TOWN HALL RE-OPENING

We are currently pre-paring the Town Hall to be Covid secure and to re-open to the Public. A number of  adaptions are needed to achieve this. Work is well underway and we are planning  to re-open within the next 2 weeks. To ensure the safety of our customers and staff we will be opening our reception area from 10am-2pm each weekday with an appointment system in place. We will update our website when this is ready to manage appointments and provide further guidance on how we will be operating.

Meanwhile if you should need any of our services please use the following numbers or  visit the relevant section or service area on our website:-

 

  • Town Hall - Telephone: 02392 584242
  • Council Tax                                    02392 545470
  • Benefits:                                         02392 545325
  • Housing:-
  • Housing Needs and Advice:           02392 545476
  • Out of Hours Service:                     02392 584242
  • Neighbourhood Housing:               02392 545665
  • Leasehold and Right to Buy:          02392 584242
  • Older Persons Services:                  02392 545453
  • Emergency repairs:                         0800 028 0835     
  • Property Services:                           02392 545289
  • Licensing and Environmental Health - phone 01329 824369 or email: ehs@fareham.gov.uk
  • Planning - email: planning@gosport.gov.uk
  • Recycling and rubbish- there may be some reductions to the normal service. Any changes will be detailed on the website. Email: streetscene@gosport.gov.uk or telephone 08000 198598
  • The Government guidance on businesses that should no longer be operating is available here to report a business continuing to operate please click here: regulatory@fareham.gov.uk
  • Events on Council land - Please see here for updates on event scheduled to take place on Council land.

Benefits

We are focusing on essential services such as paying Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support. Please call us on 023 9254 5325. More information about benefits can be found on the benefits page.

Businesses

To find out more information about what help and support is available from the Government see the Business page.

Cemeteries and Burials

Anns Hill Cemetery grounds are operating winter closure hours until further notice - 8am to 4pm.

Interments of cremated can now take place with restrictions, please contact your funeral director.

Burials are taking place with a graveside service and only immediate family in attendance.

Community Help

Community help is available for the vulnerable and those in need from the Coronavirus community page.  If you want to volunteer to help vulnerable people in the community please contact GVA by telephone or email here

Council Tax

Please call our Council Tax department directly on 02392 545470 or email  council.tax:@gosport.gov.uk or business.rates@gosport.gov.uk

Events

All events are currently cancelled. For more information please see our events page.

Fridge/freezer collection service

Are now running

Gosport in Bloom

All events have been cancelled.

Grass cutting

Grass cutting and essential maintenance will still be carried out in the borough's parks, open spaces and verges in the coming weeks.

We will continue this work in line with the government's strict social distancing guidelines with operatives working alone in a safe space away from members of the public.

Our parks and open spaces have remained open for you to exercise during the COVID-19 outbreak. To ensure these areas remain safe, clean and a pleasant place to exercise in, our Streetscene Operations team will continue to maintain them.

Essential work will also take place where safety is an issue and to ensure the ongoing maintenance of certain sports facilities, such as cricket wickets, sports pitches and bowling greens which require regular, specialist attention

Garden waste service

Is now operating.

Housing Tenants

We are working hard to keep our tenants safe, support our communities and continue to deliver essential services.We are focusing on essential services, such as emergency repairs, gas and fire safety and responding to serious incidents.

 

Market

The market is now open.

Parks and playgrounds

Play areas, outdoor gyms and outdoor sports facilities in the Borough are now open.

Skate parks, Council tennis courts and MUGA's are open.

Parks, outdoor spaces and the beach will remain open for essential daily exercise and dog walking but please ensure you stay 2m away from anyone else to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.

The splash park remains closed

Parking and Public Toilets

Public Toilets are now open across the borough with the exception of the changing places facility in Lee on the Solent which is closed pending maintenance and the toilets at battery No2 Car Park which are closed due to vandalism, pending repair.

Car Parks

All  Gosport Borough Council car parks are now open for use.

Parking charges, as listed on the Council's website and at car park locations will now apply to all public car parks which are open in the Borough.
Alver Valley East and Alverbank East car parks will not be opening at this time.

We remind anyone using our car parks and facilities  to continue social distancing and practice good hygiene.

If people do not follow the social distancing guidance which is in place to prevent the spread of infection, these arrangements will be reviewed.

Recycling Centres

Longer opening hours and new booking system at Hampshire's HWRCs from 15 June

Hampshire County Council have updated their HWRC webpages to include guidance on the booking system, the page can be found here:

https://www.hants.gov.uk/wasteandrecycling/recyclingcentres/book-appointment

Rough Sleepers

Accommodation has been found for all known rough sleepers in the Borough.

Schools

Schools are beginning to repoen, please contact school directly or Hampshire County Council for more information.

Services running as normal:

Recycling and rubbish collections

Garden Waste collections
Bottle banks - please do not leave glass bottles on the pavement. If the banks are full, please return another time

Sports Pavilions

All Council run Sports Pavilions and changing facilities have been closed until further notice. There will be no new sports pitch bookings for football or cricket until further notice.