Mobile Library

From 1st September 2014 the mobile library service is run by Portsmouth City Council and comes here three times a week :

Drayton : Junction of Drayton Lane and Havant Road : Monday, 9.30am - 12.30pm and Friday, 1.30pm -4.30pm

Farlington : Sainsbury's car park :Thursday, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Home library service

If you or the person you care for is unable to visit a library because of disability, illness, frailty or mental health problems, one of our home library volunteers can come to your home to bring or collect books for you.

For more information about the home library service, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone 023 9268 8066.

About my Area

Local news, reviews and events.

Angel FM

This radio station aims to :
accentuate the positive aspects of being an older person, give people the opportunity to be involved with its programmes and management, and make the station unique by playing records made before 1960.

Express FM

Express FM is a pioneering venture based in the heart of Portsmouth. We use stereo FM radio to broaden horizons, unleash potential and raise aspirations for the benefits of the whole community. Here's how ...
Programmes that celebrate life in South East Hampshire. A fresh, upbeat musical mix, real local voices upfront and in a constant mission to search out the opportunities in our city for getting the most out of life; music, education, sports, heritage and more besides.
Open access radio for South East Hampshire's passions; enthusiasts about everything from the environment to jazz music can learn to make their own live radio shows.
A powerful training tool, with workshops to add excitement to learning, and 'real life' challenges for employees and students.
Express FM puts experienced professional broadcasters at the service of the people of South East Hampshire. We teach skills that help people communicate.

Drayton and Farlington Neighbourhood Forum

This local forum attracted little interest except for the rare occasions when something controversial arose. It has presently been disbanded. Any local issues can be taken up by the Action Group. Please contact us or call in at the Information Centre.


Leisure Activities

University of the Third Age

Organisation run by, and for, people who would like to share there knowledge , skills, experiences and interests with others. No qualifications are needed for membership, just enthusiasm for learning and a mind open to new ideas.

Farlington and District Garden Club

If you are interested in gardening, live in or around the Farlington and Drayton area of Portsmouth then please take a look at what we can offer.  We meet at St Andrew's Church Hall on the first Thursday of every month (except January). At these members meetings we organise a variety of speakers who give informative talks on gardening related subjects. The club also organizes three open shows and one closed show a year. In May we have a plant sale - but you have to arrive early as the high quality plants sell quickly.

Friends of Portsdown Hill  Lots of information about the hill and the Friends' activities.

Social Advice

Samaritans : 116 123 (This is the complete number)

Age UK Portsmouth  Age UK offer a wide range of services and information.

There is a Veterans' Breakfast Club on the second Thursday of the month, 9:00 - 11:00, and a Veterans' Coffee Club on the last Thursday of the month, 14:00 - 16:00.

Both are at the Age UK Portsmouth Activity Centre, the Bradbury Centre, 16-18 Kingston Road, Portsmouth PO1 5RZ. Tel.  023 9286 2121

See also


Portsmouth Citizens Advice Bureau

We offer free, impartial and confidential advice in person, on the telephone and online to Portsmouth people. If you need advice about debts, housing, benefits, employment, family breakdown or your rights then we can help you.

Pension Service

Online information from The Pension Service is now available from Directgov for general public information, from Business Link for employer information and from the DWP website for corporate information.

 Hampshire Constabulary

By entering your postcode, you can access local news, information, appeals and details on upcoming events.

Police general enquiries : 0845 045 45 45;  Crime Stoppers: 0800 555111

Safer Portsmouth Partnership :  This is responsible for reducing crime and substance misuse in Portsmouth, making the city a safe place to live, visit and work.

Portsmouth Community Wardens

Drayton and Farlington is served by the North of the City team, based at King Richard School in Paulsgrove.

Community Wardens are available from 10 am to 10 pm Monday - Friday and 2 pm to 10 pm at weekends and bank holidays.

 If you have experienced a problem and would like to talk to a warden or wish to make an enquiry about becoming a volunteer warden please call 0800 085 3840.

 For more details see