Community resources

Community Cycle Centre

The Community Cycle Centre is a volunteer run project to recycle, repair and distribute bikes. It takes in unwanted, unloved and abandoned bikes and nurses them back to health. These are then given, in return for a small donation to cover costs, to those without wheels.

Incredible Edible Portsmouth

A small but growing group of Portsmouth citizens inspired by the Incredible Edible movement. Their vision for Portsmouth is one of fruit trees on every corner and vegetables growing around our schools, community centres and local businesses.

Portsmouth and Southsea Tree Wardens

The Portsmouth & Southsea Tree Wardens plant and care for trees locally, and develop imaginative projects to encourage others, including schoolchildren, to value their local trees and woods.


Portsmouth Library of Things

Library of Things is similar to a normal library but for borrowing things- DIY tools, garden equipment etc- rather than books. It saves users storage space, money, and carbon. The library is in the middle of town (Cascades) and members can join for £1.

Portsmouth Playing Out

Portsmouth Playing Out is part of a parent and resident led movement restoring children’s freedom to play out in the streets and spaces where they live, for their health, happiness and sense of belonging.


The Trash Cafe Network

The Trash Cafe is a network of ‘pay as you feel’ cafes / shops that include hampers available for collection in Portsmouth and Gosport. Their aim is to save good food from going to waste. Customers decide the value of the food by paying in time, cash, skills or item donations.