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Curtain up on Criterion consultation

26 May 2023 - People in Gosport can have their say on the future of the historic Criterion building

Free holiday fun with Summer Passport

26 May 2023 - Gosport's holiday scheme for children is coming back for another year.

Jellyfish in Cockle Pond and boating lake

24 May 2023 - Statement issued to reassure visitors to Walpole Park

Bin day is changing for Gosport residents

18 May 2023 - Almost all residents in Gosport will have a new bin collection day next month. The change will happen during the week starting Monday 5 June.

Free skips scheme under way again

17 May 2023 - Gosport Borough Council's free community skips scheme gets under way again on Saturday 20 May. The scheme brings skips to local neighbourhoods so residents can dispose of bulky household rubbish free of charge.

More CCTV to tackle trouble spots

12 May 2023 - CCTV is being extended across Gosport borough to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Tourist info centre re-opens doors

11 May 2023 - Gosport's tourist information centre has re-opened following a deal between Gosport Borough Council and a local holiday business.

Gosport set to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III

3 May 2023 - The council is helping to make sure residents can celebrate the Coronation in style.

Pay-and-display parking machines to be switched off

20 April 2023 - Pay-and-display machines in most Gosport Borough Council car parks are to be switched off and removed, with drivers asked to use their mobile phones for payments instead.

Memories of submarine life preserved by Gosport project

21 March 2023 - A unique heritage project in Gosport, home town of the Submarine Service for almost a century, has gathered a treasure trove of submariners' memories. The Submariners' Stories project has recorded interviews with 15 people connected with the service, most of them from the local area, to preserve a vital part of Gosport history for future generations.

Find a new career at free employment fair

17 March 2023 - Local people can find a new job, an apprenticeship or some training at a free event next week. The Gosport Employment and Skills Fair is at Gosport Leisure Centre on Friday 24 March from 12pm to 6pm.

Council distributes cash to local projects

15 March 2023 - Local groups are celebrating after becoming the first recipients of new Gosport Borough Council grants, together totalling more than £46,000. The council has set up a two new funds - one for community and one for heritage - that groups and organisations can apply to. The first round of grants has now been decided.

New advice service for housing issues

23 February 2023 - Local people can now get advice on housing problems 24 hours a day, thanks to a new online advice hub. The Advice Aid service has been set up by the council to help people get the information they need at a time that suits them.

Local projects invited to bid for council cash

21 February 2023 - Local community groups can apply for grants from two new pots of funding set up by the council. A new community fund will be giving grants of up to £20,000, while a new heritage fund will be providing grants of up to £50,000.

Council tax increase kept down in cost of living crisis, says Leader

14 February 2023 - A council tax increase by Gosport Borough Council is "one of the lowest in the land", the Leader of the Council has said.

Council encourages street parties for Coronation

10 February 2023 - The council is encouraging residents to celebrate the Coronation by holding street parties and other events. Holding a small outside event with neighbours, on private land, does not need council permission. But if residents are planning a street party, involving the closure of a public road, the council is asking them to apply for a closure order. There is no charge involved.

Property revamps brighten up town centre

25 January 2023 - A project to revamp historic buildings in Gosport town centre is bringing colour and creativity to the area. The project's flagship scheme is the restoration of the Royal Arms Hotel's distinctive facade, which is now almost complete. Historic buildings elsewhere in the town centre have also had their frontages restored or have gained decorative handmade signs.

New guide to finding cost of living support in Gosport

14 December 2022 - Local people can find help with the cost of living in a new guide produced by Gosport Borough Council. The information covers council services, local groups and other organisations that can provide support, advice and help, including with food and heating.

New public electric vehicle charge points coming

7 December 2022 - Residents and visitors will soon be able to use new charge points in car parks across the borough.

Mayor honours community heroes

30 November 2022 - The Mayor of Gosport has honoured local people who deserved recognition for their contributions to the community.

Four Saturdays of festive fun in Gosport town centre

17 November 2022 - Christmas gets under way in Gosport next Saturday with a sparkling festive lights switch-on event and a day of family entertainment. And this year, the council is extending its town centre festivities well into December, with attractions and street performances on the following three Saturdays.

Special events mark 100 years of Gosport borough

11 November 2022 - Gosport residents are being invited to celebrate the borough's 100th anniversary with the Mayor, during an open day at the Town Hall.

Historic cinema bought by council for arts venue plan

8 November 2022 - A historic former cinema, the Criterion in Forton Road, has been bought by the council, with the intention of turning it into a multi-use entertainment venue for the community.

Remembrance Sunday civic service

4 November 2022 - Residents are being encouraged to attend the borough's Remembrance Sunday service on 13 November at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

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