Weekly update – 5 July 2024

pouring concrete slab
We’re pouring our hearts out

This week we started pouring concrete for the new promenade that will run from the Pyramids to Speakers’ Corner. These slabs will look identical to those at Long Curtain Moat and the Theatre of the Sea. Pouring began at the Pyramids end of the prom and we’ll work our way eastwards. We aim to finish laying the concrete slabs in late October this year.

poet laureate
Photo copyright Peter James Millson. 
Southsea seafront is sheer poetry

A poem written by Poet Laureate Simon Armitage will be integrated into the promenade near Southsea Castle as part of Portsmouth City Council’s commitment to incorporate public art into the Southsea Coastal Scheme. The poem is entitled ‘The Theatre of the Sea’ after the name given to the new multi-tiered promenade around the castle which offers stunning views across the Solent. Read more.

mental health team

Mental health is wealth

Mental health is a major wellbeing issue that we take very seriously. Some of our team recently took part in a three-day mental health awareness training programme, including suicide awareness. Participants are now classed as ‘mental health first aiders’ and have learned about how to identify people who are experiencing mental health issues in the workplace, and provide support and signposting to professional services if required. Read more.

relay team

Rock Relay!

Robbie Williams may have been the Rock DJ but this week it was the Southsea Coastal Scheme team’s turn to be the Rock Relay! It was great to have the Running out of Time climate action relay pass by the ‘Theatre of the Sea’ near Southsea Castle on Monday morning. Keep the brilliant work up and good luck team! Read more.