Our reports

‘Greening Portsmouth’s Streets’ (July 2022)

An illustrated report from Portsmouth Friends of the Earth to support our argument that local residents should be encouraged and supported by Portsmouth City Council to plant and manage wild and cultivated flowers in our city’s streets – around our street trees, in street buildouts and planters, in strips next to our house walls (‘pavement gardens’), and in our garden forecourts – with the aim of turning our streets into wildlife corridors and green places to be enjoyed by people.

Click on the link below to read a copy of the report

Annual Report April 2020 – March 2021

Click on the link below to find out about the progress made on our campaigns between April 2020 – March 2021: Climate Action, Nature Everywhere and Streets for People:


Annual Report April 2019 – March 2020

Click on the link below to find out about the progress made on our campaigns between April 2019 – March 2020: clean air; beat climate change; nature everywhere & trees; and streets for people:

‘Increasing Tree Cover in Portsmouth’ Report, November 2019

Portsmouth Friends of the Earth has published a new report, ‘Increasing Tree Cover in Portsmouth’, calling for tree cover in Portsmouth to be doubled, to 20%. Many more trees need to be planted in order to help combat climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide. More trees will also improve air quality by absorbing nitrogen dioxide, provide much needed shade and shelter, and their beauty helps us enjoy our local environment and improves our mental well-being. The report has been forwarded to Councillors and Council Officers, but this is not just a job for the Council. We all need to help plant more trees. We are calling on anyone with a garden, all schools, communities and major land owners such as the Navy, University, NHS, National Rail, Waterboards, the Port to get planting too.

The report includes a list of 85 suggestions for (mainly) neglected patches of land where trees could be planted. These ideas were collected from local residents by Portsmouth Friends of the Earth. We are confident that residents could make many more suggestions.

Annual Report April 2018 – March 2019

Click on the link below to find out about the progress made on our campaigns between April 2018 – March 2019: improving air quality; making Portsmouth a walkable city and helping nature & bees.

‘Streets for People’ Report, March 2019

We’ve published a report, ‘Streets for People’ that sets out local people’s vision for Portsmouth streets as places that are people-friendly and not dominated by cars.

The report is based on comments from local people about their favourite streets, the horrors of others, and ideas for making their neighbourhood streets places where they want to walk, cycle, play, chat and sit.

We’ve passed this report to Portsmouth City Council in order to inform the new City Plan to create a safer and more pleasant city.

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Stop Engine Idling Poster, March 2019

The main cause of air pollution in Portsmouth is motor vehicles. We’re encouraging drivers to turn off their engines whilst stationary in order to improve air quality in our city. Download our poster to put in your front window to get the message across in your street!

‘Walking in Portsmouth’ Report, November 2016

This report summarises comments on walking in Portsmouth made by a broad range of people who live, work, or visit Portsmouth on a regular basis.  The comments were collected by Portsmouth Friends of the Earth (PFOE) in order to help inform a ‘Portsmouth Walking Strategy’.

The comments fall into four broad areas :

  • Improvements to walking routes (including the needs for more signs, trees, seats and lighting)
  • Strategies to reduce and slow motor vehicle traffic (including approaches to parking, bus service improvements, speed reduction and car-free zones)
  • Pedestrian ‘infrastructure’ (including pavements and crossings)
  • Education and enforcement (including parking on pavements, sharing pavement space, dog poo and litter)

Download a copy of the report here: