Southampton City Council50 Years of City Status Stay connected logo

Stay connected

Our free email alerts service will help keep you connected to the things that matter to you.

Choose from a range of topics including:
Events, leisure and culture, library offers and community news,
job alerts, road works, city news and more...

Enter your email address below to get started or to edit your account.


You are here:home > News and Events > Latest news

Latest news

NewsThe latest news section is here to keep you updated about what's happening at Southampton City Council. Your feedback is always welcome. Please send your comments to

Follow us on Twitter (@southamptoncc) for all the latest council news as it happens.

Top news stories

Central Bridge Central Bridge construction work

Major reconstruction work to Central Bridge starts on 31 March 2014

Tudor House & Garden Southampton celebrates museums triple Accreditation

Celebrations begin as three of our top attractions receive Accreditation from Arts Council England.

We Are England logo Success for Southampton in Queen's Baton Relay bid

The Queen’s Baton Relay is coming to Southampton on 4 June during its two week journey across England, marking the run up to the Commonwealth Games and drumming up support for Team England.

Latest news stories

Easter bank holiday travel update - 17 April
City's Commonwealth Batonbearers announced - 16 April
Hammerson progresses plans for Watermark WestQuay - 10 April
Street CRED springs into action - 6 April
Platform Road travel update - 3 April

Southampton Magazine out now - 31 March
New crane arrives on Arts Complex site - 18 March
Newlands pupils design new ‘smoke-free parks’ sign, meet Saints star - 13 March
Advising schools ahead of proposed industrial action - 13 March
City centre traffic update ahead of 13 March - 7 March
Keep an eye out for your Switch Hampshire offer - 6 March
Join our Facebook Q&A session on highways improvements - 3 March
Royal Pier reaches major milestone - 3 March
Woolston District Centre improvement plans on show - 24 February 2014
New glass recycling service and bin collection days - 20 February
Mayor's reception to launch city's 50th anniversary celebrations - 20 February
Proposed increase in admissions at four city schools - 19 February
Sustainable Distribution Centre open - 19 February
Health and social care services in the city enter a new era - 19 February
New initiative launches to tackle food poverty and reduce CO2 - 18 February
Weston shopping parade to be demolished - 17 February
Improving your business through transport-free conference - 13 February
Women needed to lead bike rides in the city - 13 February
Full Council approves 2014/15 budget - 12 February
Winter weather update - 6 February
Local community groups awarded grants from our Community Chest - 5 February
Work begins at Oaklands Pool - 4 February
Find out about fostering in February - 3 February
Queen's Baton Relay is coming to Southampton - 29 January
Change gear for 2014 and cycle this winter - 29 January
Overnight closures for Itchen Bridge in February - 29 January
Station Quarter works to begin - 29 January
Budget 2014-15 consultation - your feedback - 27 January
Boosting apprenticeship opportunities in Southampton - 22 January
Have your say on our Local Flood Management Strategy - 20 January
New council vehicles for the Mayor and local community groups - 17 January
Open letter from Cllr Rayment about recent traffic issues - 17 January
City Centre travel update and FAQ - 10 January
Flood alerts for the region as heavy rain returns - 2 January

Popular bus route restored - 30 December
Regenerating lives, as well as estates - 19 December
Changes to the council's Cabinet - 18 December
Station Quarter Farmers Market Christmas special - 17 December
Chapel Riverside site for sale - 9 December
SeaCity lift out of action for repairs - 6 December
Queensway new affordable housing development starts on site - 27 November
Southampton wins top award for construction skills and training - 22 November
Fostering information day on 28 November - 22 November
Budget consultation open - tell us what you think - 20 November
New temporary play area for Centenary Quay - 20 November
Southampton leads the way for reducing bureaucracy around coastal developments - 19 November
Work on Southampton's art complex to start - 12 November
'Deal of two cities' hailed as historic boost to Solent economy - 12 November
Budget proposals for 2014/15 published - 11 November
Residents could add years to their lives and money to their wallets - 31 October
Southampton confirmed as a National Centre for Marine - 30 October
Southampton named Transport City of the Year - 29 October
Demolition underway at former East Street Shopping Centre - 28 October
Arts Complex operating opportunity - expressions of interest - 25 October
Deadline looms for secondary school applications - 25 October
Community Safety conference at Central Hall on 29 Oct - 23 October
Council in the running for National Skills Award - 22 October
Eastern Cycle Route work starts this weekend - 17 October
Street CRED comes to students - 16 October
Central Parks' historical significance recognised by English Heritage - 10 October
Special Educational Needs Pathfinder praised by experts - 9 October
Your City, Your Say - help us shape the budget proposals - 3 October 2013
Trading Standards raid drainage companies - 2 October
Redevelopment of Southampton Waterfront moves a step closer - 27 September
Ensuring school places for the future - 27 September
Meredith Towers gets Street CRED - 26 September
Motorists urged to take care around roadworks - 25 September
ICE Bus hits the road for Freshers Week - 20 September
Pupils achieve city's best ever Key Stage 2 results - 20 September
Community event celebrates £1.7m Decent Neighbourhoods project- 20 September
Get ready to quit this Stoptober - 19 September
Student entrepreneurs launch street food market stall - 19 September
Staplehurst Close gets Street CRED - 17 September
SO:FEST returns to Guildhall Square this weekend - 17 September
A week of free lunches for new school starters - 12 September
Drop in event for tenants affected by benefit changes - 12 September
Senior Vietnamese delegates meet the rhinos - 11 September
Save energy and money with Solent Green Deal - 11 September
Free sports activities for 16-25s - 5 September
SO:FEST Cellar Stage DJ line up - 5 September
16-19 bus travel discount now open to apprentices - 4 September

Recent news items

Ford donates Transit mini-bus for local community use - 30 August
Recycling just got more rewarding - 29 August
SO:FEST line up announced - 23 August
Council to bid for share of £1.3 billion fund to reduce fuel poverty - 22 August
Southampton to become Wi-Fi City - 22 August
New Woolston Library gets the go ahead - 22 August
Street CRED heads to Derby Road - 13 August
SO:FEST returns next month - 12 August
New arts complex operating opportunity - 12 August
Could you support someone to live a fuller life in your home? - 8 August
New mobile library hits the road - 8 August
Councillors urge Education Secretary to fund school improvements - 8 August
Council supports HMO landlords to provide well-managed homes - 2 August
Council websites unavailable on Sunday 11 August - 2 August
Saddle up for Sky Ride Local rides - 2 August
New plan to improve school attendance gets the go ahead - 1 August
Southampton parks awarded the Green Flag - 1 August
Further works on Station Quarter to start this autumn - 30 July
New household glass recycling service for residents - 30 July
Watermark WestQuay gets planning permission - 26 July
Sky Ride is back in town this Sunday - 25 July

Archived news stories

Current consultations

A chance for you to have your say.

Related links

Contact information