Summer Passport

Summer Passport 2017 - Tesco Bags of Help Finalist!

Sports arena

It’s now less than two months until the scheme starts so not long to wait!  Leaflets will be available through secondary schools after the half term break and this includes the registration form and key information about the programme.  Online registration will be available from this website from Monday 19th June – Monday 31st July 2017.  A copy of the leaflet will also be available to download from this page, so please come back and visit as the leaflet includes the consent form, details of the locations and other important information such as the behaviour code.

Once registered, each participant will be issued with a Summer Passport ID card, which will allow them access to the activities and also entitle them to free bus travel with Firstbus.  Please note that this ID card can only be used to travel to and from the Summer Passport locations on the dates the activities operate.  The ID cards can be collected from the Town Hall, High Street Gosport, 9am-5pm, Monday-Fridays from 3rd July – 31st July 2017.  They can also be collected from the registration marquee on the day of the activities.  Participants will need to present their ID cards at the registration marquee to participate in Gosport Summer Passport activities.  Replacement cards will cost £1.

It possible to participate without pre-registering with registration forms available onsite from the registration marquee, however, we do encourage people to sign up in advance.

Please vote for us!

Some fantastic news to announce for this year’s scheme – it is one of the three finalists for Tesco Bags of help scheme funding!  Gosport Summer Passport is entirely funded by grants and contributions from local organisations, so this will help to deliver the programme of activities this summer.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags.  The public will now vote in store during May and June on who should receive the £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards.  More details about Bags of Help can be found at:

To vote, you will need to make a purchase of any value in the below stores.  You will receive one token per transaction and it’s not neccessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token:

  • Tesco, Alver Village PO13 8ZW
  • Tesco Express, Forton Road PO12 4TL
  • Tesco Express, Pier Street, Lee-on-the-Solent PO13 9LD
  • Tesco Express, Carless Close, Rowner PO13 9XJ

Please support our scheme and make sure you remember to vote when in one of these stores!

You can keep up to date with the latest on the scheme this summer by liking our Facebook page and new for 2017, Gosport Summer Passport now has it’s own Instagram account – @gosportsummerpassport .  For more information e-mail: or call: 023 9254 5232.

If you would like to be more involved in helping to plan and promote Summer Passport, why not join Gosport Youth Council?  They assist in the planning of the programme and get involved in surveys and other aspects of the scheme.  Find out more about GYC by visiting their website:

Summer Passport 2016

Last years’ scheme was another overwhelming success, with hundreds of young people enjoying activities across the borough.  Some of the highlights included falconry at Fort Brockhurst, sailing at Lee on the Solent and staff v’s participants rounders games, which proved to be rather competative from both teams!  The scheme also received visits from special guests including the High Sheriff of Hampshire, Police & Crime Commissioner, Mayor of Gosport and MP Caroline Dinenage.

High Sheriff        Mayor

High Sheriff at Walpole Park                                Mayor of Gosport at Lee on the Solent

PCC and MP         PCC Big convo

MP Caroline Dinenage & PCC Michael Lane           PCC Big Conversation survey

As well as special guests, the scheme was heavily supported by local services such as Motiv8, Y Services, Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire Fire & Rescue, Gosport Borough Council, Hampshire County Council and Loud & Proud who all helped to staff the scheme.  There were also many organisations who helped to deliver the activities such as Lee on the Solent Sailing Club, Alverstoke Tennis Club, Gosport BMX, Bay Community Hub and many more!  It is thanks to these organisations and funding awarded by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Radian Housing Association and Hampshire County Council that make Gosport Summer Passport possible.

Ball run          Falconry lay down

An evaluation was produced – some of the feedback was incredibly positive:

  • “Writing on behalf of my 12 year old daughter…she and her friends had lots of fun and really enjoyed all of the activities on offer.  The scheme has been both well organised and great fun.  And she is looking forward to it running again next summer.”  Amanda Smith, parent
  • “I’ve been out on the boat three times, it was awesome!” Participant
  • “It was out first year taking part and it’s been brilliant, we’re going to come every day!” Amelia Holt and Holly Duncan, participants

Cooking 3        Music 1

Secual health 2        Y Health

The full evaluation report is available upon request – please e-mail using the details below.  Additional feedback is currently being collated and funding applications are being submitted to help fund the programme for 2017, which will be the tenth year of the scheme!

For more information about the scheme, please like the Facebook page:, or contact Sam Mitchell on 023 9254 5232; email: or 07985 234367

Summer Passport 2015

This years’ scheme has seen record numbers of young people taking part, with an increase of at least 20% attendance at almost every location! Almost 200 young people attend the day held at Gosport Leisure Centre with activities including free swimming and ice-skating, football from Chelsea FC Foundation, sports, nail art, mindfulness colouring with Y Services and lyric writing with Motiv8.

omlettes      Motiv8 music walpole

Asda provided some welcome nourishment in the form of donated food for the free BBQ’s and healthy wraps, whilst Tesco Eat Happy project provided free fruit tasting daily.  For the first time, Morrisons joined the partnership this year and donated the ingredients for the omelette making session, where over 80 healthy omelettes were made!

Unfortunately due to the recent storms, the last day due to be held at Leesland Park had to be cancelled.  However, we have rescheduled the end event, which will showcase the talents of young people from the Motiv8 Music project and this will still be held at Leesland Park from 4pm-7pm on Friday 28th August 2015.  The songs written by the group will be performed and there will be a free food and refreshments, along with giant games, UV face paints, temporary and flash tattoos, hair garland making and photo booth.

We will be carrying out an evaluation of the scheme, which will be available from this page over the coming months.

Details and photos from the scheme can be found on our Facebook page:, or for more information contact Sam Mitchell on 023 9254 5232; email: or 07985 234367

Summer Passport 2014

Loom bands     Fishing

With numbers at their highest recorded levels, the inflatables were as popular as ever, as was the ice-skating and swimming at Gosport Leisure Centre…and the Animal encounters was a suprising hit too!  Many young people tried activities they had never had the chance to before, with the watersports at Lee on the Solent attracting huge queues – something that Caroline Dinenage remarked upon during her visit!

Giant snails     Bungee Run

Tesco and Asda stores in Gosport contributed to the scheme by providing free BBQ food and fruit, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

BBQ     Tesco

The scheme finished with a fantastic day at Fort Brockhurst (despite the rain!), with visits from the Mayor of Gosport, the chair of the Community Safety Partnership and the Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes who helped to fund the scheme – you can read his comments about the scheme in the Portsmouth News article here.  Young people were also able to have a lasting memory to take away with them with their photo booth selfies!

photo booth

The evaluation of the 2014 scheme took place and can be downloaded below:

Summer Passport evaluation 2014 [WORD, 238k]

Summer Passport 2013

Young people also took part in an evaluation, which was incorporated into the 2013 Gosport Summer Passport report, which you can read a summary of here  Evaluation summary 2013 [PDF, 355k].

Sweets evaluation     Henna Tattoo

BMX     Nails

Fishing     Owls

You can keep updated about Gosport Summer Passport on our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter for more information about the work of the Partnership:

For a summary of Summer Passport 2012, please click on the evaluation report below:

Summer Passport Evaluation 2012 [PDF, 93k]

For more information, please contact:

Sam Mitchell on 07985 234367 or e-mail:

Sorrell Wakefield on 07904 393440 or e-mail:

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