The Town Hall is now closed:

Staff are working as normal where possible and services can be contacted using the following numbers.

  • Town Hall - Telephone: 02392 584242 - the Town Hall is closed and Gosport Borough Council managed buildings are closed to the public.
  • 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 remains have been postponed until further notice.

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 cancelled until the end of June. 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 carry out daily exercise during the COVID-19 outbreak. To ensure these areas remain safe, clean and a pleasant place for individuals or members from the same household 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 closed except for sales of food and vegetables.

Parks and playgrounds

Play areas, outdoor gyms, skate parks, outdoor sports facilities and public toilets in the  Borough are now closed. 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.

Parking and Public Toilets

 

Car Parks

 

From 10.00am tomorrow, (Friday 22 May) Gosport Borough Council car parks at Fort Road, Alverbank West and Pebbles - Stokes Bay, Beach Road - Lee-on-the-Solent and Hardway Slipway will be reopened for use as part of a staged response to the Government's guidance on public recreation.


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 including those which were opened last week. Payment must be made using contactless card payments (where available) or by downloading the MiPermit app. Cash payments will not be possible to help reduce the spread of infection.


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 consider carefully the need for their journey and 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.

Please note: The Government's latest information states that you can travel to outdoor open spaces and people in England can spend more time outdoors and enjoy a wider range of activities for any length of time subject to social distancing rules. You can spend time with one member of another household, as long as you stick to strict social distancing guidelines at all times, staying 2 metres apart.

 

You cannot

• Gather with more than one member of another household, for example to play sports

• Go on holiday

• Visit and stay overnight at a holiday home or second home

• Visit the homes of friends and family, unless it's to help a vulnerable person, for medical reasons, or to take a child to another household with whom parental responsibilities are shared. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-guidance-on-access-to-green-spaces

 

Recycling Centres

Hampshire County Council run HWRC are now open, subject to the restrictions detailed on their website.

 

Rough Sleepers

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

Schools

All schools were closed on March 20, following a Government announcement.

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.