Local Interest Items


The University of Portsmouth is hosting a free public event called 'See Bin, Sea Change' and is centred around plastic pollution in the marine environment. 
This event is open to the public of all ages and will have a 'kids zone' with crafts, interactive games, live animal demos, and free giveaways to inform young environmentalists about the problems of plastic pollution, how it gets into the environment, and what we can all do to help.  
For the adults there will also be a wide range of demos from companies such as Southern Water and LUSH and charities including Surfers Against Sweage, The final straw and many more. We will also be hosting a series of talks from researchers on plastics in the environment and plastics in our food. We will also have talks from the film crew of the movie 'Plastic Tide'. 
The event will be hosted at the University of Portsmouth, Portland Building on the 29th July
For more information about the event please see event poster attached. For tickets and information about the event line up visit 
For any additional information please contact the event manager: Shanelle Kohler (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Hampshire Cultural Trust Summer 2018 Events

Urgent Advice - Water Safety - for schools/parents/carers

Public Health colleagues in conjunction with Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board have requested that the following communication is shared with schools in the hope that it will be circulated to parents/carers through newsletters and /or websites.  

Water Safety

As school holidays approach and the country experiences the current warm weather, children want to cool down quickly and have fun in the water.

It is important to remember that a child can drown within seconds. In particular, babies and small children can drown in very little water as they do not have the range of motion to move their heads. Child drowning is often silent and without struggle.

Wherever a child is enjoying the water there are a number of steps that can be taken to reduce risk and accident:

  • Be vigilant, make sure your child is supervised at all times in or around water.

  • Always swim at beaches and pools where there is a lifeguard.

  • Make sure there is a fence around any garden pools or ponds.

  • Familiarise yourself with the location of any ponds, lakes or pools at new locations.

  • Make sure your child stays hydrated and takes regular breaks.

  • Satisfy yourself that your child in not out of their depth when in water.

  • Make sure paddling pools are emptied and turned upside down when not in use.

  • Keep paddling and swimming pools free from trip hazards.

  • Don’t leave toys in paddling and swimming pools.

  • Make sure your fence and gate is secure to ensure that your child can’t access water hazards in neighbours’ gardens.

  • Supervise you child in the bath at all times, even if their elder sibling is present.

  • Don’t expect an elder child to be responsible for the safety of younger siblings.

Should an accident occur seek medical attention immediately by ringing 999

Other Sources of Information



Public Health Wales NHS Trust (2016) Thematic review of deaths of children and young people through drowning

National Water Safety Forum (2015) A future without drowning: The UK national drowning prevention strategy 2016-2026

WHO (2017) Preventing drowning: An implementation guide

Department for Education (2013) National curriculum in England: physical education programmes of study


Open recruitment morning for volunteer roles with Support4SEND - June 20th

New Roles, New Opportunities!

Could you help to support a young person in a meeting with educational staff? Or visit a parent at home to help them write their views about their child’s special educational needs.  If so, then a Hampshire wide service would be interested in hearing from you.

Support4SEND is a free and confidential service offering information, advice and support on issues relating to a child or young person’s special educational needs or disability.  The service works with parents and with children and young people up to the age of 25.

It has six different volunteer roles to help deliver the service.  Currently there are 15 volunteers based in different parts of Hampshire, one of whom is Craig Morris.  Craig has been volunteering for about 15 years.  When asked what he enjoys most about the role he replied, “Variety.  Every call to help is different.  Plus knowing that you are making a difference.”

Support4SEND is holding an open recruitment morning on Wednesday 20 June 2018 from 10.30 to 12.30 where you can find out more about its service and the roles on offer.  It is being held at Community First’s office, Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB.

To find out more about Support4SEND please look on their website www.hants.gov.uk/support4send,  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Community Bike It Gosport - FREE Adult Led Rides for Beginners

Community Bike It Gosport - FREE Adult Led Rides for Beginners

Looking to get more active in a fun and social setting, while discovering a new side to Gosport? These rides are for you!


Sustrans (the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle) will be hosting FREE weekly led rides in and around Gosport on behalf of My Journey Hampshire (Hampshire County Council's sustainable travel project) in the lead-up to the summer holiday. The rides will be led by experienced ride leaders, who will take you on beautiful and varied routes each week.

