Welcome to Southampton's online press office. News and information are key to people being able to access the full range of council services, so we hope our media colleagues will find these pages a useful guide to what's happening in the city.
From June 2013 the council's communications team will run a daily duty media desk, staffed by one officer, to assist journalists with their enquiries during normal office hours.
The duty media officer will be contactable each day on 023 8083 2000. The media desk will endeavour to get a response to reporters as quickly as possible, or will pass the enquiry on to a colleague where this is appropriate.
If you require further information about a press release you have received from the council, please call the officer named on the release who will be happy to help. We thank you for your patience while we go through this transition period towards a new, more effective way of working.
Major incidents and emergencies
In the event of an major incident or emergency outside of normal working hours, the duty media officer can be contacted through the council’s Emergency Duty Team on 023 8023 3344.
It must be stressed that this is an emergency response number only and should not be used as an out of hours contact.