Street, Buckland, built by Portsmouth City Council. They’ll have …

Five arrests made as Portsmouth City Council repossess Arts Lodge

Five people were arrested after city council staff called police to the Arts Lodge in Portsmouth’s Victoria Park to carry out an eviction shortly before 10:00am on Tuesday 7th February 2017. Officers repossessed the Arts Lodge site after the Art & Soul Traders’ lease expired on Sunday 5th February. Mark …

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Council plans to invest £5million in Portsmouth roads

Councillors are expected to put forward an additional £5million of investment for Portsmouth’s roads, as part of the city council’s capital budget. The bulk of the money will likely be earmarked for improvements to the city centre road scheme, with a new layout to improve the flow of traffic in …

Work to start on final phase of Commercial Road facelift

The final phase of Commercial Road’s £300,000 facelift will begin on Monday 9th January, concluding renovations to the high street at the centre of Portsmouth. Upcoming work will see new natural stone paving introduced at both ends of the precinct, refurbished seating installed, and some new trees planted. Bike racks …

Southsea trial paves the way for cleaner shopping precincts

Portsmouth City Council are trialling enhanced street cleaning measures with the aim of improving the appearance of shopping precincts in the city. The eight-week trial is taking place in Palmerston Road, and will see areas of the pavement between Costa Coffee and Marmion Road receiving additional cleaning three times a …

£130,000 in funding approved for new Portsmouth butterfly house

Plans for a new tropical butterfly house at the Cumberland House natural history museum by Canoe Lake have been given a £130,000 boost. Allocation of the funding to build a modern replacement for the current enclosure was approved today by Councillor Linda Symes, Portsmouth City Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, …

Portsmouth sea defences targeted in Anglo-Dutch design contest

Above: rocks placed on the seafront beside The Pyramids Centre after sea defences crumbled in December 2015 Community interest company Project Compass, Dutch architecture network Architectuur Lokaal, and the University of Portsmouth School of Architecture are collectively promoting a design research competition …

University of Portsmouth awarded £5million for cutting-edge Technology Centre

  The University of Portsmouth has been awarded £5million by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce for short), the maximum permitted amount, to turn dreams of a new cutting-edge Technology Centre into a reality. A further £6million will be contributed by the University to establish the Future Technology …

9 Ways Driving Will Change in the Future

My Journey Portsmouth are hosting a seminar on October 28th at Action Stations in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard all about driving and travelling smarter. In honour of the event, here are nine ways we think driving will change in the future, from self-driving cars to roads which charge our electric vehicles while we're driving along them. The event is free to attend and could help you and your business save money by becoming more fuel efficient.