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Gosport Christmas events cancelled tomorrow

26 Nov 2021 - A forecast of dangerously high winds means tomorrow's festive events in Gosport High Street have had to be cancelled for safety reasons.

Free festive fun on Saturday - weather permitting

25 November 2021 - Gosport is planning to get into the festive mood on Saturday with fun and activities for all the family in the High Street. But we're keeping a close eye on the weather forecast, as high winds have been predicted on the day, with gusts that could be strong enough to damage or blow away marquees and canopies.

Planning for the future - have your say

9 November 2021 - People in Gosport borough are being asked how the pandemic has affected their lives, and how the council can best help them in the future.

Civic Remembrance service is back

5 November 2021 - Gosport's civic Remembrance ceremony returns to its familiar form on Sunday 14 November. Last year the event had to be held virtually, but this year the council has arranged for it to return to its traditional format at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

Forton Lake Millennium Bridge update

29 October 2021 - work continues on lifting mechanism

Gosport's first creative grants are announced

27 October 2021 - The first recipients of Gosport's creative grant scheme have been announced by Gosport Cultural Consortium.

Council fees frozen for 2022

22 October 2021 - Almost all fees charged by the council are being frozen in a bid to help residents and businesses get back on their feet after lockdown.

Flowers to thrive in new nature areas

19 October 2021 - Wildflowers are to bloom in areas of the borough where only manicured grass was previously allowed. Over the next two years, the council will be turning selected grassed areas into natural flower zones. Instead of being frequently mown, these areas will become more wild and colourful as flowers become established.

Stanley Park and Crescent Gardens fly flag as two of UK's best parks

14 October 2021 - Flags are going up at two council parks after they again qualified for prestigious national awards. Stanley Park and Crescent Gardens were named as Green Flag award winners by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

Repairs mean Forton Lake Bridge closures

8 October 2021 - Work will start this month on fixing the mechanism that raises and lowers the Forton Lake Bridge. The work means there will be times over a five-day period when there will be no access over the bridge.

Blueprint for Gosport: time to have your say

1 October 2021 - People in Gosport can have their say on the borough's new blueprint for housing, jobs, green spaces and heritage sites. They are being invited to comment on the first draft of Gosport Borough Council's Local Plan, which outlines how the area should develop up to the year 2038.

Developers invited to submit offers to purchase and redevelop Gosport Bus Station

22nd September 2021 - Gosport Borough Council is inviting developers to submit offers to purchase the site together with their outline proposals for redevelopment of the current Gosport Bus Station.

Survey of People with lived experience of homelessness

15th September 2021 - Gosport Borough Council, working with Neil Morland Housing Consultants & Co. are currently undertaking a Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Review, a significant part of which includes analysis of services throughout the Gosport Borough.

Drugs haunt is boarded up

9 September 2021 - A house in Gosport has been boarded up after a court heard how anti-social behaviour and drug activity was increasingly making neighbours' lives a misery.

Cash boost for creative arts in Gosport

23 August 2021 - Gosport Cultural Consortium (GCC) announces grants totalling £30,000 are now available to support creative projects throughout the borough.

Gosport gallery gets the green light

09 August 2021 - A major redevelopment of Gosport's Old Grammar School can now go full steam ahead following approval of planning permission and £100,000 in funding from Arts Council England (ACE).

Tackling climate change together

23 July 2021 - Cutting carbon emissions across the whole of Gosport is a massive challenge and needs everyone in the borough to work together. That's why we've set up the independent Gosport Climate Change Partnership, bringing together a wide range of local organisations who can share their views and expertise.

New bus station - have your say

20 July 2021 - Residents, businesses and commuters are being invited to have their say on proposed improvements to public transport facilities at Gosport Interchange. Hampshire County Council has launched a survey so residents can have their say on the proposals.

Have your say - arts and culture in Gosport

2 July 2021 - Help Gosport Borough Council and place-making consultancy, The Means to understand what's important to the people of Gosport.

Exchange traffic queues for sea views!

25 June 2021 - New Park & Float scheme launches Monday 28 June. Offering combined parking, bus and ferry ticket.

Have your say on a new political map for Gosport Borough Council

22 June 2021 - New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Gosport borough. The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 10-week consultation on the proposals will run until 30 August.

Council awards first shopfront grants

16 June 2021 - Two Gosport shop owners are celebrating after becoming the first to be awarded grants to help them improve their historic shopfronts and restore the character of the town centre.

New mayor and leader for council

20 May 2021 - Following a meeting last night of Gosport Borough Council, the borough has a new Mayor - Cllr Mark Hook. The new Leader of the Council is Cllr Graham Burgess.

Gosport high street awarded £100,000 for cultural programme

19 May 2021 - A partnership of organisations from across Gosport has been awarded a £100,000 grant from Historic England as part of the High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ). Gosport Cultural Consortium will create and deliver a programme of community-led cultural activities on the high street over the next three years.

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