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Red Arrows will soar at Portsmouth Armed Forces Day

Watch the Red Arrows soar as part of the huge, free Portsmouth Armed Forces Day event taking place on Southsea Common on Saturday 8 June. This year’s Armed Forces Day is being held at the end of a week of D-Day commemorations which starts in Portsmouth on Wednesday 5 June, to give everyone the opportunity […]



Residents invited to see Hilsea Lido design plans at drop-in events

Residents are invited to meet Portsmouth City Council’s Hilsea Lido project team at one of three drop-in events in March, to find out about the designs for the lido. Last year, using residents’ feedback from a community engagement process, eight pledges were put in place for Hilsea Lido, which were shared with contractors to incorporate […]



Portsmouth’s SEND families invited to attend Local Offer Live in Cosham

An event to support parents and carers who have children up to the age of 25 years old with specialist needs are invited to attend Portsmouth SEND Local Offer Live at Cosham Community Centre on Thursday 9 November from 10:30am – 2:30pm. The event brings together health professionals and community groups that support families in […]



Explore Eastney Beam Engine House this autumn

Eastney Beam Engine House is inviting visitors to explore this powerhouse of Victorian engineering and uncover its history at a series of free family-friendly events this autumn. Built in the 1880s, Eastney Beam Engine House on Henderson Road was designed to improve Portsmouth’s sewage system. Now part of Portsmouth Museums, visitors can get up close […]



Have a SEND-sational summer with these top five accessible indoor activities for families in Portsmouth

With the summer holidays in full swing, it can be difficult to find free and low-cost activities to keep children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) occupied during the final few weeks of August. If the weather is less than summery, things to do indoors are at the top of everyone’s list. Portsmouth SEND […]



More plastic recycling banks across Portsmouth by popular demand

Residents will now be able to recycle mixed plastics at five new locations across Portsmouth.



Portsmouth City Council to monitor seawater quality

Portsmouth City Council has started regular seawater sampling, to get a fuller picture of the condition of local waters. Officers will take regular samples at Southsea, Langstone Harbour and Portsmouth Harbour, to monitor water quality and track any changes. Cllr Steve Pitt, the council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Economic Development, said: “We’re obviously […]



First ‘rain gardens’ planted in Portsmouth

People living and working in North End will soon benefit from greener streets and more sustainable drainage, as the first rain gardens in the city have been installed by Portsmouth City Council on London Road. These will fight climate change by providing water an area to soak into during or after heavy rain. When rain […]



Jamiroquai to Headline Friday Night at Victorious 2023

The UK’s biggest metropolitan festival, Victorious Festival, has announced Acid Jazz icons Jamiroquai as Friday night headliners. Fronted by the original Space Cowboy – Jay Kay – the band are back to their funky best and with thirty years of stone cold tunes in their locker including Virtual Insanity and number hit Deeper Underground expect […]



Portsmouth fireworks 2 November

Update: Due to the weather forecast of rain and wind, and after speaking to the various contactors who deliver the event, Portsmouth City Council has taken the difficult decision to postpone its annual firework display which was due to take place at King George V playing fields on Wednesday 2 November 2022. It will now […]