Living Southampton

Community Information

Whether they are Resident Associations, Community Associations, ‘Friends of’ environmental groups and other local voluntary organisations, there are a range of Community Groups across the City which are open to new members and offer you the opportunity to meet others, learn new skills and find out more about your neighbourhood. Most groups meet monthly and the level of participation is completely flexible.

The Communities and Improvement Team at Southampton City Council supports various community groups across the City, either by helping groups set up, offering advice on creating a Constitution and adopting appropriate policies, assisting groups in applying for funding or simply signposting to other departments within the Council and agencies in the City to enable them to further the groups aims and objectives.

Soton Placebook is a directory of community groups and activities. 

Neighbourhood Wardens

Neighbourhood Wardens are in all areas of the city. They are there to help make the area you live in better. You can help by telling them about concerns and issues that affect the place you live. More information available from Southampton City Council

The Junior Neighbourhood Wardens scheme helps improve the physical environment, promote citizenship and to tackle juvenile nuisance and anti social behaviour. Find out more information from Southampton City Council.

Priority Areas

Southampton has  9 priority areas  based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010 more information on these areas are on the city council website

Southampton Connect has been established as the Local Strategic Partnership for the City. The partnership is responsible for implementing Southampton’s Community Strategy to improve economic, social and environmental wellbeing.


Southampton City Council has information to support residents about benefits, or browse the council's Money Tree information for advice about budgeting.

Recycling in Southampton

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