Seldom heard groups

Horatia and Leamington houses

What we asked

Please tell us how you would like us to improve the area around Horatia and Leamington Houses after the tower blocks are taken down.

Who are they?

Listed below are those seldom heard groups who invited us to attend their meetings or gave us full feedback by post, public drop-in session or email:

  • Portsmouth Foodbank (users and volunteers)
  • Pushing Change (addiction self-help group)
  • Somerstown Family Hub
  • Omega Centre (facility for adults with specific learning needs)
  • Cross Cultural Women’s Group
  • African Women’s Forum
  • Caritas Diocese of Portsmouth
  • Soka Gakki (Buddhist meeting)
  • Somerstown Community Dentist
  • Chat Over Chai (black, Asian and ethnic community social group)

Voluntary and community sector

voluntary and community sector contacts were emailed a feedback form and a link to the web page.

Voluntary and community sector

Number of people sent the same email on the Coffee, Cake and Creativity network distribution list for other voluntary and community sector organisations in Portsmouth

How we listened

  • Public open drop-in session 62%
  • Door knock 0%
  • Post 0%
  • Email 25%
  • Phone call 0%
  • Online 0%
  • Meeting 0%
  • Resident consortium 0%
  • School enterprise fair 13%

What people said

Max green space 30
Vulnerable residents 20
Appropriate homes 17
Improve area 12
Parking 7
No student accommodation 2
Other 1

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Detailed results

Category Response Number
Max green space
Space for children 9
Green space 8
Improve leisure offer 8
Community garden/farm 4
Garden 1
Vulnerable residents
Homeless shelter 9
Low rents 5
Disabled access 4
Sheltered housing 2
Appropriate homes
Improve quality of housing 4
No tower blocks 3
Low rise 3
More homes 1
Fire safety 1
Build medium rise 1
Build towers 1
Build houses 1
Better design 1
Environmentally friendly 1
Improve area
Improve community safety 6
Range of housing 5
Wider estate regeneration 1
More parking 7
No student accommodation
No more student accommodation 2
Love Somerstown 1