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Borough parks pick up top awards again

26 July 2022 - Two Gosport Borough Council parks have once again been recognised as among the best in the country.

New rules to help people enjoy seashore

29 June 2022 - New rules to tackle dangerous and anti-social behaviour on Gosport's seashore are to come into effect next month. The rules, approved by councillors last week, are designed to ensure that people can enjoy the borough's coastline in peace and safety.

Go-ahead for free parking and community skips

10 June 2022 - Councillors have agreed plans to give drivers an hour's free parking, and to introduce free community skips for rubbish.

Gosport gets set to start the Platinum Jubilee celebrations

30 May 2022 - Gosport's Platinum Jubilee celebrations will officially get under way with the lighting of a beacon at the Diving Museum on Thursday 2 June

Positions decided on new-look council

24 May 2022 - Following the elections earlier this month, positions on Gosport Borough Council have now been decided.

Gosport to hold major Falklands commemoration

18 May 2022 - Falklands veterans will march through Gosport on Sunday 29 May, when the town hosts a national commemoration service and parade to mark the 40th anniversary of the conflict.

Council wins court order to close flat

17 May 2022 - A suspected drugs den has been boarded up after a court was told that tenants living nearby felt so unsafe that they had asked to move.

Borough election results

6 May 2022 - The results of the borough elections on Thursday 5 May have been announced following a count today [Friday 6 May]. The political make-up of the council is now: 16 Liberal Democrats, 10 Conservatives and 2 Labour.

Borough elections: candidates revealed

5 April 2022 - The list of candidates standing for election to Gosport Borough Council has been published.

Revamps for local play areas

30 March 2022 - The council is improving three play areas to make them more fun for local families. The playgrounds will have more opportunities for challenging activities, and will cater for a wider range of ages and abilities.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

Results of Gosport Borough Council elections

Saturday 8 May - The results of the Gosport Borough Council elections on Thursday 6 May have been announced following a count at Gosport Leisure Centre today.

Council condemns graveyard vandals

8 March 2021 - The council has strongly condemned the damage caused by vandals to eight gravestones at Ann's Hill Cemetery and has begun work to repair and restore the gravestones. The gravestones were damaged by spray paint on Friday 5 March. The council is now working with a local stonemason to professionally clean the stonework and make sure there is no lasting damage. Where possible, relatives of the deceased are also being contacted by the council so that the families concerned can be kept informed on the restoration work.

Boosting local businesses

1 February 2021 - The council has launched a Go Local campaign to help support the local economy during national lockdown and in the future, once tier restrictions are eased. It aims to help businesses remain operational and encourage people to 'think local, act local and buy local'. The council hopes residents will consider independent retailers and show their support by shopping locally (online) where they can.

Gosport in tier three from Saturday

17 December 2020 - Leader's statement on move to 'very high' alert

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