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20 January 2018

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Member of Parliament
Portswood is part of the Southampton Test constituency. The (Labour) MP is Dr Alan Whitehead. Contact details via his site.

Portswood Councillors
Who they are, how to get in touch, and more info about the Portswood ward from Southampton City Council's page.

The Talking Heads
Great Portswood live music venue - also hosts comedy, poetry - you name it. The Candle Club open mic night on a Monday. Home of the Southampton Ukulele Jam session.

The Brook
600-capacity live music venue in Portswood hosting broad range of acts, from local and tribute bands to national and international artists.

The Hobbit Pub
On Bevois Valley Road, The Hobbit is a "late night entertainment venue and traditional English pub rolled into one".

The Drummond Arms
56 Somerset Road, Portswood Southampton SO17 3AA

October Books
Portswood's independent community bookshop, selling a wide range of general books for adults and children. Knowledegeable and helpful service. Comfy sofa and toys to amuse the kids while you browse.
Highfield Church
A busy local church and a well loved landmark in the area. Next door is the Church Centre which is used by the church and the wider community for a wide array of different events.

Highfield Residents' Association
A busy and well supported association. They run a lively programme of social events and publish a newsletter as well as keeping an eye on planning applications and other matters of interest to their members.

Oakmount Triangle Residents' Association
"The purpose of OTRA is to protect and promote the interests of the Oakmount Triangle and those who live there. Membership is open to residents in Blenheim Avenue, 1-5 Highfield Road, Leigh Road, Oakmount Avenue and Westbourne Crescent together with 19 Brookvale"

Outer Avenue Residents' Association
"The OARA exists to serve local residents, taking action on issues of concern or interest in ways that improve the area and incorporate the values of local residents."

Portswood Central Residents' Association
Made up of local people who want to improve the locality, will cover roads including Westridge, Woodside, Thackeray, Tennyson, Shakespeare, Belmont, Osborne South, Lawn, Spring Crescent, and Portswood Avenue.  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it for info.

Highfield Website
Offers information about the area, and a large number of useful links.

A look at Resident and Student Housing  and the community of Fitzhugh, near Bedford Place and the Polygon area.

Dolphin's Blowhole
Independent news & media for Southampton's residents, students and activists

Highfield History

Archive of information about the former hamlet of Highfield, for ancestors or interested in the history of the area.

Our sister site, offering a wealth of information and community news about Bitterne Park and nearby areas.

The Fo'c'sle Folk Club
meets Fridays in the back room (through the garden) at the Richmond Inn, 108 Portswood Rd, Southampton SO17 2FW. Check the website for detailed information and programme.

NBSP Community Group
Residents' group in the Northcote, Brickfield and Somerset Road areas campaigning for amongst other things a community garden opposite Portswood Primary School.

Hampshire Constabulary - Portswood Sector

The University of Southampton

Southampton University Students' Union

St Denys Community Centre
Home for diverse range of regular activities, from kids' stuff to classes for adults. Various rooms for hire including band practice space, commercial kitchen, outdoor sports area, changing facilities and more. Close to the St Denys Hard for canoe and boat launching into the Itchen. By Horse Shoe Bridge, opposite Junction pub, on Priory Road, St Denys.

Swaythling Neighbourhood Centre
A hub of the Swaythling communities, including Flower Roads and Hampton Park areas, there is a meeting room, large hall with stage and coffee lounge.  The Nuffield Theatre group, along with a tai chi course and Southampton Youth Association, among others use the centre.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 25 June 2011 )
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