These events are adult only (18+) and specifically tailored for those of you who can ride and have a bike, but may not have ridden in a long time, want support in becoming more active, build your cycling confidence, discover new routes locally and meet some likeminded individuals for a fun and social activity.

The only equipment you require is a working bike, we can provide everything else. If you don't currently have access to a bike, but are interested in attending please contact us in advance to talk through some options.

Any questions please contact Andy by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or phone 07786 525 402.

Location: Alver Valley East Car Park, Gosport, PO13 8AS

Dates and times:

Tuesday 19 June 2018 at 12:00

Tuesday 26 June 2018 at 12:00

Tuesday 3 July 2018 at 12:00

Tuesday 17 July 2018 at 12:00

Stubbington Study Centre Themed Day Camps

PACE - CAMHS parent and carer event - 11th May 2018

Views wanted on health visiting, school nursing and development therapies

Help shape the future of these services

Hampshire County Council Public Health is working with local NHS organisations to redesign the way some health services for children, young people and their families are delivered across Hampshire. We would like to understand how existing services could be improved by bringing services together and making them easier to access.

Through our short survey, we want to hear from schools as well as parents/carers and young people across Hampshire, and gatheir their views on the following health services in Hampshire:

  • Health Visiting Service
  • School Nursing Service (not including special school nursing)
  • NHS Community Therapy Services in Hampshire (i.e. speech and language, physiotherapy and occupational therapy) 
  • The survey will be open until midnight on Tuesday 22 May 2018 and can be accessed via this link: https://www.hants.gov.uk/aboutthecouncil/haveyoursay/consultations/childrenshealthservices

    The surveys open on Monday 30 April 2018 and will close at midnight on 22 May 2018.

Holiday Camp May Half Term 2018 at Gosport Leisure Centre

AFC Portchester Girls' Football Summer Sessions

Makaton Taster Event

HMS Collingwood Open Day 2018

Stubbington Study Centre Summer Camps

Real Madrid at Privett Park Football Coaching

Out of Egypt at the Discovery Centre

Year 5 and 6 Motiv8 fun activity day in Easter Holiday (12th April 2018)

Hampshire Cultural Trust - What's On for Families Spring 2018

Safer Gosport Community Day 21.04.2018

Sparsholt Easter Bunny Event 30.03.2018

Bay House Easter Holiday Camp 3rd-6th and 9th-13th April 2018

5th Gosport Scout Group Easter Fayre

St Vincent College 'Out There Project' April-May 2018

Books Alive at SEARCH 01.03.2018


Be a Scientist at SEARCH on 17.03.2018

HCC Volunteer Driver Poster

Southampton University Science and Engineering Day - Saturday 10th March (free activities)

Hampshire Cultural Trust - What's on



Gosport Discovery Centre Pirate Day



Bayhouse Feb Half Term holiday campWheatsheaf TrustFareham 2018 PACE

Foster and adoption information events in Hampshire

SCITT Open Events

Foster and Adoption Information Events in Hampshire

PBS Family Hotline

St Vincent Out There Project - Free Courses

Family Fortunes Course at Bridgemary School

The Ritz Cinema at St Vincent



30 Hours Free Childcare

St Vincent College Out There Project September 2017

SOS - help and advice

Iron on labels for school uniform


wellbeing poster

messy play poster

School Escorts Wanted

Hampshire County Council is currently recruiting for more School Escorts across all areas of Hampshire. 

We are looking for people who are interested in a rewarding role working with special educational needs children, part time and term time only with availability between the hours of 07.30-09.30 and 14.30-16.30.  There is no driving involved, and casual hours are offered initially with the potential to progress to permanent work if desired. 

We currently have a recruitment campaign live on Facebook, linking to the latest job vacancy which is due to close on 21 February 2017. 

This is likely to be the kind of role which appeals to parents, carers, grandparents or school staff looking for additional work at the beginning and end of day.  

Facebook campaign, which also links into the vacancy for those that wish to apply.



Connect to Support Hampshire

12th Gosport Beaver Scouts

Services Children Fund

Find Homes for Hampshire Children Events

The Gym Isn't Just For Grown Ups - Gosport Leisure Centre



Seafarers Childrens Support