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Welcome to the FOOPA Old Portsmouth Community Site

This site is provided by the Friends of Old Portsmouth Association as a source of information and community events for Old Portsmouth residents and visitors. We hope you find the information helpful and interesting as we continue to develop the site.

  • To search site, use 'Search' at top right of the window and press enter, or use Search page.
  • Click here for details of events in the Old Portsmouth vicinity including FOOPA social events.
  • Submit via This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   specific Old Portsmouth events for consideration
  • Registered users can submit Local Directory Listings for consideration via the 'Add your listing here' link at the top right of the category page in which the listing should appear, for example Clubs, Groups, Associations.

The Picture of the Moment (Click picture to enlarge) - Ceremony to celebrate Nelson's 250th birthday taken by Rob Wood Sept 2008 - email your recent Old Portsmouth picture and it could appear here! (click here for more / previous pictures)

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Last Updated ( Friday, 21 November 2008 )
Friends of Old Portsmouth Association (FOOPA)

FOOPA is an association of local residents with an interest in monitoring developments in Old Portsmouth with an emphasis in conserving the historical nature of the area.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 November 2008 )
Planning Applications
STOP PRESS: Foopa Update on Lighting & Paving Renewal
Recent applications and decisions for Old Portsmouth. For more details of each application (including any decisions, etc) or to forward comments on the application by e-mail, click on this link for the Portsmouth Planning website, enter the Application Reference Number and click on 'search' at the bottom of the page.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 February 2009 )
FOOPA News Letter


A belated Happy New Year to you all. Please now renew your membership, or join the Association - just £5 for your household, which represents excellent value for money.
Those who do not already pay by standing order and wish to do so, should take up that option on the membership form, rather than having to remember to send a cheque or pay in cash each year.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 January 2009 )
FOOPA Social Events

The FOOPA Spring Social Calendar is detailed below. Please book early for the required event(s) to avoid disappointment

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 February 2009 )
History of Old Portsmouth


Following the Norman Conquest, it was recognised that Portsmouth Harbour was ideally situated for communications and trade with France, and a small community was established around the Camber. The area flourished during the twelfth century and Richard I granted the town a charter in 1194. However, the town then started to decline and war with France resulted in attacks on the area with the largely timber buildings being burnt down, but buildings constructed of masonry survived, notably the church of St Thomas (now the Anglican Cathedral) and the Domus Dei (now the Royal Garrison Church).

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 04 December 2007 )
Lord Nelson


In Old Portsmouth Admiral Lord Nelson has been given a new sea view by moving his bronze statue, by Brooke Hitch, from its original site in Pembroke Gardens, where he spent the last 54 years, to Grand Parade. Here he has his back to the 11th century Royal Garrison Church (known as Domus Dei and where one of the choir stalls is dedicated to him) and he can see over the Saluting Platform to the entrance of the harbour.

Last Updated ( Friday, 21 November 2008 )
Portsmouth Harbour Shipping Movements

Click on the following links to access information on shipping movements in and out of Portsmouth Harbour over 2 days: from The NEWS or QHM Portsmouth

Last Updated ( Friday, 30 November 2007 )

Traffic information relating to Old Portsmouth and vicinity. email comments to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .The 20 mph signs had been removed from Pembroke Road as this road had been left off the council’s original list of streets being subjected to this speed restriction.

Last Updated ( Friday, 21 November 2008 )
Old Portsmouth Community Information

Garden Waste Disposal
A Garden Waste 'Drop Off' facility is being provided on Victoria Avenue (opposite Holiday Inn) MARCH to NOVEMBER on the 1ST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH - 9am to 2pm. (Note:Garden waste only!)

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 January 2009 )
Old Portsmouth Neighbourhood Forum

The latest Old Portsmouth Neighbourhood Forum Meeting was held on Monday 8th December at St Judes School, St Nicholas Street. Watch this space for details of the proposed next meeting.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 31 December 2008 )
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