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We talked to people from across Portsmouth

We took to the streets and asked people for their views. Hear what they have to say about the city, and their visions for the future in our short film.

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What you said

Stories told by a Portsmouth resident

The sea

"I love the sea, I love being near the sea, I love the history."

Stories told by a Portsmouth resident

Community

"It's got a good community vibe."

Stories told by a Portsmouth resident

People

"We're surrounded by water I love all of that - and the people of Portsmouth are fabulous."

Stories told by a Portsmouth resident

History

"So much naval history in Portsmouth there isn’t anywhere else in the country that does it."

Stories told by a Portsmouth resident

Facilities

"The facilities for kids are really good in Portsmouth."

Stories told by a Portsmouth resident

Culture

"On a Tuesday night you can just go down to Southsea and find free live music."

Stories told by a Portsmouth resident

People

"I've never met anyone like the locals here - they're all quite strange and unique."

Stories told by a Portsmouth resident

People

"The people are different - they have an open-mindedness."

Stories told by a Portsmouth resident

Community

"It is a city but it has a real beautiful village mentality."

Different perspectives

We also talked to people with some different perspectives on what makes Portsmouth unique, and what is important for the future. You can hear a selection of their views in this short film, that was played at the introduction to the citizens’ conference. You can hear their views in full here. These films were made before March, so before the UK was affected by coronavirus.

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