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Alverstoke coastal defence plan up for approval

02 September 2020 - A project to build new sea defences has taken a step forward now that the planning application for the Alverstoke Coastal Scheme has been submitted for approval. The scheme, which would ensure reduced flood risk to 142 properties, is being developed by the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP), with support from professional consultants, on behalf of the council.

Gold award highlights council's support for armed forces

31 July 2020 - The council's support for the local armed forces community has been recognised by a top award from the Ministry of Defence. The council has won a gold award under the ministry's Employer Recognition Scheme, which highlights organisations that demonstrate exceptional support to military personnel, veterans, reservists, cadets and forces families.

Local girl brings gifts to homeless people

31 July 2020 - Sophie, eight, saves up pocket money for presents for people in emergency pandemic accommodation, as councillors agree to keep the accommodation open for the foreseeable future.

Leisure centre to reopen on Monday

29 July 2020 - Gosport Leisure Centre is to reopen on 3 August, the operator has announced. The centre, run by Places Leisure on behalf of Gosport Borough Council, has been closed to comply with national coronavirus safety rules. Following the government's decision to allow indoor gyms and leisure facilities to reopen, it is preparing to open its doors again.

Tourist information centre reopens

24 July 2020 - Gosport's tourist information centre is open again, offering a range of services to local people as well as visitors. As well as providing tourists with information on the borough's attractions, staff can also help residents with information on activities in the area. They are also booking agents for National Express coach tickets, local theatres and other attractions. The centre also has a good selection of gift ideas and local history publications.

Key workers get free bike check-ups

26 June 2020 - Gosport Community Safety Partnership funded four weekly 'bike doctor' sessions at Bicycle Recycling at Gosport bus station, with the final one on Tuesday 30 June from 10am to 4pm.

Heritage funding to help historic town centre recover from pandemic

18 June - Government funding of £1.78 million is set to bring new life to Gosport High Street and Stoke Road, bringing major investment into the town and helping it bounce back from the coronavirus crisis. The council and Hampshire Cultural Trust have been developing an ambitious plan to regenerate the historic town centre for some time. The work was under way long before the pandemic hit. Now funding for the plan has been confirmed, and it will be a major plank of Gosport's economic recovery from the virus outbreak.

Crisis volunteer service launches cash appeal

9 April 2020 - People in Gosport borough are being asked to help raise thousands of pounds for the voluntary effort that's supporting vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis.

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