20 November 2020 - Visitors to Gosport High Street can recycle plastic bottles, cans and paper while they're out shopping, thanks to new bins. The recycling bins are being trialled by the council at two sites - one near Morrisons and one at the other end of the High Street near Coffee#1.
29 October 2020 - Gosport residents are being asked to take part in Remembrance Sunday this year by "remembering at home". The traditional civic ceremony won't be held, as a safety precaution during the pandemic. But the council is planning to bring it into people's homes using social media. At 10.55am on Sunday 8 November, a link to a specially-made video will be posted on the Gosport Borough Council Facebook and Twitter accounts.
15 October 2020 - A Gosport man has been ordered to pay £3,500 after he was caught fly-tipping glass in the borough.
14 October 2020 - Gosport's Stanley Park has won a coveted Green Flag award for the first time. It follows two years of hard work by the Friends of Stanley Park group, formed recently by local users of the area. Meanwhile, Crescent Gardens received the award for an amazing 15th time.
11 September 2020 - Local people are being asked to get involved in a major plan to help transform Gosport town centre. The council is asking them for their views and ideas, as plans for the future of the market on Gosport High Street are drawn up.
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.
20 August 2020 - A "bin it, don't sling it" campaign has been launched by the council in a bid to protect local beauty spots from people who spoil them with litter. The message is aimed at a thoughtless minority of people who leave rubbish behind or even throw it out of cars.
4 August 2020 - Small businesses and other enterprises in Gosport hit hardest by the pandemic are being offered another chance to get government cash support. In June, firms had an opportunity to apply to the council for money from the Local Authority Discretionary Business Grant Fund. But the pot was not used up, so the council has opened applications up again. This time, the eligibility criteria have been widened to include more businesses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6 July 2020 Market traders in Gosport High Street won't have to pay pitch fees for another two months, Gosport Borough Council has decided.
3 July 2020 - Gosport people struggling to buy groceries because of the coronavirus crisis are to benefit from a £10,000 cash boost for the borough. The money will help the new Gosport Food Partnership, a group of local organisations who have joined together to support residents in need. It will help pay for food, freezers, cooking equipment, fuel, PPE and other essentials.
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.
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.
17 June - The council is aiming to help small businesses that have 'fallen through the cracks' until now and have been unable to access government funding. It has secured more than £600,000 of new government support for a discretionary grant fund aimed at small businesses and the hospitality and leisure sectors.
12 June 2020 - Voluntary groups, charities and churches have joined the council in a partnership to make sure food gets to local people in need during the coronavirus crisis. The Gosport Food Partnership has been set up to co-ordinate the response across the borough.
11 June 2020 - A new mayor was welcomed at a meeting of Gosport Borough Council last night - the first full council session to be held online. The meeting also created two new boards, set up to oversee action on two big areas for the future - the building of council homes and the fight against climate change. The new Mayor of Gosport is Cllr Zoe Huggins, who has been one of the Privett ward representatives since 2016. The Deputy Mayor is Cllr Mark Hook, currently Leader of the Council.
29 May 2020 - Gosport's high street market is back from Tuesday 2 June, with a financial boost from the council. The government has given the go-ahead for outdoor markets to re-open, and to encourage traders to set up their stalls in Gosport, the council is waiving pitch fees for a month.
22 May 2020 - Three local councils have put together a £90,000 package to help keep the Gosport ferry running. Gosport, Portsmouth and Hampshire councils will each give the ferry company £30,000, to help it maintain a service for the next two months.
5 May - We have distributed £388,000 to help some of the most vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic. More than 2,600 Gosport households have benefited from money the council secured from government's COVID-19 hardship fund and is using to help people on low incomes pay their council tax.
1 May 2020 - The people of Gosport have been praised for their response in helping vulnerable residents during the coronavirus crisis. More than 2,000 tasks have now been carried out for people needing support in the borough.
24 April 2020 - According to government numbers released this week, Gosport Borough Council has paid almost £8m to local businesses over the last three weeks.