What is 'Text the Council' ?
The service will allow Gosport Borough Council to be promptly informed about issues that we are aiming to address in Gosport. The mobile phone Short Message Service (SMS) texting service allows you to send a text message while you are out and about.
For example text the Council on subjects like:
- abandoned vehicles
- fly tipping
- stray dogs
- dog fouling
- recycling bins
How do I text?
First, save the number 07797 877 003 to your phone (see your mobile phone instructions on how to do this). This is important as you never know when you will need to use it. If you notice an area needing attention, text your message to us. Please be as descriptive as possible.
Examples of texts:
- benches in 'somewhere' park vandalised
- 'somewhere' road street sign obscured with graffiti
- rubbish dumped in 'somewhere' park
- abandoned car on 'somewhere' road
If you would like a reply please include the word 'REPLY' in your message
Tell us what you think about Gosport, how you think we can improve things for young people, tell us what we do well, or simply just tell us your ideas. Please prefix your message with 'YOUTH'.
How much will my text message cost to send?
The cost of sending a text message is dependent on the mobile phone tariff you use. (Refer to your mobile network service provider for details of charges). The Council does not make any additional charge.
Where does my text message go?
Your text message will go directly to Gosport's customer services department who will then inform the relevant department of the problem.
What is SMS?
Short Message Service (SMS), is a text based messaging service for mobile phones. SMS messages can be sent between mobile phones (even across phone networks), and can also be sent via the internet. The number of characters in the message is usually 128-160 characters.
What if I don’t have a mobile phone?
You can ring on (023) 9258 4242
, write, email
, or come in to the Town Hall.
Gosport Borough Council,
Any more questions about 'Text the Council' service?
For more information please contact Gosport Borough Council on Tel: (023) 9258 4242 or email email@example.com or send a text message to 07797 877 003.