Portsmouth Schools - Free School Meals Update 11am, 20th March

With many children relying on free school meals Cabinet Member for Education Councillor Suzy Horton provides an update on Portsmouth City Council's action to maintain this vital service. School meals are provided by whatever contractor a school/ academy chain decides to go with and this will cont...

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Coronavirus - Portsmouth Schools provision for key workers & vulnerable children

With schools closing today to all pupils except the children of key workers, and vulnerable children Councillor Suzy Horton - Cabinet Member for Education shared the principles on why schools are only partially closing: - To keep key workers at work as this will save lives- To keep vulnerable chi...

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Covid19: Steve Pitt update

Deputy Leader of Portsmouth City Council, Councillor Steve Pitt issues a plea for anyone willing to help their community in our great city at this difficult time to register with The Hive.      

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Council Leader announces Covid19 plan for Portsmouth

Council Leader announces Covid19 plan for Portsmouth

Council Leader Gerald Vernon-Jackson today announced a bold twelve-point plan for Portsmouth to tackle the Coronavirus (Covid19).  "I'd like to make an urgent statement about how the City Council is responding to the Corona Virus outbreak in the UK. The situation has changed a great deal in the ...

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Former Connaught Arms site now has permission for flats on ground floor

Former Connaught Arms site now has permission for flats on ground floor

Councillor Dave Ashmore and Fratton campaigner Stuart Brown are thrilled to celebrate a victory for our local community by securing a planning application for housing on the ground floor of the former Connaught Arms.  Many Fratton residents will be aware, the former pub had planning permission to...

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More beds for rough sleepers

Eight more beds for rough sleepers More beds will be available for rough sleepers in the city from next month. At the moment there are 49 beds in two Portsmouth City Council night shelters, compared to 45 at this time last year. From March there will be eight more beds, taking the total to 57, af...

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