Cosham fun day brings out the crowds

SMILES PCSO Dave Lines with Charlie Dalby, left, and Reegan Jeffery at Cosham fun day. Picture: Steve Reid (122126-559)
SMILES PCSO Dave Lines with Charlie Dalby, left, and Reegan Jeffery at Cosham fun day. Picture: Steve Reid (122126-559)
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WHETHER it was playing tennis, going skateboarding or enjoying a burger, youngsters enjoyed themselves at a fun day organised by police in Cosham.

More than 1,000 people turned out to the second Cosham Fun Day which was organised in a bid to try and cut down on problems with anti-social behaviour in the area.

PCSO Dave Lines said: ‘It couldn’t have gone any better.

‘People came down and enjoyed the activities we had going on.

‘Everybody helped out and they did a good job. It was amazing. It was a community engagement exercise.

‘For us it’s about engaging with young people to try and cut down on anti-social behaviour.

‘Around this part we have had quite a few problems.

‘There’s not much to do in the park and we are trying to encourage people in here to use these facilities.’

Police are hoping to encourage local businesses and councillors to get involved in projects to install BMX ramps and playground equipment in the area.

Lee Fletcher Funeral Services contributed a large amount of money to enable the event to go ahead.

During the event more than £1,000 was raised for The Rowans Hospice.