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St Denys Community Centre seeks web wizard
St Denys Community Centre is on the lookout for a web wizard who can spare a couple of hours a month to help the voluntary committee keep their website updated. If you can help contact the centre via their site – which also lists other volunteering positions. 
Source: SCC Communities Team

 

 
Plans approved for new Portswood café
Planners have granted permission to change the use of 225 Portswood Road, next door to Kate's Café Lounge, to restaurant/café class. 
 
Plans lodged for 260 student flats
Orchard Homes has lodged plans for a student development near Portswood Road and Belmont Road comprising 260 flats.
 
Free nursery places for two year olds
Parents of children who are already or nearly 2-years-old can use the council’s online checker to find out if their child is entitled to a free place with a nursery, preschool or childminder for up to 15 hours a week.
 
What should council priorities be?
Southampton City Council is conducting a 'priorities questionnaire' to help it shape services and refresh the Council Strategy.
 
Coffee shop prepares to open in former bank premises
coffee number 1New coffee shop Coffee#1, part of a 50-strong chain, is getting set to open in Portswood – the second company to take over former Portswood bank premises in recent years.
 
22 things to do with the kids this summer
paddling pool under cc2 by Leon brocardWondering what to do with the kids during six blissful, warm summer weeks? Never fear: from camping out to splashing about, Rebecca Welton's researched 22 holiday activities in and around the city for maximum family fun these hols...
 
Autism Hampshire becomes Sainsbury’s new Local Charity of the Year
ImageSainsbury’s Portswood has announced that Autism Hampshire will be the store’s Local Charity of the Year, and receive a year's worth of fundraising and awareness support from the supermarket.
 
Summer challenge goes out to young readers
reading challenge record  breakers credit reqRecord Breakers, this year's Summer Reading Challenge, will encourage young readers to explore astonishing real-life achievements and world records featured in the Guinness World Records Book, and discover weird, wonderful and wacky records from around the world.
 
More student housing could help return family homes to open market – Developer
Updated with comments from Twitter Development proposals for a new student hall of residence between Portswood and Belmont roads, comprising around 349 self-contained units, go on show for feedback from the public in July.
 
Sant Jewellers opens in Portswood
ImageLong-standing St Mary's business Sant Jewellers opened a branch in Portswood on Friday (June 19). "Fabulous new shop in Portswood opened today. Just a few of my favourite things - gold,diamonds etc! good luck SANT." tweeted Southampton's Mayor Cllr Linda Norris. Pic: Cath Wright
 
Traditional fun at St Denys Church Fayre
st denys church fayre 2015Fortunatenly the rain held off and locals were able to enjoy a traditional fayre at St Denys Church on Saturday (June 20), where there were attractions ranging from ukulele playing to stalls, games, a raffle, crafts, cake and more. 

 

 
Watch movies outdoors this summer
film sign under CC2 by ozz13xHijack Cinema, which screens films in locations from warehouses to parks, is back, and this summer you can watch your favourite movies under the stars at Hoglands Park.

 

 
Portswood’s Westridge Road named as crime spot
ImageWestridge Road has one of the highest crime rates in England and Wales, according to surprising Home Office data, which apparently ranks it joint 39th in a list of 50 hotspots, reports the Independent's 'I' newspaper.
 
Sunny Sunday Portswood street party
Residents and friends around Lodge Road enjoyed a sunny afternoon street party organised by the Outer Avenue Residents Association and the University Students Union on Sunday (June 7).
 
Portswood & University Lloyds Bank branches to close
ImageLloyds Bank has confirmed it's closing its Portswood and University branches in August.
 
Sky Ride's coming back to town
sky ride london 2010 under CC2 martin vmorrisTaking place this year on Sunday, July 19 from 11am-3pm, now's the time to register for your place on this free, family mass participation cycling event over an eight-kilometer traffic-free route around the city. More details here. Pic under CC2 by  martin_vmorris

 
Students invited to vent about their rent
Image Students are being invited to take part in an annual survey about housing, and vent about their rent!


 
Get everyday items fixed at next Repair Café
Repair Cafe logoIf you’re wondering what to do with a broken toaster, a jumper full of moth holes or a broken precious object, then take it to Repair Café on Saturday, June 6 at Freemantle United Reformed Church from 10.30am.
• Get things mended at first Repair Café

 
Man hurt in Portswood pavement scooter incident
A 67-year-old man sustained multiple injuries on a Portswood Road pavement when he was knocked over by another man riding a mobility scooter.
 
Whitehead holds Southampton Test for Labour
ImageGeneral election Alan Whitehead held Southampton Test, which includes Portswood, for Labour in the general election, in fact increasing the party's majority to 3,810 over the Conservatives.
 
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