Portsmouth Water – site proposals

The first move by Portsmouth Water to redevelop their Havant premises has now broken cover with the publication by developers WYG of a briefing note concerning the first stage of an overall development programme. The image below shows West Street at the top, including the entrance to the existing headquarters building, Brockhampton Road to the … Continue reading Portsmouth Water – site proposals

Latest update on the Colt site

As you may have seen in today's Portsmouth News, Southampton based Drew Smith Homes have been awarded funding by Homes England to construct 95 homes on the former Colt site in New Lane, half of which will be offered as 'affordable homes'. It's difficult to make much sense of the illustration included on the press … Continue reading Latest update on the Colt site

‘Yarn bombing’ in Havant and Langstone

We are indebted to one of our members for these pictures.  The 'guerilla knitters' have been at work and we're delighted to see such well cultured vandalism in the town centre and surrounding areas. With Havant Civic Society's self driven regeneration programme including the restoration of town centre listed buildings, including the Gazebo Garden and, … Continue reading ‘Yarn bombing’ in Havant and Langstone

Colt – ‘We’re backing Britain’, fifty years on

It's a sad day for those of us who remember New Lane in the heady days of the late sixties. In 1968, my first real 'summer holiday' employer, Kenwood Manufacturing, was supporting Colt in their famous staff initiative.  Boxes of Kenwood Chefs, Kenwood Mini foodmixers and the first ill-fated Kenwood Dishwashers left the plant with … Continue reading Colt – ‘We’re backing Britain’, fifty years on

East Street – ‘There is not enough here’

Our East Street traders are featured once again in tonight's Portsmouth News. "More businesses on East Street would be brilliant, because at the moment , there is not enough  to walk down here for - and often when people come in they say they didn't even know we were here in the first place." For … Continue reading East Street – ‘There is not enough here’

Local Businesses

In the future, we'd like to showcase some of the local independent businesses through a set of blog posts on this site.  In doing so, we should stress that we would not be endorsing the business in any way, but we would like to build up a view of how these local businesses find Havant … Continue reading Local Businesses