Portsmouth Roads Update
New Council Homes in Portsmouth
Community Warden Update: Portsmouth City Council Community Wardens work to help keep the city safe, clean and tidy, while providing support and advice when needed. We can help with:
Reports of Anti-social behaviour
Dog nuisance and Dog Control Orders
Please use the online form to report a street issue such as graffiti, or fly-tipping.
Trading Standards Update: Fraudsters pose as COVID marshals: Criminals are posing as COVID marshals and medical professionals to gain access to people's homes, according to reports received by CTSI. The scam is similar to earlier incidents this year in which fraudsters pretend to be healthcare workers offering fake COVID-19 testing kits. More info on https://www.journaloftradingstandards.co.uk/crime/fraudsters-pose-as-covid-marshals/
New HMRC scam targets public: The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has uncovered another telephone scam from individuals pretending to represent HMRC. The caller claims the recipient has underpaid their council tax, due to a supposed change in their tax band under COVID-19 measures. One caller threatened a target with a visit from the police and arrest if they did not consent to have their payment details taken.
If you feel that you or someone you know has been or is currently suffering from falling victim to a scam then contact;
Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/reporting-fraud-and-cyber-crime
Citizens Advice on 03444 111 444 or https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/scams/reporting-a-scam
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New speed restrictions on M275 from 1 January
From 1 January 2021, there will be new speed restrictions on the M275 southbound with speed limits of 40mph on the motorway and 30mph on slip roads. This is to manage potential congestion caused by lorries travelling to the EU via Portsmouth International Port.
There will also be a short-stay lorry triage facility at Tipner West, which will see an increased amount of traffic using junction 1 (Tipner) on the M275. Temporary traffic management measures will be in place here and at junction 2 (Rudmore roundabout).
Traffic management for freight vehicles travelling to the EU
Road closures to enable social distancing (until further notice)
From 6 Jan 2020 - Installation of noise barrier M27 Port Solent, Cosham (Highways England). Various road and lane closures.
M27 westbound carriageway at Port Solent from Cosham Link at junction 12 of the M27 to the bridge carrying the M27 over the railway line near Paulsgrove.
The works will include:
From an email to local residents sent by Cllr. Darren Sanders, Cabinet Member for Housing & Preventing Homelessness:
One of the really humbling parts of my role as Cabinet Member for Housing & Preventing Homelessness is getting to share actions this Liberal Democrat Council is taking to improve the lives of Portsmouth residents.
While continuing to invest in building new homes like at the award-winning Ivy Close, we're also buying back homes to help address the need for council housing in this city.
By March 2021 we'll have purchased 230 homes, nearly doubling the number of council properties outside housing estates. This would put us on track to purchase nearly 600 homes by April 2024 - representing homes for over a quarter of the people on the waiting list.
Sometimes we need to sell older properties, those with dysfunctional layouts or requiring too much work to reach modern housing standards. If we can't bring a property up to scratch, or renovate it into the type of properties we need, selling it on to fund purchasing suitable properties that are is absolutely the right thing to do.
The housing team are doing fantastic things to continue to provide homes Portsmouth people can afford. I'm immensely proud and want to thank them for their work.
I hope you agree with me that purchasing or building new homes is a much better way to answer the housing problems people are facing in this city
Written & oral information and advice from the Portsmouth & District Private Landlord's Association is given in good faith, but no responsibility whatsoever is accepted by the Association or it's officers for the accuracy of it's information & advice nor shall the Association be held responsible for the consequences of reliance upon such information.